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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Ocean Safety to Supply Complete RNLI Liferaft Fleet

Back row from L-R: Shaun Botha, Commodity Buyer, RNLI; Allen Stevens, Senior Engineer, RNLI, Mandy Boughton, Business Development Manager, Ocean Safety; Front row from L-R David Brook, Director RNLI, Charlie Mill, MD, Ocean Safety

U.K. independent marine safety equipment supplier Ocean Safety was selected by the RNLI to carry out a wide reaching replacement program for all their current liferafts in an operation that will take up to three years. The Ocean Safety ISO liferaft will become the liferaft of choice on every RNLI all weather lifeboat, following a rigorous selection program in which Ocean Safety had to produce innovative solutions to the RNLI’s requirements to exceed their own high safety standards for their fleet of vessels.

Ocean Safety Completes Arctic Safety Training

Gudmunder Bragason of SĂłnar emerges from Rejkavik harbour covered in ice after the successful Kru lifejacket/ R10 demonstration.

Ocean Safety training for ICE-SAR and Sonar in cold Icelandic waters. The UK’s largest independent marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, has just completed a chilly training session to safety authorities in Iceland in conjunction with the company’s Iceland service agent Sónar EHF, to demonstrate vital life saving equipment manufactured by the company. Andy Bracewell, Export  Manager at Ocean Safety, led a team which demonstrated the capabilities of the Kannad SafeLink R10 AIS Survivor Recovery System (SRS) to service technicians at Sónar EHF, based in Reykjavík.

Ocean Safety Appoints New Production Manager

New Production Manager at Ocean Safety, Gary Chant

U.K. independent safety supplier Ocean Safety appointed Gary Chant as Production Manager at its Southampton base. Gary will be responsible for leading the manufacturing and production facility of Ocean Safety’s liferafts, lifejackets and a full range of other safety equipment. The facility has recently seen a significant expansion, in particular as a result of a contract to supply liferafts to the RNLI’s fleet. “Gary’s role will establish a streamlined and efficient manufacturing facility that will track our growing demand,” commented Ocean Safety’s Managing Director Charlie Mill.

Ocean Safety Wins UK Defense Contract

Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer

Independent safety supplier Ocean Safety has been awarded a four year contract with the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense (MOD). This contract will see Ocean Safety continue to supply, service and repair their commercial liferafts and DBC marine evacuation systems. Direct support will be given to the Royal Navy’s current flagship HMS Bulwark and to the new fleet of Type 45 destroyers which are based in Portsmouth. This ongoing support will be primarily given at Ocean Safety’s Southampton branch…

Ocean Safety Certified for Gas Cylinder Inspection

Image: Ocean Safety

Independent safety supplier in the U.K., Ocean Safety, received the EC Certificate of Authorization from Lloyds Register, allowing the company to carry out all in-house certifications of gas cylinders. In accordance with the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive 2010/35EU, Ocean Safety is now authorized to pressure test many types of cylinders including composite, welded steel, seamless steel and aluminum gas. These cylinders are used in many applications within the commercial and leisure marine markets, including cruise ships, liferaft inflation and fire suppression systems.

Ocean Safety appoints Aberdeen representative

Aidan Morrissey will join Ocean Safety

The UK’s largest independent marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, has made a key new appointment on the east coast of Scotland to support the company’s commercial safety equipment supply in the region. Aidan Morrissey will join Ocean Safety on 1st February and be based in Aberdeen working with the company’s Scottish office to further develop the offshore markets in the North and East coast areas. Aidan, who previously worked for safety and industrial clothing and equipment company Ross Survival and Marine Safety manufacturers Richard Irvin…

Datema Appointed Ocean Safety Distributor in The Netherlands

Ocean Safety has appointed a new distributor in the Netherlands to supply the company’s range of equipment including the Kru range of lifejackets, Ocean Safety liferafts and lifebuoys, first aid kits, survival suits and Aquaspec lights. Datema, which is part of the Nautical Safety Group, is prominent in the field of nautical safety and nautical data, (including Enc Track), in the Netherlands. The company and its 45 employees are based in Delfzijl and Rotterdam, and will be supplying Ocean Safety’s products to leisure chandlers…

