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Leading Lifeboat Supplier Becomes Distributor for  Virtual Marine Lifeboat Simulators

The agreement between VMT and Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety was signed at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference.  Pictured left to right: Jamie Matte, Exec. VP & COO with Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety, The Honorable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources –  Newfoundland & Labrador, Alfred Whiffen, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Virtual Marine, and John F. Ryan, III, President, Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety.


Houston, Texas – Virtual Marine is pleased to announce that Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety has been selected as a distributor for its lifeboat simulator systems.


Virtual Marine is the world’s first creator and producer of lifeboat simulators, having deployed its first  system in 2009. Since then, regulators have approved the systems, and major oil and gas companies and  maritime training schools have adopted and use lifeboat simulation for training both onshore and offshore in Canada, United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, and Australia.


“Our oil and gas customers agree that the risks involved in training during offshore lifeboat drills, are significant” said Jamie Matte, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety. “Lifeboat simulators eliminate those risks and are quickly becoming the preferred method for training lifeboat operators. Our partnership with Virtual Marine gives us access to the global leader in the development of lifeboat simulation and we are delighted to offer this innovative alternative to our customers”.


When asked about the selection of Alexander/Ryan Marine & safety, Alfred Whiffen, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Virtual Marine said “Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety has been providing safety equipment and supplies to the offshore industry for more than 40 years. As a leading lifeboat supplier, they understand how lifeboat simulation enhances training, and reduces risks associated with existing training methods. We are very pleased to be associated with such a reputable provider to the oil and gas industry”.


About Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety

Founded in 1963, Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety is a leading provider of marine safety and fire protection equipment. The company is an ISO 9000 compliant provider of products and services to energy companies, engineering firms, offshore drilling contractors, shipyards, OEM’s and oil and gas supply companies worldwide. Alexander/Ryan has representatives in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Malaysia, Philippines and United Kingdom.

For more Information on Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety, contact:

Jamie Matte

Telephone: +1 713-923-1671

Email: jmatte@drew-marine.com

Website: www.alexanderryan.com