SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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Author: Andrew Lemmis

Andrew Lemmis
Andrew Lemmis is a maritime professional with over 25 years’ experience working in UK, India, Singapore, China and Hong Kong, with a focus on Marine Life-Saving equipment. He has been involved in all aspects of sales, design, production, installation, commissioning, maintenance and training of shipboard lifeboat and davit systems. Andrew has also been instrumental in the publishing of various key manuals and guides related to this subject and as an industry expert is regularly requested to deliver training, seminars and consultancy to major shipping companies, regulators and shipping associations. Andrew is a Singapore ITE accredited trainer for lifeboat systems service & maintenance and a member of several key industry organizations. Andrew’s current role as Managing Director for SeaSafe Marine Limited is focused on providing a highly professional and efficient global service for all makes of lifeboat and davit equipment.

Common safety errors on lifeboat systems

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Andrew Lemmis, SeaSafe notes that lifeboat systems fatally injure more people than they save. This can be attributed to a number of factors including poor or inadequate maintenance, lack of crew training, lack of familiarisation in handling lifeboat equipment, ineffective (or the avoidance of) drills and safety devices being overridden as shortcuts to name a few.

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