Perth, Western Australia: Global marine safety equipment provider, Mobilarm Limited has secured a new contract to supply 30 of its Crewsafe V100 VHF DSC man overboard devices to Saipem, the global oil and gas contractor. The Crewsafe V100, which integrates with lifejackets and enables faster location and rescue following a man overboard event, will be used to provide additional safety and support to construction crew working over water and during transfer from vessel to platform.
This first order from Saipem Asia-Pacific stems from the company’s commitment to creating a safe and efficient working environment, embodied by its ‘Leadership in Health and Safety’ program (LiHS). The Crewsafe V100 has been purchased for crew of the S45 and Castoro Otto, as well as the Semac 1, currently contracted out of Singapore to the PNG LNG Project.
“Safety of our people is our first priority. Construction crew work 24/7 and we have a moral responsibility to do whatever it takes to keep them safe at all times. As soon as I heard about the Crewsafe V100, I was sure this would be a significant addition to Saipem’s offshore safety equipment for personnel,” Brett Shields QHSE Manager, Saipem.
“If a man overboard event occurs, receiving the VHF DSC distress alert on the ships’ radios with the casualty’s exact position means we can find and rescue that person fast and hopefully prevent a fatality.”
In a man overboard event, the water-activated Crewsafe V100 transmits the casualty’s GPS position in a VHF DSC distress alert to all vessels in range, as well as in a synthesised voice message on channel 16. This makes rescue from the parent vessel, Fast Rescue Craft or any other marine asset in the vicinity extremely efficient since the Crewsafe V100 has a surface alerting range of 2 to 10 nautical miles and updates the casualty’s GPS position with regular transmissions.
Independent trials have shown that Crewsafe V100 outperforms other technology in terms of the speed and accuracy that search and rescue teams can locate, track and recover people in the water.
Commenting on the new contract Lindsay Lyon, CEO of Mobilarm said: “This is a significant win for Mobilarm, further strengthening our presence in the global oil and gas sector. With an established ‘Leadership in Health and Safety’ program, Saipem has a clear dedication to the safety of their crew, which we fully support.
“We are delighted the Crewsafe V100 satisfies Saipem’s requirements for safeguarding crew in demanding environments and we look forward to working with them on future projects to meet their needs for crew safety.”