IMCA has been alerted to problems encountered with certain parts of the Rescue Scoop manufactured by Dacon a/s. This is a crane-operated rescue net for recovery of casualties from the water directly on board rescue vessels.
There have been two recent failures of Dacon scoop lifting rings. The rings in question parted at the weld causing the scoop to fall, in both cases into the sea. No-one was injured in either incident.
As a result of two incidents reported, Dacon a/s has chosen to replace all stainless steel lifting rings on its Rescue Scoops manufactured after the year 2000 when these rings were introduced. The rings to be replaced are of 90x13mm and 120x13mm.
Dacon asks all users of this equipment to contact them for certified replacement rings by e-mail ([email protected]) or by fax: +47 67 53 34 40.
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