VIKING first with dual-approved thermal lifejacket

Following recent SOLAS approval, VIKING has launched a new dual-approved thermal lifejacket that raises the bar for its competitors.

Facts

About VIKING Life-Saving Equipment

Founded in 1960 and born global, VIKING is a privately held market leader in maritime safety with group headquarters in Denmark.

 

The company provides essential safety and fire-fighting equipment to the following segments: passenger, cargo, offshore, defense, fishing, yachting and fire. Products are manufactured at facilities in Denmark, Norway and Thailand and include chute and slide-based marine and offshore evacuation and crew transfer systems, liferafts, lifejackets, immersion suits, fire suits, work suits, pilot suits, transportation suits, man overboard (MOB) boats, davits and other life-saving appliances.

 

VIKING offers a choice of product packages and solutions – standard or tailor-made – that are certified to the latest requirements of IMO, SOLAS, EU and the USCG.

 

A unique network of more than 70 branch offices, agents, 270 certified servicing stations and worldwide stock points makes VIKING a truly global provider offering cost-effective and convenient service whenever and wherever it is needed. 

 

Leading marine and offshore safety equipment manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has launched a new dual-approved thermal lifejacket with broad appeal for the offshore and commercial shipping industries operating in harsh, cold environments.

 

High performance in cold waters

 

Raising the standards for personal safety, the company’s new thermal lifejacket, PV9720, has been tested and approved according to new stringent lifejacket performance standards as well as existing thermal requirements. And it is the first on the market to comply with both.

 

VIKING Vice President Benny Carlsen says the new lifejacket is just part of the company’s drive to provide superior solutions to a changing market. “Our new thermal lifejacket has just been launched,” says Mr. Carlsen,  “and it’s already been warmly welcomed onboard offshore supply vessels, accommodation platforms, pipe laying barges, passenger ferries and others…for example companies engaged in oil and gas activities in the Barents Sea.”

 

Protection against hypothermia is essential when operating in cold waters. The PV9720 lifejacket is specially designed to protect against loss of body temperature with a built-in neoprene torso covering the core body, head and crotch area.  It also sets new standards for performance levels with extraordinary turning capabilities, high face freeboard and superior field of vision and reach, for example, when entering a liferaft.

 

Finally, a new slim profile design ensures easy donning – while reducing storage space with approximately 20% at the same time.

 

Certified thermal protection

 

The new SOLAS-approved thermal protective lifejacket is the only one on the market designed, tested, verified and approved to both the latest lifejacket performance requirements described in MSC 200 and the thermal protection performance standards of MSC/Circ. 922. 

 

Why is compliance with multiple regulations important? Because a changing market means that, for instance, vessels built in Korea, sailing under Panama flag, might now be operating in the Norwegian sector - and thus must live up to both SOLAS and flag state requirements as well as local standards.

Related news

Latest news

Nemko Publishes Short Notes on China

Nemko has published a some updates related to China and new initiatives regarding standards, product safety and cyber security. 

Technip and FMC Technologies Shareholders Approve Business Combination

FMC Technologies Inc. and Technip S.A. have announced that the companies' respective shareholders have voted to approve the proposed business combination of Technip and FMC Technologies.

Nordsild

The fishing vessel "North Herring" belonging to Norsild Havfiske AS with factory from Melbu Systems was in August ready for cod fishing.

One of the Strongest Earthquakes in New Zealand in 200 years

NORSAR reports that New Zealand’s South Island was struck by one of the strongest earthquakes the country has observed in the past 200 years November 13, 2016.

Jotne Subsea Gas Lift for Balder Field

In April 2015, Jotne E&P was awarded an EPC contract to build the subsea gas lift manifold for Exxon Mobil on the Balder Field.

Jotne Awarded Contract for Subsea Protection Structure

In January 2016, Jotne E&P was awarded a contract for the delivery of a subsea protection structure and GRP cover for a Xmas tree at Balder field. The contract was awarded by Ocean Installer.

UiB and CMR in high-tech collaboration

Students from UiB last month joined an experiment with an ultra-high-speed camera. This was a part of the troubleshooting of the Field Kelvin Probe currently under development.

Hatteland Display at International Workboat Show 2016

Hatteland Display are highlighting its diverse portfolio of maritime displays and panel computers on its booth (#1658) at the International Workboat Show 2016 (IWBS 2016) this week.

Servogear Announces Upcoming Events

Servogear announces a busy end of November, beginning of December. They will be participating at important international exhibitions.