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09/02/2016 12:00:00 AM
02.09.16 ‘Streamlined safety’ and ‘convenient compliance’ are key for shipowners at SMM 2016
Streamlined safety equipment procurement, servicing convenience and regulatory compliance are on the radar as global shipowners continue their search for cost and efficiency improvements. VIKING is bringing visitors to SMM 2016 a chance to experience and discuss best practices in the field.

30.05.16 VIKING sætter holdet til at vinde nye, svære kampe
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S har med en ny forretningsplan, BP20, sat kursen frem mod 2020 med en række målsætninger og succesfaktorer, der skal videreføre de seneste mange års vækst, forbedre indtjeningen yderligere og skabe en enklere og mere reaktionsstærk organisation.

26.04.16 VIKING rides wave of success at OTC 2016
OTC 2016 in Houston, Texas, will see marine and offshore safety equipment and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment showcase a range of the products and service offerings that have put the company in the offshore spotlight in recent years.

03/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
21.03.16 VIKING well prepared for difficult years ahead
The 2015 financial year saw VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S continue its unbroken, 12-year run of revenue and profit increases. Revenues were up nine percent at DKK 1.891 billion, while profits before tax also grew nine percent to reach DKK 200.5 million. The impressive results were achieved despite difficult market conditions, and CEO Henrik Uhd Christensen is predicting 2016 and 2017 to be even more challenging.

03/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
14.03.16 VIKING parades top safety offerings at Seatrade Cruise Global 2016
Marine safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment will appear in force a Seatrade Cruise Global 2016, displaying both innovative products and services that are proving popular with shipowners around the world.

03/09/2016 12:00:00 AM
09.03.16 Ocenco EEBD replacement saves shipowners 60%
Thousands of Ocenco M-20.2 EEBDs from 2002 will need replacing before 1 July 2017 – and exclusive distributor VIKING is presenting a hard-to-beat business case, not only for replacing expiring units with exactly the same brand, but also for shipowners replacing conventional air pressured EEBD’s. The company anticipates, however, that shipowners will need to move quickly to ensure supply.

25.02.16 Falck and VIKING Saatsea launch ‘blended learning’ STCW refresher training
Falck Safety Services and VIKING Saatsea have signed a preferred partnership agreement to offer unique blended learning STCW refresher training that combines onboard-online theoretical and practical exercises with practical onshore training. The unique training gives the maritime industry three benefits: Lower costs, better learning and global consistency in how mariners are trained.

01/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
15.01.16 North Sea gets 360 degree safety equipment servicing coverage
The European Aviation Safety Authorities’ Part 145 approval of VIKING’s Bergen, Norway, servicing station heralds the completion of a ring of safety around the North Sea for aviation suits and lifejackets maintenance and repair needs.

01/08/2016 12:00:00 AM
08.01.16 VIKING and Daemyung Marine invest in Korea
Thanks to the new joint venture between VIKING and Daemyung Marine, Korean shipowners and foreign-flag visitors will have faster access to locally stocked products and service agreements direct from the manufacturer.

01/05/2016 12:00:00 AM
05.01.16 VIKING leads offshore evacuation to greater heights
With recent type approval of an 81-meter-high evacuation system, VIKING has answered the needs of offshore fixed and jack-up rigs to handle extreme heights.

11/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
24.11.15 VIKING and PVA team up for USCG coastal safety compliancy
Coastal vessel operators trying to come to terms with upgraded US Coast Guard regulations for survival craft have been helped along the way by VIKING at the annual Passenger Vessel Association and U.S. Coast Guard Industry Day in Miami.

10/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
20.10.15 VIKING signs global service alliance with another major fire safety supplier
Leading Danish marine and fire safety equipment and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has signed a multi-year global servicing agreement with NK Group, a major Korean supplier of firefighting systems and related equipment, laying the foundations for a strong business alliance between the two companies.

10/07/2015 12:00:00 AM
07.10.15 Approvals launch VIKING Nadiro into new markets, shorten delivery times
New lifeboat release systems and bracket type approvals for VIKING Nadiro SOLAS products are extending the company’s core capabilities beyond cargo to offshore and passenger segments – and speeding up delivery times.

