Ocean Safety to supply complete RNLI fleet
Ocean Safety, the UK’s leading independent marine safety equipment supplier has been selected by the RNLI to carry out a wide reaching replacement programme for all their current liferafts in an operation that will take up to three years.
The Ocean Safety ISO liferaft will become the liferaft of choice on every RNLI all weather lifeboat, following a rigorous selection programme in which Ocean Safety had to produce innovative solutions to the RNLI’s requirements to exceed their own high safety standards for their fleet of vessels.
Ocean Safety was commissioned to design a new packing and stowage solution to meet the RNLI’s criteria. This meant designing a new liferaft container to fit the existing stowage.
Charlie Mill of Ocean Safety says, “We are very proud of achieving this milestone contract with the RNLI. During the contract period we will be supplying some 300 Ocean Safety ISO liferafts. This is a phenomenal success for Ocean Safety.”
RNLI personnel witnessed thorough pool testing of the liferaft before the selection was made.
Allen Stevens, Senior Engineer at the RNLI, comments, “We are very happy with our choice of Ocean Safety for re-equipping our fleet of lifeboats. The in depth process of design and development, working closely with Ocean Safety, gives us maximum confidence. Throughout the process, Ocean Safety demonstrated they could meet our requirements.”
David Brook of the RNLI adds "This contract with Ocean Safety Ltd will provide our volunteer lifeboat crews with additional levels of safety when carrying out their vital lifesaving work at sea. In addition, it will save the RNLI almost £1m over the next 12 years and, as a charity that relies on public support to fund its activities, we are constantly striving to provide maximum value for every pound so generously donated.”
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Press Release : PR 093 RNLI contract.docx
Image 1 and 2 : Ocean Safety Stand
Image 3 : Left to right: David Brook – Director RNLI , Charlie Mill, MD Ocean Safety. Back row: L to r: Shaun Botha, Commodity Buyer, RNLI, Allen Stevens, Senior Engineer, RNLI, Mandy Boughton, Business Development Manager, Ocean Safety