Norsafe is the global market leader in marine life-saving systems for the merchant and offshore markets, as well as supplier of a wide range of military and professional boats. Norsafe Group has over 1200 employees in sales offices, service stations and production sites worldwide. This video displays Norsafe's worldwide footprint.
Norsafe Free-fall lifeboats (GES - Gravity Escape System) do have optimized design and a large number of ships and offshore installations are equipped with our free-fall lifeboats.
The benefits are clear: rapid evacuation in emergencies, the boat slides out from a ramp onboard the ship/installation, and hits the water well away from the ship or installation with a high positive forward motion.
Passengers are safe and secure in an enclosed cabin, securely strapped to anatomically shaped seats. The lifeboat system is robust and can withstand high winds, powerful waves and extreme weather conditions. The boats can be fitted with a water spray and compressed air system for protection against fire.
Advantages with freefall-system:
- Maximum distance from installation# Position to water entry point - Positive forward motion after water entry# Good guidance during initial phase of drop giving stability during free fall phase - Well proven system designed for large heel/trem angels - Robust system against heavy wind and waves from any direction
- Our largest boats can withstand drops from great heights up to 40 m and are highly space efficient. We supply davits specially designed for our free-fall lifeboats and can adapt davits to suit all onboard conditions. All boats and associated equipment have been approved in accordance with latest SOLAS and subsequent amendments and EC labelled in accordance with the Marine Equipment Directive.
Norsafe has the market's widest range of rescue boats and daughter craft for ships, offshore installations, the coastguard service, police and other rescue services. Combining superb seaworthiness, maneuverability and speed, our boats are ideal for all types of rescue, patrols and other general applications.
The boats are made of GRP and have a low freeboard to facilitate rescue operations, are self-bailing, have ample deck space, a self-righting system, a sturdy foam-filled fender and are supplied with a diesel inboard motor with water jet propulsion unit or outboard petrol engines. Our specially developed davits with shock absorbers and tension system for severe weather allows our rescue boats to be launched from a mother ship even in heavy seas.
In accordance with current IMO regulations, all RO-RO Pax vessels must have fast rescue boats with a minimum length of 6 m and a top speed of at least 20 knots. We have boats which fully comply with these requirements and all equipment has been approved in accordance with latest SOLAS and subsequent amendments and EC labeled in accordance with the Marine Equipment Directive.
Norsafe has a wide range of daughter craft designed to operate away from the mother ship or offshore installations for extended periods of time. The primary function is to search for and rescue persons lost at sea. Effective search and recovery require a fast rescue craft with excellent reliability, manoeuvreability and sea keeping abilities. Combining these functions, Norsafe boats are suitable for all types of marine SAR missions.
The daughter craft are made of GRP and have a low freeboard to facilitate rescue operations, are self-bailing, have ample deck space, a self-righting system, a sturdy foam-filled fender and are supplied with a diesel inboard motor with water jet propulsion unit. Our specially developed davits with shock absorbers and tension system for severe weather allows our rescue boats to be launched from a mother ship even in heavy seas.
We have daughter craft which fully comply according to current IMO requirements and all equipment has been approved in accordance with latest SOLAS and subsequent amendments and EC labeled in accordance with the Marine Equipment Directive.
Norsafe has a wide range of boats for military and professional use, and attention is paid to guarantee the highest quality. Only the best craftsmanship, components and materials are used. The boats are specially designed to operate away from shore or the mother ship for extended periods of time.
Combining superb seaworthiness, manoeuvrability and high speed, the boats are ideal for all types of assistance, patrols and other special applications. The layout and performance of the boats allow wide ranging functions, including operations in hostile areas.
The boats have a low freeboard, a sprayhood specially designed for boarding, an anti-slip deck surface. They are self-bailing, have ample deck space, a self-righting system and a sturdy foam-fi lled fender. Radar waves pass through fi breglass, giving the boats an inherent stealth capability. This combined with very little use of aluminium or steel helps reduce the overall radar signature.
For many users failure of the equipment is not -- and cannot be -- an option. The boats operating in the "no-failure-zone" can be equipped with a mechanical override control system for the engine electronics. Even if all on board engine electronics are heavily damaged or should fail completely, this system allows for the engines to be manually and mechanically run. Further, Norsafe can provide boats with full redundancy, where the motor, power train and all support functions are fully isolated within the craft. This ensures a safe return for the crew to land or to the mothership.
The boats are designed, built and equipped to comply with SOLAS regulations or similar national regulations. Other codes and certifi cation modules can be supplied. All boats are specially designed and constructed to meet the need for fully available, low maintenance, standby and operation.
Following fabrication, all Norsafe boats are fully Factory Acceptance Tested (FAT) to ensure the boat performance and on board systems are fully functioning according to standard test procedures and the agreed specifi cation for the equipment. Customers are welcome to attend FAT and sea trials at Norsafe's factory which has easy ocean access.
One of the advantages for Norsafe customers is our design fl exibility, making it possible to build boats specifi cally intended to meet client requirements. Since our fi rst deliveries of professional boats all craft have been purpose equipped for specifi c tasks. Norsafe work closely with the customer to understand the requirements and produce concepts most suitable for the purpose the boats are intended for.
Usually inboard diesel engines are fitted - these can be driven by waterjet, stern or surface drives. Petrol outboard motors can also be installed if preferred. Norsafe offer single, twin or triple engine installations. This wide range of propulsion options gives a wide spectrum of operation - from shallow river or coastal operations to high speed offshore use.
Munin 980 Workboats are now ready for delivery on 6 months notice. The boat has been developed in close cooperation with the major actor in seismic operations at sea. The product has more than fulfilled all the previous expectations for total performance in operation.
This workboat is designed according to the DNV 2.21 Craft (April 2010) It is equipped with standard minimum equipment according to DNV Craft 2.21regulations. All equipment and outfitting are high quality components. The workboat is designed and outfitted for fulfilling the demands for reliability, low maintenance cost and long-time heavy use. The workboat has excellent reliability, manoeuvrability and sea keeping abilities in heavy sea in order to fulfil its prime function - to perform as an effective work platform.
The boat is further designed to operate away from the mother ship for extended period, with sufficient range and long-time operation, with a high gunwale around the boat providing a protected and comfortable working environment for crew and passengers. The layout and performance of the boat allow it to perform roles as multi-purpose workboat, seismic workboat, towing boom, dive support, inspection- survey- and towingduties.