January 24, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Side-Mounted Lifeboat Hooks Need Modification

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Marine Information Notice (MIN) 315 published December 2007describes MCA research project 555 which is a study into the safety of davit-mounted, side launched ships’ lifeboats and their launching systems. The primary objective of the study was to make proposals for measures to improve the hardware performance of lifeboats and contribute to the prevention of accidents.

For more info see:

http://maritimeaccident.wordpress.com/2008/01/24/lifeboat-hooks-not-fit-for-purpose-worldwide/

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