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Maritime Safety

Transas Survival Craft Simulator Eliminates Drill Risks

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Transas has introduced a new Survival Craft Simulator (SCS) to prepare crew for the multitude of possible scenarios that can occur during lifeboat drills, aiming to address one of the most notorious sources of accidents in shipping without exposing personnel to physical danger.    Effective survival

Accon Marine Pop-Up Cleats Enhance Safety

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Few things can pull the fun out of a day on the water like stubbing or even breaking a toe on a hard metal boat cleat. Innovative 202 Series Pop-Up Cleats from Accon Marine retract flush with the deck when not in use, minimizing tripping and snagging hazards onboard.   Made of marine-grade 316 stainless steel,

Portable Marine Fire Pump

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A new lightweight portable fire pump designed specifically for salt water applications has been released by Australian Pump Industries. Called the ‘Sea Skipper’ QP205SED, the new pump is diesel powered and self-primes from depths of 7.6m. Aussie’s Sea Skipper has evolved from the Fire Chief, claimed

Roxtec Invests in New Fire Lab

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Cable and pipe transit manufacturer Roxtec says it is growing in several different industries. In order to meet the increasing demand for product testing and pave the way for continuous growth, the company is building a new fire test lab in Karlskrona, Sweden, to be ready in 2018.      The Roxtec

Emerald Marine Products' MOB Protection

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It's not easy putting a price on safety. But Emerald Marine Products' ALERT Man-Overboard system delivers unmatched protection to marine professionals for a mere $1 per day—less than a cup of coffee. Built for commercial use, the ALERT system consists of a light, compact transmitter that's worn on

PBES Norway, Pangea Marine Trade Ink Agency Agreement

PBES and Pangea Marine Trade has announced the agreement to represent PBES energy storage for hybrid and fully electric commercial marine vessels in Southern Europe. “The hybrid power system of today is smart, proven technology, designed for ease of integration and uninterrupted performance,” said Brent Perry, Chief Executive Officer, PBES.

The ELSA Inside Out: 35 Years of Escape Protection

ELSA (Photo: Scott Safety)

Tony Pickett, Associate Director of Product Management – Industrial & M&CD, Scott Safety, takes us through the history and inner workings of the ELSA Escape set. Breathing apparatus are pieces of equipment designed to supply a user with clean breathing air, from a compressed air source, which is

ACR Electronics Acquires United Moulders

ACR Electronics, Inc. confirmed it has acquired United Moulders Ltd. (UML), a United Kingdom based designer and manufacturer of lifejacket inflating devices. UML designs a range of automatic and manual lifejacket inflation systems that are approved for integration into lifejackets manufactured around the world for the commercial,

Fishing Vessel Owner Jailed for Crew Fatalities

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The owner of a fishing vessel has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to two charges brought by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) for the unsafe operation of a fishing vessel and failing to ensure that the gas cooker was properly maintained.   Timothy Bowman-Davies from

Solo Fisherman Prepares for Man-Overboard Situtation

Photo: Emerald Marine

The cold, shark-infested waters off the Farallon Islands are no place to fall overboard. While steaming down a swell at 16 kts on his 31' F/V Destiny, Jim Colomy's seat post broke, almost sending him over the rail. A solo commercial fisherman when going after salmon, he decided a self-rescue solution was needed.