Baltic Workboats chooses SURVITECZODIAC autolaunch escape slides & liferafts for new ferry
SurvitecZodiac has received an important order for Autolaunch escape systems and liferafts from Baltic Workboats in Nasva, Estonia. The systems will be delivered early this year for installation aboard the first of two new vessels being built for the Swedish transport authority’s ferry company, Färjerederiet.
The new ferry is due for completion in 2017 and will become a sister ship to the Saturnus which is currently the largest vessel in the Färjerederiet fleet. With a length of 100 meters and a beam of 18 metres the new ships are the largest built at the Estonian yard. It will have the capacity to carry up to 297 passengers and 80 cars along routes on Swedish waterways.
When it enters service the new ferry will function with a crew of only 3. The SurvitecZodiac Autolaunch evacuation systems will consequently be an important feature of the ferry’s operational capability. If there are few crew available, the pressure of other emergency duties can make it difficult for them to prepare, launch and bowse a liferaft and its slide. The Autolaunch escape slides and liferafts can therefore be deployed at the touch of a button in the wheelhouse when they will become fully inflated and ready for use in less than two minutes. The design of the Autolaunch system can also save vital minutes in an emergency by enabling multiple slides and rafts to be deployed simultaneously. Learn more...
SURVITECZODIAC of Chevanceaux, France announces its newest 12.5m Inflatable Evacuation Slide System
The 12.5 meter Inflatable Evacuation
Slide extends the growing lineup Medium Inflatable slide. The Inflatable
Evacuation Slide now has models from 3.8 meters up to 12.5 meter
allowing SurvitecZodiac to supply the model that fits your needs. See
the detalls of this new slide. Learn more...
|SURVITECZODIAC products approved by Russian Shipping Register
|The inland waterways of Russia can now benefit form
a new standard of safety equipment, following the approval granted to
Survitec Group’s SurvitecZodiac brand, by the Russian River Register.
The approval was granted after inspectors from the Register completed a
detailed study of the liferafts, escape slides and rescue boats
manufactured by Survitec Group under the SurvitecZodiac brand. This
included verifying their reliability, manufacturing processes and
quality control methods employed at the company’s facility in
Chevanceaux, France. The approval will now open the Russian River and
inland waterway markets for these products, where it is expected that
they will be welcomed by the 18,000 vessels on the Register.
|Australian Cape Class Patrol Boats
fitted with SURVITECZODIAC LIFESAVING TECHNOLOGY
|The fThe first in a fleet of 8 Cape Class
patrol boats has been fitted with advanced mini escape slides and
liferafts from SurvitecZodiac. The Cape St George was launched at the
Austal yard in Henderson, West Australia in January and has now been
delivered to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service after
fit-out and trials. All eight of the advanced, state-of-the-art aluminum
patrol boats are scheduled for delivery by August 2015.
enters service with new SURVITECZODIAC Escape Slide System
A newA new version of the successful SurvitecZodiac MIS MES escape slide and
liferaft system has been fitted to the latest addition to the
Ventrafiken fleet. The Uraniborg was recently completed at the Hvide
Sande shipyard in Denmark and has just entered service between
Landskrona and the island of Ven located in the Oresund between Sweden
|SURVITEC Group unveils its latest
Technological Advancement in Marine Evacuation Systems
|During SMM 2012, visitors to the
Survitec Group stand will have the first opportunity to observe the new
‘remote liferaft launch’ feature for the world-leading SurvitecZodiac
MIS (Medium Inflatable Slide) Escape Slide System.
On display in Hall B1.OG on Stand 600, the innovative feature of the new
SurvitecZodiac system enables a second liferaft to be remotely launched
after the double track escape slide has been deployed and its first 150
person liferaft has been automatically inflated. By pulling a painter
line on the ship, the new development allows the second liferaft to be
deployed. Previously it was necessary for a crew member to descend into
the first liferaft, from where the second could be inflated.
The development of a remote inflation capability now eliminates
the need for any crew to leave the ship ahead of passengers and permits
the almost immediate deployment of a second liferaft as soon as the
first has been activated. This is expected to save valuable seconds of
vessel evacuation time for passengers and crew.
