Zodiac SOLAS Develops Marine Evacuation System – Medium Inflatable Slide (MES MIS)

by OldSailor on October 16, 2009


Marine Evacuation System (MES) is a lifesaving device to evacuate passengers through an inflatable slide or chute to board them safely into waiting life rafts. Zodiac SOLAS,  marine_evacuation_systemFrance has developed a new escape slide system Marine Evacuation System – Medium Inflatable Slide (MES MIS) for passenger vessels.

Some interesting features of MES MIS are:

  • An advanced version of Marine Evacuation System – Small Inflatable Slide (MES SIS) that was previously available for freeboards up to 3.8 metres.
  • Uses a double track slide to evacuate passengers faster.
  • The evacuation system in different models are suitable for freeboard from 4.7 to 9.3 metres.
  • Designed for deployment at an angle of 35 degrees to suit high speed crafts, small passenger vessels, military vessels and ro-ro ferries.
  • The system has passed heavy weather sea trials in winds of Beaufort Force 6 to 7 and with wave heights from 4.5 to 5 metres.

View interesting video clips on Marine Evacuation System:

For more details, log on to Zodiac SOLAS.

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