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We’re preparing an in-depth report on lifeboats and their dangers and we’d like to hear about your experiences. All messages will remain confidential but anonymous emails will be set aside. In particular we’d like to know about the problems you’ve had with them, what the problems were, ie., on-load release, gripes, falls, difficulties with handling the boat, the type (twin fall, freefall etc) brand and model of lifeboat.

Your information may save lives.

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  3 Responses to “Your Lifeboat Experiences”

  1. I am working for a couple of years as a lifeboat inspector/ service engineer now. The main problem i encountered in the beginning, and warn my trainees over and over again for it: Never let a ships crew,
    or captain overrule your safety demands before entering the capsule! The technical part of the job is never the issue… Using skilled people etc.
    Crew is nervous, owner is pushing for certificate.
    I fully agree the on-load hooks need to be improved.
    But have more doubts about training, incl refreshing.

  2. Im working in lifeboats for three years and my experience is very bad because the crew in a 70 % dont know úse the system and also they are in very bad maintance condition. They say is ok we drill one week ago, later you check break and ok, check hooks almost looked by paint.Is a good bussines but really the system must be cheked because they dont do anythink.

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