Survival Craft: A Seafarers Guide, 2008 Edition


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Subtitle: A Seafarers Guide
Number of Volumes: 1
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 54
Product Code: 4391
ISBN 13: 978-1-905331-35-2 (9781905331352)
ISBN 10: 1-905331-35-5 (1905331355)
Binding Format: Paperback Spiro
Book Height: 180 mm
Book Width: 120 mm

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Survival Craft: A Seafarers Guide, 2008 Edition

This guide has been published by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum with the aim of providing practical information to assist seafarers with the safe operation and maintenance of survival craft.

Although the main focus of the guidance is directed at personnel onboard, it will also be of interest to shore managers and company superintendants having general responsibilities for shipboard safety.


Introduction Section 1 - Equipment

Section 2 - Maintenance and Inspection
2.1 Maintenance instruction and manuals
2.2 Maintenance and inspection intervals

Section 3 - Familiarisation and training

Section 4 - Davit Launched Lifeboats
4.1 Maintenance and Inspection
4.2 Familiarisation and training
4.3 Launching
4.4 Recovery
4.5 Post Recovery

Section 5 - Free-Fall Lifeboats
5.1 Maintenance and Inspection
5.2 Familiarisation and training
5.3 Launching
5.4 Recovery
5.5 Post Recovery

Section 6 - Dedicated Recue Boats
6.1 Maintenance and Inspection
6.2 Familiarisation and training
6.3 Launching
6.4 Recovery
6.5 Post Recovery

Section 7 - Davit Launched Liferafts
7.1 Maintenance and Inspection
7.2 Familiarisation and training
7.3 Launching
7.4 Recovery

ANNEX 1 - Example Procedure for the Launching and Recovery of Davit Launched Lifeboats
ANNEX 2 - Extract from an Example Risk Assessment


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