Marl donates waterproof LED lights to ensure rescue craft is easily located even in extreme weather conditions (20/01/2009)
Ulverston Inshore Rescue was set up after many tragedies on the dangerous Morecambe Bay Sands. Waterproof LED lights donated by Marl International have been installed on the deck of a Ulverston Inshore Rescue craft to ensure it is easily located even in extreme weather conditions.
Marl's 699 series metal panel LEDs have been fitted to the deck of the Humber Rescue RIB, one of the craft which provides support and rescue to visitors and residents of Ulverston and the surrounding areas. These LEDs were chosen for their high optical performance, outstanding reliability, and resistance to shock, vibration and salt water due to internal potting and sealing specifications in excess of IP67. Numerous colour options are available, but red was chosen to be easily detected yet not to cause any interference with the night vision cameras which are used in night-time rescues.
Bruce Chattaway, Station Officer of the Ulverston Inshore Rescue Team said, “We are very grateful to Marl for donating and fitting these LEDs. We can be out in any kind of weather, day or night in an emergency and locating the rescue craft over the vast and rugged areas we cover is not always easy. Our 14 strong rescue team are all volunteers and we rely on donations and fundraising events. The support of local companies is appreciated as it makes our jobs that bit easier and safer.”
“We have great respect for the Ulverston Inshore Rescue team and were pleased to be able to help in supporting their efforts as they provide an invaluable service,” said Adrian Rawlinson, Managing Director, Marl International. “This project required a product that can stand up to the extreme conditions and LEDs were the ideal solution, and due to their waterproof ruggedness and longevity, they will help out for many years and rescues to come.”