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18 May 2021

Innovative Tsunami Survival Capsule set to save lives

Julian Sharpe has created a Tsunami Survival Capsule which is due to enter full production in the USA and Japan later this year.

The Tsunami Survival Capsule has been developed over several years with the aim of saving lives during oceanic disasters.

The capsules are suitable for tsunamis, hurricanes, tidal surge, and flooding and are designed to protect from water, fire, and gas. They are made with aspirated shut off valves, marine doors and windows, and a ceramic thermal liner to protect from fires. Inside they have air tanks and water tanks.

Six models have been designed to hold 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 16 people in a capsule.

Since graduating with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and Design in 1985, Julian has worked in the aerospace industry and has spent time at British Aerospace, Bombardier, Boeing, and Airbus. In 2007 he set up his own aerospace engineering consultancy, IDEA International Inc. and in 2009 began work on the Tsunami Survival Capsule.

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