Mr Paras Kamdar – Country Manager (India / Sri Lanka), Viking Life Saving Equipment Mumbai (Private) Ltd and Mr Pawel Magnuski – Service Manager (MFS), Viking Life Saving Equipment (Pte) Ltd, Singapore visited Sri Lanka, to conduct a Special Training /Demonstration for the Fire & Safety Officers as well as the Technical Staff representing Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd. (CICT), South Asia Gateway Terminals (Private) Ltd (SAGT), Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPL) and Hambantota International Port Services (Private) Ltd (HIPS) for the HydroPenTM System . This was the first time an equipment of this nature was brought down to Sri Lanka by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority in collaboration with Viking Life Saving Equipment.
Changing the game in container ship fire safety, the HydroPenTM System is an innovative fire fighting equipment that can perform fully automatic and direct firefighting in stacked containers – only by means of water pressure in the fire main. Already selected by several major cargo shipping operators, the revolutionary HydroPenTM System is fast becoming a firefighting must-have.
The system comes with a telescopic lift and can be deployed to effectively and safely tackle fires both at deck levels and high up in the container stack.
During the Training / Demonstration the participants were able to gain hands-On experience on the functions of this equipment.