Survival Gear from Viking



After battling an electrical fire on 48' Heather Kay, four fishermen donned survival suits, launched their Viking life raft and abandoned ship. Their well-planned evacuation led to a safe rescue by the US Coast Guard.

However, their time in the life raft became adventurous. After the crew was a safe distance from the burning boat, the Heather Kay's engines mysteriously started up. As the flaming vessel bore down on the raft, the men were forced to paddle their way to safety.

According to a press release, Captain David Glenn, Chief of Operations for the 17th Coast Guard District stated, "The crew had proper safety equipment, which is the key to surviving emergency situations at sea. I highly commend these brave men for their survival preparedness and responsive actions."

The 8-person life raft manufactured by Viking Life-Saving Equipment was an integral part of the crew's survival. This USCG/SOLAS-approved life raft is designed for use on fishing, commercial and passenger vessels as well as for offshore installations. Viking life rafts are available in sizes to accommodate 4 to 150 people.

Contact Viking Life-Saving Equipment, '1400 NW 159th St, Suite 101, Miami, FL 33169. Phone: 305-614-5800; Fax: 305-614-5810.

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