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Docking head advantages seen and believed

PLD-4000

As an aid to boat launch and recovery the davit docking head remains innovative and, with its triaxial anti-pendulation device and compact design, the head used for Vestdavit’s latest PAPH-type, single point davit for fast rescue daughter craft is certainly state-of-the-art. However, we are also mature enough to acknowledge that as a concept, the docking […]

Hangar

Adventures with MissionEase

If cruise ship orders have been the icing covering an otherwise uninspiring orderbook cake, then expedition ship orders have surely been the cherry on top. More than 20 ‘adventure’ cruise ships or yachts were reckoned to be on order at the…
Hook in boat

Safety first with hook-in-boat

Boat launches and recoveries in high sea states are among the most dangerous activities a boat’s crew are likely to encounter. Any of a nervous disposition will feel no more confident knowing that the entire davit weight relies on the performance…
austal

Of UPS and HPUs

The hydraulic power unit (HPU) used with a davit system can feature separate or integrated power packs, while electric motors can be mounted as standard on top of the tank, or ‘submerged’ inside. In either case, the preferred solution represents…
Tension

Comfort and constant tension

The perpetually changing sea has often brought the best out of poets, but its constant motion is of more than romantic interest. For their own safety, seafarers must move beyond SOLAS and learn to work with the elements day by day, rather than…
Training I

On site training possibilities for davit operators

Hands-on, quality training in both davit operations and maintenance are important for the safety and longevity of your davit system and crew. Did you know that Vestdavit can come to you and complete training on your location? Bergen is…
Kystvaken PLR-5002

Norwegian Coastguard retrofits single-point davits for enhanced safety

The Norwegian Coastguard just raised its standard by retrofitting six single-point davits to its Nordkapp-class vessels, not just to enhance safety, but also for more efficient use of space aboard its compact vessels. Norway’s reputation…
Shock Aborbers

US Coast Guard converts to hydraulic shock absorbers

Roaming the seas without shock absorbers can be a rocky affair. The US Coast Guard has now been convinced by the Vestdavit standard, and are fitting their davit systems with hydraulic shock absorbers for essential crew safety at sea. A…
NORSOK

Lifting the lid on davit regulations

Davit regulations are many, varied and can differ according to use and industries. If you are in need of a workboat davit for seismic operations, or whether are you working in the petroleum industry, there are different standards for you to…