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This Oil Rig Escape Chute Allows 159 People to Escape in Just 10 Minutes

This Oil Rig Escape Chute Allows 159 People to Escape in Just 10 Minutes

These evacuation systems by Viking Life-Saving Equipment offer a safe, seamless and dependable rescue from offshore oil rigs. The custom-designed system can be used on fixed or floating offshore installations, FPSO’s, drill-ships and special purpose vessels.

Crews worldwide use Viking evacuation systems because they safely evacuate the maximum number of crew members in the shortest amount of time. For example, up to 159 people can be evacuated in 10 minutes. Each evacuation system comes with a fire-retardant chute and integrated life rafts that are stored inside the blast-proof container.



Viking’s evacuation systems are also effective in frozen waters and in the harshest of arctic winter conditions. They come equipped with special heat tracing to prevent freezing around critical areas. Given that the winter ice makes the use of free-fall lifeboats impossible, a modified version can handle these conditions when evacuating by chute directly onto a ship.