FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2017
INNOVATIVE METHOD FOR OPERATOR TRAINING, EMBRACED BY
LEADING LIFEBOAT SUPPLIER
Houston, Texas – Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety is pleased to announce its appointment as distributor/agent for Virtual Marine's lifeboat simulator systems. The appointment is effective Monday May 8, 2017.
"Our oil and gas customers agree that the risks involved in training during offshore lifeboat drills, are significant" said Jamie Matte, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety. "Lifeboat simulators eliminate those risks and are quickly becoming the preferred method for training lifeboat operators. Our partnership with Virtual Marine gives us access to the global leader in the development of lifeboat simulation and we are delighted to offer this innovative alternative to our customers".
"Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety has been providing safety equipment and supplies to the offshore industry for more than 40 years" said Alfred Whiffen, Vice President Sales & Marketing for Virtual Marine. "As a leading lifeboat supplier, they understand how lifeboat simulation enhances training, and reduces risks associated with existing training methods. We are very pleased to be associated with such a reputable provider to the oil and gas industry".
Working with operators off the East coast of Canada, Virtual Marine developed and deployed the first commercial lifeboat simulator in 2009. The systems are now used onshore and offshore in Canada, United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark and Australia.
About Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety
Founded in 1963, Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety is a leading provider of marine safety and fire protection equipment. The company is an ISO 9000 compliant provider of products and services to energy companies, engineering firms, offshore drilling contractors, shipyards, OEM's and oil and gas
supply companies worldwide. Alexander/Ryan has representatives in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Malaysia, Philippines and United Kingdom.
For more information on Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety, contact: Name: Jamie Matte
Telephone: +1 713-923-1671
About Virtual Marine
Founded in 2004, Virtual Marine provides simulations systems which enhance and augment marine and maritime training for oil and gas operators, naval defence and coast guard organizations and maritime training organizations. The Company has partnered with leading maritime institutions and organizations to research, model and simulate lifeboats and other small craft, launched in extreme conditions during emergency situations.
For more information on Virtual Marine, contact: Alfred Whiffen
Telephone: +1-709-738-6306, Extension 215
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