Safety – Page 9

  • You need to weigh up the pros and cons as to what kind of lifejacket is needed
    News

    Lifejackets: issues still need thought

    2013-05-14T08:32:00Z

    The lifejacket message is getting there – you only have to look at the figures, writes Stevie Knight. But choosing which type still needs thinking through

  • Training needs to make safety a 'reflex'
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    Getting out when things get scarey

    2013-05-14T08:32:00Z

    A simple fact of life is that boats can capsize, and while an open deck will just tend to dump crew and passengers in the water, cabins are another matter, writes Stevie Knight.

  • EPIRBs are very effective but complacency means half of boaters don’t register them
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    Raising the alarm

    2013-05-14T08:31:00Z

    EPIRBs are wonderful things, but there are issues getting people to do the decent thing and register them, writes Stevie Knight

  • The Wheel Mark is something we have come to know, but what value now?
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    Trick or treat?

    2012-02-20T23:17:00Z

    As soon as you release anything new into the market place you are waiting for the Asian copies coming back on the return tide, writes Stevie Knight.

  • The UK is, as yet, not as regulated as other places
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    You can't force the issue

    2012-02-20T23:17:00Z

    There’s definitely two camps on the subject of legislation. Many of the life-aid manufacturers have a large commercial presence – and this is a world that is governed by legislation.

  • iAIS Wireless AIS with iPad+Chart, available from Digital Yacht
    News

    AIS goes wireless

    2011-02-21T21:44:00Z

    Paul Sumpner of Digital Yacht firmly places the new generation of wifi AIS applications for iPad and iPhone within the safety category – bringing the lovely iPad even further from its ‘tech toy’ beginnings.

  • Plastimo’s liferafts benefit from an ‘envelope’ construction so it is possible to carry out repairs at sea
    News

    Inside the envelope

    2011-02-21T21:41:00Z

    Cathy Millien of Plastimo also takes issue with the ‘cheaper’ and often Asian-manufactured life-rafts, explaining that the company has taken on the challenge by offering all the latest innovative features on a tight budget.

  • The Fastfind PLB from McMurdo
    News

    Signalling additions

    2011-02-21T21:41:00Z

    There has been another part to this ongoing technological safety revolution. Some lifejackets now come with the ability to have a safety signalling device inserted or attached.

  • There's been a number of changes pushing recent lifejacket design forward
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    Staying afloat - the lifejacket evolution

    2011-02-21T21:40:00Z

    Lifejacket and safety aid manufacturers have been paddling hard to stay on top of a wave of change. However, Stevie Knight finds that some developments have arrived with hefty design implications...

  • Ken Kershaw: ‘presented the new standard about a year ago’
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    Will the new liferaft standard sink without trace?

    2010-02-05T10:10:00Z

    When you read the Marine Accident Investigation Bureau (MAIB) report into the collision between Blythe Spirit, a light GRP fishing boat, and the much heavier gil netter, Lady Hamilton of Helford, that resulted in the heavier boat going to the bottom, one thing hits the reader.

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    News

    New Secumar offers a complete package

    2009-03-01T12:06:00Z

    After listening to the requirements of sailors, the RNLI''s recommendations and their own research, German lifejacket manufacturer Secumar has created the new Ultra AX range in fashionable black using its ''Flat-Pack'' folding system.

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    Waypoint wants a proactive approach

    2009-03-01T12:06:00Z

    Waypoint Liferafts actually wants its customers to take a proactive approach to buying safety equipment, since it believes if you are in the market for an Offshore or ISO 9650-1 liferaft, you will then be able to appreciate ''what separates Waypoint liferafts from the rest of the market''.

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    Ocean Safety offers latest ACR EIRB

    2009-03-01T12:06:00Z

    The new ACR GlobalFix iPRO 406 GPS EPIRB, emergency position indicating radio beacon, is now available from Ocean Safety.

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    News

    MCA in distress over flares

    2009-03-01T12:06:00Z

    The use of flares to signal distress, a warning or your position has recently come under a great deal of scrutiny, writes Peter Nash.

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    News

    Fast Find PLBs approved for EU sale

    2009-02-23T12:06:00Z

    APPROVAL: McMurdo''s new Fast Find compact personal location beacon (PLB), has been approved for sale throughout the European Union and the USA. The EU approval was  given following an independent assessment by the British Approvals Board of Telecommunications (BABT).

  • News

    Approved servicing for all EPIRBs

    2008-03-01T18:45:00Z

    Sartech Engineering is the leading independent service organisation specialising in 406MHz EPIRBs, PLBs and radar transponders (SARTs).

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    News

    RNLI membership giveaway

    2008-03-01T18:45:00Z

    RNLI Ambassador Navimo UK have teamed up with the RNLI to promote sea safety. Every McMurdo FastFind PLB and Smartfind EPIRB purchased via Navimo’ s retailers will offer purchasers a year’ s complimentary RNLI membership, worth £ 64, provided by Navimo UK

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    121.5MHz emergency beacons to go

    2008-03-01T18:45:00Z

    The COSPAS-SARSAT system will cease satellite processing of 121.5/243MHz beacons from February 1, 2009. All beacon owners and users should replace their 121.5/243MHz beacons with 406 MHz beacons as soon as possible.

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    Widest choice of locator beacons

    2008-03-01T18:45:00Z

    McMurdo has recently introduced the new Fastfind Max range of PLBs which, together with the world beating range of Smartfind EPIRBs, gives the customer the widest choice of emergency location beacons available today.

  • News

    Radar reflectors and detection

    2008-03-01T18:45:00Z

    Firdell has first hand knowledge of the hazards associated with maritime activities. The company was formed after a near miss with a coaster in fog more than 30 years ago.