Marine Safety

At Tiger Supplies, we offer a selection of Marine Safety products to ensure the safety of workers at sea.

What is Maritime Safety?

Maritime safety aims to prevent injury and death to crew members and passengers aboard vessels, as well as to those in the vicinity of bodies of water. The provision of Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) is an example of maritime safety. These devices assist in the recovery of Persons in Water (PIWs) who may be at risk of drowning, hypothermia, and even death.

Difference Between Maritime Security and Marine Safety

Marine Safety and Maritime Security are two different terms that are often used interchangeably.  Maritime security refers primarily to the protection of ships and their cargo from external threats such as piracy. But the objective of maritime safety is to ensure the protection of people in circumstances where natural or accidental hazards exist. It is pertinent to note that these dangers can be more damaging than piracy, smuggling or other external threats if they are ignored by the ship’s crew.

There are several examples of disasters that could have been avoided or minimised if maritime safety had been taken into account, such as the sinking of the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic, the sinking of the Motor Ship (MS) Estonia and the accident of the MS Herald of Free Enterprise.

Maritime Standards

Our selection of maritime safety products complies with maritime standards, which are the accepted industry standards for maritime safety. These standards are assessed and enforced by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) and other organisations at an international, regional and national level.

The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is an international treaty signed by 160 countries that adhere to its current version. SOLAS involves all aspects of maritime safety, such as:

  • Stability, fire protection and other aspects to consider during the construction of ships
  • The existence and access to life-saving appliances including life-jackets and lifeboats
  • The use of radio communication
  • The implementation of safety in navigation

This Treaty also includes chapters focused on the carriage of grain, the carriage of dangerous goods, and nuclear ships.

Personal Flotation Devices are our main marine safety products. At Tiger Supplies, we offer Lifejackets and Buoys & Floating Lines to contribute to marine safety.

The Casualty Review Panel has recorded over the years more than 200 lives that could have been saved had individuals worn a lifejacket or used buoyancy aid. Wearing a lifejacket or buoyancy aid appropriate to your activity can greatly improve your chances of surviving the shock of entering cold water, according to the panel. In addition, the Panel advised measures to keep you and your crew safe during the activity. You should ensure that your equipment is correctly adjusted to avoid fatal accidents.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact us. Our sales representatives might be able to source exactly what you need.

For more information about our Marine Safety equipment and Marine Safety supplies,  please contact our sales team at 0844 848 3444 or email us at