free-fall lifeboat

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Lifeboat Drill Accident: Weakened Hardware, Improperly Secured Sling Caused Accidental Free-Fall Lifeboat Release in British Columbia, TSB of Canada Finds

Weakened hardware and an improperly secured lifeboat sling caused the accidental release of a bulk carrier’s free-fall lifeboat during a drill that left

June 21, 2022
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
semisubmersible drilling rig at sea
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

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

September 5, 2018
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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

October 21, 2016
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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

August 6, 2015
Total Views: 1040

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

May 26, 2015
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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

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

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

April 1, 2014
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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

September 23, 2013
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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

August 13, 2012
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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

August 5, 2011
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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

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

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

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

December 30, 2007
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