The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has published Marine Notice 15/2015 regarding two recent incidents involving the inadvertent or accidental release of free-fall lifeboats. The investigations conducted by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and the New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TIAC) have highlighted ongoing safety issues related to free-fall lifeboats and identified maintenance issues that may be of interest to members.
Download the notice from apps.amsa.gov.au/MOReview/Attachment/ShowAttachment/2722
The AMSA presentation on ‘Operation of lifeboats and safety’ (amsa.gov.au/aphomsa/archives/Meeting%208/Agenda%20Item%203%20Safety%20Systems/lifeboat%20safety%28Australia%29.pdf)would also be of interest.
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