09/02/2015 12:00:00 AM
02.09.15 VIKING: 80% of offshore operators could simplify safety servicing logistics
VIKING’s Offshore Safety Agreements are providing welcome relief for offshore operators seeking to ensure compliance for their safety equipment with minimal in-house administrative overheads in a new, cost-focused paradigm.

08/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
27.08.15 VIKING moves to expand Australasian activities
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has announced it has acquired a part of Australia-based Wiltrading Pty Ltd.’s maritime safety equipment activities effective 1 September. The move strengthens VIKING’s offering in Australasia, adding 4 locations to the company’s global network of wholly-owned servicing stations as well as several products and services, bringing new advantages for shipowners and offshore operators in the region.

08/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
VIKING acquisition takes Maersk Group hook retrofit company Nadiro A/S to the next level.

08/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
21.08.15 VIKING køber dansk joint venture-succes
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S køber joint venture-selskabet Nadiro, som ejes af Mærsk Gruppen og SH Group. Nadiro beskæftiger 15 medarbejdere og har opnået international succes med en unik udløsermekanisme til redningsbåde. Det nye selskab får navnet VIKING Nadiro og styrker VIKING’s position på det globale marked for systemer til redningsbåde.

06/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
23.06.15 VIKING Saatsea gets flag-state approval for new onboard STCW e-training and certification management system
Esbjerg, Denmark, 23 June 2015 – VIKING Saatsea has become the first and only provider to achieve flag state approval for its unique STCW on-board training solution with refresher modules according to the new STCW 2010 Manila Amendments for Basic Training.

06/08/2015 12:00:00 AM
08.06.15 VIKING on fire at Interschutz
Interschutz 2015 will be the stage for a powerful demonstration that leading fire suit manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (VIKING) is able to listen closely and respond quickly to firefighter concerns and needs.

05/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
27.05.15 VIKING parades top safety offerings at Nor-Shipping 2015
Marine safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment will appear in force at Nor-Shipping 2015, displaying both innovative products and services that are proving popular with shipowners around the world.

04/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
20.04.15 VIKING lifts safety to new heights at OTC
A record-breaking offshore evacuation system is one of several highlights to be presented at the stand of leading marine and fire safety equipment and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (VIKING) at OTC 2015 in Houston, Texas.

04/01/2015 12:00:00 AM
01.04.15 VIKING LifeCraft™ concept welcomed at IMO
This week, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment took an important step on the road to gaining approval for the VIKING LifeCraft™, its innovative alternative life-saving appliance (LSA) for passenger ships.

03/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
24.03.15 VIKING extends popular liferaft exchange program to Japan
Esbjerg, Denmark, March 2015 – Leading marine and fire safety equipment and service provider, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (VIKING) is stocking ready-packaged liferafts to provide fixed-price liferaft exchange to vessels calling Japanese ports.

03/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
19.03.15 VIKING in top form to meet global challenges
For the 2014 financial year, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has again managed to lift both its top and bottom line to record levels. Turnover grew 7 percent to DKK 1.728 billion, and pre-tax profits reached DKK 183.7 million – an increase of 30 percent.

03/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
18.03.15 VIKING i topform til at møde globale udfordringer
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S formåede også i 2014 at øge både top- og bundlinjen i årsregnskabet til et nyt rekordniveau. Omsætningen steg med godt syv procent til 1,728 mia. kr., og resultatet før skat nåede 183,7 mio. kr., en stigning på 30 procent.

02/10/2015 12:00:00 AM
10.02.15 New VIKING ETSO transport suit tough to beat
New ETSO- and SOLAS-approved helicopter transfer suit in high visibility yellow promises higher comfort and safety, combined with a unique equipment exchange scheme that ensures serviced suits are always on hand.

11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
21.11.14 VIKING’s arctic suit triumphs over extreme temperatures
A long-time favorite of mariners facing arctic survival risks, VIKING’s PS5002 immersion suit has been upgraded and independently tested at temperatures as low as -62.6 degrees Celsius.

10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM
27.10.14 VIKING etablerer europæisk produktion i Bulgarien
I 12 år har VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S fremstillet en stigende del af sine sikkerhedsprodukter i Thailands største havneby, Laem Chabang, hvor koncernen aktuelt beskæftiger ca. 700 medarbejdere. Nu suppleres VIKING’s produktion i udlandet med en fabrik i Bulgarien, som lige er blevet officielt indviet med deltagelse af bl.a. repræsentanter fra VIKING’s direktion og bestyrelse, inklusiv Annette B. Kristensen, der er datter af VIKING’s grundlægger Tage Sørensen.

