Survitec’s Marine Ark 2 system can safely evacuate up to 860 people
Stena Line has installed Survitec’s Marin Ark 2 marine evacuation system (MES) on its new E-flexer ro-pax ferries, Stena Estrid and Stena Edda, marking the 100th sale of the system by the safety solution provider.
The Marin Ark 2 system is one of the largest dry-shod MES in the world and can evacuate up to 860 people. Each vessel is equipped with a pair of MES, along with over-capacity liferafts and Crewsaver Premier Compact lifejackets. Similar equipment has been ordered for the final vessel in the series, Stena Embla, which is scheduled for delivery at the end of the year.
“We are delighted that Stena Estrid marked the 100th Marin Ark 2 sale for Survitec,” said Paul Clarke, operation director for MES at Survitec. “Marin Ark 2 has a successful track record with Stena Line, with Survitec having supplied the system to a number of vessels in the operator’s fleet. That Stena has again selected a Survitec MES for this innovative, environmentally sustainable class of ship is testament to the high reliability and performance of the system. The E-flexer design is acknowledged as setting a standard in environmentally sustainable ferry operations. It now sets the benchmark for passenger and crew safety and comfort.”
Stena Estrid was delivered in January, and serves on the route between Holyhead, Wales and Dublin, Ireland, while the recently delivered Stena Edda operates Stena Line’s service between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Birkenhead, England. At 215 metres in length, the ferries are larger than the standard ro-pax vessel.
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