Gives the Utmost in Protection in Every Emergency
a torpedo or mine hits, a few seconds can spell life or death. The seaman's
very life depends on his life suit then ... and from then on.
Nothing inferior to a life suit which gives utmost protection can ever be "good enough." American seamen ... as much as American soldiers and sailors ... deserve the best equipment we can give them.
Here are six vital protections to look for in a life suit. Vaco has all of them. Without any one, Vaco would not give the utmost in protection:
1. Vaco has met all the severest tests in all kinds of emergencies for three years under actual battle conditions.
2. Vaco is fool-proof with nothing to rust, foul or freeze when every second of time counts.
3. The Vaco suit can be moved around with ease ... always ready to step into at a moment's notice.
4. Vaco leaves hands free to put it on quickly, take it off without any assistance, or to grasp objects firmly in case of shipwreck.
5. Vaco can be worn comfortably at work and while sleeping if necessary.
6. Vaco gives full protection against cold, wind and water, and provides perfect buoyancy.
From the beginning of this war, the Vaco suit has been in constant use and has been perfected in the laboratory of practical experience.
There can be no substitute for practical safety when life itself is in the balance.
|Officially Approved by the Bureau of Marine Inspection & Navigation, United States Coast Guard.|
|One of the features of the Vaco suit is the weighted boots. These keep the wearers body vertical in the water unless definite effort is made to float horizontally. Even if the wearer becomes unconscious for any reason, the vertical position of the body, with the water-line at about chest level, keeps the wearer's head out of water at all times.|
Rapidity of Donning
With the light-weight body of the VACO Life Suit folded around the upright, attached semi-stiff boots, the disaster-stricken seaman jumps into the ever-ready garment, pulling it over his shoulders and head, and tightens the neck cord while on the run. -- a matter of seconds.
In addition to the watertight wrist-holes, the only opening in the sealed VACO Life Suit is the circular one about the neck, closed merely by pulling tight a simple drawstring through eyelets. There is nothing to become stuck or unworkable in an emergency.
|Freedom of Hands
With sleeves terminating at watertight, elastic wrists, hands are left free for all work aboard, for grasping objects during shipwreck and for circulation - inducing exercise while immersed in water.
The soft, sponge rubber encircling the edge of the hood provides a watertight but comfortable cushion sealing the VACO Life Suit about the face. The bright yellow hood makes an eye arresting spot of high visibility when seen in the water even from a distance.
|Separate Life Vest
The life vest is not fastened to the suit and, therefore, may be worn without the suit when work conditions require it, thus ensuring that the wearer will not be drowned if cast off before he has opportunity to get into suit.
The belt and the separate
life vest make it possible to roll the upper part of the suit around
the waist when working conditions make it desirable. It is only a matter
of seconds to fully don the garment when worn in this manner.
from a Few of Many Statements
OF TANKER TORPEDOED OCTOBER, 1941
OF TANKER TORPEDOED JANUARY, 1942
ENGINEER OF VESSEL TORPEDOED JANUARY 1942
MATE, SECOND MATE AND CREW TORPEDOED JANUARY, 1942
OF VESSEL TORPEDOED OCTOBER, 1941
MATE OF TANKER TORPEDOED JANUARY, 1942
I made myself the promise that from now on I will have the suit either on or at hand at all times on board.
OF VESSEL TORPEDOED JANUARY, 1942
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