Liferaft System Australia: LSA Marine Evacuation Systems

LSA inflatable slides are part of the Marine Evacuation System (MES) and can be used with any LSA inflatable liferaft.

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These slides are available with one or two slides and in different lengths to suit systems installed at heights above 12.5 metres above sea level and are made up of separately inflated longitudinal tubes for maximum compartmentalisation.

LSA’s marine evacuation system is one of the most proven systems for bringing crew and passengers directly into liferafts, dry.

It is the only approved slide system that allows large capacity lifeboats to be launched without any boarding ramps. The system is also unique in that it allows reboarding.

Training the ship’s staff to deploy the slide and liferaft is quick and can be done by one person.

Additional high capacity liferafts can be deployed in conjunction or connected with the main evacuation system, allowing for increased evacuation capacity if required.

In addition, the evacuation system is lighter and more compact than other similar systems: the shipyard and shipowner benefit from significant savings in weight and deck space.