The TRITON harness is LSC's second generation helicopter hoistable rescue harness with dual recovery capability. It is standard equipment for the USCG Aviation Rescue Swimmers and Canadian SAR Techs.
Building on the foundation and comfort of the TRI-SAR (#487), the TRITON offers numerous enhancements. A new low profile flotation vest provides variable buoyancy up to 35 lbs with reduced bulk. Several equipment pockets have been transferred to the waist belt for improved weight distribution and comfort. Quick release buckles have been added to the leg straps for easier donning and doffing of the harness, and a chest strap added for better fit adjustment. The recovery hook has been updated to LSC’s Talon IIS safety hook with swivel and locking gate.
Constructed of Mil-Spec webbing and low profile, quick adjusting, stainless steel hardware. When hoisted the upright, slightly reclined, and seated position allows total use of operator hands. Ideal for rapid deployment in swift/cold water or cliff type rescues. Wide leg and waist straps optimally distribute weight for superior comfort and support. All components and materials are corrosion resistant for the marine environment.
Warnings and Cautions:
The products offered for sale by LSC are of a rescue and survival equipment nature. Inherent to all rescue and survival environments is an increased risk
of injury and/or possible death to an individual or group of individuals. The equipment offered by LSC is intended to aid the professional rescuer(s) and/or survival victim(s). However, the risk of injury or death cannot be completely eliminated or foreseen. Equipment training, including continued proficiency reviews and maintenance, is vital to the proper and safe use of all rescue and survival equipment. It is the responsibility of the purchasing and end-user organization or individual to:
- Determine the suitability of equipment for the selected application,
- Define the operational procedures and safety guidelines associated with the proper utilization, maintenance (including service life) andstorage of the rescue and survival equipment.
- Ensure that all individuals are thoroughly trained and familiarized with the intended purpose, correct use and function of the equipment. Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death.
- Use only 31-gram CO2 cylinders (LSC #480) or equal. Inspect the seal on the threaded end of the cylinders prior to installation. Discard any cylinder showing any sign of puncture. Ensure that the CO2 inflation valve lever arm is in the up (armed) position prior to cylinder installation. Check for proper routing of the CO2 inflation lanyard.
- The TRITON vest must be visually inspected prior to use and functionally tested per inspection procedures.
- DO NOT allow the vest or harness to become excessively soiled.
- Rinse with fresh tap water after exposure to salt or chlorinated water.
- DO NOT enter the water from excessive heights with the bladder inflated. This could cause personal injury and/or damage to the vest.
- DO NOT use CO2 inflation on a vest that is fully or partially inflated as Overpressure may occur and damage the vest.
- DO NOT inflate the bladder while below deck on a vessel or in the cabin of an aircraft. The additional buoyancy and bulk can restrict egress.