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Sam Maness LIfesaving Systems

Sam Maness started Lifesaving Systems because some of the equipment the Navy and Coast Guard needed for rescue at sea did not exist and he set out to make it for them.   He said, “The guys out there doing that work deserve best possible gear for the job.  And if we don’t make it for them, they should get it from somewhere.  It’s what they deserve.”  That is the belief has been at the heart of  everything he has made for the rescuers of the world for forty years; make it the best gear for the job or don’t make it.  Now, Sam has made something new that every professional mariner can appreciate; the best floating marker light in the world. 

Keep reading to find out why it is the last floating electric marker light you will ever need for your ship, and see what else LSC can make for you.

Lifesaving Systems makes severely tough rescue and survival gear for professionals who work in the maritime environments of the world. 

Introducing the FML-7: The brightest, longest-lasting, fully-repairable Floating Marker Light

Sam noticed that most floating marker lights for ships were either cheaply made or they used older technology and were plagued with battery problems. Mounting brackets would break or some small part would and there was no way to repair the otherwise good light.  So when he made the FML-7, he made it over twice as bright as the USCG/SOLAS Standard, it flashes at least 25 times longer than the standard, and it is fully repairable in the field.  Made from a rugged UV resistant ASA/Polycarbonate blend with a tough-as-nails Glass-filled nylon bracket and using standard off-the-shelf D-Cell batteries,  these lights will be there and be ready when you need them.  If you ever need to rely on them should a crew member go overboard, the ultra-bright flash will be visible for miles and it will keep flashing for up to 30 days.     USCG / SOLAS / MED Approved 

Full specifications HERE.  Purchase the FML-7 (Part #650) HERE.

Throw Lines, Heaving Lines,  Ring Buoy Lines

Mae from long lasting UV resistant materials, our rescue lines and heaving lines are professional grade, made for constant use in harsh environment.  Tugs will appreciate the soft heaving line ball – heavy enough to get the line over; pliable as not to cause any damage.  LSC water rescue gear is made by pros for pros.  Used by the USCG, US Navy, and around the world.  

See all 41 Water Rescue and Line Gear products HERE.

The Best Foul Weather Gear for Mariners – Raintec Rain Gear
LSC’s ultimate breathable rain gear.  This lightweight, heavy-duty, two piece rain suit is made with a high tech tri-laminate fabric. The fabric is waterproof and windproof, yet breathable allowing body moisture to escape as vapor for all day comfort. The inner membrane is protected by a durable, high tenacity nylon shell and a tricot mesh lining creating a comfortable rain suit with no loss in functionality. All seams are sealed with heat welded tape to further ensure waterproof integrity.
Long Range Strobes – Sirius LRS
Standard USCG Approved Strobes are only visible for about 3 miles depending on weather condition.  The open 360 degree lens diffuses the light too much to reach much further than that.  You might be able to see the mast lights and wheelhouse of your ship, but they might not see you. Sam fixed that problem by designing the #640-LRS.  With its long range function, your strobe can focus  a narrow 7-degree beam that can reach out to the horizon.  If you can see them, they can see you.  It is a safer – better strobe light for everyone at sea.  USCG/SOLAS Approved
See all of our Strobe Lights HERE.
Specialty Marine Hardware
Sam’s greatest designs have often been the smallest ones; the salt-water proof buckles, adjusters, clips and other hardware that didn’t exist before he started making it. LSC uses stainless steel or titanium for all hardware applications to avoid or eliminate corrosion. The hardware is most often designed for use on our lifesaving equipment, but so much of Sam’s designs have proven so dependable that the military often specifies LSC hardware for other projects. We now ship more hardware to other equipment manufacturers than we use in making our own lifesaving gear.     

Visit our website to see what else LSC makes for mariners and rescue teams at home and around the world.