Liferaft 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 qualified and experienced KTVs has been trained and certified by each manufacturer.
Liferaft is an extremely important life-saving device for all cargo ships, passenger ships … besides lifeboats. Life rafts are easier to release than lifeboats in an emergency situation.
Liferafts are usually installed near the assembly area, on the port side and starboard side of the ship, close to the lifeboat, and at the bow and stern of the ship. The installation location and quantity usually depend on the size of the vessel. The liferaft housed in a container is activated automatically when the vessel is submerged in the water via a hydrostatic release (a release that connects the liferaft container and the liferaft support).
Timely maintenance of liferafts keeps the liferaft ready for use in top condition. Although it is not desirable to have to use it, but when there is an incident at sea, a life raft will help minimize damage and protect life safety for crew members. In addition, a maintenance certificate issued by an authorized maintenance operator will be a valid document that helps the vessel to be operated continuously without any interruption in time.
GOTCO is authorized by many leading manufacturers to maintain liferafts. 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.
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