The SurvitecZodiac range of Marine Evacuation Systems is already
at the forefront of escape slide performance, with this particular
Escape Slide System offering high speed evacuation of 731 passengers in
30 minutes, when used with SurvitecZodiac Throw Over 150 person canopy
liferafts. When used with SurvitecZodiac Open Reversible Inflatable 151
person open liferafts, 397 passengers can escape in 17 min 40 sec.
All liferafts used by the new system are of the SurvitecZodiac
Aspirator type and weighing in at just 490kg, makes a significant,
overall weight reduction possible when compared to a regular Throw Over,
Self Righting 150 person liferaft weight of 840kg. This demonstrates the
system’s suitability for use on high speed craft.
GRP containers allow for simple storage of the liferafts and the
inflatable slide is folded and rolled around it on tilting deployment
cradle, ensuring the SurvitecZodiac system is suitable for a wide range
of vessels including high speed craft governed by the HSC Code, small
passenger vessels operating in national waters, military vessels and
RO-RO ferries on short international voyages.
Come and find out more about Survitec Group at SMM Hamburg 2012.
Hall BG.O1, Stand 600.
Sales Enquiries Dave Parslow - sales director SurvitecZodiac
Tel: 00 33 5 46 04 60 70 Fax: 00 33 5 46 04 65 92
|SURVITECZODIAC Presented at
|Posidonia 2012 is just around
the corner and it will be the first opportunity for visitors to
see the SurvitecZodiac range of products being presented since
the acquisition of the Zodiac Solas business by Survitec last
summer. Our SurvitecZodiac customers will now benefit from the
back-up and resources that are gained by being part of the world
number one in marine safety and survival equipment.
SurvitecZodiac will be exhibiting on stand number 3413 which
will be listed in the catalogue under the name of its Greek
distributor, Selas Kos.
The SurvitecZodiac brand of liferafts will be represented
prominently on the stand and will include more innovative
products from our impressive range, including the Ultra Compact
Xtrem liferaft and also our self-stacking davit-launched
liferafts which are able to offer ship operators major savings
in deck space and versatility.
Dave Parslow, Sales Director, commented on SurvitecZodiac’s
exhibition plans, "Our new, escape slide deployment DVD, which
features the MIS MES escape slide, will also be a major feature
on the stand. The SurvitecZodiac MIS MES is known to provide the
fastest evacuation speed for small to medium-sized ships and
high speed craft as it can enable the escape of 731 passengers
in 30 minutes when used with the Throw-Over 150 person canopy
life rafts. This advanced slide is available with a range of
size and liferaft options which make it suitable for a wide
variety of vessels either as a new build or a retro-fit."
"We will also be showcasing our most recent escape slide
innovation, the SurvitecZodiac MES ESS. This marine evacuation
system features an inflatable slide and open reversible liferaft
that can be launched and inflated automatically, by the ship’s
Master pressing a button on the bridge. The unit is
automatically launched over the ship’s side enabling the slide
and raft to inflate. Self-tensioning electric winches then
automatically pull-in bowsing lines to make the escape system
secure and ready for use. This system is likely to be of
particular interest to operators of small ferries and passenger
ships as it can free crews for other emergency duties that would
not be possible if they had to launch a system manually." He
For more information on our products and services, please visit
us at Posidonia on stand 3413
or contact Sales Director, David Parslow: +33 (0)540161940 or
|SURVITEC Acquisition of DBC
Marine and Zodiac SOLAS
|Survitec Group Limited, one of
the global leaders in safety and survival equipment, has
completed its acquisition of the Zodiac® commercial SOLAS
liferaft business from Zodiac Marine Pool. The acquired business
comprises Zodiac SOLAS in Chevanceaux, France and its Vancouver
based sister company, DBC Marine Safety Systems in Canada. This
further enhances Survitec’s plans for global expansion in the
marine industry. Check out the official press release for more
View PDF Press
|New SurvitecZodiac Slide
Added to Website
|SurviSurvitecZodiac recently obtained
EC Med, Transport Canada, and United States Coast Guard approval
on their new large slide evacuation system. Check out the web
page for more details New SurvitecZodiac Slide Check out the web
page for more details here.
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