Mailport: May 2012
Safety Snap Shackles
After reading PS’s WingNuts Safety at Sea report (PS, April 2012), I would like to offer a comment that quick-release snap shackles should be hooked into a metal ring on the harness. After 40 years in the commercial diving business, I know that a snap shackle needs the smooth surface of a metal ring to open quickly.
Photo number 5 on page 24 of the April issue shows a cloth or canvas hooking point on the harness. This will not allow the quick release to open while under strain.
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