Ocean Signal EPIRB3

Ocean Signal EPIRB3 with AIS & NFC The new Ocean Signal EPIRB3 is a full-featured 406 MHz global rescue beacon that comes with a manual release bracket and packs a host of features into a compact modern design that includes AIS EPIRB technology. AIS provides local rescuers with precise and reliable information on the current […]

Restech Pneumatic Line Thrower

The PLT® Rescue 230 Basic contains all the necessary parts in order to meet the IMO SOLAS 74/96 regulation. There is no expiry-date which means it will stay on board for the life-time of your vessel. The R230 Projectile has installed 270 meters of line. The line has a breaking strength of 2000N (204kg). If […]

Liferaft reviews

Do manufacturers abide by the self-regulating ISO 9650 liferaft standard? Does the standard go far enough? Chris Beeson from Yachting magazine tests six liferafts to find out. Six ISO 9650 liferafts tested Yachting’s greatest disaster was the 1979 Fastnet Race storm when 15 sailors died. Liferafts capsized and some even broke up in the Force […]

Ocean Safety Glo Lite technology

https://youtu.be/ucVRjCXiHbgNew for 2021The Jon Buoy range now incorporates innovative retro-reflective Glo Lite technology. Glo Lite significantly enhances the visibility of the hi-vis fabric, making it highly reflective and increases perception during dark conditions, thus aiding location. The combination of danbuoy and horseshoe conforms to the World Offshore Sailing Regulations and is a natural extension to […]

Spinlock Lume-On lifejacket lights

Spinlock Lume-On Lifejacket Lights

Spinlock Lifejackets have a unique lighting system fitted to the inflatable bladder of the Vito and 6D Deckvests Lume-On™ lights are not SOLAS approved and are designed to be used in addition to approved lifejacket lights. You buy them as a pair of lights and you can follow our easy YouTube tutorial on how to fit […]

Hyperbaric Chamber repairs

Hyperbaric chamber repairs

Carrying out testing on a Hyperbaric chamber after repair. The chamber is used for Hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This treatment helps speed up injuries to muscles and also slow-healing wounds.We can carry out repairs of most inflatable products made of rubber or PVC.

Liferaft from the trawler Shane

Fishing trawler sinks off Gladstone.

Two fishermen have been rescued off Gladstone after their fishing boat sank on Saturday night. The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter located the two men, stranded at sea in a liferaft, around 4 am on Sunday after they activated a safety beacon. Rescue Aircrew Officer Chris Jowsey says the fishermen had flares and a beacon, […]

Safety first

Even the experienced can make a mistake.

DEE CAFFARI’S HONEST ACCOUNT OF A FRIGHTENING MAN OVERBOARD INCIDENT From spinlock.co.uk I am, as a professional sailor, a strong advocate for safety at sea and I know when I join teams, we talk through the worst-case scenarios, procedures and actions. We identify locations of safety equipment and talk about the rules for the yacht […]

Spinlock Deckvest Vito lifejacket with HRS

Spinlock Deckvest Vito with Harness Release System

Deckvest VITO is the latest Spinlock inflatable lifejacket harness technology, based on our design work for the Volvo Ocean Race. All teams were equipped with the same inflatable lifejacket harness developed in collaboration with a core group of Volvo offshore sailors. Fundamental to the new design was a lifejacket that crews actually wanted to wear more frequently, […]