09/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
18.09.14 VIKING helps reduce cancer threat with a new innovative fire suit
Reacting to growing evidence of elevated cancer rates among fire fighters, VIKING’s new “Gothenburg” fire-fighting suit is purpose-built to provide its wearer with greater protection from potentially harmful substances.

09/01/2014 12:00:00 AM
01.09.14 VIKING steps up the pace of innovation at SMM
This year’s SMM in Hamburg will see VIKING release more innovations than at any other point in its 50-year history, including new developments in PPE clothing, safety equipment outsourcing, onboard training solutions, and evacuation systems, as well as a catalogue that almost doubles the number of maritime products.

08/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
29.08.14 VIKING Saatsea puts crew training in its place
VIKING Saatsea will be at SMM 2014 to showcase the revolution it has brought about in crew training – moving everything on board to cut costs, speed up certification, ease administration and create greater on-the-job satisfaction for crew being trained.

08/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
25.08.14 VIKING flexes global network muscles
VIKING is introducing a new fixed-price offering to follow its popular Shipowner Agreements, enabling customers to leverage the manufacturer’s unsurpassed global reach, broad range and worldwide stock points to streamline day-to-day safety equipment purchases in ports around the world.

02.06.14 VIKING and Topaz sign major Shipowner Agreement
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment and Topaz Energy and Marine, today announced the signing of a USD multi-million, 10-year combined fixed price and exchange service agreement for liferafts.

19.05.14 VIKING bygger nyt europæisk centrallager i Esbjerg
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S samler leverancer af et stort antal sikkerhedsprodukter til kunder i Europa i et nybygget 20 meter højt europæisk distributionscenter ved hovedsædet i Esbjerg.

04/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
28.04.14 Statoil joins VIKING’s safety management success story
VIKING is ready with all the answers to a new hot topic for offshore infrastructure owners and operators at its stand at OTC 2014. The topic is single-source safety equipment servicing – and judging by industry reactions, VIKING seems to have uncovered – and solved – a significant hassle for its offshore customers.

13.03.14 VIKING goes against the flow in a tight global market
Announcing its results for the 2013 financial year, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has again led the way in its industry, achieving growth in both turnover and profits for 10 straight years.

13.03.14 VIKING modstår søgang på det globale marked
For 10. år i træk har VIKING Life-Saving Equipment opnået vækst i både omsætning og indtjening på et globalt marked præget af færre nye passager- og fragtskibe, vigende valutakurser på vigtige markeder og prispres.

10.03.14 VIKING’S South Korean partner recognized with Royal Danish Award
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment’s Korean representative, Mr. J.W. Lee, is awarded The Danish Export Association’s Diploma, and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour, for close to thirty years’ of successful business partnership

06.01.14 VIKING refits four NGSCO vessels with the unique Nadiro LRRS system
The National Gas Shipping Company (NGSCO) of Abu Dhabi makes no compromises on safety. New Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems (LRRS) are being installed well in advance of new IMO regulations coming into force this year

12/02/2013 12:00:00 AM
02.12.13 VIKING Life-Saving Equipment and MOL Techno-Trade announce strategic alliance, sole agency agreement in Japan.
As a result of the agreement, MOLTECH is granted rights and responsibilities as VIKING’s sole agent and distributor in Japan for the sales of VIKING’s marine life-saving and fire-fighting products to Japanese shipyards and owners.

05.11.13 VIKING’s super new LifeCraft™ to the rescue!
Is it a lifeboat? Is it a liferaft? No. It’s a new super-sized, super-flexible evacuation system from VIKING – a revolutionary hybrid that brings together the best of lifeboats and liferafts in one

08/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
15.08.13 VIKING takes 360 degrees safety servicing offshore
New, transparent multi-year service agreement concept from VIKING revolutionizes the way offshore owners and operators solve the difficulties of managing multiple brands, equipment types and regulatory approvals for safety equipment and servicing.

07/02/2013 12:00:00 AM
02.07.13 VIKING first with dual-approved thermal lifejacket
Following recent SOLAS approval, VIKING has launched a new dual-approved thermal lifejacket that raises the bar for its competitors.

