02 Nov LITTLE RIPPER TECHNOLOGY FINALIST IN PRESTIGIOUS WORLD DESIGN AWARDS IN AMSTERDAM
Australian company Little Ripper Lifesaver, has been shortlisted for the 26th Design Awards METS(DAME) in Amsterdam in 2 weeks’ time.
The DAME awards is held in conjunction with the MESTRADE Show November 15 – 17, 2016 in Amsterdam. MESTRADE show is the largest marine trade show in the world.
The DAME Award shortlist for new marine products has been selected from 117 entries from 26 countries. The Little Ripper Lifesaver unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone has been short-listed in the lifesaving and safety equipment category.
The Ripper Group has developed the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver and Mini Ripper Lifesaver search and rescue fleet of UAV’s for the specific purpose of search and rescue off the coastline and beaches of Australia. The Ripper Group, in a major design collaboration with the SOS Marine Group, has developed a world first rescue pod which is deployed from the UAV’s.
The Mini Ripper Lifesaver UAV with be exhibited in the Australian Pavilion at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) on SOS Marine`s stand 12.719 at RAI Amsterdam Centre from 15-17th November.
This is the fifth safety product in the DAME Awards to be accepted for the final judging in the past 6 years from SOS Marine in recognition of its development of safety and rescue equipment worldwide, including for 13 National Defence Forces.
The You Little Beauty (ULB) Marine Rescue Pod©
This amazing world’s first invention, developed by Little Ripper Lifesaver, as a member of The Ripper Group company, consists of a parcel (or Pod) containing marine rescue and safety devices which are mounted and deployed from under the Mini Ripper Lifesaver UAVs by operators on the beach.
From a hovering position above the person/s in distress, the UAV operator can use a directional loud speaker on the UAV to calm the patient and, if needed, deploy the Rescue Pod.
The ULB Marine Rescue Pod contains a water-activated floatation device that self inflates and safely supports 3-4 persons. The ULB Pod also has an automatic SOLAS light for night rescue, SOLAS grade high visibility retro-reflective tape, large sea anchor and can include a SharkShield®, the only scientifically validated shark deterrent device available. The lightweight ULB Marine Rescue Pods are reusable.