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UK marine safety company Cosalt
secured a major export contract to
supply over 9,500 lifejackets to Royal
Caribbean International cruise lines for
their new mega ship, the 220,000 tonne
'Oasis of the Seas'.
The US$2 billion liner is the largest ever
built and carries 5,400 passengers, served
by a crew of more than 3,000. The vessel
was delivered on October 28.
The 'Oasis of the Seas' has been
supplied with the ground-breaking Cosalt
Premier 2010 lifejacket. This was the first
inherently buoyant lifejacket in the world
to be approved to the new and more
stringent safety at sea Maritime Safety
Committee regulations (MSC2O(80)) due
for implementation in July 2010.
The product was the result of a
three-year research and development
project that involved over 1,000 hours of
in-water testing and detailed discussions
with leading cruise and ferry operators.
The Premier 2010 has a patented design
neck system that can adjust to the wearer's
neck size so it can be worn by anyone from
43kg up to 140kg while still maintaining
good face angles and mouth clearance
above the water. The patented "Reverse
Angle Head Support" holds the head at the
optimum position for maximum in-water
performance even if the wearer becomes
unconscious. The lifejacket self rights in an
average of 1.7 seconds.
Explained Andrew Richards, Managing
Director of Cosalt's Marine business: "We
have developed a groundbreaking
lifejacket that reaches new levels of
performance. With a number of exciting
and innovative patented design features,
the Premier 2010 will outperform existing
products by a considerable margin. We
believe this commitment to innovation
was the key to winning the prestigious
'Oasis of the Seas' export order.
"What is more, we have worked
hard to bring this product to market
well in advance of the new regulations
coming into force in July 2010 to
help save lives at sea and ensure our
customers can take advantage of the
latest lifejacket design technology at
the earliest opportunity. We are thrilled
that the Premier 2010 was selected
by to Royal Caribbean International
cruise lines for their new passenger ship,
'Oasis of the Seas'."
Cosalt currently supplies the most of
the world's major cruise lines with both
marine safety equipment and fibre ropes
from the UK.
For further information contact:
Cosalt, UK. Web: www.cosalt.com
Innovative lifejacket for cruise market boosts Cosalt's export sales
Hutton's Medical, the UK's leading supplier of medical supplies
to the maritime industry, recently announced that it is now
authorised to supply first aid kits for lifeboats and liferafts.
Hutton's Medical has been granted certification from Lloyd's
Register to supply the essential first aid kits, which are a
mandatory item on all lifeboats and liferafts.
Now on sale, the new Hutton's Medical first aid kits are
available in European (for all EUregistered vessels) and SOLAS
(for vessels registered throughout the rest of the world) formats.
John MacDonald, General Manager of Hutton's Medical, says:
"We have made this addition to our services in response to
requests from our customers throughout the shipping world. We
are pleased to have been able to source these competitively priced
products which will meet our clients' requirements and comply
with maritime legislation."
Headquartered in Hull, UK, Hutton's Medical holds Home Office
and Wholesale Dealer licences. Its team are fully conversant with the
latest marine medical legislation and also provides ship inspections,
stock replenishment and a global certification service for ships'
For further information contact:
Hutton's Medical, UK.
Web: www.huttons medical.com
Hutton's Medical now supplies first aid kits for lifeboats and liferafts
The LR type-approved kits are available in SOLAS or European specifications
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