Thursday, July 17, 2014

TOP 5 REASONS TO WEAR A LIFE JACKET

 
WEAR your life jacket
WEAR your life jacket

LALIZAS Company, with only goal the safety of life at sea, presents the top 5 reasons for all recreational boaters to wear a life jacket, attempting to contribute in reducing the alarming statistics that report drowning as one of the most common causes of death world wide.

1) "I have life jackets on board" Simply having life jackets on board the vessel, does not guarantee safety. Accidents occur too fast to put on a stowed life jacket.

2) "I am a strong swimmer" Even the strongest swimmers need to wear a life jacket. During an emergency, clothing can become heavy in the water. In addition to that, cold and exhaustion can make swimming impossible.

3) "It’s too hot and doesn’t look cool" Old-fashioned life jackets have been replaced with new styles, like inflatable life jackets that may resemble a pair of suspenders or a belt pack. These are much cooler in the warmer weather.

4) "It gets in the way" Life jacket market has developed and nowadays one can find specific life jackets for any recreational water activity like fishing and water sports of all kinds.

5)  "Nothing is going to happen to me" Truth to be told, accidents do happen. Boating can be a fun, exciting activity and safe at the same time, but when the "Wear It!" message is ignored, the consequences can be grim.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

STATOIL JOINS VIKING’S SAFETY MANAGEMENT SUCCESS STORY



VIKING is ready with all the answers to a new hot topic for offshore infrastructure owners and operators at its stand at OTC 2014. The topic is single-source safety equipment servicing – and judging by industry reactions, VIKING seems to have uncovered – and solved – a significant hassle for its offshore customers.

Although its safety management offering, called the VIKING Offshore Safety Agreement, was released only last year, marine and fire safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has already had a number of significant wins. Among these is a newly inked, multi-year servicing contract signed with Norwegian-based oil and gas giant Statoil for the maintenance of marine safety equipment on board 36 platforms in the North Sea.

Statoil’s portfolio of marine safety equipment for its oil and gas activities is typical of similar-sized industry players. The company’s rigs have been built at various times and were equipped with the best of what was available at the time of construction. Over the years, many of the products have been updated, but rarely or never as a complete installation upgrade. What’s more, Statoil’s platforms are designed for a variety of purposes and environments and can require, therefore, slightly different types and specifications of equipment.

The result is a mix of brands, models and vintages that demands significant time and resources to maintain. The challenges aren’t Statoil’s alone, but present a correspondingly difficult set of challenges for its suppliers, who are required to maintain spare parts inventories, accurate delivery times and consistent quality levels. The delivery logistics of it all are complicated, too. Unlike safety servicing for passenger or cargo ships, which can be carried out when the vessel is in port, offshore platform owners are often forced to choose between buying or renting a temporary set of liferafts to replace equipment being serviced, or to consider reducing onboard personnel for days while vital safety equipment is being maintained on shore.

The new VIKING Offshore Safety Agreement makes for significantly easier administration for Statoil’s platforms and logistics staff. Previously, numerous emails and phone calls flowed between the various Statoil installations and a range of different safety equipment suppliers. And establishing and consolidating the various budgets at corporate level demanded many hours of work. VIKING now has full responsibility for its customer’s liferafts and chute systems, and its offshore service planning department coordinates scheduled servicing, including coordination with supply vessel schedules.

"Until the agreement, Statoil’s North Sea installations have been servicing their safety equipment under a variety of different schemes with little or no synchronization or coordination with other installations in the area," says Frode Lindseth, Statoil’s Senior Engineer in charge of Maintenance Management. "Now, VIKING has taken on the management effort, creating a single point of contact for us and finding new efficiencies with a minimum of disruption to Statoil’s production and production support processes. And the new predictability of costs is also very important to us, too."

"At the moment, we have several different brands of equipment, but over the years to come, we expect only to have VIKING," he continues. "Going this way has given us peace of mind both when it comes to the quality of the safety equipment we make available for our employees and the simplicity of its management."

