Bootle-based ISP set to join elite international group supplying world-class rescue boat

November 03, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Bootle-based maritime firm International Safety Products (ISP) is joining an elite group as one of the world's only major suppliers of a new rescue boat.


The Liverpool City Region business - which is one of the largest manufacturers of inflatable marine lifejackets - supplies an extensive range of maritime safety equipment.

ISP commercial director Geoff Billington said the Duarry 420RB Rescue Boat is an important addition to the portfolio. He said the firm will be targeting key markets with the product, especially the commercial marine sector.

ISP is the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for Duarry liferafts and rescue boats and is responsible for sales and service throughout the territory.

Mr Billington said the new SOLAS Duarry rescue boat benefits from a durable and lightweight design.

"This is a terrific product boosting our extensive portfolio," said Mr Billington. "It has a number of innovative design features, including an aluminium unsinkable hull and reinforced rubber side panelling.

"Its lightweight design makes it quick and easy to deploy and operate. It also has a number of performance enhancing features, including non-spill fuel tanks, detachable seats and inflation and deflation valves. Further features include a SOLAS certified engine with propeller guard.

"We expect the product to make a strong impact across a number of maritime markets, as it has been built for a variety of end-users, in the commercial shipping sector"

Adding to ISP's portfolio is Duarry's revamped range of liferafts including Throw Over Board (TOB), Open Reversible (ORIL) and Davit Launched (DL) models.

The new and improved range benefits from a new container design making stowage easier on board vessels.

"Key design changes have been made to the shape of the liferaft containers with greater reinforcement to the inner shell," said Mr Billington. "This means that most types of Duarry liferafts can be stored on existing cradles on board ships. This will help to improve usability and drive greater efficiency for ship operators.

"Duarry liferafts have a strong reputation for high quality and durability. They form an integral part of ISP's maritime safety product range. Moreover, the scale and versatility of the Duarry range is also a key selling point. It further benefits from an extensive network of service stations worldwide helping to provide a cost-effective solution to maintenance."

PENDING: The Duarry 420RB Rescue Boat has full regulation approval from Marine Equipment Directive MED 96/98/EC and amendments, International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea SOLAS 74 and amendments, IMO LSA code resolution MSC 48(66) chapter V, MSC/Circ.980.

For more information on ISP's products and services contact David Ellis via email on or phone +44 (0)151 922 2202.


International Safety Products

• ISP was founded in 1981.
• The firm is a marine survival equipment specialist.
• ISP produces more than 170,000 products each year.
• It employs more than 100 people and has a turnover exceeding £8million.
• ISP is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a broad range of marine safety equipment including lifejackets, immersion suits, tactical waistcoats, liferafts, Epirbs, PLBs, SARTS and marine safety lights.