05/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
30.05.13 VIKING spotlights in-demand products and new servicing efficiencies
Marine safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment will take advantage of Nor-Shipping 2013 to help shipowners make safety equipment and servicing a smooth and problem-free experience.

04/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
23.04.13 Meet VIKING at OTC in Houston – booth 1601.
OTC is the largest trade show in the world dedicated to the oil and gas sector and the development of offshore energy resources.

03/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
18.03.13 VIKING shows its strength in a difficult market
Leading marine and fire safety equipment manufacturer and service provider VIKING Life-saving Equipment A/S has reported its ninth year of uninterrupted growth – capturing market share from competitors in a difficult business climate and delivering record turnover of DKK 1,584 billion and PBT of 115 million DKK.

03/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
12.03.13 VIKING shows its strength in numbers at SEATRADE 2013
VIKING reports shipowners are focusing on key numbers to help guide their passenger safety equipment and servicing decisions. And the company will be on hand at SEATRADE 2013 to talk about which numbers are most important and why.

02/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
15.02.13 Latest VIKING evacuation chutes safer and faster than ever
A newly announced update to VIKING’s popular double evacuation chutes has raised both safety and throughput rates.

10/17/2012 12:00:00 AM
Esbjerg, Denmark, October 2012 – As part of a drive to help yachting and leisure craft buyers determine the best liferaft and accessories for their particular needs, marine and fire safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has produced a number of in-depth instructional and informative videos for its line of RescYou™ liferafts.

09/18/2012 12:00:00 AM
18.09.12 VIKING equips firefighters of the future
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment har utvecklat en godkänd branddräkt för unga brandmän/kvinnor under utbildning.

09/18/2012 12:00:00 AM
18.09.12 VIKING lightens the load and improves safety
Marine and fire safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment takes advantage of SMM 2012 to showcase its strength in marine safety products and service.

09/18/2012 12:00:00 AM
18.09.12 New VIKING work suit takes on the offshore wind challenge
Offshore wind professionals now have a low-bulk work suit that helps them work more easily and safely in demanding situations.

07/23/2012 12:00:00 AM
23.07.12 The new Gothenburg VIKING station saves you time
Marine and fire safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has announced the inclusion of Gothenburg, Sweden in its global servicing network. The new station will offer certified servicing of maritime safety equipment as well as have the complete range of life-saving appliances on stock.

06/21/2012 12:00:00 AM
21.06.12 VIKING ramps up Down Under
Marine and fire safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has announced the extension of its global servicing network in Australia and New Zealand, primarily aimed at servicing liferafts

03/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
20.03.12 Built-in Intelligence option for all VIKING Fire Suits
Intelligent fire suits provide life-saving early warnings for fire-fighters in the heat of a blaze.

03/15/2012 12:00:00 AM
15.03.12 VIKING achieves an eight year track record of constant growth
Global success in the crucial offshore market and around-the-world export growth are behind yet another solid financial report from fast-expanding VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, which joins a long list of Danish exporters that are defying today’s economic difficulties.

11/28/2011 12:00:00 AM
28.11.11 Wave of expansions in VIKING service network
VIKING continues its march forward in Europe and Asia with four new, well-equipped servicing stations opening in November.

11/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
02.11.11 Passenger evacuation at a push of a button
Evacuating large numbers of passengers is now easier than ever with the new VIKING fully automatic liferaft and slide system.

11/01/2011 12:00:00 AM
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, a world leading manufacturer of safety equipment, is providing aid to residents in Thailand. The country is in the middle of the worst flooding in more than 50 years that has killed over 300 persons, displaced another 100,000 and caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure.

10/11/2011 12:00:00 AM
VIKING has announced the next step in its continued global expansion with a Latin American sales and service facility at Colon, Panama.

08/23/2011 12:00:00 AM
23.08.11 VIKING cuts no corners on safety
Keeping people and business safe. That’s the strategy for VIKING, also when it comes to workplaces, no matter where they are in the world.

