Jun 222010
 

image Got a Fenner hydrostatic release on your liferaft? Throw it away and replace it, says the Maritime Department of Sweden’s Transport Agency.

Maritime Department surveyors have bought and tested ten new units and the results showed that nine of the ten tested units did not work according to set requirements.

Only 1 of 10 HRUs was activated in less than 4 meters water depth, which is a requirement.

Only 2 of 10 (including one exceeding 4 meters depth) cut off the line completely.
Lloyds Register, which has type approved these products, has been informed of the deficiencies and intends to withdraw the product’s type approval certificate.

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