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Saving lives

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    Note published 01.04.12

‘Regatta Fisherman’ – an ‘oilskin’ that incorporates a buoyancy element, […]

Regatta Fisherman’ – an ‘oilskin’ that incorporates a buoyancy element, was developed six years ago.

The oilskin suit was developed by a cooperative project that brought together SINTEF, lifejacket manufacturer Regatta, the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association and Gjensidige Insurance.

So far, the suit has saved at least ten fishermen from drowning, and it is currently being adopted by more and more countries.