Thursday, June 5, 2014

FUJIKURA LIFERAFT FRN-SV-R

Liferaft FRN-SV-R this inflatable liferaft is designed as rescue equipment for commercial vessels (excluding fishing boats) sailing all seas and adjacent oceans. The structure, operation and accessories meet the requirements of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) LSA Code.4.2 in 1996.





Life raft FRN-SV-R

Life raft FRN-SV-R

Is inflated with liquid CO2 (partially mixed with N2 gas) gas, and is equipped with a ramp that deploys automatically, insulated canopy and soil, and big bags of water to ensure stability. The raft fully inflates in 10 to 25 seconds after leaving ordinary temperature in order to allow people to quickly and safely evacuate the liferaft.

The structure and operation of this highly reliable liferaft complies with the provisions of SOLAS Regulation Lifesaving equipment of commercial vessels such as:

a) the raft must be able to withstand temperature range of -30℃ to 65℃,
b) capable of withstanding exposure for 30 days afloat in all sea conditions, and
c) the total weight should be 185 kg or less. This model has passed a drop test from a height of 30m.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

LIFEGUARD RAFT DAVIT NEW TARGETS OFFSHORE PLATFORMS GROUP SURVITEC

Survitec Group is announcing a new liferaft davit geared to meet the needs of survival and evacuation of workers, passengers and crew on offshore platforms or high freeboard vessels. Liferafts are the latest addition to the wide range of evacuation slides and rafts manufactured under the brand SurvitecZodiac, and incorporate the latest expertise and innovation in design and technology teams escape.

A new liferaft davit
A new liferaft davit
Also part of the wide range of launch and recovery systems (LARS) of Survitec Group for offshore platforms and ships. This includes liferafts, evacuation slides, escape chutes and liferafts and is a market that Survitec Group has been giving increasing attention in response to customer demand. Because of this new davit launched liferaft is also designed for use in wind turbines highest in the world for which there is currently no feasible alternative escape method.

New liferafts are available in two sizes weighing either 84 or 63 kgs (SOLAS A or package B). Both can accommodate up to eight people and is stored in a container resistant glass. In an emergency the container is connected to a box and swung outboard which is inflated and boarded. Boom brake then be released, either by a member of the crew on deck or by a raft occupant throwing a throwing line. The liferaft will then descend safely at sea at any height up to 36 meters.

Sea anchors are automatically displayed below the liferaft to reduce drift, improve stability and to ensure that survivors are left together to speed rescue. Both sizes liferaft equipped with connection points so they can be towed to a safer or more convenient place. Even with sea anchors deployed the smaller of the two life rafts may be towed at full load at a speed of 3 knots without risk of damage.

Careful design has beenapplied to the details of the implementation process for inflation, loading and deployment of new liferafts as quickly as possible. Tests have shown that the liferaft SurvitecZodiac can be ready by the trained crew approached by eight and 36 meters down to sea level in just four minutes.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

VIKING'S PARTNER RECOGNIZED WITH ROYAL DAINSH AWARD

Diploma of the Danish Export Association, and the Medal of Honor of His Royal Highness Prince Henrik, will the representative Korean Viking Life - Saving Equipment, Mr. JW Lee, for nearly thirty years of successful business partnership.

The recipient of the Diploma of the Danish Export Association, and the Medal of Honor of His Royal Highness Prince Henrik is Mr. JW Lee, a Korean business success for many years, has built a business agency great success around products VIKING life-saving equipment, the global market leader based in Esbjerg in fire safety equipment and marine.

VIKING's partner recognized with Royal Dainsh Award
VIKING's partner recognized with Royal Dainsh Award

The award was presented by the Danish Minister for Trade and Development, Mogens Jensen, and CEO of the Danish Export Association, Ulrik Dahl, a galla dinner held as part of the current Danish trade delegation to the Republic of Korea. Attendees included representatives of numerous dinner shipbuilding industry in Korea, Korean government officials, Danish Industry, the Danish embassy here and a delegation of VIKING, including CEO Henrik Christensen.