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Container firefighting system takes top safety award

[ February 22, 2022   //   ]

Viking Life-Saving Equipment’s HydroPen onboard container fire-fighting system won the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award at a virtual presentation ceremony on 22 February. PSA International and Cargotec Sweden AB were highly commended.

HydroPen enables fires to be attended by the ship’s crew from a safe distance and the judges were particularly impressed by the specific online training provided.

PSA International’s highly commended Video Analytics solution helps prevent in-terminal collisions of heavy cargo while Cargotec’s innovation deals with the tricky task of container inspections from below; safely identifying any damage to the under-side of containers and ensuring they are clean and free of any invasive pests.

TT Club was delighted with the industry response to  the fourth edition of the awards. Managing director, loss prevention, Mike Yarwood said: “It is hugely encouraging to have so many entrants seeking to solve a host of challenges from the provision of geo-spatial data and predictive maintenance software to technology that measures local climatic conditions. The last two years have been incredibly busy and difficult for all concerned and safety issues have arguably increased significantly. It is good to see that despite these conditions the industry’s commitment to be resilient and increase safety is undiminished.”