SOS700 Lifebuoy housings at Seawork

13th June 2019

Ocean safety provided the lifesaving equipment for the temporary pontoons at the Seawork exhibition this week in Southampton. The SOS700 is ideal for this as it has a very shallow profile and so takes up very little of the limited deck space. The fully enclosed design with anti-tamper seal provides excellent weather protection for the lifebuoy and line. In this instance the lifebuoy housings were supported by light weight but very strong composite poles.SOS700 at Seawork 2019

Inside the exhibition halls IC Brindle were showing the same type of housing with a newly developed monitoring system called Meta-com. If the housing is opened then a text is sent to up to 5 mobile phones to notify those responsible for water safety that an event has happened. This follows a very successful trial at Poole harbour where the remote monitoring has helped to reduce incidents of vandalism and made it easier to monitor the lifesaving equipment.