Crewsaver appointed as official safety provider

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A GOSPORT marine safety firm has been selected to work at the 35th America’s Cup.

Crewsaver was made the Official Safety Provider to the Cup, which will take place in Bermuda from May 26 to June 27.

Crewsaver, a Survitec company, will provide the America’s Cup with all of the safety equipment needed for chase boats including lifejackets, helmets, first aid kits, knives, pyrotechnics and man-overboard rescue equipment, along with a number of marker buoys to help with shepherding boats to the race course.

Dan Barnett, chief commercial officer of the 35th America’s Cup, said: ‘Safety is obviously a core focus area for the America’s Cup, so having a company of the calibre of Crewsaver as our Official Safety Provider is the perfect fit for us in this incredibly important area.’

Brian Stringer, Survitec Group chief executive officer, said: ‘We are delighted to have been selected as official safety provider, it is very clear that our two organisations share many of the same values as far as safety on the water is concerned, making this the ideal partnership opportunity.’