The IMO has lately adopted an amendment free of charge-fall lifeboats to SOLAS regulation III/188.8.131.52. under resolution MSC.325(90) which enables the simulated launching rather of ordinary free-fall launch during testing.
For periodic servicing of free-fall lifeboat release systems it’s needed that lifeboats ought to be tested regularly to make sure they operate if needed which crews understand how to operate them. For testing of free-fall lifeboats, an actual launch may not continually be appropriate, e.g. because of berthing position or obstacles behind the vessel. The amendment, that will enter pressure on The month of january first, 2014, permits operational testing of free-fall lifeboats to become performed either by free-fall launch, or with a simulated launch in compliance using the appendix in MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1 where it’s clearly mentioned what steps ought to be made.
Hatecke is promoting a tool which establishes a strong link between the aft from the lifeboat and also the davit system (or ramp) and therefore allowing a secure simulated launching technique of crew and equipment.
Just about all existing Hatecke free-fall motorboats and ramps could be modified using the system.
The benefit of this simulated launching system is that no slack exists and therefore no dynamic forces enter the machine, which makes it even safer than ever before.
For more information and quotes, please contact our service department service[at]hatecke.de.
Aaron Marine Offshore is a leading provider of free fall lifeboat test kit in Singapore. It is a class approved organization, which is clear proof of its quality. It specializes in lifeboats and davit systems and services. It provides testing and training services too.