On the 11 March 2011, Mother Nature released its fury and a lethal combination of tsunami and earthquake claimed approximately 18,000 lives in Japan.
The water came in forces; crumbling and swallowing infrastructure, cars and people.
Going a little further back in history, the tidal onslaught in Phuket, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Malaysia during December 2004 claimed 240,000 lives.
Natural disasters strike without warning; we cannot avoid it but we can prepare ourselves for it and Vanguard has just the solution!
Vanguard’s ‘T’ Pod, a tsunami capsule, is specially designed for escape in event of tsunamis, earthquakes and floods. ‘T’ Pod is your glimmer of hope in natural disasters.
Accommodating up to six people, this egg-shaped capsule carries the same characteristics as a lifeboat. With its self-righting capability and fire retardant hull, ‘T’ Pod is your safe haven in the midst of danger.
Armed with oxygen tanks, survivors are able to stay comfortably in the ‘T’ Pod with its hatch down for at least eight minutes; more than enough time for the ‘T’ Pod to emerge to the surface of the water to be rescued.
Vanguard, the only Singapore lifeboat manufacturer, started their own manufacturing of lifeboats in 2003 to ensure top quality delivered to all their clients.
Led by veterans in the industry with strong knowledge of both the aviation and marine industry, they are supported by a team of experts in composite, research and design, offshore equipment and most importantly, a strong grasp of the technical know-how and regulations governing the industry.
In recent years, Vanguard upped its competition by providing more than just quality products and services. Spicing up the game with the innovation element, Vanguard has been dedicated and active in their studying of the market needs, demands and trends and continuously producing innovative products that benefit the industry tremendously.
The ‘T’ Pod is the second innovative product Vanguard has designed in the last 6 months. The first, an enhanced night vision kit named ‘Cjewel’, was awarded the Lloyd’s List Award Asia 2011.
Mr David Ng, Managing Director, added ‘As a lifeboat manufacturer, it is our calling to keep the seamen safe at sea. We believe that there is no need too small for us to attend to and we are and will be coming up with new products to enhance the safety element in the marine, offshore and oil & gas industry.’
Vanguard, always keeping you safe at sea.