Lifejacket lights required on Buoyancy aids in France!

Reports have come in from some Yachts that have been stopped by the Gendarmerie Maritime for not having lights on the buoyancy aids used by their PWC guests.. 

 

The 'rough translation' of this new rule is: 

The users must wear a 50N buoyancy aid with a water activated light with a battery life of a minimum of 6 hours. (regulation issued in 2012)

 

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French PWC regulations 2016.pdf
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It is believed that this regulation was introduced after the death of a jetskier near Saint-Mandrier in 2014 (read the report below). 

http://www.europe1.fr/faits-divers/le-corps-de-la-jeune-femme-tombee-de-son-jet-ski-retrouve-2182313