IMO Clarifies Slings on Deadly Saviours

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Jul 292009

Released 2 Fwd Note extension Photo courtesy: Dennis Barber, Marico Marine

Two clarifications by the International Maritime Organisation, IMO, have been issued  that may go someway to enhancing safety during lifeboat drills, but…

First, there has been confusion about the use of slings, or fall preventer devices, during drills involved manned lifeboats. Some administrations have forcefully promoted their use in the past (See The Case of the Killer Catch in the Library) but there has been much footdragging in this critical issue until now. Continue reading »