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GUIDELINES ON SAFETY DURING ABANDON SHIP DRILLS USING LIFEBOATS

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GUIDELINES ON SAFETY DURING ABANDON SHIP DRILLS  USING LIFEBOATS

MSC.1/Circ. 1578 19 June 2017 The Committee approved the Guidelines on safety during abandon ship drills using lifeboats, following the amalgamation of annex 1 to the Measures to prevent accidents with lifeboats and the Interim Recommendation on conditions for authorization of service providers for lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear in the Requirements for maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear.

The package of requirements, expected to enter into force on 1 January 2020, has made mandatory measures to prevent accidents with survival craft and to address longstanding issues such as the need for a uniform, safe and documented standard related to the servicing of these appliances, as well as the authorization, qualification and certification requirements to ensure that a reliable service is provided.

According to IMO, the essential steps to safely carry out a typical drill as per SOLAS Regulation III/19 involve:

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Created Date: 12-11-2017
Last Updated Date: 12-11-2017