Wednesday, December 12, 2018
semisubmersible drilling rig
Maritime News

Norway Tells Offshore Drillers to Fix Lifeboat Safety

OSLO, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has told Transocean , Maersk Drilling and Odfjell Drilling to beef up emergency evacuation equipment and procedures on 22 offshore...

December 12, 2018
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Maritime News

Viking to Acquire Free-Fall Lifeboat Maker Norsafe

Danish maritime safety equipment company VIKING Life-Saving Equipment announced today it has acquired Norwegian lifeboat-builder Norsafe.  Established in 1903, Norsafe produces a full range of free-fall lifeboats and fast rescue...

September 5, 2018
Total Views: 26

Friday, October 21, 2016
Maritime News

Norsafe ‘Concerned’ by Spate Lifeboat Drill Accidents

Norway-based Norsafe, a leading manufacturer of marine life-saving equipment for the commercial and offshore market, says it is concerned about the recent spate of lifeboat drill accidents that have resulted...

October 21, 2016
Total Views: 36

Thursday, August 6, 2015

WATCH: Manned Free Fall Lifeboat World Record Drop – 40 Meters Up!

  Norwegian free fall lifeboat manufacturer Norsafe has set a new world record for the highest staffed free fall lifeboat drop. The new record was set June 25 when the...

August 6, 2015
Total Views: 530

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Maritime News

Unintentional Release of Freefall Lifeboat – ATSB Final Report

  An improperly reset hook was to blame for the unintentional release of a freefall lifeboat from a bulk carrier in the Indian Ocean in 2014, the Australian Transport Safety...

May 26, 2015
Total Views: 36

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Maritime News

Watch: Freefall Lifeboat Drop Test… The Correct Way

We recently saw the wrong way to conduct a lifeboat drop test, now here’s a look at the correct way. The freefall test was performed using a Harding freefall lifeboat...

October 1, 2014
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Friday, August 1, 2014
Verhoef lifeboat
Maritime News

Lifeboat Takes 31.5 Meter Plunge in the Port of Amsterdam

In 1959, Dutch lifeboat manufacturer Verhoef introduced the world’s first freefall lifeboat. Looking a bit like a submarine and made of aluminum, it was truly a game changer for merchant...

August 1, 2014
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Crewmember Injured In Freefall Lifeboat Accident – Incident Report

A British crewmember of a Maltese-flagged geared bulk carrier was seriously injured earlier this month after the ship’s freefall lifeboat was unintentionally released with the man inside, according to an...

April 1, 2014
Total Views: 92

Monday, September 23, 2013

Norsafe Reclaims World Record for Tallest Freefall Lifeboat Drop [VIDEO]

Norsafe, a leading supplier of marine safety equipment, is happy to announce that it has reclaimed the world record for highest freefall lifeboat drop... and it is HIGH!

September 23, 2013
Total Views: 53

Monday, August 13, 2012

WATCH: Freefall Lifeboat Set World Record Drop

You may survive, but there’s a good chance you’ll need a new pair of drawers. The folks at Schat-Harding have recently set a new freefall lifeboat world record with its...

August 13, 2012
Total Views: 344

Friday, August 5, 2011

This Is Only A Test – Freefall Lifeboat Design and Testing

Aboard ship one always hopes they never need to take a sleigh ride into an unfriendly sea but ship happens. When it does you’re going to be very pleased the...

August 5, 2011
Total Views: 52

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Brazil Awaits Triple 5 Lifeboat Hook Check

Brazil’s Maritime Casualty Investigation Department of the Brazilian Navy’s Directorate of Ports and Coasts is awaiting a report on a Triple 5 lifeboat release mechanism to complete its investigation into...

July 20, 2010
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Freefall Lifeboats – Is there a safer way?

Eide Marine Tech brings us a new Freefall lifeboat design. In a press release they write:

January 27, 2010
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Friday, April 10, 2009

Norsafe Lifeboats Offshore – Photo Of The Week

Noresafe Lifeboats aboard AWILCO GM4000 series offshore oil rigs.

April 10, 2009
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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Launching Of A Free-Fall Lifeboat

. Here’s the arial view; . Finally, here’s how they test these boats: . For more info on the history behind these types of lifeboats visit NOVA’s “Pioneers of Survival...

December 30, 2007
Total Views: 97