Two things you need to know about your life raft. Will it inflate and will it float?
Since the time when man first ventured out in a hollowed canoe, the sea has always been synonymous with insecurity for those who venture on to it. Being prepared will ensure your safety.
Hercules has been performing safety training since 2005, and in that time they have trained over 2,000 groups averaging 30 people per group. Total hours of safety training experience is over 4,500 hours. Hercules Marine Safety and Rigging conduct the training on the client's ships and will travel from Maine to anywhere on the south coast of New England.
Fishing vessel accidents occur when the physical system, the vessel, or the vessels equipment fails or is used improperly. A fishing vessel is complex, with many moving parts with respect to its technology and engineering. We train fishermen on the use of safety equipment and not to exceed its capabilities. It's not a one size fits all approach, no one vessel is the same, each has its own characteristics. We exercise a methodology in our training that ensures you and your crew will learn how to respond to a dangerous onboard situation should one arise.
12 Strand Rope
12-Strand, Product, Construction, Fiber (Core/Cover). AMSTEEL®, 12-Strand, Dyneema®. AMSTEEL®-BLUE, 12-Strand, Dyneema®. AQUALINE, 12-Strand. Abrasion-resistant, easy to splice, wears well, flexible and high strength is just a few of the qualities. LEARN MORE
DSPA aerosol generators consist of a solid aerosol forming compound in a non-pressurized red canister which aerosolizes finely divided solid particles. LEARN MORE
EPIRB is used to alert search and rescue services in the event that you or your crew should end up overboard. It transmits a coded message via the free to use, multinational Cospas Sarsat network.
Survival Suits should be worn on rough seas and are used during our Safety Trainings. These waterproof drysuits will protect you from hypothermia, and the harsh conditions of the ocean and are sold in store.
The Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act of 1988 (CFIVSA) manifested itself from the concern for crewmembers exposed to dangers onboard fishing vessels.
Considering the complexity engineered into a fishing vessel such as electronics, pumps, booms, winches and more, add to that a vessel that rolls along on the surface of the ocean it's easy to come to this conclusion.
Fishing vessels flood, founder, capsize, burn, go aground, collide, and break down. Sometimes vessel loss or damage results, often accompanied by injuries or even death. If your crew is forced to abandon ship, all onboard may end up in the water or in a life raft. We hope this never happens but if it does we want to make sure your equipment performing correctly. And that your Life rafts inflate and hold air, and your immersion suits keep you afloat.
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