New lifejacket design collaboration
Survitec and Marine Rescue Technologies’ (MRT) have created a lifejacket that accommodates and complements a range of MRT personal locator beacons (PLB).
The Seacrewsader 290N sMRT has been specifically designed to be worn with a Sea Marshall AU9 and sMRT AU10 PLB. It is the first in a series of products that will be brought to market by the partnership.
Ross Wilkinson, Survitec’s vice president Northern Europe, said that the strength and mutual respect of each brand sparked the collaboration. “By working together, we can ensure that when a customer requires a lifejacket and an MRT beacon they have something that has been designed to complement each other for optimum comfort and in-water performance. Ultimately, to offer the best chance of survival should it be needed,” he said.
Safety at the 'forefront of all decisions'
Ryan Pettit, chief executive of MRT, added, “MRT’s mantra is to put the safety of the man in the water at the forefront of all our decisions, we would simply not collaborate with any company who does not operate by this philosophy.”
Based on Survitec’s established SOLAS-standard Seacrewsader 290N 3D, the new Seacrewsader 290N sMRT version along with MRT’s PLBs are all approved to SOLAS and other international safety standards.
Both inflation mechanisms are on one side of the lifejacket so that the sMRT PLB is accommodated on the other with a Fusion 3D cover over the lifejacket to balance out the symmetry. Inspection zips have also been incorporated to each side of the lifejacket allowing the sMRT PLB to be turned on and off and the inflation mechanisms to be checked without entirely opening the lifejacket. This development has been integrated into all Survitec’s SOLAS Crewsaver 3D lifejackets – including the new standard Seacrewsader 290N 3D and Rope Access 275N 3D.
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