Survitec, the UK-based marine safety and survival specialist, is sponsoring a polar expedition team in their bid to relocate the sunken wreckage of Umberto Nobile’s Airship Italia on the 90th anniversary of its crash.

Survitec is supplying PolarQuest, a team of scientists and researchers, with a range of Crewsaver lifejackets and safety equipment. A training team from Survitec travelled to meet both the crew and local yachting clubs to instruct the teams on how to use the equipment supplied.

Focusing on the safety requirements for operating remotely and offshore, the sponsorship includes the ErgoFit 290N Ocean lifejacket which was chosen for its high specification safety features and superior comfort technology.

Other equipment provided to PolarQuest by Survitec includes pyrotechnics, replacement re-arming kits, emergency locator beacons and man overboard equipment including horseshoe buoys and throwing lines.

The team from PolarQuest will depart on its mission to the Arctic from Iceland on July 21.