The VIKING Evacuation Dual Chute VEDC, is VIKING's highest capacity chute system to date and is combined with 153 person high capacity liferafts for safe, rapid evacuation for larger passenger vessels. This unique design combines the highest evacuation capacity with discreet, compact and self-contained design for maximum safety an relatively little deck disruption.
Each VEDC system contains two 153 person liferafts with either A or B SOLAS emergency pack. Capacity can be increased to suit the exact ship requirement with additional drop liferafts.
Easy to deploy, even under extreme conditions
The bottle filled with nitrogen activates a pneumatic/hydraulic cylinder, which pushes out the sledge with the liferaft containers. By the movement of the sledge the chute box is tilted and the chute is pulled out of the chute box. When the sledge is waterborne the sledge sinks away and pulls the inflation lines for the liferafts. The “chute-liferaft” will automatically pull the chute into the liferaft when inflating.
APPROVALS – SYSTEM
SOLAS 74, Reg. III/4 & III/34, as amended by IMO Res. MSC 48(66)
and IMO Res. MSC 81(70)
EC type approval acc. to EC Directive 96/98/EC (expected January 2008)
USCG acceptance/approval by MRA (pending)
APPROVALS - LIFERAFTS
SOLAS, IMO, USCG, MCA, EC and other flag authorities