08/23/2011 12:00:00 AM
23.08.11 VIKING offers inflatable liferafts and buoyant apparatus to comply with USCG-imposed life float phase-out
According to new US Coast Guard regulations, vessels carrying life floats or rigid buoyant apparatus must remove them from the vessel and replace them with other approved survival craft by no later than January 1, 2015. VIKING Life-Saving Equipment urges those who will be affected to plan ahead by securing new inflatable life-saving appliances.

08/04/2011 12:00:00 AM
04.08.11 VIKING strengthens Brazil presence
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, the market leader in marine and offshore safety equipment, is gearing up in Brazil. Already strongly represented with its Brazilian head office and servicing station in Rio, the company announced it expanded its presence with a new branch in São Paulo’s Santos seaport on August 1, 2011.

06/30/2011 12:00:00 AM
Since the formation of its On Board Services division three years ago, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has had much success in providing lifeboat and marine fire services. The company is now expanding upon its achievements and offering even more services for ship owners.

05/23/2011 12:00:00 AM
23.05.11 VIKING expansion in Germany pays off
VIKING reports growth in the German market, expands local servicing capabilities and completes the recent merger with Hygrapha.

03/17/2011 12:00:00 AM
17.03.11 VIKING Grows for Seventh Straight Year
ANNUAL ACCOUNTS: In 2010, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S, global manufacturer of safety equipment for the maritime, offshore and fire industries, once again generated growth in both its top and bottom lines.

02/22/2011 12:00:00 AM
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment and E.R. Schiffahrt have teamed up to design a fully customized, global servicing arrangement based on VIKING’s highly successful Shipowner Agreements.

01/31/2011 12:00:00 AM
VIKING’s highly successful Shipowner Agreements combined with high customer satisfaction have culminated in a new long-term servicing agreement with leading container shipping line MSC.

01/12/2011 12:00:00 AM
After a spectacular 10-1/2 month adventure cruising from Port Townsend, Washington, across the ocean and around the South Pacific, Linda Attaway and Brad Nelson's journey ended off the coast of New Zealand. Their Golden Wave 42 Kattywompus unexpectedly hit a reef, quickly started taking on water and capsized. Luckily, they had a 6-person RescYou liferaft from VIKING Life-Saving Equipment on board. With a little help from an EPIRB, the New Zealand coastguard and a local in an aluminum skiff, the pair is just fine today and they're planning their next voyage.

01/11/2011 12:00:00 AM
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has signed a groundbreaking deal with Stolt Tankers BV for a liferaft exchange servicing contract.

11/08/2010 12:00:00 AM
08.11.10 VIKING UK adds new marine fire service division
Great Yarmouth, UK, November 8, 2010 – Leading global marine and fire safety equipment manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has announced the expansion of its global fire servicing network with a new marine fire service division in the United Kingdom.

11/03/2010 12:00:00 AM
Esbjerg, Denmark, November 2010 – VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, the market leader in marine and fire safety equipment, will be showcasing its wide range of SOLAS-compliant safety equipment for super yachts at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) to be held on November 16-18 in Amsterdam.

10/05/2010 12:00:00 AM
05.10.10 VIKING welcomes Hygrapha aboard
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has raised the competitive stakes in maritime safety by announcing a deal to acquire world leading independent trading company Hygrapha

09/03/2010 12:00:00 AM
03.09.10 VIKING expands Shipowner Agreements
Marine fire equipment and lifeboats, hooks and davits are now included in the market’s broadest, most comprehensive fixed price servicing package

08/18/2010 12:00:00 AM
18.08.10 VIKING names Ocean Marketing its East Coast sales rep
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has recently appointed Ocean Marketing, Inc. of Guilford, Connecticut, and Ocean Southeast, Inc. of North Palm Beach, Florida, as its East Coast sales representatives. Covering Maine to Florida, they will handle VIKING's extensive range of liferafts for the leisure yachting marine market.

08/16/2010 12:00:00 AM
Five years in the making, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has received the final approval from the US Naval Air Force for its PS4049 Quick Donning Suit. Designed specifically for use by US military flight crews, the innovative suits will be employed on the P-3, C-130, E-6 Aircraft and new P-8 manufactured by Boeing. VIKING vice president of the Americas Al Osle made the announcement.

08/03/2010 12:00:00 AM
03.08.10 VIKING introduces design-your-own lifejackets
Esbjerg, Denmark, July 22, 2010 – Leading global marine and fire safety equipment manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has launched a new product line-up with broad appeal for the offshore and commercial shipping industries: design-your-own inflatable SOLAS lifejackets.

