An advanced evacuation system has passed heavy weather seatrials
Survitec’s Seahaven Advanced Evacuation System was successfully deployed from EDT Jane, an 80m offshore support vessel.
“This is a major milestone in the development of cruise safety technology. Passing HWSTs demonstrates that Seahaven has exceeded the highest safety performance standards,” said Ron Krisanda, executive chairman, Survitec.
The testing was carried out in line with the SOLAS requirements for ’Novel Appliances’ which requires the test to be performed in conditions that do not drop below six on the Beaufort Scale.
Key representatives from leading classification society Lloyd’s Register were in attendance, with observers from UK MCA also onboard the vessel.
Mr Krisanda said that the trials are a huge step forward in the critical development of Seahaven bringing the cruise evacuation system one step closer to full market introduction.
Seahaven is a novel lifeboat system that offers Helical slide-based mass evacuation from large passenger vessels.
The two craft system has a total capacity of 1060 persons and can travel independently at six knots for 24 hours.
Survitec said it now looks ahead to the next steps of this project, working with its customers on the introduction of the system to their operations.
The Survitec team will be exhibiting at this year’s Seatrade Miami, 25 to 28 April 2022, stand no 4226, to meet with cruise operators and discuss the introduction of Seahaven.