2020-016 Life Saving Appliances and Servicing

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2020-016 Life Saving Appliances and Servicing

This update incorporates the following changes from Bermuda Shipping Notice 2019-016:

  • Greater clarity on "Guidance on Drills Involving Free-Fall Lifeboats" contained in section 5

This shipping notice provides guidance on the requirements for;

  • Annual Inspection and testing of Life Saving Appliances and release and retrieval systems
  • Authorised Service providers for Lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear
  • Five Yearly overhaul and 110% dynamic testing
  • Servicing of Inflatable Life-rafts, Inflatable Boats, Rescue Boats, Fast Rescue Boats, Inflatable Lifejackets and Hydrostatic Releases
  • Guidance on Drills involving Free Fall Lifeboats
  • Notes on Fall Preventer Devices

This updated notice supersedes Bermuda Merchant Shipping Notice 2019-016