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Maritime and Marine Offshore Safety

Maritime and Marine Offshore Safety - Keeping you safe onboard

Safety onboard is a daily concern for shipping companies and its crew, as well as shipping agents. The first priority is to ensure the safety of everyone, to protect lives, prevent collateral damages which can impact the environment and the ship from sailing effectively and efficiently. Ships have a duty to serve responsibility in transporting the cargo safely to its destination. It is Dräger's passion for safety - to deliver products that protect lives and keep the ships safe!

The IMO International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is an international regulation that specifies minimum safety standards and requirements for safety equipment on board ships.

• It requires gas detectors to be on board ships for early detection of flammable gases, O2 deficiency and toxic gases. 

• It defines procedures to test the atmosphere of enclosed spaces prior entry.

• It includes the fireman outfit, respiratory protection, firefighter communication systems and emergency escape breathing devices

Meeting your needs: our solution for Marine safety

Irrespective of the type of ships, Dräger offers a complete portfolio of safety equipment that are mandatory onboard ships, including services, repairs and maintenance. Whenever people or assets are exposed to danger, those who are responsible for their safety rely on Dräger's safety equipment.

Dräger offers you:

• One contact point for safety equipment approved for using onboard ships.

• Service, repairs and maintenance support by our trained service engineers for all Dräger equipment. 

• Rental pool of all required safety-relevant equipment, from gas detection devices to personal protection equipment


Dräger protects you!

We offer a complete portfolio of respiratory protection, gas detection and breath alcohol tests, together with Dräger Service that provides qualified service and maintenance support.

IMO review guidance for entering confined spaces onboard ships

In 2016, SOLAS regulation requires ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment, capable of measuring concentrations of oxygen, flammable gases or vapours, hydrogen sulphide and carbon monoxide, prior to enter into enclosed spaces.1

In February 2023, it has been reported in the SeaTrade Maritime News that enclosed spaces remains a major cause of death among seafarers and shore workers.2 This year alone, there have been nine reported deaths related to incidents in enclosed spaces, drawing attention to these accidents. In November of previous year, Intermanager welcomed a commitment by the IMO to review guidance governing safe working in enclosed spaces onboard ships. The upcoming IMO MSC 107 meeting, scheduled for June 2023, will develop a plan for revision IMO resolution A 1050/27 in relation to Enclosed Space Entry Procedures.

The aim to review the guidance is therefore to prevent more casualties to ships' personnel entering enclosed spaces where there may be an oxygen-deficient, oxygen-enriched, flammable and / or toxic atmosphere.


1 Enclosed space ship safety rule enters into force (

Industry focus on tragedy of enclosed space deaths (


Maritime & Coastguard Agency - Enclosed spaces: Guidance for merchant vessel operators

Entry into enclosed spaces on board ships is sometimes necessary but dangerous work activity. This guidance provides information and advise on how to identify an enclosed space, the risks of entry and how to reduce the risk to life.


"Drug & Alcohol Policy" of Ships

Shipping companies make their drug and alcohol policy based on the guides provided by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF). International Maritime Organization (IMO) recommends a maximum of 0.08% blood alcohol level (BAC) during watch keeping duties as minimum safety standard on ships. However, the amount of BAC allowed differs from company to company, where some allow maximum of 0.04% (During off hours) whereas others prefer 0% BAC.1 Lately, most of the companies have totally banned possession and consumption of alcohol on board their ships.

For the first time under Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), mandatory limits for alcohol consumption are also being introduced (a limit of not greater than 0.05% blood alcohol level (BAC) or 0.25 mg/l alcohol in the breath), although individual flag states may choose to apply stricter limits.2

The main objective of these policies and standards is to prevent accidents, and ensure the safety of ships, cargoes and the seafarers. 



Alcohol ban at sea

Maritime accident: the cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways ran aground when the officer on watch become inattentive due to the effects of alcohol consumption. A growing number of ships thus have an absolute zero alcohol limit. Captains are required to carry out random testing to check if somebody is under the influence of alcohol. How can be this be done?


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We support you in these applications


LNG fueled ships

LNG itself poses danger as long as it is contained within storage tanks, piping, and equipment designed for use at LNG cryogenic conditions. LNG has a higher flammability range in air and a higher auto-ignition temperature than other liquid fuels. It is essential that has detectors are placed in any area where LNG is being transferred or stored.


Oil Tankers

Safety on board of an Oil Tanker has the highest priority because of the hazard potential and high value of the tanker and its cargo. Dräger supports you with gas detection equipment, respiratory protection and chemical protection suit, making sure you comply with the SOLAS requirements and industry guideline "International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT), which deals with the special requirements for oil tankers.


Confined space monitoring in Submarines

Today's submarines can stay submerged under water for weeks. During this time, there is no air exchange with the atmosphere. The inside air has to be controlled and regulated to stay breathable, health and free of smell. Traces of gases must not accumulate or be distributed over the entire ship. Dräger offers cost-effective explosion proof transmitter for the detection of toxic gases.


Fixed Gas Detection for Shipping

Fixed gas detection systems are preferably used on dangerous goods transporting ships, chemical carriers and loading terminals and especially where safety is affected when handling dangerous goods of class 2 (gases), class 2.1 (flammable gases) and class 3 (flammable liquid) of the IMDG-code.[1]

[1].The International Maritime Code for Dangerous Goods covers nine classes of dangerous goods

Product Highlights

Dräger Tubes and Gas Detection Pump


Dräger Short-term Tubes


Dräger X-act® 5000 Basic


Dräger X-act® 7000


Dräger Aerotest® Simultan HP

Multi-Gas Detector


Dräger X-am® 2500


Dräger X-am® Pump


Dräger X-am® 5000


Dräger X-am® 8000

Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus


Dräger PSS® 3000


Dräger FPS® 7000


Dräger FPS®-COM 5000


Dräger HPS® SafeGuard

Fixed Gas Detection System


Dräger Polytron® 8100 EC


Dräger Polytron® 8200 CAT


Dräger Polytron® 8700 IR


Dräger PIR 7000


Dräger Polytron® 8900 UGLD


Dräger REGARD® 7000

Get in touch with Dräger


Draeger Singapore Pte Ltd

61 Science Park Road
The Galen #04-01
Singapore 117525

+65 6872 9288

Draeger Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

No. 6, Jalan 15/22, Taman Perindustrian Tiong Nam, Seksyen 15, 40200 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

+60 3 5526 2000

Draeger Philippines Corporation

2504-C West Tower, Tektite Towers, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center,
Pasig City 1605 Metro Manila, Philippines

+63 2 8470 3825

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