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A boater’s paradise -- five top ports

by Switlik on 10. Jul, 2017 in Marine

The Travel Channel has come up with five top boating destinations for the cruising crowd that the website says is sure to “reduce stress and improve quality of life.” We would have to agree with the choices, having visited four out of the five locations.

Safe boating tips for a fun Fourth on the water

by Switlik on 30. Jun, 2017 in Life Rafts, Marine, safety

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is urging all boaters to use extra caution while boating during the upcoming July 4th holiday.

Coast Guard Alaska Season 2: Switlik Employees bursting with pride as their hard work gets national attention

by Switlik on 27. Apr, 2012 in Aviation

Switlik U Zip It in the Weather Channel's Coast Guard AlaskaWith a successful season one of Coast Guard Alaska, the Weather Channel is at it again showing grueling action packed rescue missions of the USCG rescue team Kodiak, AK for a second season.  Coast Guard Alaska, which follows a team of Coast Guard swimmers and rescue pilots stationed in Kodiak, AK, as they train and implement strategies to save lives while battling harsh, icy weather conditions.  The show has hit home with all employees at Switlik as they see their hard work put to use with a screen full of  bright orange Anti Exposure Dry Suits worn by the pilots and crew members.  The Switlik U-ZIP-IT Dry Suit has been the suit of choice by the USCG for over seven years and due to its bright color is seen by every employee at the Trenton, NJ factory as it travels through the production line.  Filmed over the brutal winter months of Alaska, the new season is packed full of footage of the Dry Suits.  As a product manufacturer its invaluable to get an hour a week of product demonstrations and candid live feedback as the suits go through a vigorous range of activities.

Switlik Life Rafts used in the 2012 US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar at U.S. Naval Academy

by Switlik on 12. Apr, 2012 in Marine

switlik-sar6-safetytraining-DSC_0440Over the course of this past weekend, two Switlik Offshore Life Rafts were deployed, allowing over 100 participants the opportunity to experience firsthand how to deploy, board and utilize all the safety equipment supplied in a offshore life raft.  The first training session took place on the severn river and was a live deployment off one of the Naval Academy’s sloops.  The raft used in this session was the Switlik SAR-6 Offshore Life Raft, which is the most advanced life raft available on the market.  The key features of this raft is the convertible canopy which allows for simple boarding as victims can jump directly into the raft, limiting their time the water.  The canopy design allows for endless configurations for shelter ensuring proper ventilation in addition to providing easy extraction when rescue teams are on scene.  The second feature which was highlighted in the Safety at Sea Seminar is the large ballast system.  The entire bottom of the raft features one large ballast bag that allows a large amount of water to enter and circulate in an oval fashion, ensuring the raft will be stable while riding waves and can withstand the downdraft of a rescue helicopter when extracting victims.

The Weather Channel’s: Coast Guard Alaska gives the Switlik U-ZIP-IT a starring role

by Switlik on 25. Jan, 2012 in Aviation

Switlik U-Zip-It Anti-Exposure Suit in The Weather Channel Coast Guard AlaskaThe Weather Channel has been running a series that features the Coast Guard Air Station located on Kodiak Island, Alaska.  It highlights an elite team that risks their lives in search and rescue missions in the treacherous waters off Alaska.  The seven part series, Coast Guard Alaska, takes you into the family lives and onboard the missions of the heroes of the United States Coast Guard.  This show is of keen interest to the Switlik Survival Products team from Trenton, NJ, makers of the orange anti-exposure “dry” suits that help protect the USCG flight crews that wear them on every mission aloft

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