This forum will address the safety concerns regarding lifeboats which currently exist and the proposed solutions. It will provide links to reports and resources concerning lifeboats and other evacuation systems.
Reports and resources will be updated as and when they become available.
After this, each system on board every vessel of a type found to be compliant will be subject to a one-time overhaul examination. This examination will also verify that the ship’s system is of the same type that passed the evaluation and is suitable for the ship. If the examination is successful, the system is ‘fit for purpose’. If found non-compliant then it must be replaced or modified not later than the next dry-docking after 1st July 2014 and in any case not later than 1st July 2019.
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To contribute your views, experience or comments on technical and safety issues on lifeboats, liferafts, evacuation devices, etc. to the forum, please e-mail here