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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Transas survival craft simulator eliminates drill risks
Transas has introduced a new Survival Craft Simulator (SCS) to prepare crew for the multitude of possible scenarios that can occur during lifeboat drills, aiming to address one of the...
Sunday, June 18, 2017
USCG Tests Using Diesel Outboards On Fast Rescue Boats
Gasoline is the dominant fuel source for Fast Rescue Boats aboard merchant ships but it is difficult to obtain, dangerous to store and has a limited shelf life aboard ship. Diesel fuel has...
Friday, October 21, 2016
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...
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...
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Sailor Killed, Two Others Injured in Apparent Lifeboat Accident Off Germany
One sailor was killed and two others were seriously injured Friday in an apparent lifeboat accident while off the coast of Germany near the Elbe River.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Throwback Thursday Video – Escape Chute Testing in South Korea
With all the hooplah surrounding freefall lifeboats this week, I thought this video showing the test of a Viking escape chute system at a shipyard in South Korea would make for a good throwback Thursday video.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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...
Monday, September 29, 2014
WATCH: Lifeboat Launch FAIL Leads to Perfect Front Flip
Unfortunately we don't have any info about this video whatsoever except that we can see it was filmed onboard a Chinese-flagged ship and, yes, it actually does look like someone went along for the ride.
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...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Viking Launches New Mass Evacuation System for Large Cruise Ships
VIKING new VIKING LifeCraftâ„¢ system is said to combine all the advantages of modern lifeboats - such as self-propelled maneuverability - with the flexibility, comfort and smaller footprint of today's liferafts. Here's how it works:
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Dutch Naval Architects and Sea Rescue Professionals Unveil Next-Generation Fast Rescue Lifeboat
Building on lessons learned from many years of designing fast maritime craft, Damen Shipyards, Delft Technical University and De Vries Lentsch Yacht Designers and Naval Architects have teamed up to design...
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!
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Private Equity Firm Acquires Schat-Harding and Noreq to Create World’s Largest Supplier of Maritime Life-Saving Equipment
Norway's leading private equity fund has entered into agreements to acquire Umoe Schat-Harding AS and Noreq AS, creating the world's leading supplier of maritime life-saving equipment.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Thomson Majesty Accident – Five Crew Killed During Lifeboat Drill on Cruise Ship [UPDATE 3]
Update 3: We spoke with a lifeboat industry insider today about the specifics of the lifeboat system that ultimately killed 5 sailors. Preliminary investigations are pointing to a failure of the lifeboat...
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Lifeboat Washes Ashore in Australia After Two Years at Sea
A 29-person lifeboat belonging to the late MS Olivia bulk carrier has washed ashore in southern Australian, nearly 2 years – and about 5,000 miles – after the vessel wrecked...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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