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Life Cell Achieves Solas Certification

Commercial Vessel with Life Cell Installation

Pinpoint Electronics, the European agent for the products of Life Cell Marine Safety, are very pleased to introduce Life Cell to the commercial marine market as the device has achieved SOLAS certification. The certificate of Type Approval as a Novel Life-Saving Appliance was granted by Lloyds Register under the IMO resolution A.580 (13) and the LSA code regulation I/1.2.

Under the rules and regulations, Life Cell is classified as a Throwable Buoyancy Device and has the capacity to support 1-4 people depending on the model. It is suitable for installation up to a height of 30 metres above the water-line and can now be used on ships bound by the International Convention of SOLAS. In addition to buoyancy, the added advantage is that you can store all essential safety equipment to notify authorities and ensure sur-vival at sea.

One of the inventors of the Life Cell product and now a director of Life Cell Marine Safety, Scott Smiles, is extremely proud that his innovative product developed after a real life accident at sea, has been approved internationally at the highest level. “My experience made me realise how quickly things can go wrong and how critical it was to have a buoyant device, signalling equipment and an effective way of keeping everyone together once you are in the water. My mission has always been to save lives and I am pleased that this certification will allow Life Cell to be used more widely on vessels internationally”.