ISP to Supply New Rescue Boat
Bootle-based maritime firm International Safety Products (ISP) is set to become one of the world’s only major suppliers of a new rescue boat.
The Liverpool City Region business - which is one of the largest manufacturers of inflatable marine lifejackets - supplies a range of maritime safety equipment.
ISP commercial director Geoff Billington said the Duarry 420RB Rescue Boat is an important addition to the portfolio, and the firm will be targeting key markets with the product, especially the commercial marine sector - including offshore businesses.
ISP is the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for Duarry liferafts and rescue boats and is responsible for sales and service throughout the territory.
Billington said the new SOLAS Duarry rescue boat benefits from a durable and lightweight design.
He added, “It has a number of innovative design features, including an aluminum unsinkable hull and reinforced rubber side paneling.
“Its lightweight design makes it quick and easy to deploy and operate. It also has a number of performance enhancing features, including non-spill fuel tanks, detachable seats and inflation and deflation valves. Further features include a SOLAS certified engine with propeller guard.
Adding to ISP’s portfolio is Duarry’s revamped range of liferafts including Throw Over Board (TOB), Open Reversible (ORIL) and Davit Launched (DL) models. The new range benefits from a new container design making stowage easier on board vessels.
“Key design changes have been made to the shape of the liferaft containers with greater reinforcement to the inner shell,” Billington said. “This means that most types of Duarry liferafts can be stored on existing cradles on board ships. This will help to improve usability and drive greater efficiency for ship operators.