Norsafe to Equip Australia's New Polar Research Ship

Photo: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding

Posted by Michelle Howard

Norsafe said it has signed a contract with Damen Schelde Naval
Shipbuilding BV to supply IMO Polar Code compliant Life Saving
Appliances (LSA) to an arctic supply and research vessel for the
Australian Antarctic Division.

Norsafe will supply two JYN-85 conventional lifeboats with LH-140
davits and two JYN-115 lifeboats with LH-185 davits to the

This is the second order Norsafe has received for its specialist
LSA winning its first Polar Code contract with the British
Antarctic Survey Polar Research vessel Sir David Attenborough in
November last year.

Norsafe said it was the first LSA supplier to put its equipment
through full scale tests and trials during a joint stakeholder
SAR-EX (Search and Rescue) expedition in April 2016 with the
Norwegian Coast Guard, Norwegian Maritime Authorities, Norwegian
Petroleum Safety Authorities, ENI, DNV-GL and 5 different

Full scale tests and exercises have been performed in both
simulated and realistic Polar conditions to document product
performance. Specific risk analysis was also undertaken to assess
and mitigate potential risks and to demonstrate compliance with
the code. In April 2017 Norsafe will return to Spitzbergan,
Norway, to participate in a second Polar Code trial arranged by
the Norwegian Maritime Authority where a winterized Norsafe
conventional lifeboat will undergo further tests to assess the
adaptations and effectiveness in Polar conditions.

Mar 6, 2017

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