London: There are many parts of the world where the IMO’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations are not enforced, according to a top executive from a maritime safety equipment manufacturer. Doug Baxter, the ceo of Safety and Survival Systems International (3Si), tells Maritime CEO: “The maritime industry is governed by SOLAS regulations, but there are regions of the world which do not fully adopt this, putting lives at risk.”
3Si is a new group backed by August Equity and the owner of Ocean Safety, Typhoon International and International Safety Products in the UK and Revere Survival in the US. Its latest acquisition has been Richard Irvin Energy Solutions’ Marine Safety Division in Scotland. The Aberdeen-based business is a supplier into the offshore industry with a variety of safety products and services.
The group has a large portfolio of marine safety products and services covering commercial, leisure, oil and gas and military markets. Among its offerings are liferafts, lifejackets, survival suits, man over board equipment, rescue beacons and flares.