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Damage to davit-mounted small boats

The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published two recent Safety Flashes regarding damage to davit-mounted daughter craft.

In the first instance, the damage was caused by the hull of the daughter craft compressing the hollow ‘D’ Rubber pads on the cradle and the hull coming into direct contact with the steel cradle. The report can be downloaded from

In the second, a number of vessels have reported damage to fall wires. The report can be downloaded from

Safety Event

Published: 11 October 2012
Download: IMCA SF 10/12

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