Liferaft is a lifesaving device that is very important for every cargo ship with a lifeboat. In emergencies, Liferafts are easier to drop and may not need to be done manually because liferafts are designed to be self-inflating.
Service maintenance of life rafts in GOTCO comply with the provisions of IMO 761 (18) and is authorized by 14 leading manufacturers with the complete process and equipment for maintenance. Strong team of professional technicians, experienced has been trained and certified by each manufacturer.
Life rafts float equipped on most storage media waterway to serve the emergency. To make good use of this life-saving equipment, in addition to inspection and routine maintenance also need to grasp the basic knowledge of it.
Life rafts are provided as a life-saving appliance on every seagoing merchant or passenger ship, in addition to the lifeboats. Life rafts are much easier to launch as compared to lifeboats and in case of emergency situations, evacuation from the ship can be done without manually launching any of them as the life rafts are designed with an auto-inflatable system.
SOLAS chapter III gives all the details for types and the number of life rafts to be carried as per the size and type of the ship.