Safety Alert - Technical No. 6
Hong Kong Marine Department has brought to our attention that lifeboats
manufactured by Sea Industrial Co of Taiwan have been found to have a design fault
in the structure and holding arrangements.
which attach the suspension gear to the lifeboat are detaching through corrosion.
of vessels equipped with lifeboats from this manufacturer should:
- SEEK technical assistance to look into the structure and holding
- MAINTENANCE thorough examination of the release gear
should be carried out by specially trained people and certified personnel.
the training of the operating crew should be assessed as the release gear has been found to be of mechanical
complexity and the instructions provided lack clearance.
further information please contact:
Shipping Safety Branch,
& Coastguard Agency
Tel: +44 (023) 8032 9120
Issued: Jan 2006