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Vanguard’s hyperbaric lifeboat sails to Singapore

18th December 2012

Vanguard's self propelled hyperbaric lifeboat makes its maiden journey into Singapore as a fully certified ABS class approved lifeboat

Vanguard’s hyperbaric lifeboat sails to Singapore
Vanguard Hyperbaric lifeboats have dimensions of 10.58 m x 3.78 m x 3.75 and are capable of carrying 12 to 18 divers plus a crew of 3 persons

In September 2012, Vanguard’s self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboat (SPHLB)model made its maiden journey into Singapore as a fully certified ABS class approved lifeboat.

“The obtaining of the approval is a milestone for Vanguard as it is an affirmation of the design and quality of her products,” the Singapore based manufacturer of hyperbaric lifeboats, fast rescue boats, boat-launching equipment (davits) and hook-release systems said in a press release.

“Today, Vanguard is the first and only lifeboat manufacturer that supplies the self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboat that is ABS class approved. The process of obtaining the ABS class approval is an uphill journey that includes a series of documentation submission and approval and not forgetting the factory acceptance tests,” the company added.

Vanguard Hyperbaric lifeboats have dimensions of 10.58 m x 3.78 m x 3.75 and are capable of carrying 12 to 18 divers plus a crew of 3 persons. All models are able to travel at a speed of over 6 knots and bear a hook distance of 9.90 m.

The lifeboats are designed and built to SOLAS 86 regulations. Incorporating a hyperbaric chamber into the lifeboats allows divers to maintain their atmospheric pressure during an escape from a hazardous situation.

Critical spares and expert maintenance are also available via Vanguard’s global network of service agents, which cover major ports around the world.