Survitec rebrands liferaft rental service to offer greater flexibility
Survitec has rebranded its established liferaft rental and exchange service. The company says this is to meet the increasing market demand for service flexibility.
The new look RaftXChange service brings together the company’s liferaft equipment rental and servicing scheme under one proposition with the ability to upgrade to the enhanced RaftXChange+ service.
“The RaftXChange model provides our customers with everything they need from their initial and ongoing liferaft requirements, whenever the need it,” says Malcolm Barratt, Technical Sales Manager – Liferafts, Survitec. “The rental and exchange plan enables users to significantly improve operational flexibility. RaftXChange makes full use of Survitec’s global network to ensure that any required service and exchange is readily available at all the major ports.”
Survitec’s global liferaft support network includes 405 accredited service stations covering more than 2,000 ports worldwide.
Under the enhanced RaftXChange+ contract, Survitec will also provide crew training, certifying crews to inspect the liferafts themselves in between their 30-month service intervals, reducing the need for external technicians onboard or annual servicing.
“Ultimately, RaftXChange+ means the frequency of moving liferafts on and off a vessel is reduced, saving time and money for operators. It is ideal for ships with short or infrequent port calls, which equates to increased efficiency,” continues Barratt.
All liferafts within the Survitec RaftXChange rental pool meet and exceed international class, quality and safety standards as per SOLAS and the LSA Code. This includes testing in accordance with IMO Res.MSC.81(70), as amended and for extended service intervals, IMO MSC.1/Circ.1328.