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Annual and 5 yearly Lifeboat inspections and Lifeboat Servicing

Make sure you're always ready with regular lifeboat inspections. 

Annual Lifeboat Inspection Services

At your port of call, our service team will visit your vessel to conduct a regulatory inspection. We will assess the actual condition of the equipment and items to be serviced.

Work scope includes:

  • Check prior inspections, servicing, repairs or maintenance records and plan the inspection according to our service procedures
  • Inspection of the lifeboat release system, power supply, air cylinders, bail, deluge, steer, engine and propulsion system.
  • Inspecting the davit structure for potential deterioration, corrosion or leaks.
  • Inspecting the wires and sheaves for potential damage (e.g. kinks and corrosion).
  • Open and inspect the winch, foundation, brake and gear.
  • Function test of the lifeboat release system and launching appliance.
  • Make recommendations to ensure the equipment is operationally safe and ready to use.
  • Advise on replaceable parts in accordance to SOLAS regulation III/36.
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Twin Fall lifeboat

5 yearly inspection

At your designated shipyard, drydock or offshore location SSI performs a regulatory inspection and comprehensive assessment of the lifeboat and davit systems.

Additional work scope to annual inspection includes:

  • Servicing of the release system, the air supply system and air bottles re-certification.
  • Dynamic overload test with 1.1 x SWL for the lifeboat release system and the launching appliance

"Make sure you're always ready with regular lifeboat inspections."

Annual Lifeboat Inspection Services

Regular lifeboat examination and maintenance will ensure your equipment remains in a state of readiness and compliant with the latest applicable regulations.

With our worldwide team of multi-brand certified lifeboat technicians, SSI performs your annual and 5-yearly lifeboat inspections in compliance with IMO and SOLAS requirements under MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1, MSC.1/Circ.1277 and upcoming MSC.402(96) on 1st Jan 2020.

Survival Systems International are approved as an Authorised Service Provider in accordance with the draft IMO resolution relating to requirements for periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats, rescue boats, launching appliances and on-load release gear.

Certification of technicians authorised to carry out periodic inspection and testing of lifeboats, rescue boats, launching appliances and on-load release gear is as detailed in the MSC resolution agreed at IMO. This approval has been independently audited and confirmed by members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). These audits are carried out in accordance with Classification Society requirements including their Unified Requirement Z17.

Our Technicians undergo extensive competency training which includes experience on the job, classroom training, practical training, external OEM training and a number also have prior knowledge of OEM equipment.

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Free Fall lifeboat

Lifeboat Inspection Services Enquiry Form

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