Passenger Evacuation at a Push of a Button

press release
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
VIKING fully automatic liferaft and slide system

Evacuating large numbers of passengers is now easier than ever with the new VIKING fully automatic liferaft and slide system.

 

Marine and fire safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has developed a 153-person, open reversible liferaft and mini slide system packed into a single aluminum stowage box. Named the VAS (VIKING Automatic Slide), and designed and certified for vessels on domestic voyages such as ferries sailing in protected waters, the liferaft and slide system enables crew to evacuate up to 153 people in one go.While its size and evacuation capacity may be impressive, the real magic of the new system lies in its one-button, one-person release and operation.

 

“In difficult circumstances, and particularly when things need to happen as fast as possible, the ability to have just one crew member operate the entire evacuation system for such a large number of passengers is a major advantage,” says Niels Fraende, Sales and Marketing Director at the company’s headquarters. “That’s really quite amazing when you think how many crew it typically takes to deploy more conventional safety equipment”.

The VIKING Automatic Slide is designed for evacuation heights of 1.5 – 3.65 meters and requires no external power supply for deployment. Inflation of the system is automatically started by pushing a button on the stowage box or on the bridge. Another vital feature is automatic bowsing, which keeps the slide and raft close alongside the ship to assist ease of disembarking.

The VAS system is also very easy to install. It comes in a box that’s placed flush with the ship side, bolted to the deck and ready to go. No bowsing lines or welded connection points on the side of the ship’s side are necessary.

The system is approved on sea trial with significant wave height of 1.5m with DNV as notified body. The liferaft is EC type-approved (EC Directive 96/98/EC with DNV as the notified body) for use in restricted areas, defined by the national administration. The system, the associated slide, the liferaft and all equipment complies with ISO 9001 requirements for quality assurance in design, development, manufacture, sales and maintenance.

The first two VAS systems have already been sold to Färjerederiet in Sweden with delivery during September 2011.
 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

There’s Still Time for SHIPPINGInsight Award Entries

Entry submissions for the first SHIPPINGInsight Award are due Friday, Aug. 1, but organizers said they will continue to accept nominations through following week to provide some extra time.

Rio Tinto Pulls Plug on Mozambique Coal Venture

Rio Tinto has agreed to sell coal assets it bought through a $4 billion acquisition of Riversdale in 2011 for just $50 million to an Indian joint venture, ending

MOL Ship Management Earns Energy/Enviromental Certifications

First company to receive ISO50001 certification from Nihon Kaiji Kyokai.   MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (MOLSHIP), a core ship management company in the corporate group headed by Mitsui O.

New Products

New AVEVA ISM Bridges the Gap

AVEVA launches a new application for governing asset information using a standards-based methodology. AVEVA announced the launch of AVEVA Information Standards Manager (AVEVA ISM),

XtendFRESH Now Available from Carrier Transicold

The XtendFRESH atmosphere control system, which preserves quality and extends shipping distances for perishables shipped in refrigerated containers, is now available from Carrier Transicold.

Voith to Exhibit High Efficiency and DP Systems at SMM

At this year’s SMM in Hamburg, Voith will showcase propulsion systems and vessel concepts focusing on high efficiency and dynamic positioning even under challenging conditions.

Maritime Safety

UN Places Sanctions against North Korean Shippers

The United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions on the North Korean shippers that operate the vessel Chong Chon Gang, seized by Panama in July 2013 for

MOL Ship Management Earns Energy/Enviromental Certifications

First company to receive ISO50001 certification from Nihon Kaiji Kyokai.   MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (MOLSHIP), a core ship management company in the corporate group headed by Mitsui O.

Total E&P is First to Use FROG-XT4

Total E&P is the first to use Reflex Marine’s newly developed FROG-XT4 on the Odudu field in Nigeria. The French operator purchased the crew transfer device

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2340 sec (4 req/sec)