Esbjerg V, 
  • Booth: 729

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment is a global market leader in maritime safety. We manufacture, supply and service everything from marine evacuation system (MES) to liferafts, lifejackets, immersion suits, firefighting equipment, lifeboats, hooks, davits and more.

VIKING brings its customers all the elements needed to simplify safety, including the world’s broadest range of safety products and a highly efficient, worldwide servicing network. We stand out in our ability to offer complete safety compliance solutions – all certified in accordance with the latest international regulations. Known as VIKING Shipowner Safety Agreements, our uniquely customizable safety concept incorporates safety products, global servicing, exchange, single-source management, and financing in a variety of fixed price structures.

Founded in 1960, VIKING provides safety solutions in all significant markets and locations. In 2018, VIKING acquired Norsafe, the Norwegian boatbuilder whose lifeboats are used throughout the world, adding further strength an unmatched product and service offering in the global maritime safety industry.


Brands: VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, VIKING Shipowner Agreement, VIKING LifeCraft, VIKING VEC Plus, VIKING YouSafe, VIKING Norsafe, VIKING Safety Academy


  • Marine evacuation system - VIKING, VEDS, Dual Slid
    The VEDS Helix system is certified by DNV in accordance with SOLAS/MED requirements and relevant flag 500state approvals. The new innovative EscapeWay Helix slide system is activated by a mechanical handle....

  • Full description

    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.

    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.

    SOLAS, IMO, USCG, MCA, EC and other flag authorities.