07/08/2010 12:00:00 AM
In an effort to increase its East Coast presence and expand further into the United States market, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, a leader in maritime safety, announced an agreement to purchase the assets of USA Services in Norfolk, Virginia. Effective August 6th, the 12,000 sq. ft. facility will operate under the VIKING name, improving logistics and distribution for its regional sales and service partners.

06/22/2010 12:00:00 AM
A challenging market outlook over the next few years isn’t enough to keep VIKING from setting aggressive growth targets and reorganizing to meet an entirely new level of ambition.

06/04/2010 12:00:00 AM
A combination of the right products, a strong range of servicing offerings and business-savvy people on the ground have secured a strong market position for one of VIKING’s newest subsidiaries, VIKING Istanbul, during its first official year of operation.

05/27/2010 12:00:00 AM
27.05.10 VIKING liferafts among market’s safest
Esbjerg. Denmark, 26 May 2010. Following recent press coverage of leisure liferaft equipment failures in tests carried out by Swedish transport authorities, VIKING Life-saving Equipment A/S has quickly reacted to reassure its customers that the serious faults identified are not connected with VIKING products.

04/29/2010 12:00:00 AM
29.04.10 VIKING’s releases small chute with big advantages
With up to four times the reach and two 153-person liferafts in each container, VIKING’s new Evacuation MiniChute system is head and shoulders above even the most advanced of today’s solutions.

04/26/2010 12:00:00 AM
26.04.10 VIKING RescYou™ liferaft saves five sailors in Baja Ha-Ha rally
The annual Baja Ha-Ha cruiser rally from San Diego, California, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, turned into a life threatening situation for five, San Francisco-based, J/World Performance Sailing School participants. Thanks to fast-thinking crew members, an eight-person VIKING RescYou™ liferaft and the United States Coast Guard, they're all alive today after their 40' J/120 J World sunk, 60 miles offshore.

03/30/2010 12:00:00 AM
30.03.10 VIKING’s Shipowner Agreements are favored by shipowners looking for a global safety partner
Shipowners are queuing up to enter into VIKING Life-Saving Equipment’s new global Shipowner Agreements, which offer tailored, fixed price service agreements for a wide range of marine safety equipment.

03/18/2010 12:00:00 AM
18.03.10 VIKING prospers despite tough conditions
Annual accounts: 2009 saw VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S defy a difficult market to attain a record turnover in excess of DKK 1.1 billion. Profit for the year is described as satisfactory.

03/08/2010 12:00:00 AM
08.03.10 Reception
On the occasion of the change of management at VIKING LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT A/S there will be a reception on

02/09/2010 12:00:00 AM
09.02.10 Changing of the Guard
After 13.5 years as a Director – of which the latest 10 years as CEO and Group Managing Director of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S, Esbjerg, Denmark, Mr Kjeld Amann will go into retirement following the Group’s Annual General Meeting on 15th March 2010.

02/01/2010 12:00:00 AM
01.02.10 VIKING celebrates 50 years of saving and protecting people at sea
2010 marks the year in which VIKING Life-Saving Equipment can celebrate its 50th anniversary as a world leader in maritime and offshore safety equipment and servicing.

01/21/2010 12:00:00 AM
21.01.10 VIKING receives business award in Denmark
The region of Esbjerg has presented the 2009 Esbjerg Business Award to VIKING. At the New Year prize-giving event, the chairman of the committee apologized for not having made the award somewhat earlier.

01/18/2010 12:00:00 AM
An unfortunate series of events, including a problematic electrical system, disabled chart plotter, seasickness and rough seas, turned a simple Atlantic sailing trip into a harrowing ordeal for four men aboard a 35', J/105 racing sailboat.

01/11/2010 12:00:00 AM
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has announced the acquisition of Colorado-based fire suit manufacturer Quest Enterprises, Inc.

12/07/2009 12:00:00 AM
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, the world leader in maritime safety, has officially announced the opening of its Liverpool office on 1 December 2009.

11/03/2009 12:00:00 AM
03.11.09 Bright future for VIKING RescYou™ liferafts
Yachting enthusiasts gain new level of safety and added comfort with the launch of the 2010 range of VIKING’s popular RescYou™ liferafts.

