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Model VES-DD - Double Track Evacuation Slide Steel Systems



VIKING’s evacuation slide systems are the ideal solution for high sided passenger vessels

Flexible installation and capacity
The VIKING Evacuation Slide, or VES, is a high capacity evacuation system that can be suited to match any ship design and capacity.

The angle of the slide allows for installation in extremefor and aft positions on board ship, yet still avoid critical areas when deployed. Additional liferafts can be positioned almost anywhere on board and remotely released when needed. A range of liferaft sizes, from 25 person to 101 person, can be used with the system and combined to suit the exact capacity requirements of the ship.

The system can be built in flush to the vessel’s side to blend discreetly into the ship’s design.

Evacuation can commence before liferafts are fully inflated
The landing platform saves valuable time in an emergency situation as evacuation can commence before the liferafts are completely inflated. Several evacuees can descend the double slide at the same time and access the system liferafts from the landing station. The platform can also be disengaged from the slide and function as a supplementary rescue unit.

VIKING’s special angle provides stability
The 30° angle of the slide compensates for sea and ship movement, even in heavy weather. Can also be used as means of rescue and embarkation systems. Grab lines along the length of slide allows evacuees to pull themselves up from the platform and board the ship. Specially designed stretchers are available for the system that allow for rescue from the platform to ship for those unable to pull themselves up using the grab lines.

Grab lines allow crew members to return to the vessel during or after evacuation.

Special features

  • Evacuates 657 people within 30 minutes, or 386 persons within 17 min 40 sec (HSC)
  • Installation heights between 6 and 15m
  • Extremely stable, even in very rough seas
  • Simple to operate
  • Requires few crew members
  • Can be installed at extreme forward and aft positions
  • Flexible installation and capacity
  • Can be used as means of rescue (MOR)
  • Complies with all international regulations
  • Can be used in combination with a wide range VIKING liferaft types

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