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VIKING Life-Saving Equipment will take part at this year’s Nor-Shipping Conference, where it is going to introduce visitors to latest solutions aiming to boost the safety of crew and passengers, as well as reduce the time, complexity and costs of maintaining safety compliance.

Among others, Nor-Shipping visitors will be able to try out the revolutionary VIKING Nadiro Drop-In-Ball™ lifeboat hook system for themselves, that can be fitted on lifeboats and rescue craft of any make and size. Compared to conventional hook designs, the Drop-In-Ball™ system features only a few moving parts, making it light on procurement, installation and service costs as well.

In addition, the company will be displaying its new PV95 series lifejacket, available for adults, children and infants, Its key features include a perfect ergonomic fit, swift repacking and compact stowage when not in use, intuitive donning and freedom of movement for easy boarding, turning and swimming in an emergency.

“The traditional crotch strap is redundant by design, significantly reducing the time and resources needed for repacking. Also, with single buckle operation and just one instant-adjustment strap, the lifejacket is very easy to put on and fits passengers of any size,” says Soren Hansen, VIKING’s Global Product Manager for Personal Protective Equipment.

The company has also been focusing on Polar safety, following the recent implementation of the IMO Polar Code.

“Participating in both editions of the SAREX expedition arranged by the Norwegian Maritime Authority, VIKING equipment has recently been put through full-scale tests giving us a unique insight in understanding Polar risks and how best to mitigate them through equipment performance. We would love to share our experience and recommendations for product selection. Anyone interested in safety under the new Polar Code is more than welcome to stop by our stand for dialogue and knowledge-sharing”, says VIKING Senior Vice President Benny Carlsen.


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