Inspection and certification of LSAs
Annual and five-year services for boats, davits and hooks
We carry out inspection and certification work as part of the annual and five-year services required by MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1. This applies to:
- Lifeboats/ Rescue boats
- Release and retrieval systems: davits and ramps for free-fall lifeboats, provisions cranes, combined cranes for the release of boats and life rafts
- Release mechanisms, hooks
- Life raft release systems and life raft hooks
Thanks to certification from classification societies and flag state approvals, we are able to perform numerous services without class oversight. We work closely with classes and flag states; if, for example, we don’t have approval from a particular flag state, we will arrange special dispensation.
Maintenance and repair
If a crew member notices a defect in the existing safety equipment or if we pick up on problems during the course of an inspection, we will arrange for repair work to be carried out and/or handle the ordering of spare parts. We can also conduct follow-up servicing.
pursuant to MSC.1/Circ.1392 MSC 320 (89)
In July 2011, the International Maritime Association ( IMO ) passed changes to the LSA Code in order to increase the safety of the release systems used with lifeboats.
These changes require all hooks used on lifeboats to be inspected – and, if necessary, modified or replaced – during the vessel’s next scheduled dry-docking between July 2014 and July 2019.
We will be happy to inspect the hooks of your boats to see whether they satisfy the criteria of the amendments and, if necessary, handle modification/ exchange work.