How to lower free fall lifeboat ?

  • All personnel proceed to boat station. Warm clothing to be worn Lifejackets to be carried but not put on.
  • Disengage the life boat lashing.
  • Disconnect the battery charger.
  • Board the free-fall lifeboat.
  • Close all hatches and openings.
  • Fasten seat belt as soon as seated.
  • Pull the lever aft towards your position.
  • Operate the hydraulic pump. After about 20 strokes the locking device will disengage and boat is now free.