Portable SOPEP Storage
It has been seen on some vessels that in addition to the SOPEP locker, SOPEP equipment is being stored in portable units secured on deck. The image (left) shows large units on a wheel base made onboard. Other methods seen include a set of wheelie bins labelled SOPEP and full of equipment. Storing equipment in a portable device will greatly improve the response time in an emergency that is located a distance from the SOPEP store. Click on the image to enlarge.
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