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Special duties in the Med

Siem Pilot

The supply vessel Siem Pilot is Norway’s contribution to Triton, the search and rescue operation that is saving lives on a daily basis in the Mediterranean, in response to the seemingly inexhaustible flow of refugees heading from North Africa to Europe in flimsy inflatables. Deployed in June 2015, the vessel and her crew reckon to […]

Meeting a wider audience

SMM

Vestdavit’s two newest Area Sales Managers are already familiar faces within their own regions, but SMM 2016 provides an opportunity to introduce them to a broader audience (Visit Vestdavit, SMM 2016, Hall B5 Stand 233). Håvard Lien Austerheim, Area Sales Manager for Norway, Scandinavia and Poland, will be a second time visitor to SMM, having […]

Vestdavit Academy

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The Vestdavit academy provides user and maintenance training for crew and operators. The training facility outside Bergen on the west coast facing the North Sea is a good venue for training. To facilitate the course Vestdavit has installed a PLAR-4000 MOB boat davit, fitted with all relevant safety features. This davit will serve as a […]

Full functional test of new PAPH-7000 davit

PAPH-7000

Vestdavit has recently performed a full functional test of its newest and most advanced PAP davit, the PAPH-7000 davit. This compact single-point davit is fitted with an anti-pendulation device and can safely launch and retrieve boats up to 7 tonnes in weight in sea state 6. A long series of these davits has been ordered […]

Hydraulic cylinder safety

Hydraulic cylinder safety

At the heart of the safe and efficient operation of every Vestdavit davit are the hydraulic cylinders. These provide the smooth and controllable power which allows the davit to swing in and out during launching and recovery of boats.  As key components of the whole safety system maintenance of these cylinders is vital. A recent […]

Norwegian Coast Guard chooses compact davit

Coatsguard

The Norwegian Coast Guard has ordered six PLR-5002 compact single-point davits to be refitted on to its fleet of Nordkapp class offshore patrol vessels. The specially-designed 5 tonne SWL davit is mounted on a skid for easy installation. The davits will handle a 5 tonne RIB and are capable of safe launch and recovery of […]