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Norsafe Enters the Cruise and Passenger Ferry Market

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By MarEx 2018-01-11 16:23:33

Norsafe has recently developed a modern, Partially Enclosed Lifeboat (PELB) providing a secure and protected means of escape for persons on-board passenger vessels. The SOLAS compliant Minima 88 is a compact 8.8m long boat with a width of 4.25m for 150 persons.

With its signal coloured canopy, white hull and cool streamlined exterior, this fresh design brings some exciting new features. A spacious cockpit in the middle of the boat provides excellent visibility during embarkation, with a good view for the helmsman. The forward visibility is excellent and a roof hatch in the cockpit provides vertical visibility towards the davits during launching/retrieval.

The large side doors aid the fast and efficient embarkation of the crew. Seats are arranged on two levels and a mechanical steering nozzle offers optimum manoeuvrability and increased bollard pull. Norsafe has received an order from Xiamen Shipyard in China for a Finland based operator, Viking Line, for six Minima-88 lifeboats with compatible LHD-200 davits. This new build ferry is due to come into service in 2021 on routes across the Baltic Sea between Turku, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.

About Norsafe

Norsafe develops advanced technology marine lifesaving systems for all types of ships and offshore installations, and specialised boats for military and professional use.

Since 1903 Norsafe has produced over 29 000 lifeboats and uses its expertise in safety at sea to offer the widest range of conventional and freefall lifeboats, fast rescue boats and davits in the market today. All of Norsafe’s products comply with SOLAS and industry regulations.

Norsafe is focused on providing reliability in case of emergency and keeping LSA fully operational throughout its lifetime. Its global service network of 45 service partners is spread across all continents and operates from over 300 ports worldwide, providing 24/7 service throughout the entire lifetime of the equipment. This ensures operational safety and readiness at all times, and compliance with the latest industry regulations.

Norsafe is also passionate about crew training, offering a wide range of courses through Norsafe Academy training centres in Rosendal, Norway and Port of Lavrion, Greece. These state-of-the-art training facilities are the ideal setting for world-class offshore, maritime and fisheries courses in accordance with STCW and NOROG standards for the safe operation and maintenance of LSA. Our courses give your crew the confidence to carry out procedures that can save lives in an emergency situation.

Norsafe's Military & Professional range of boats are ideal for patrol, assistance and specialist use, including operations in hostile areas. Our multi-purpose boats are reliable and easily manoeuvrable with excellent seakeeping abilities. Over the past 25 years, Norsafe has supplied rescue boats, patrol boats and specialised boats to the police, coast guard, navy, customs, SAR operations and the marine and offshore industries.

Norsafe Group headquarters is located in Arendal, Norway, and sales/service offices are located in China, Greece, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Japan, Brazil, Australia, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and UK. Norsafe’s worldwide involvement includes production, sales, delivery and service of lifesaving equipment for ships and the offshore industry. The company is a complete provider within maritime safety. For more information, visit www.norsafe.com

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.