Lifeboats are an essential part of crew safety on board every vessel, but seafarers are way too often getting injured when launching them. The Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) now calls for a reinvention of the lifeboat on board cargo vessels. Over the years, many...
Make sure you comply rigorously with the manufacturer’s instructions for use when it comes to lifeboat operations. The Nautical Institute makes this recommendation in its latest Mars Report in which a lifeboat partly filled with water during an exercise. The Nautical...
Some environments appear safe yet they really are not so. That is how The Nautical Institute describes a fatal accident with a lifeboat in its stowed position, but not yet locked in place. The Nautical Institute gathers reports of maritime accidents and near-misses....
On behalf of the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM), twelve new rescue boats of a 7.5-metre class will be built over the next few years. The Chaterina D is the first boat of a new class for which the keel was laid on 27 January. The boat will enter...
A vessel’s lifeboat with crew on board was being lowered to the water when the remote control lowering wire suddenly parted. Poor winch wire spooling under the outer layers led to a wire kink, creating a weak spot that contributed to the wire failure. The Nautical...
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