Bramble is currently undergoing upgrades in Mobile, Alabama. It’s quite the overhaul!

Among the upgrades are the Life Saving Appliances:

  • 2 x 35 Man Viking, Polar Class Inflatable Life Rafts
  • 70 Adult Life Jackets
  • Including Lights and Whistles
  • 12 Children Life Jackets
  • 55 Adult Cold-Water Immersion Suits
  • 12 Child Cold-Water Immersion Suits
  • 6 FRC dry suits
  • 10 Ring Buoys w/life Lines and Lights
  • 2 x Rescue Slings
  • ACR GMDSS Life Raft Radios
  • SART / AIS x 2
  • EPIRB x 2
  • 8 MOB Smoke canisters
  • 24 Emergency Hand & Parachute Flares
  • 2 x Stokes Rescue Litters
  • 2 x Back Boards
  • Replenished Hospital with SOLAS pack
  • Repaired &/or replaced all Emergency Lighting
  • Installed LED lights in emergency egress areas

We look forward to returning to the ship in a couple of weeks with this new safety equipment before heading out to the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, and then heading North for the Northwest Passage.


  1. Joey Connolly

    So you are not going up the East coat and through via Hudson’s Bay? Please post your proposed course and approximate ports of call. Thank you.

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