bladder, a pouch and belt assembly, a toggle assembly,
inflation assembly, an oral inflation tube
assembly, and a storage container.
polychloroprene-coated nylon cloth. It has an oral
inflation tube, a whistle pocket, and a belt loop.
Pouch and Belt Assembly
The pouch and belt assembly consists of a
rubber-coated nylon cloth pouch and an adjustable belt.
The pouch contains the flotation assembly and the
survival items. The belt consists of a 53-inch piece of
webbing, an adjustable buckle and clasp, a toggle
assembly, and a toggle assembly pocket. The belt
attaches the flotation assembly and pouch to the wearer.
The toggle assembly consists of a wooden toggle
and line. The toggle assembly is used to secure
survivors together while they are in the water.
The LPP inflation assembly consists of a CO2
cartridge and an inflation valve. The inflation assembly
is connected to the valve stem on the front of the
flotation assembly. The valve stem is equipped with a
check valve that prevents leakage.
The storage container is used to store the life
preserver assembly when it is not in use. The storage
container has donning instructions printed on it. For an
example of these instructions, refer to figure 11-12.
The following survival items are provided with the
WHISTLE. The signaling whistle is used to attract
the attention of rescue ships or personnel in foggy
weather or at night.
DISTRESS SIGNAL LIGHT. The distress signal
light (fig. 11-13) is water activated. It is used to attract
the attention of SAR aircraft, ships, or ground rescue
1. REMOVE PRESERVER FROM
2. FASTEN BELT ADAPTERS IN
FRONT WITH POUCH IN REAR.
3. ADJUST BELT TO SIZE, SECURE
EXCESS BELT BY MATING
HOOK AND PILE TAPE.
4. ROTATE POUCH TO FRONT AND
5. OPEN SNAP FASTENERS ON
POUCH AND UNFOLD LIFE
6. PLACE DEFLATED PRESERVER
7. LIFT LOWER END OF PRESERVER
OUT OF POUCH.
8. INFLATE PRESERVER BY PULLING
HOOK AND PILE
Figure 11-12.LPP donning procedures.
Figure 11-13.Distress signal light.
TO RELEASE DYE
Figure 11-14.Dye marker.