Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) held a webinar on ‘New and Innovative Marine Life Saving Devices’

Traditional life vests and life buoys have acknowledged limitations.  This webinar presents information about a variety of devices.  Some are low cost; some keep people together in waterways; some aid in swift, safe evacuations;and some are remotely operated.

Life Cell Marine Safety
Sally Dale, Pinpoint, representing Life Cell Marine Safety talked about the issues of sea safety, limitations of existing equipment and vessel design, the advantages of Life Cell Marine Safety and a project in Papua New Guinea where Life Cell have assisted the NMSA Papua New Guinea by designing a solution specifically for their Ferries, 7m banana boats, to assist reduce the number of drownings every year.

Speakers included John Powell, RNLI, John Dalziel, IMRF and Dalhousie, Heath Gehrke, Cape May – Lewes Ferry and Sally Dale, Pinpoint representing Life Cell.

Malcolm Ormiston, Waterbus On Line, Lake Victoria, Kenya moderated.

Maritime evacuation slide from Cape May-Lewes Ferry

This is the 3rd webinar in a series presented by the WFSA, and builds upon 2 very timely virtual events.  The first dealt with “Ferry Design and Operation in a Time of Covid” and the second covered “Smarter Maritime Knowledge” with a focus on digitalisation in the ferry sector (including technology for training, for assessing team performance, and for remote vessel surveys).

Please find the webinar ‘New and Innovative Life Saving Devices’ here: