What are regulations for Servicing of Liferaft as per SOLAS ?

  1. Servicing of inflatable liferafts, inflatable lifejackets and inflated rescue boats. 
  2. Every inflatable liferaft and inflatable life-jackets and inflatable rescue boat shall be serviced
    1. At intervals not exceeding 12 months. However, in case where it appears proper and reasonable the Central Government may extend this period of 17 months
    2. At an approved servicing station which is competent to service them maintains proper servicing facilities, spare parts and uses only properly trained personnel

Points to pounder  :

  • All repairs and maintenance of inflated rescue boats shall be carried out in accordance with the manufacturer instructions.  Emergency repairs may be carried out on board the ship; however permanent repairs shall be effected at an approved servicing station.  


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