Ocean Safety Sees Big Boost in Gas Business

Gas refilling and service centre at Ocean Safety, Southampton

Ocean Safety said it has been busy since gaining Lloyds Register approval to carry out hydrostatic pressure testing in accordance with TPED (Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive) and things are only set to get busier. During the past year Ocean Safety has noticed a steady increase in business, ranging from fire protection and service companies including Basingstoke Fire, Griffin Fire, Resmar and Wessex Fire, as well as from their core maritime customer base. Don Hawkins of Resmar…

Ocean Safety Opens Office in Aberdeen

The UK’s largest independent marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, has opened a fourth depot in the UK, this one in Aberdeen, in the heart of the oil and fisheries industry on the east coast of Scotland. The depot will carry the full range of Ocean Safety stock. It will also be a lifejacket and survival station, and will be manufacturer-approved for that purpose. “Establishing the new depot reflects the growing business of Ocean Safety and the customer demand from the expanding offshore renewables market,” said Ocean Safety’s Sales Director, Mark Hart. The Aberdeen depot will be managed by Aidan Morrissey, who already has many years of experience with safety products in the commercial maritime industry.

Ocean Safety Promotes Business Development Manager

Mandy Boughton, newly appointed Business Development  Manager at Ocean Safety.

The UK’s largest independent marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, has made a key promotion with the appointment of Mandy Boughton as Business Development Manager. Mandy will take on the role, newly created in response to the company’s continued growth, of developing new business  and assisting the Sales Director in future strategy and policies across the market sectors. With a BSC in Yacht Manufacturing and Surveying Mandy has worked in the marine industry for 20 years. She was previously Ocean Safety's Sales Office Manager.

Ocean Safety Signs Contract With SurvitecZodiac

U.K. marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, has agreed a three year UK service and distribution agreement with SurvitecSAS to supply the full range of SOLAS products including liferafts from 6-151 persons, evacuation systems, slides and rescue boats. The contract confirms Ocean Safety’s long-established relationship with SurvitecZodiac as the largest UK distributor. “This is the logical step for Ocean Safety,” comments Sales Director Mark Hart. “This development further strengthens our close relationship with SurvitecZodiac.

Sea-Fire Appoints UK Distributor

Continuing to expand its vast worldwide network, Sea-Fire has appointed a new UK distributor. Based in Southampton, England, Ocean Safety Ltd. specializes in marine safety equipment. "We are delighted to partner with Ocean Safety," said Richard Duckworth, Sea-Fire business development manager for EMEA. "Sea-Fire is a well-established manufacturer of innovative fire suppression equipment," said Mark Hart, Ocean Safety sales director  "We believe the brand is the best of its kind on the market." Ocean Safety has grown rapidly to serve a diverse range of customers…

Ocean Safety Secures Contract with Royal Netherlands Navy

Jonbuoy man overboard recovery system

The UK’s largest independent safety supplier, Ocean Safety, has concluded a contract to supply its Jonbuoy man overboard recovery systems to the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Jonbuoy, an automatically inflating recovery device which is designed to make simple work of hoisting a person back on board a ship or yacht, is directly manufactured by Ocean Safety. The contract was negotiated in conjunction with Ocean Safety’s Netherlands distributor Datema. Each naval vessel, including auxiliary support vessels…

Ocean Safety Equips Latest Svitzer Workboat

Wearing the new K2- 275 twin chamber lifejackets (left-right): Andy Bracewell –  Sales Manager, Mr Robert Gray – Managing Director at Southampton Marine Services , Andy Norwood – Health and Safety Officer, Svitzer, UK

The U.K.’s largest independent safety supplier Ocean Safety has delivered a full safety inventory to the new workboat for Svitzer UK, as part of their ongoing contract to supply and support the U.K. fleet. The new workboat Svitzer Leven is currently undergoing sea trials and will be based and operating on the Tees. The workboat, which will be used to collect marine wastage from ships calling at the port, has been manufactured in Southampton by Southampton Marine Services Ltd. at Ocean Quay.

Ocean Safety, Richard Irvin Marine Safety Merger

David Hale (left) and Aidan Morrissey (right) at their new facility

Ocean Safety has today announced the merger with Richard Irvin Energy Solutions Marine Safety Division and their Aberdeen branch. This merger follows the 3Si Group’s recent acquisition of both companies, which are set to combine premises in Aberdeen to operate from a single expanded facility. The consolidation into the new 5,000sq ft space will facilitate the growth of the workforce, increasing sales efficiency and servicing capabilities in both the onshore and offshore maritime sector.

