On September 3, Norsafe reclaims its title for World Record for tallest Freefall Lifeboat Drop from the height of 220 feet.
Norsafe, the Norway-based supplier of marine safety equipment, performed a successful drop from the height of 220 feet or 66.8 meters with its new generation GES52 free-fall lifeboat. Through this record, Norsafe was able to reclaim its title from Schat-Harding’s free fall drop record of 197 feet.
The supplier’s GES52 is 52 feet long with a capacity of at least 70 persons weighing 100 kgs. It is the new generation free-fall lifeboat that has undergone extensive testing to meet the conditions of safe evacuation and become certified for up to 51 metres of free falling.
Norsafe has been in possession of the World Record for Tallest Freefall Lifeboat Drop title since 1999 with only 2 exceptions. Watch the video of their recent stunt to see the unfolding history for the maritime training and safety industry.
Source: World Maritime News