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Ocean Safety introduces new commercial liferafts at Seawork 2023

Marine safety equipment specialist, Ocean Safety, is launching its new 14 and 16 person ISO 9650 Type 1 compliant commercial liferafts at Seawork, 13-15 June 2023.

With recent changes to the ISO 9650 regulations allowing for a maximum capacity of up to 16 people, Ocean Safety has expanded its popular Ocean ISO liferaft range to include these larger capacity rafts.

“We’re delighted to be presenting these new additions to our ISO compliant commercial liferaft range which are ideal for UK registered small commercial craft,” says Alistair Hackett, Managing Director at Ocean Safety.

“The regulation changes mean that a vessel approved to carry 12 passengers and two crew can now carry a single 14-person liferaft with SOLAS B pack, where previously it would have had to carry two liferafts, therefore reducing stowage space required, decreasing capital outlay and ongoing servicing costs.”

Promoting the importance of personal safety at sea to assist in offshore rescue scenarios, Ocean Safety will be showcasing Ocean Signal’s DAME award-winning RescueME PLB3, and Spinlock’s DURO SOLAS+ 275N Lifejacket.

Increasing the changes of a rapid rescue in a Man-Overboard (MOB) emergency, Ocean Signal’s RescueME PLB3 combines integrates GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) positioning, 406 MHz, 121.5 MHz signals and AIS transmission, as well as the new Galileo Return Link Service (RLS) technology, to deliver a comprehensive and complete communication link to emergency services.

Designed for use in demanding conditions, the Spinlock DURO SOLAS+ 275N twin chambered lifejacket has been engineered with a heavy-duty durable outer cover and features an approved deck harness with rear attachment option, and an improved buckle system for ease of donning, ultimate comfort and fit. The Spinlock DURO SOLAS+ 275N is ideal for use on wind farms, superyachts and oil rigs where SOLAS approved lifejackets are required.

Ocean Safety will also be displaying an extensive range of its eponymous commercial marine safety equipment including its recently released Ocean SOLAS Throw-Over Ellipse Liferaft.

Designed and manufactured to meet the needs of vessels complying with the SOLAS/MED requirements, the Ocean SOLAS Throw-Over Ellipse Liferaft is also now available as a MER (Red Ensign) approved liferaft to support UK flagged commercial vessels.

Universally sized, the liferaft’s cylindrical container has been designed to fit specifically into the existing cradles and mountings onboard most commercial vessels, offering ferries, crew transfer vessels, tugs and superyachts the option to be equipped with the Ocean SOLAS throw-over liferafts without needing to upgrade their onboard stowage.

In addition, on the stand, Ocean Safety will be presenting a comprehensive range of commercial safety products from its core supplier AquaSpec, as well as a selection of quality products from the others brands it represents in the UK, including Hammar, Dacon, and Hansson Pyrotechnics.

Ocean Safety will be on stand F4 at Seawork.

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