VANGUARDE LIFEBOAT has today confirmed that it has received a contract to supply up to 8 new Self Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboats from UK based JFD.

The partnership with JFD will see VANGUARDE LIFEBOAT deliver a new generation of Hyperbaric Lifeboat and integrated Davit system onto the new Red-Class fleet of diving support vessels under construction for Singaporean company Ultra Deep Solutions. The overall diving system and main on board saturation system is being managed by Ultra Deep Solution’s subsidiary Flash Tekk.

VANGUARDE LIFEBOAT will design, manufacture and integrate the JFD hyperbaric chamber and dive system into 18 man and 24 man variants; each capable of operating at depths of up to 300m. The SPHLs will be fully certified by DNV-GL.

In the event of a major vessel emergency, the SPHLs can be deployed to evacuate the entire saturation system whilst under pressure, safeguarding the lives of divers and ensuring that the decompression process can be carried out fully and without additional risk.

The contract marks a major milestone for VANGUARDE LIFEBOAT which has invested significantly in developing the new generation of hyperbaric lifeboats raising the quality and safety standard of future SPHLs.

Alastair J. Bisset, VANGUARDE LIFEBOAT Chief Executive Officer commented:

“We are honoured to be in partnership with JFD bringing together the VANGUARDE LIFEBOAT, DIVEX and James Fisher brands to deliver a new market leading product to the diving industry. This contract is major achievement for us and reinforces our position as a specialist lifeboat and rescue boat supplier to the Marine and Oil and Gas markets”.

Based in Singapore, VANGUARDE LIFEBOAT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian based integrated engineering solutions provider DESTINI BERHAD.

VANGUARDE LIFEBOAT has made a name for itself as a trusted and reliable global lifeboat brand. The Company manufactures conventional and hyperbaric lifeboats, fast rescue boats, davit systems and a host of other safety equipment for the marine and oil and gas industries.

VANGUARDE LIFEBOAT’s strength lies within its quality, delivery and worldwide service care network. Coupled with our in house engineering and technical teams we ensure we remain at the forefront of lifesaving developments and technology. VANGUARDE LIFEBOAT is ISO 9001 certified under Bureau Veritas. For more information please visit

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Vanguarde Pte Ltd
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