Mustang suits (or equivalent exposure suit) are required for all personnel during helicopter and small boat operations, even short transfer situations. When involved in working on deck, mustang suits are required when air temperatures are below 50F, while float coats or working vests are acceptable if air temps are above 50F. Recommended Mustang Suites are:
(click on images for their description at Mustang Survival.) The USCG has some extra mustang suits and a small number of float coats and work vests in sizes S-XL. If you need a size outside of this range, you need to bring your own. If you intend to do a lot of deck work, we strongly recommend you bring your own - our extra equipment is functional, but it is well worn, and we cannot guarantee we will have one that fits you or meets your expectations.