Safety is the key word in all Meriturva's operations. Our evacuation equipment represents the newest technology and we have a wide range of devices at your disposal from the smallest yacht raft to the biggest mass evacuation raft.
One side of the training pool building resembles a side of a ship and it is equipped with authentic ecvacuation equipment like an evacuation chute and a life raft station. Meriturva's evacuation devices are similar to equipment used in ships.
The adjustable conditions in Meriturva's Survival Training Unit pool like strong winds, three-foot waves, rain or darkness and sound effects add to the challenge and make the training situation realistic.
Rare helicopter simulators and HUET-training
Meriturva Survival Training Unit has a unique indoors rescue helicopter simulator. Teams learn to rescue and winch people from the water or from the life rafts up to the helicopter simulator that circulates in the ceiling up in 30 feet.
Survival Training Unit in Lohja is the only place in Finland that offers Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), which is survival training from a ditched, sunken helicopter. Meriturva's HUET training is not offshore OPITO, OLF or NOGEPA approved.
Meriturva's pool building is large enough to create a sense of reality during the training sessions. The facilities enable familiarization with a substantial range of newest survival and rescue equipment. Meriturva provides even valuable test information to suppliers.
Length 141 feet (43 m)
Width 88.5 feet (27 m)
Water depth 13 feet (4 m)
Water temperature 70°Fahrenheit (21°Celsius)
Training Pool Special Effects
Waves, 3.6 feet high (110 cm), 7 different types of waves
Wind (12 wind generators, each generator 6.5 kW, 80 dB)
Training Pool Equipment
Exercise levels 1 m, 5 m, 9 m (3.2 feet, 16 feet, 29.5 feet)
Jumping levels 1 m, 2 m, 4.5 m (3.2 feet, 6.6 feet, 14.8 feet)
Exercise level at the end of the pool, depth 1.2 m (3.9 feet)
Stretcher carrying track, training height 9 m (29.5 feet)
Stretcher lifting shaft/vertical staircase, training height 10 m (32 feet)
Rescue helicopter, training height 9 m (29.5 feet)
Helicopter Underwater Escape Trainer (HUET)
Shallow Water HUET training device (SWET)
High pressure compressor for the filling of diving and spare air equipment
Evacuation Chute System, Viking, height 9 m (29.5 feet)
Evacuation Chute System, Marin Ark 9 m (29.5 feet)
Davit launch station, height 5 m (16 feet)
Means of Rescue -davit with damper
Means of Rescue -raft for rescue from the water, lifting height 5 m (16 feet)
Life raft station for throw overboard rafts, height 5 m (16 feet)
SOLAS life rafts for 6-39 persons
Self-righting life rafts for 4-101 persons
Open rafts, ORL, for 30-65 persons
Aircraft life rafts (also for babies)
Life rafts for yachts (non-SOLAS)
Saiboat Guy 22
Life boat for capsizing and turning exercises
Various survival suits
Various life vests
Life boat ladder
Davy-device for descending into the water/raft
Windows on the long walls of the pool for observation and photography
Cold Water Pool
Length 4 m (13 feet)
Width 4 m (13 feet)
Depth 2.5 m (8.2 feet)
Water temperature 6° Celsius