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Norsafe lifeboat best maritime safety product of 2013

21st June 2013

Norsafe’s GES50 MKIII lifeboat awarded best maritime safety product at Safety at Sea Awards

Norsafe life-boat best maritime safety product of 2013
The free-fall lifeboat is designed for evacuation from ships, rigs and offshore constructions

Norsafe’s new free-fall lifeboat, the GES50 MKIII, was on Thursday named the best maritime safety equipment of 2013 at the “Safety at Sea Awards” held on board the English warship HMS Belfast in London.

 

“The new free-fall lifeboat from Norsafe, GES50 MKIII, is one of the most advanced LSA equipment around, a real improvement to the lifeboat technology,” the jury said in a statement.

 

The free-fall lifeboat is designed for evacuation from ships, rigs and offshore constructions. The boat is 50ft (14,9m) long and has a capacity for 70 persons of 100kg each. It is constructed with fire-resistant GRP (glass fibre reinforced polyester). The boat is designed for skid launch, and Norsafe has designed and built a complete new davit (SW50) for the boat.

 

Last year, Norsafe conducted the extreme free-fall test with the newly developed free-fall lifeboat. It was tested from a drop height of 61.53m and has been certified for heights up to 47m. The GES50 MKIII is designed and manufactured according to the latest DNV-OS-E406 and SOLAS requirements. Norsafe continues to expand their service network to service lifesaving systems globally.