• Theme: Safety

    C-Quip has launched an innovative buoyancy aid for the personal safety market. Their latest solution is the self-inflating Throw Raft, which “does what it says on the can”—it inflates on impact with the water. When inflated the device measures 22”x21” (56×53 cm). It has been approved by the US Coast Guard and has...

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    UK-based Martek Marine has launched its latest in telemedicine—iVital. The system won’t just save lives, but also could save shipowners money. Charlie Whyman, head of marketing, spoke to NauticExpo e-magazine.   NE e-mag: How does iVital work? Charlie Whyman: The medically certified hardware and software can be used by...

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    Innovations including satellite technology and advanced alerting devices are bringing lifejackets into the 21st century. But wearability remains key.   NauticExpo e-mag spoke with three manufacturers, who all agreed that designing lifejackets that people want to wear, especially for long periods, should be the major...

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    Getting your kid into a life vest has never been easier. Tribord, the nautical house brand of France’s Decathlon sporting goods chain, has introduced its Easy personal flotation device for children. The single front buckle is held in place by a Velcro band to facilitate closure and adjustment. The close-fitting vest...

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    Safety equipment is often mandatory by law according to boat size, type and flag. In 1948 the United Nations created the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a permanent body that deals with maritime safety; signatory countries adopt laws according to rules and regulations drawn up by the IMO. Leisure boats need...

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    FLIR’s Ocean Scout thermal camera could ease the challenge  of spotting things when out at sea either at night or day. This camera relies on thermal imaging as it picks up the heat that objects emit. Pocket sized, it displays data on a high-resolution LCD display. An InstAlert mode can be used in case of “man...