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.

While perhaps not as quick, efficient, or even as graceful as a freefall lifeboat, taking the chute could save you some trips to the chiropractor later and virtually eliminates any¬†chance of¬†THIS happening. Just be sure the guy in front of you doesn’t get stuck.

This test was performed at the DSME shipyard in Okpo, South Korea aboard the 2009-delivered SSV Victoria high spec semi-submersible drilling rig.