Norsafe Recaptures World Record for Free-Fall Lifeboats (VIDEO)
At 7:50pm on Tuesday 3rd September, the world’s most advanced free-fall lifeboat performed a successful drop from a height of 66.8 metres. This is a new world record for free-fall lifeboats, and Norsafe has hereby reclaimed its record, which has been in the company’s possession since 1999, with only two brief exceptions.
The new generation free-fall lifeboat, GES52, fulfils the latest standards for life-saving appliances on the Norwegian continental shelf, and will be certified for heights of up to 51 metres! Norsafe GES52 (Gravity Escape System) is the second model in a series of three newly developed free-fall lifeboats, all meeting the new DNV-OS-E406 regulations that take effect from 2015.
GES52 is 52 feet long, has a capacity for at least 70 persons of 100kg. The boat’s design has undergone extensive testing that has shown its good characteristics, offering the best possible conditions for a safe evacuation in an emergency situation. Norsafe is the world leading provider of marine life-saving systems, and has become known over its 110-year history for always setting safety and quality as its first priorities.
Norsafe, September 24, 2013