SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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31 Jan 2017
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Tag: life-saving equipment

Viking unveils new safety systems

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VIKING will showcase its new solutions and servicing concepts in a forthcoming exhibition. The company says their products combine all the advantages of modern lifeboats, such as self-propelled maneuverability, with the flexibility, comfort and smaller footprint of liferafts. In addition, their new storage and launch unit, is expected to set new standards for innovation, functionality and aesthetics in deckside or hull-integrated evacuation systems.

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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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Alternative methods for lifeboat drills on MOUs

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The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has issued notice to explain the requirements for accepting alternative methods of conducting lifeboat drills on Mobile Offshore Units (MOUs). In doing so, it also establishes criteria for the application of MO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1486 and its provisions.

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Ensuring the safe use of lifeboats

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The death of a crewman and injury of four others during a recent lifeboat drill has once again drawn attention to the danger posed by the complexity of modern lifeboats. Captain Anuj Velankar, P&I executive and Loss Prevention Advisor, UK P&I Club, reviews the issues around lifeboats and offers suggestions for safer usage.

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New SOLAS requirements for lifeboat servicing

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Michael Røssland, Norsafe Academy, focuses on the new resolution and amendments to SOLAS approved by IMO regarding requirements for periodic service of lifesaving equipment. Mr Røssland explaina that this resolution requires documented competency and approval of personnel conducting services and outlined necessary actions for vessels, shipowners, flag, class and servicing companies to comply.

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Defect identified on load release hooks during PSC

BMA warns about a manufacturing defect identified on Hyundai Lifeboat “TALON II 4.0” on load release hooks during a PSC inspection that resulted in the detention of a Bahamian Ship. During the inspection, it was noted that the position indicator markings for the hydrostatic interlock were incorrectly marked with the red and green sectors being reversed

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