At this year’s Hamburg SMM exhibition, Survitec, the safety and survival technology supplier, will be showcasing the world’s largest evacuation system, Seahaven.
Having received Lloyd’s Register type approval earlier this year, Survitec is set to revolutionise the way shipowners, designers and builders meet SOLAS requirements for the safe and rapid evacuation of passenger ships, the company claimed.
This year, the company announced that it was teaming up with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) to work on a cruise ship design incorporating Seahaven, as the primary means of evacuation for the cruise line’s ‘Prima’ class.
The 1,060-person capacity Seahaven, a self-propelled inflatable lifeboat, marks a significant step forward. Typically, a 4,000-pax capacity cruise ship would require at least 12 to 16 lifeboats and up to four MES with liferafts, taking about 30 mins to evacuate the ship.
However, just four Seahavens would be required to evacuate the same number of passengers in the same amount of time, freeing up to an additional 85% of existing lifeboat deck space for greater passenger experiences, Survitec said.
Visitor to Hall B5, Stand 528 will also be able to learn more about Survitec fire safety solutions for vessels operating and transporting alternative marine fuels together with a portfolio of life saving appliances and wearables.
****This year’s SMM will also include Marine Interiors@SMM, an exhibition and conference area specifically dedicated to interior design and equipment supply and aimed at the cruise and ferry sector.