LIFEBOAT INSPECTION SERVICE

Lifeboat maintenance service at GOTCO is compliant with IMO 761(18) and authorized by 14 industry-leading manufacturers with full procedures and equipment for maintenance. A team of professional and experienced technicians has been trained and certified by each manufacturer.

OVERVIEW OF LIFEBOAT

Lifeboats are extremely important lifesaving equipment for all cargo ships, passenger ships …

LIFEBOAT

On a ship, a lifeboat is just as important as a life raft, a lifeboat is like a small boat that is kept on board to carry out emergency relocation, to prevent risks such as capsizing, ship accidents, etc…

There must be a mandatory number of lifeboats on board (as defined by SOLAS based on the size and mass of the ship) so that they can be easily accessed and used in an emergency.

There are 3 types of lifeboats:

  • Open lifeboat
  • Enclosed lifeboat
  • Free-fall lifeboat
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IMPORTANCE OF LIFEBOAT MAINTENANCE

Like liferafts, lifeboats require timely maintenance to be ready for use in top condition. Although it is not desirable to use it, a lifeboat will help minimize damage and protect the life of the crew in an emergency at sea. A maintenance certificate issued by authorized maintenance from the maker will be a valid document that helps the ship to be operated continuously without interruption in time.

LIFEBOAT MAINTENANCE ITEMS

According to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 and the latest regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as well as recommendations from manufacturers, periodic inspection & maintenance of lifeboats required on marine works must be properly recognized and strictly followed the right process. Let's learn about lifeboat inspection and maintenance procedures.

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  • Check the condition of the boat structure, system operation
  • Check the operation of the release mechanism of the lifeboat
  • Test operation of the loaded release function of lifeboats and crane-launched rescue boats
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  • The 5-year operational test of the launching appliance winch shall be carried out with a test load equal to 1.1 times the mass of the lifeboat or lifeboat with full personnel and equipment.
  • Test operation and dismantling for years of lifeboat release devices (including free-fall lifeboats), rescue boats, and fast rescue boats including:

      + Remove the hook release blocks;

      + Checks related to tolerances and design requirements;

      + Adjust the release mechanism system after assembly;

      + Inspect critical parts for defects and cracks.

GOTCO'S RESPONSIVENESS

GOTCO is authorized by many leading manufacturers to maintain lifeboats. GOTCO has standard maintenance stations across the country (Hai Phong, Vung Tau, Ho Chi Minh, Kien Giang) and a team of experienced (and licensed) technicians will create extremely favorable conditions so that domestic and foreign ships can easily register for maintenance schedules, helping customers’ ship schedules to be fully exploited.

PROJECTS WAS IMPLEMENTED

LIFEBOAT AUTHORIZATION FROM MAKERS

Jiangyin Wolong F.R.P Boat Co.,Ltd
Jiangsu Jiaoyan Marine Equipment Co.,Ltd
Zhejiang Hengxin Ship Equipment Co.,Ltd
Ningbo Asia R.F.P Boat Manufacturing Co.,Ltd
Jiangyin Neptune Marine Appliance Co.,Ltd
DUC THINH MARINE MECHANIC CO,.LTD

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