Research and analysis

Lifeboats and launching systems accidents review

MAIB published this review after several accidents involving lifeboats and their launching systems occurred between 1989 and 1999.

Document

Review of lifeboats and launching systems accidents

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Detail

The document details common safety concerns following a number of fatal and serious lifeboat accidents. The aim was to focus the maritime industry’s attention on the issues and review the risks. A recommendation was made to the IMO to further study use of lifeboats worldwide.