Mega Lifeboats For Super Gin Palace

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Dec 132009
 
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Oasis of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship Oasis of the Seas, the biggest gin-palace currently afloat, carries around 8,000 passengers and crew. Schat-Harding has provided eighteen 370-person “mega lifeboats” ready if the time ever comes to evacuate the ship.

Built from fibreglass reinforced polyester using a vacuum technique, the catamaran hull CRV55 lifeboats weigh 16 tonnes stowed condition and 44 tonnes when fully loaded. Two 70 HP diesel engines give the a speed of 6 knots, and are equipped with twin rudders

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