RESCUBE evacuation system

A novel idea of evacuation of a large number of people from a passenger vessel, proposed by Jan Ingar Norheim and developed by Norsafe.

A large free-fall craft (Rescube) with three compartments, containing 110 persons each is key element of this system. The Rescube will be installed vertically in a slot in the shipside or vertically on the aft end of the vessel. People will enter the Rescube from six levels. After closing, the Rescube will be released and it moves to free-fall position. Then, the Rescube will drop into the sea as an ordinary free-fall lifeboat.

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