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To clear up any confusion and snuff out all the rumors, safety harnesses and lanyards have not changed. Yes, there are new products on the market. But, the old orange parachute, 'H' style harness (MIL-H-24460) is still the only one authorized as for the safety lanyards, the rope style with a break away is still the only one authorized. The new lanyards with nylon straps or the bungee style have not been approved for shipboard use. Good news is on the way!
New harnesses and lanyards have been tested on board the ex-USS Dolphin and USS Newport News, along with two surface ships, with great reviews. The …