NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Plan B Marine today announced the lease of additional slips at IGY North Cove Marina in support of its maritime evacuation service from Manhattan. "It's the contingency backup people who live or work downtown have been asking for," said Plan B Marine President and CEO Pat Dowhie. "Plan B boats are docked at Brookfield Place now so that subscribers can get off the island in the event of critical infrastructure failure or other catastrophic circumstance.
Plan B Marine's evacuation services, available through arrangement at marinas down town and West Side, provides dockage, maintenance and training in the operation of coast guard class SAFE boats. If and when there's an evacuation event, subscribers pilot their crafts to predetermined disembarkation points of their own choosing. Plan B Marine SAFE boats activate by means of security code, track via GPS and are recovered and re-readied by Plan B Marine once subscribers have gotten where they need to go.
Favored by law enforcement, fire safety professionals and first responders worldwide, SAFE boats are the craft of choice at Plan B Marine. Their ergonomic design, reinforced aluminum self righting hulls and foam collars are built to withstand the most rigorous conditions.
Should Manhattan cease to be a tenable place of residence or business operation, CFO Chris Dowhie believes Plan B Marine offers the most secure, reliable option in a disaster. "There are a handful of bridges and tunnels," he points out. "If mass transit is at a standstill, maritime evacuation is the only real alternative."
Plan B Marine begins public display of its boats in marinas around Manhattan starting Monday October 24, 2016 Test boarding are by appointment that may be made through Plan B Marine at 646-600-5380 or at its website www.planbmarine.com
About Plan B Marine
Plan B Marine has installations in Chelsea and Westhampton. It is privately owned and its principals have backgrounds in telecommunications, contingency planning, disaster recovery and nautical vessel design and operation.
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