Ocean Safety Inks Rescue Boat Distributor Deal

Photo courtesy of Ocean Safety

Ocean Safety, a company in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment, announced its appointment as sales and service agents for the full range of Narwhal SOLAS approved Rescue Boats. Narwhal models include the SV-420, SV 480, FRB 700 and SV 750 Inflatable RIBs. Their main task is to recover fallen overboard crew members from the sea, even in the most adverse conditions. They are also useful for vessel monitoring and maintenance as well as for grouping, towing and organizing life-rafts at sea.

Ocean Safety’s New Liferaft Facility Opens

Photo courtesy of Ocean Safety

Ocean Safety, a specialist in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment, has opened a new liferaft hire division. Ocean Safety trialed the liferaft hire programme for a year before confirming its initial success. The company is now making the liferaft hire service available across all its branches around the UK, which include Aberdeen, Glasgow, Plymouth and Southampton. This solution is an alternative to purchase, favoured by a number of commercial maritime operators, code of practice and charter and leisure customers.

New Workwear Lifejacket Introduced

Photo courtesy of Ocean Safety

Ocean Safety has introduced a new range of workwear lifejackets. The new Kru Workwear range completes Ocean Safety’s lifejacket offering, providing a wide choice for personnel working in both the commercial and leisure industry. “We are pleased to announce the addition of the new Workwear models to our Kru range of lifejackets”, commented Ocean Safety’s Dave Evans. The Kru Workwear range comprises five models, individually designed for each type of user. They include Kru Wipe Clean- easy to maintain in unclean/contaminated environments…

Ocean Safety Iintroduces Lifebuoy Light

the Apollo lifebuoy light

One of the smallest and lightest lifebuoy lights available on the market is the Apollo lifebuoy light. The Apollo has just been launched by Ocean Safety and uses the latest LED technology. It is low on current consumption and high on reliability. It has a 5 year battery life with no maintenance or battery replacement required so it saves time and expense during inspections. The Apollo is simple to fit and comes complete with a fitting bracket to suit most marine applications.

3Si Group Launches Offshore Division

Photo: 3Si Offshore

3Si Group, whose global portfolio of marine safety products and services covers commercial, leisure and military markets, has announced the formation of 3Si Offshore, a division that will specifically focus on the North Sea offshore sector. The group’s formation is a result of the recent merger between Ocean Safety Aberdeen and Richard Irvin Marine Safety which were both located in Aberdeen. The consolidation has created a new business in the offshore market and the new identity…

Ocean Safety Introduces SOLAS Lifejacket

The Premier Kru Falcon Lifejacket from Ocean Safety featuring the Kannad R10 AIS SRS and the AQ98 lifejacket light.

Ocean Safety’s New SOLAS Premier Kru Falcon lifejacket: integrated survival and recovery. The UK’s largest independent marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, has introduced the latest in its range of lifejackets, the Premier Kru Falcon. The lifejacket is not only designed to support a person in the water but it boasts a number of ready fitted features that can aid recovery and survival. These include the Kannad R10 AIS Survivor Recovery System, and the new powerful AQ98 lifejacket light which activates automatically in the water.

Dacon Rescue Scoop for 2 Vroon-operated Ships

Dacon Rescue Scoop (Photo: Ocean Safety)

Ocean Safety is to supply a set of Dacon maritime rescue equipment to two vessels operated by Vroon Offshore Services in a six-figure contract. Ocean Safety, which is the U.K.’s exclusive distributor of the Dacon range, will be showing the Dacon man overboard recovery products selected by Vroon at Seawork in June. The two vessels, which are both based in Aberdeen, will each take delivery of a 5m x 10m Dacon RSA Scoop with a catch net, a Dacon RB300 rescue basket and four Dacon Scrambling Nets which are 3.5m in depth.

Ocean Safety’s New Lifejacket to Make SMM Debut

The inflated K2 275N twin chamber lifejacket with AQ40L light and Kannad R10 SRS.

Ocean Safety’s new commercial twin chamber lifejacket range, the K2 275N, will be making its SMM debut in September. At SMM the K2 will be offered in an enhanced professional package. The K2 already includes a powerful AQ40L light as standard and now has the optional addition of the Kannad R10 AIS Survivor Recovery System (SRS). The new K2 range offers a twin chamber lifejacket that is approved to SOLAS MED Ship’s Wheel and is manufactured under the accredited Lloyds Register ISO 9001 quality system. The K2 is designed to be compact and unobtrusive and is available with or without a sprayhood.

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