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Killer life vests ?

Most life jackets used in RP vessels a ‘hangman’s noose’ -, Philippine News for Filipinos

sguerra, a PCG doctor and trainer who guided dive missions in the upturned ship, says the vests he saw on recovered bodies are the old boxy types that gain buoyancy from Styrofoam.

“It is filled with Styrofoam, not EVA foam which is harder to wear and tear. You could see through the slits [on the vest cloth] that it’s Styrofoam,” Esguerra says.

Unlike EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) foam, a tougher material also used as padding for sports gear, Styrofoam wears down more quickly as the simple act of rubbing can shed off its foam beads.

Esguerra also observes that the life vests are not the type that have headrests, a design that provides buoyancy support to the back of the head, easing face-up flotation.

He says the sunken ship’s vests are also the type that can cause neck injuries among ship passengers while jumping overboard at a certain height.

“When you hit the water, your body tends to go deeper down and the vest would stay afloat, it may hit your chin and cause neck injury. There’s a tendency for it to hit your head,” Esguerra says.
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