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New Unitor Seaguard 2010 Lifejacket from Wilhelmsen Ships Service

Please visit Wilhelmsen Ships Service at Nor-Shipping 2009 at Stand D03-15

June 3, 2009 - A complete range of adult, child and infant lifejackets has been launched by the world's leading ships services network, Wilhelmsen Ships Service. The company believes that this range of lifejackets combines a safety, comfort and compliance together with a compact fit for cabinets on board.

The Unitor Seaguard 2010 lifejacket exceeds the new IMO requirements which come into effect from July 2010 and carries the Wheelmark sign of approval. The lifejacket is available in adult, child and infant models.  It has been rigorously tested to comply with SOLAS standards and it out-performed the reference lifejackets in all parameters during the trials. The compact and standardised design allows for easy donning and reduces necessary storage volume, making it ideally suited to the requirements of passenger vessels.

The Unitor Seaguard infant size addresses the new regulation that states that for passenger ships on voyages of less than 24 hours the number of infant lifejackets provided should be equal to at least 2.5% of the number of passengers on board. On longer voyages infant lifejackets should be provided for every infant on board.

All lifejackets that are due to be replaced after 1st July 2010 must comply with these new regulations. Also ships built on or after this date are required to have this new design.

The lifejackets are designed with a host of features including buddy line, whistle, adjustable chin strap and retro reflective tape.

Dave Evans, Product Marketing Manager Life Saving & Survival of Wilhelmsen Ships Service commented: "This is a positive development in improving the safety of passengers at sea.  We are very pleased that the Unitor range has comfortably outperformed the reference testing models". He added: "We are proud of the fact that Wilhelmsen Ships Service is one of the first companies to achieve these standards with infant lifejackets".

Wilhelmsen Ships Service provides the lifejackets as part of the company's full range of ships services which include the global provision of safety and liferaft products, ships agency services, Unitor products, technical services and maritime logistics.


We invite you to the stand of Wilhelmsen Ships Service at Nor-Shipping 2009 to view the BRAND NEW Unitor Seaguard 2010 Lifejacket, which exceeds the new IMO requirements. 

Our full press pack will be available on our Stand, No. E02-07 and includes news on:
 ° Ships Agency
 ° Lifejacket  latest news...
 ° Lay up  our innovative layup package and advise on protecting vessels during the layup period
 ° Sustainable chemicals  we lead the way in protecting the environment

For further information about how to get to
Nor-Shipping 2009. The show will be held from 9th - 11th June in Oslo, and we hope you will visit us to learn more about our company, services and products.

If you are unable to attend Nor-Shipping but would like to receive our press pack please contact Marina Johnson, contact details below.

For all press enquiries please contact:
Marina Johnson, Press information, ClearLine Communications Ltd
Telephone +44 (0) 1590 670011 (office) +44 (0)7774 623539 (mobile)
marina@clearlinecommunications.co.uk


2009-06-03

Please see Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) company electronic office

For further information, contact:
Ole Jakob Ytterdal
Head of Communications
Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Tel: +47 67 58 40 00
Mobile: +47 97 08 83 62
ole.j.ytterdal@wilhelmsen.com

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is part of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, a Wilh. Wilhelmsen group company. It has the world’s largest maritime services network, with 4,500 marine professionals servicing 2,200 ports in 125 countries.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service supplies safety products and services, Unitor products, Unicool refrigerants, Unitor and Nalfleet marine chemicals, maritime logistics and ships agency to the maritime industry. Last year the company made product deliveries to 25,000 vessels and handled 70, 000 port calls.

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