The local fishermen travel out up to 100 Km from land in search of fish. This means that they have to cross increasingly busy shippinglanes in small unlit boats. Vitol asked us to develop a maintenance free self-powered light that could be given to the fishermen to make the boats visible to bigger vessels.
In conjunction with our renewable energy partner Ventus we developed a completely automatic strobe light powered by solar cells. Once fitted the light automatically comes on at night with a flash that can be seen for several kilometres. During the day the light automatically recharges and when fully charged can power the light for several nights.
Shown here are Vitol staff distributing them to thefishermen.
The fishing community depend completely on the sea for their livelihood so we too are delighted that we have been able to help with this project to increase their safety.
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