10/19/2009 12:00:00 AM
Leading marine safety equipment manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has officially opened its new subsidiary in Istanbul.

10/08/2009 12:00:00 AM
08.10.09 VIKING strengthens its market leader position in Finland with new orders to 3 major fire departments
A 2 year framework agreement has been signed for fire suits to Turku, Pori and Tampere

09/23/2009 12:00:00 AM
23.09.09 VIKING to supply Bosch with fire suits to 38 European factories
A 3 year framework agreement is signed for fire suits to the internal factory fire department Bosch Werkfeuerwehr.

09/07/2009 12:00:00 AM
New fixed price safety agreements from leading marine safety equipment manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment are making life easier for shipowners looking to optimise global servicing expenses, streamline servicing management and more accurately predict future costs.

08/12/2009 12:00:00 AM
12.08.09 VIKING and Serco secure extensive MoD contract for liferafts and service
Leading services company Serco has contracted VIKING Life-Saving Equipment Ltd to fulfil a large marine lifesaving equipment order in the UK in 2009

07/15/2009 12:00:00 AM
15.07.09 Green award for VIKING Thailand
After an intensive inspection by a 20-man team from the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), VIKING Life-Saving Equipment's manufacturing plant in Laem Chabang has won a 2009 Environmental Governance Award, in recognition of exceeding nationwide standards covering environmental performance and social responsibility.

07/07/2009 12:00:00 AM
07.07.09 VIKING gets large order in Norway
The globally leading manufacturer and provider of marine- and offshore safety equipment, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, has been awarded a large contract for a brand new type of work uniforms for the Norwegian Civil Defence.

06/10/2009 12:00:00 AM
10.06.09 VIKING opens Brazilian subsidiary
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment is establishing a new Brazilian division to better service its growing portfolio of customers operating in the region.

05/14/2009 12:00:00 AM
14.05.09 VIKING increases focus on crew evacuation with the Donut Personal Safety Device
Global manufacturer of maritime and offshore safety solutions VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has signed a distribution agreement with UK based Donut Safety Systems Ltd.

04/21/2009 12:00:00 AM
21.04.09 VIKING continues to grow despite global crisis
Annual accounts: Global manufacturer of maritime and offshore safety solutions VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S reached an important milestone in 2008 with a turnover of more than DKK.

03/06/2009 12:00:00 AM
06.03.09 A light in the distance
What was supposed to be another enjoyable sailing trip from Moorehead City, North Carolina to Bermuda quickly turned into a nightmare for Roger Brake.

01/05/2009 12:00:00 AM
05.01.09 VIKING reaches important milestone despite unstable world economy
VIKING continues to lead the way in global maritime and offshore safety. On November 26, 2008 VIKING reached its long awaited milestone of DKK in turnover despite stiff competition in several markets and fluctuating currencies.

11/26/2008 12:00:00 AM
26.11.08 VIKING hosts Crown Prince at its centre of excellence near Bangkok
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment’s manufacturing facility in Laem Chabang south of Bangkok hosted an official visit from HRH Danish Crown Prince Frederik on 26 November as part of celebrations marking 150 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Thailand.

11/25/2008 12:00:00 AM
25.11.08 Custom made safety products prove popular to style and quality conscious yacht owners
New custom made containers, tailor made evacuation systems and new products

09/18/2008 12:00:00 AM
18.09.08 VIKING presents wave of new developments at SMM
The VIKING organisation - a market leader in maritime safety provision - is enjoying continued growth across the board with new offices, new innovative products in several categories and new long-term service agreements in place to help shipowners make their servicing more efficient.

08/26/2008 12:00:00 AM
26.08.08 Experienced sailor owes life to VIKING raft
What was supposed to be another enjoyable sailing trip from Moorehead City, North Carolina to Bermuda quickly turned into a nightmare for Roger Brake. Just over 12 hours into the journey, his well-maintained 46' Cross Trimaran, Orion, started taking on water and capsized. If it wasn't for his amazing determination and a VIKING Life-Saving Equipment USCG Coastal Liferaft, he wouldn't be alive today.

