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Periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats and rescue boats on agenda

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IMO 14MARCH201614/03/2016  – Mandatory requirements relating to periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear are on the agenda of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), which is meeting for its 3rd session (14-18 March) at IMO Headquarters. The Sub-Committee  will work towards finalizing draft amendments to SOLAS chapter III and the draft mandatory MSC resolution on Requirements for periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear, for submission to the Maritime Safety Committee for adoption.

Also on the agenda are matters related to measures for onboard lifting appliances and winches, passenger ship safety, the safety of MODUs, and protection against crushing of people during the daily operation of watertight doors. The session was opened by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and is being chaired by Dr. Susumu Ota (Japan).

 

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