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VIKING has the expertise to advise on and supply the best battery extinguishing system technology on the market, tested extensively by automotive partners and fire departments.
VIKING has expertise to guide your technical team on choosing the right firefighting foam solutions that are compliant and environmentally friendly.
VIKING features and explains the procedure of liferafts servicing in detail.
The liferaft features a self-righting ability, meaning that no matter how it lands in the water, it will always deploy facing the right way up - ready for boarding.
VIKING has long offered liferaft exchange, especially in the maritime cargo segment, But the shift to liferaft exchange is part of a broader pattern of change in servicing requirements for this most essential of life saving appliances.
Over five decades of experience in liferaft design, manufacture and service makes VIKING - the superior choice for marine and offshore liferaft solutions. Our liferafts are designed, tested and verified for their high performance, wherever and whenever they are needed.
The testing regime behind liferaft compliance provides a strong example of the reasoning regulators apply when they make rules to deal with real life emergency situations.
Choosing the right PPE for firefighting is crucial for your safety. With VIKING, you can go in strong with unbeatable knowledge and expertise. Our purpose-built fire suits strike the right balance of safety and mobility.
Introducing the new VIKING YouSafe™ Twist (PS4104) constant wear suit with enhanced fit, high quality finish and a simple design for basic needs. Designed for constant wear.
The latest innovation in suits and lifejackets for pilots and crew. Whether you’re in the cockpit, kneeling at the winch, or hanging on the end of the cable, we’ve got you covered with protection that provides comfort.
The new VIKING YouSafe™ Vanguard is specially designed for the Offshore industry where ergonomics, comfort and freedom of movement are alpha omega for working conditions offshore personnel face.
Designed for rapid evacuation, our VIKING Norsafe free-fall lifeboats are extensively tested to ensure reliable performance in the harshest conditions. Fast-boarding and robust, and have a world record free-fall performance of up to 50 m approved drop height.
VIKING Norsafe rescue boats are used every day by thousands of operators in offshore, marine, cruise and ferry as well as military applications. They provide excellent maneuverability providing the means for effective search and recovery for people at sea.
VIKING Norsafe uses a test tower facility to perform onshore full scale testing of free-fall lifeboats, as required by DNVGL-ST-E406. This avoids the complexity and risk of testing from offshore installations.
VIKING is a proven and trusted provider of retrofit solutions for both conventional and free-fall lifeboat installations. Our extensive experience allows us to generate engineering solutions which are manufactured and installed to aggressive time scales.
VIKING offers the full scope safety and evacuation solutions for electric ferries. We can act as your full-service partner on safety, from the concept design phase, through construction to delivery and beyond.
A new iPad-based inspection and reporting solution from VIKING enhances the accuracy, consistency and timely delivery of servicing documentation.
The Skagerak rescue stands as a major milestone in the history of VIKING. In many ways, this exceptionally successful
rescue operation, involving 22 liferafts, sparked worldwide interest in the liferaft technology.
VIKING Norsafe totally enclosed and partially enclosed lifeboats keep your personnel and passengers safe and protected. They are designed and manufactured exclusively at VIKING's production facilities to guarantee product quality.
Battery power and a clean environmental conscience go hand in hand, but the performance, availability and lower maintenance costs of E GES free-fall lifeboats are making a new and powerful safety case for all-electric propulsion.
Worn and outdated lifeboat hooks can pose a major risk to crews performing drills or running an actual evacuation. With VIKING, you get to choose between the industry’s safest hooks – the VIKING Norsafe TOR and the VIKING Nadiro Drop-In-Ball and K4-D.
VIKING Norsafe leads the industry in the development of equipment which is assured to perform on a particular installation, at a specific location, in harsh weather conditions.
Based on knowledge from SAREX survival tests in Polar conditions, we have developed concepts for winterized equipment, from equipment standards and maintenance to operation procedures.
VIKING Norsafe products have been designed and built since 1903 and our talented team at the forefront of innovation, continually pushing the boundaries of product development to provide the most technically advanced life-saving appliances for use at sea.
In March 1963, the cutter “Dagmar Larsen” shipwrecked in the cold North Sea. Following a full three days adrift in a liferaft, the crew of three was saved and brought home safely.
Based on industry experience and consolidating existing standards, the new IMO resolution MSC 402 (96) and related regulations provide mandatory higher-quality standardization for companies performing maintenance services throughout the maritime industry.
Kent and Kent share a first name, a commitment and a pride in servicing safety equipment that can save lives. They both work at VIKING’s servicing station in Esbjerg.
A growing number of VIKING’s global maritime clients are securing the benefits of centralized service planning, despite challenges to implementation brought by Covid-19.
Container fires on board very large container ships have been sufficiently frequent for the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) to call for a review of the firefighting equipment on board existing vessels.
In the summer of 2006, two young men started studying in Aalborg, Denmark. One was from the island of Læsø, and the other from the fishing village Asaa. Jesper and Martin became close friends, and they were determined to build something together.
In January 2020 VIKING acquired the Fire Safety and Rescue division of Drew Marine, adding to its own marine fire supply, inspection, certification, and repair expertise.
For shipowners across the globe, safety is first. But in a world where one must maximise efficiency - even when it comes to safety - many successful operators are turning to trust safety management with a single expert partner.
Augmented reality is now rapidly becoming part of VIKING’s product approvals and service.
Personal protective equipment must be maintained to the highest of standards, with any damage recorded and flagged for repair. RFID track-and-trace technology is a game-changing PPE condition and service solution.
The Global Partnership Agreement covers the worldwide distribution of multiple Dr. Sthamer marine foam products, with inventories held at VIKING distribution hubs in Dubai, Houston, Odense, Rotterdam, and Singapore.
Over the years, we’ve achieved industry leading expertise and we are happy to share our knowledge and experience to the benefit of operators and crews worldwide.
A sea trial is the ultimate test to ensure that safety equipment can save lives in harsh weather conditions. This type of trial places heavy demands on both the products and the people performing them.
The Polar Code brought rigor to rules covering ships operating in extreme temperatures, but misunderstandings remain over what qualifies a liferaft as suitable for the poles.
Marine Evacuation Systems served by liferafts is an efficient and widely used method for mass evacuation at sea. With passenger ship capacities increasing, the ability of MES to evacuate hundreds of people in a matter of time.