06/03/2008 12:00:00 AM
03.06.08 VIKING responds to the growing demand for realistic centre-based training
Increasingly, passenger vessel operators are turning to training centres for safe, realistic training in MES systems as an alternative to training in dock. Training centres are matching this call by installing MES systems and offering crew training programmes.

06/03/2008 12:00:00 AM
03.06.08 VIKING evacuation systems installed on APC Marine's new accomodation and pipe laying barge
At the end of May 2008, VIKING delivers marine evacuation systems to the new 300 person capacity barge, The APC Aussie 1, owned by APC Marine Pty Ltd.

05/26/2008 12:00:00 AM
26.05.08 VIKING strengthens its service presence in Turkey
On May the 31st 2008, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment Istanbul Denizcilik Ticaret AS opens its doors for servicing maritime life-saving equipment in the Turkish region.

05/08/2008 12:00:00 AM
08.05.08 VIKINGs new evacuation system is nominated for the prestigious Safety At Sea Award
For the third year in a row, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment was short-listed for a maritime award. This year they were short-listed for their new dual chute evacuation system, the VEDC, designed to be flexible enough to cope with the increased vessel tilt and list factors on the world's largest passenger carrying vessels.

04/08/2008 12:00:00 AM
08.04.08 VIKING and Lockheed Martin join forces to create a unique personnel transfer system
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment and Lockheed Martin have officially signed a Joint Development Agreement to create a safer and more efficient means of crew transport to the offshore industry.

03/27/2008 12:00:00 AM
27.03.08 VIKING enjoys growth despite the falling dollar
ANNUAL ACCOUNTS: With a net turnover of 966 million Danish kroner, 2007 lived up to expectations at VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S, global producer of safety solutions.

03/06/2008 12:00:00 AM
06.03.08 Questions and answers for VIKING material in connection with the TRITON accident
In connection with the tragic accident on the 19th of December 2006 during which a Danish marine constable from the inspection ship Triton died off the coast of Iceland, there have, over the past few weeks, been several articles in the newspaper Politiken on VIKING's life-saving equipment and test procedures.

02/29/2008 12:00:00 AM
29.02.08 VIKINGs double slide is certified as the highest capacity marine evacuation system on the market
VIKING life-saving equipment has recently completed a new capacity test for its double slide evacuation system, the VES. The system now has the largest certified MES capacity currently available on the market.

01/23/2008 12:00:00 AM
23.01.08 VIKING and Watski work together to make it easier to buy quality liferafts
VIKING Life-saving equipment is delighted to announce their newly formed cooperation with Watski, who will now be selling VIKING's range of yachting liferafts.

12/05/2007 12:00:00 AM
05.12.07 VIKING launches the only liferaft designed and tested specifically for Arctic sailing
VIKING has launched a new liferaft container that provides thermal protection for the liferaft inside, so that the liferaft can be activated at temperatures as low as -45°C. This VIKING Arctic liferaft is the only liferaft designed and tested specifically for sailing in Arctic ice-covered waters.

11/26/2007 12:00:00 AM
26.11.07 Design specifications place high demands for compact evacuation systems
When Meyer Werft designed their newest vessels for AIDA Cruises, they needed an exceptionally compact evacuation system. VIKING's evacuation chute system was the natural choice.

11/05/2007 12:00:00 AM
05.11.07 VIKING raft saves fishing family from rigid Alaskan waters
There's nothing scarier than the thought of a loved one being swept overboard on a sinking vessel. For the Pruitt family from Kodiak, Alaska, this nightmare became reality. If it wasn't for their Viking Liferaft and a father's fast thinking, the Pruitt family wouldn't be alive today. After abandoning their sinking fishing boat and surviving 62 hours in the open ocean, the exhausted and cold family of four was rescued by the crew of Sea Storm, a federal research vessel.

09/19/2007 12:00:00 AM
19.09.07 VIKING launches their RescYou™ Coastal liferaft with safety and comfort features exceeding the new ISO-2 standard
VIKING life-saving equipment has completed their yachting range with their new RescYou™ Coastal liferaft, designed with features that make it safer and more comfortable than the ISO-2 standard requires.


Press releases

26.04.16 VIKING rides wave of success at OTC 2016
OTC 2016 in Houston, Texas, will see marine and offshore safety equipment and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment showcase a range of the products and service offerings that have put the company in the offshore spotlight in recent years.


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