Throwback Thursday Video – Escape Chute Testing in South Korea

Mike Schuler
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October 2, 2014

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.


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