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SHOXS Protects Qatari Coast Guard

SHOXS and Ares Shipyard built and designed custom seating for the bridge
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SHOXS Protects Qatari Coast Guard

SHOXS patrols coasts all over the planet, and keeps men and women in uniform safer and injury-free. The Qatari Coast Guard has acquired ten high speed offshore patrol vessels, a 110 Hercules multi-role patrol craft built by Ares Shipyard in Antalya, Turkey. The vessel, 34 meters in length, is built to travel at high speeds: max speed is 30 knots. The boat is designed for search and rescue, anti-terrorist protection, and coastal surveillance.

SHOXS 2400 shock mitigating seating was selected for the captain and officers’ seating to keep the crew comfortable and safer while underway. Ergonomic, shock-absorbing seat designs reduce fatigue and enhance performance on long patrols. 

SHOXS and Ares Shipyard produced the seat design, which featured a shock-mitigating seat base to counteract impacts from wave movement, and an ergonomically-shaped carbon fiber bucket seat. The seats are fitted with custom upholstery in premium, marine-grade materials.

Boats operating in the open ocean are often subject to large shock and vibration forces, especially when designed for continuous, high speed patrols. Exposure to such forces can lead to discomfort, spinal injuries and performance degradation, especially when exposed to forces in the vertical axis. Suspension seating isolates the occupant from the effects of vibration and impact at sea. SHOXS seats are specifically designed and engineered to reduce the risk of operator injury and impact exposure in harsh marine conditions. 

Learn more about this project and others at the upcoming IDEF Show in Istanbul, Turkey, April 30-May 3, 2019.