Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety LLC

2000 Wayside Drive

Houston,  TX  77011

United States
  • Booth: 3839

Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety, a division of Drew Marine, distributes marine safety, firefighting, personal protection & engineered products in Houston, New Orleans & New Iberia. ARMS offers certified life raft & personnel transfer device service; approved lifeboat & rescue boat systems; & service/refurbishment of all types of survival craft.

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    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.

    Company Information:

    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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    The EZ-Safe Sheave Hand Guard is a solution to serious reoccurring accidents common to offshore “Hands-On” drilling operations. This unit provides ultimate hand protection from common sheave related operations....

  • •Prevents sheave exposure to worker’s hands/fingers.
    • Guard Body (GB) can open up to over 180°.
    • Center Pulley Shaft precision turned out of 17-4 PH SS .
    • Wear resistant bearing material supports Bodies and Pulley.
    • Half round edges and “push-away” feature on inside GB.
    • Split Bushing Assy. (SBA) secures and guides wire rope.
    • SBA made from UHMW plastic: stands up to high abrasion.
    • Nord-Lock retains Flange Nut without use of cotter key.
    • Nord-Lock applies load & locking force on SS SBA fasteners.
    • GB Spacers prevent (-) negative revolution beyond parallel.
    • 3M vinyl laminate provides: Color alert, warning label.
    • Added safety of: directional, glance-off side upper tabs.
    • Same GB is used for both sides.
    • One SBA used for both sides.
    • No Drop Hazard components during use.
    EZ-Safe can be installed on sheave /block configurations most commonly found aboard drilling rigs. All direct hand contact is protected from the rigged block /sheave assembly.
    The hand sheave guard is designed for use with a high quality industrial block and sheave.

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