2020-07-03 12:17Blog post

2 kids rescued from drifting raft


The 25th June at 22:30 Swedish Sea Rescue Society received an alarm about a raft outside Hittarp with 2 people on board who had called on attention from land.

Swedish Sea Rescue Society departed with Rescue Lars Lindfelt and Rescue 6-56 equipped with OXE200. The raft had drifted a good distance from land, it was dark and one of the persons on the raft lacked swimming skills. Using the Rescue 6-56, Swedish Sea Rescue Society helped the two kids from the raft and assisted in pulling the raft to the beach.

Swedish Sea Rescue Society is involved for 80% of all sea rescues in Sweden and receives no government funding. The Society is financed by membership fees, donations and voluntary work. Despite this, or possibly as a result of this, the Society has doubled the number of sea rescue stations in recent years, tripled the number of rescue volunteers available and built 230 modern rescue vessels. This expansion has enabled the Swedish Sea Rescue Society to meet its goal of departing within 15 minutes or less from the time an alarm is received. Crews live close to stations and conduct training several times a month. 

About OXE Marine AB

At OXE Marine we are driven by the ambition to transform the outboard motor; impacting the journey towards a more sustainable and ecologically positive marine environment. We are passionate, knowledgeable, and reliable. Passionate to commit to innovation and excellence, knowledgeable to recruit and retain high-quality personnel, and reliable to commit to supplying safe, durable, and reliable products and services and to openness and fairness with all our stakeholders. OXE Marine believes in a strong collaborative approach between our teams and partners while being daring and persistent in our passion for excellence. OXE Marine was founded in 2012, and is the company behind a patented outboard transmission, enabling the use of high torque diesel engines on outboard systems and in sterndrive solutions.


Paul Frick
Paul Frick