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Lifeboat safety guidelines

The E&P Forum has also produced Lifeboat Safety Guidelines – these guidelines are intended for offshore operators and contractors – and address lifeboat operational and maintenance aspects – with emphasis on preventing unwanted launches – pertaining to fixed and floating installations and mobile offshore accommodation and drilling units.

This E&P Forum report states that there has been a history of incidents associated with the release mechanism maintenance.

These guidelines are available from E&P Forum – tel: 44 171 292 0600, fax 44 171 434 3721 priced £12.00.

Safety Event

Published: 1 January 1999
Download: IMCA SF 02/99

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