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Vanguard’s Self-Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat: Her Maiden Journey

Vanguard’s Self-Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat (SPHLB) model has travelled round the globe and created much anticipation in the industry as people marvel at the functionality and benefits this lifeboat will bring to the industry, especially in the oil and gas sectors.

This September, the anticipation can be put to a halt as the actual lifeboat makes its maiden journey into Singapore as a fully certified ABS class approved lifeboat!

The process of obtaining the ABS class approval is an uphill journey that includes a series of documentation submission and approval and not forgetting the Factory Acceptance Tests.

Hence, the obtaining of the approval is a milestone for Vanguard as it is an affirmation of the design and quality of her products.

Today, Vanguard is the first and only lifeboat manufacturer that supplies the Self Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat that is ABS class approved.

Vanguard’s SPHLB differentiates itself with a shorter delivery time and competitive pricing. With a chamber that can fit 12, 15 and 18 men, Vanguard’s SPHLB will meet requirements of the industry.

Meeting needs, satisfying wants

All Vanguard’s boats meet IMO and SOLAS regulations but that is not enough for Vanguard.

Meeting regulations set by governing bodies in the industry is a must but what sets Vanguard apart is her understanding of the importance to provide beyond needs and satisfy the wants of her customers.

Vanguard prioritizes after sales services and invests a substantial amount of time and effort in developing good customer service as well as a global network of service engineers. A comprehensive five days training is provided for all service engineers to equip them with the necessary knowledge and technical know-how to be competent in lifeboat servicing, repair work, annual inspection, five-yearly overhaul and the likes.

Vanguard also hosts networking events on regular basis to engage customers and offer a platform for likeminded people in the industry to build and expand their network.

Over the years, Vanguard has developed an eye for underlying needs of the industry. In 2011, Vanguard observed that the visibility of the lifeboats is almost non-existence in darkness and developed the ‘C’ Jewel, an enhanced night vision kit, to increase visibility of the lifeboats at night that will aid in the sighting of the boats by the rescue teams. This innovative effort that went behind the creation of this product was recognized internationally when it won Vanguard the Lloyd’s List Award 2011, under the Innovation category.

Taking no chance in life saving

Vanguard takes no chance in life saving and prides itself to keep all seafarers safe at sea. The Self Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat will allow Vanguard to provide hope for the noble team of divers who work in high risk conditions for the industry.

Vanguard, your Total Lifeboat System’s Solution Provider; always keeping you safe at sea.

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