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Tag: life-saving equipment

How to survive in cold water

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Maritime New Zealand informs about techniques that everyone could do, in order to improve chances of survival in cold water. Wearing warm clothes and lifejackets, avoiding alcohol and keeping a conscious, not-panicked mind are some of the advice included.

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Unexpected release of lifeboat occurred onboard tanker

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The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a safety alert, in order to inform on a sudden disengagement of a lifeboat, during ship inspection onboard a tanker. The alert contains a description of the accident and lessons learnt, in order to increase awareness, which may prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

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Alcohol contributed to most fatal boating accidents

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USCG released its Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing that last year alcohol was the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents and was listed as the leading factor in 15 percent of deaths. Operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed, and machinery failure ranked as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.

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RMI urges operators to check breathing devices’ efficiency

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The RMI published a Safety Bulletin issued by UK MCA, regarding Hwayan Emergency Escape Breathing Devices, that have been found not to fulfill the required rate for delivery of breathing air to the user. The RMI recommends that operators check EEBDs onboard, and if they are found to fall between the affected lot numbers, to contact the manufacturer and undertake an air pressure test.

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New localisation system to save lives at sea

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The European Commission informed about the launch of a new system based on EU-funded research, that once fitted on vessels, ship teams will be able to locate passengers instantly, on board and in the water. The solution aims to address specifically emergency situations, such as sinking, when crews need to find and evacuate all passengers quickly.

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Viking unveils new safety systems

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VIKING will showcase its new solutions and servicing concepts in a forthcoming exhibition. The company says their products combine all the advantages of modern lifeboats, such as self-propelled maneuverability, with the flexibility, comfort and smaller footprint of liferafts. In addition, their new storage and launch unit, is expected to set new standards for innovation, functionality and aesthetics in deckside or hull-integrated evacuation systems.

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