Free-fall lifeboat and davit systems for commercial vessels
VIKING Norsafe free-fall lifeboats protect the lives of seafarers on board tankers, bulk carriers and container vessels worldwide.
Designed for rapid evacuation, VIKING Norsafe free-fall lifeboats are extensively tested to ensure reliable performance in the harshest conditions. Fast-boarding and robust, they enter the water well away from the mothership - and with a world record free-fall performance of up to 50 m approved drop height.
VIKING Norsafe GES-model free-fall lifeboats offer all the features of conventional lifeboats with the additional safety benefits listed below.
VIKING Norsafe free-fall davits provide rapid evacuation using a skid launch - guaranteeing that lifeboats enter the water well away from the ship or offshore installation. And the hydraulic winch systems streamline lifeboat launch and recovery.
The free-fall davits are manufactured in-house at VIKING Norsafe facilities and designed to suit the full range of our VIKING Norsafe free-fall lifeboats. Take a closer look at the range and don't hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions.
Key safety features of VIKING Norsafe free-fall lifeboats
Rapid evacuation time from muster point to water entry
Skid-launched free-fall alone (without engine power) will move the boat to a safe location, away from the platform or mothership
Simulated release systems to allow manned launch drill without free-fall launch
Reduced risk of equipment failure or malfunction during maintenance, testing or operation
Larger free-fall lifeboats are approved to 100 kg per person and beyond
Key features of VIKING Norsafe free-fall davits
Uniquely designed to meet existing interface with optimised structures reducing weight impact on the host installation or ship.
Typically designed to meet SOLAS and NORSOK requirements
Alternatives for ATEX or IEC EX specifications for operation in hazardous zones
Designed for safe maintenance and operation in offshore and marine working environments
Special solutions available for extreme high or low temperatures
Project-specific solutions for retrofit
Designed and manufactured at VIKING Norsafe facilities
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* Maximum capacity is based on SOLAS configuration (430 mm and 82.5 kg per person)
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Davit fit boat types
Safe working load
GES-40 MKII/GES-40 ULS
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