Tests performed at Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute demonstrate that the design of the Torpedo Lifeboat has clear advantages compared to any known design today; especially when it comes to reduced impact to onboard personnel, and in regards to forward distance and directional stability from drop point.
Design and hull strength withstand the impact loads generated from drop heights and extreme weather/wave conditions
The combination of design and weight increases the braking time and distance and therefore reduces the loads on the human body and increases the forward speed and distance
It covers a considerable distance from the drop site due to hydrodynamic design and ballast weight
Its directional stability is superior
External conditions, such as wind and waves, have less effect on performance (distance, speed, direction and loads) than on competing designs
The Torpedo Lifeboat will be designed and produced according to SOLAS.
The Torpedo Lifeboat is designed to be installed on fixed installations, FPSOs, drill ships, jack ups or floating units as well as ships. The building techniques, standards and outfitting represents a new level of quality in the SOLAS free fall lifeboat segment. It is designed and developed in Norway where rough conditions and harsh environment are the rule rather than the exception and the Torpedo Lifeboat is made to meet these conditions. It is designed to maintain its unique properties even from shorter drop
The Torpedo Lifeboat is designed to meet the demands of tomorrow, fitted with:
Bigger interior space than any other SOLAS free fall lifeboat
Larger seating area
Custom made seat-belts
Crew capacity for up to 70 persons
A new system for release, retrieval and secondary launching has been developed. This will increase the level of safety as well as easing the operation. Two optional launching systems will be available. One for mounting outside offshore rigs and on A-frame solution for deck mounting on vessels.
The Torpedo Lifeboat will be built according to SOLAS, but Noreq have also designed the Torpedo Lifeboatd in accordance with DNV -OS-E406 and Norsok R-002 and will be able to offer the Torpedo Lifeboat also in accordance to this regulation.