Guidance

Independent lifeboats servicing and testing organisations

MCA approved service suppliers for work on lifeboats, rigid rescue boats, launching appliances and on-load release gear on-board UK ships.

This publication was withdrawn on

MCA no longer approves ILSTO’s. Current MCA policy is contained in MIN 424 Acceptance of service suppliers

Documents

ILSTO approved service stations

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Details

This document lists service suppliers other than the original equipment manufacturer who are authorised to carry out the thorough examination, operational testing, repair and overhaul of lifeboats, rigid rescue boats, launching appliances and on-load release gear.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) authorises the existing MCA approved Independent Lifeboat Service and Testing Organisation (ILSTO), until the time their approval expires, to conduct this work. You can find information about this in the marine guidance note MIN 424 (M) Paragraph 3.3.

Published 1 May 2014