Weekly Checks and Maintenance of Lifeboat

Weekly Checks and Maintenance of Lifeboat

 > The engine should be tried out weekly.

> Propulsion has to be checked on both fwd and astern side.

> Battery checks by an electrical officer and it should be changed every 2 year.

> Mechanical linkage and electrical equipment of launching gear are checked including lubrication.

 > Cleaning of limit switch of davit.

 > According to SOLAS weekly the life boat will be lowered upto embarkation ladder and all davit mechanisms are inspected and checked.

> Winch type hand operated brakes will go static and dynamic test.

> Lifeboat should be launched once in 3 month and go for round in order to ensure proper

functioning of a lifeboat.

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