Marine Safety and Services

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Vane Brothers Marine Safety and Services supplies the seafaring community with a wide range of life-saving protection and safety equipment. Our four locations in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk and Wilmington are ready to serve your needs quickly and efficiently.

With more than a century of experience in the industry, we offer well-thought-out marine safety solutions for vessels responding to and complying with maritime regulations regardless of vessel type. We are committed to delivering the service and equipment necessary for the safest possible voyage, whether you require new or used liferafts, U.S. Coast Guard-approved liferaft service, immersion suits, fire suppression equipment, a lifeboat davit inspection, release gear service, or just advice on current safety regulations.

CONTACT US at 410-631-5167, or sales@vanebrothers.com.

Lifeboat and Davit Inspections

As a professional Lifeboat and Lifeboat Davit Inspection station, Vane Brothers pays close attention to all aspects of lifeboat safety. Ever mindful of current safety measures, our technicians respond to each customer’s specific needs and deliver the type of personal service that is paramount to the important work we do.

Vane Brothers is Manufacturer- and Class-certified for Lifeboat and Davit Inspections. This includes:

 

• Annual Inspections
• Five year Inspections: Load Testing
• Lifeboat Inspections and Repair
• Release Gear, Hook, and Brake Inspections and Repair
• Davit and Winch Inspections

Inspections a are conducted according to IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 1206 and manufacturers’ guidelines.

We also encourage vessel crews to perform weekly and monthly inspections and routine maintenance as defined by the manufacturer, under the direct supervision of a senior ship’s officer (as recommended by the IMO MSC).

Fire Suppression Equipment Sales and Service

 

Vane Brothers inspects an array of fire suppression equipment on our customers’ vessels. Our technicians are approved by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to handle onboard inspections of everything from Fixed CO2 systems and portable extinguishers to self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs), emergency evacuation breathing devices (EEBDs) and portable gas monitors.

We also have a full-service fire suppression equipment shop for SCBA/EEBD refills, foam sample analysis and in-house Hydro testing.

 

 

SURVIVAL GEAR

Vane Brothers carries a large selection of personal flotation devices (PFDs) and safety accessories. We are a single source for the complete line of Survitec, Mustang, Stearns and Revere life jackets, ice rescue and immersion suits, as well as distress signals and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs).

Our product selection includes:

  • Immersion suit sales and service
  • PFD lights
  • Emergency Survival Craft Radios
  • Life Ring, Brackets and Racks
  • Man overboard smoke makers
  • Safety Apparel
  • EPIRBs (category 1 & 2 406 MHz)
  • Life Jackets
  • Replacement Batteries, Hydrostatic Releases
  • Automatic Waterlights and Strobes
  • Ring Buoys
  • Lifeboat supplies
  • Pyrotechnics

LIFERAFT INSPECTION AND SALES

We regularly inspect an array of liferaft sizes, from four-person pods up to those for 25 or 50 persons. Our services can be turned around during extremely short port stays, day or night, and in all types of weather. New and replacement equipment is in stock at all locations handling our expansive service region.

Our factory-trained technicians perform liferaft inspections and repacking in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions and standards set by the U.S. Coast Guard and SOLAS. Our additional accreditations include ABS, Lloyds, DNV, RINA and the Russian Registry.

We sell and service all major manufacturers, including:

**Click here to schedule your liferaft inspection.

 

 

 

 

WE ARE PROUDLY CERTIFIED AND/OR RECOGNIZED BY:

 

• American Bureau of Shipping
• DNV-GL
• Lloyd's Register
• NKK

 

                    

Vane Brothers Marine Safety and Services is a separate entity operating under the umbrella of the Vane Brothers Companies.