Enhances the effectiveness & safety of rescue personnel for in-water rescue from ships, small craft or shore. Universally sized harness is donned & adjusted in seconds. Constructed of black, Mil-Spec webbing with a quick-release feature to allow the swimmer to release the safety/tending line if the need arises. A quick pull on the beaded lanyard opens the stainless steel snap shackle and releases the safety line ring. Harness is equipped with attached Rescue Knife (#358), and is supplied with 70′ of yellow, hollow-braid, polypropylene tending line (#498). Tending line is coiled and secured to the backside with hook & loop retainer straps. Free end has a spliced-in hand loop for the line handler. Opposite end has a stainless steel release ring spliced-in for attachment to the snap shackle. Approved by the US Coast Guard for USCG Surface Rescue Swimmers.