MGN 540 Fitting 'fall preventer devices' to on-load release hooks

Applicable to davit launched lifeboats fitted with on-load release hooks, and any similar on-load release systems if fitted to rescue boats


MGN 540 (M+F): Life-saving appliances - lifeboats and rescue boats - fitting of 'fall preventer devices' to reduce the danger of accidental hook release

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Notice to all:

  • shipowners
  • masters
  • deck officers
  • recognised organisations
  • manufacturers of lifeboats and launching appliances
  • training establishments

This notice replaces MGN 445 (M+F)

Guidance to reduce the danger of accidental hook release.

Published 30 October 2015