Displaying items by tag: Faulty Lifejackets
They were suspended last month after life jackets malfunctioned.
As a result volunteers at 23 of the service’s 44 stations equipped with rigid inflatable boats (RIB's) and smaller D-Class boats couldn’t launch any rescue operations.
An investigation into the malfunctioning lifejackets involving the IRCG, the supplier and the manufacturer is underway to identify the cause and provide for “a speedy, effective and safe solution”.
In reply to questions from the newspaper (click here for more on story), a departmental spokesperson said: “By the end of this week, 11 of the 23 units will return to full operations.