The VIKING Evacuation Dual Slide system, VEDS Helix, consists of steel frame, a chute-box, a sledge for liferaft containers and a deployment winch. The liferaft containers are mounted on the sledge by means of lashing straps.
Additional liferafts can be positioned near to the VEDS Helix system and released by means of a remote release system, either pneumatical or electrical system.
A connection line ensures connection between additional liferafts and the inflated VEDS system
The system is activated by a mechanical handle
The load of the sledge with the liferafts will move forward on sliding rails together with the chute box. The sledge will be lowered towards the waterline controlled by a lowering winch.
When the sledge is waterborne the sledge sinks away and pulls the inflation lines for the liferafts. The mother liferafts is attached to the lowering wires which are holding the sledge/load in position. The Helix slide is automatically connected inside the inflated mother liferaft and ready for use once the liferafts are fully inflated.
APPROVALS – SYSTEM
SOLAS 74, Reg. III/4 & III/34, as amended by IMO Res. MSC 48(66)
and IMO Res. MSC 81(70)
EC type approval acc. to EC Directive 96/98/EC
USCG acceptance/approval by MRA.
APPROVALS - LIFERAFTS
SOLAS, IMO, USCG, MCA, EC and other flag authorities.