Life-Saving Appliances Pocket Checklist issued by Lloyd's Register and U.K. P&I Club

According to Lloyd's Register and the U.K. P&I Club, about 2,500 crew and passengers were reported killed or missing in 2005-2007. This alarming figure prompted the two organisations to launch a pocket guide, aimed at helping owners, operators and crew comply with international convention requirements.

 

Tony Muncer, Chief Surveyor of Lloyd's Register explained, "This checklist will act as a practical, on the spot, device to help ensure that life-saving appliances are fully up to the required standards and comply with all regulations". Karl Lumbers, Director at U.K. P&I Club, added that, "If people follow the advice in the checklist meticulously, they should avoid the wrath of Port State Control and, far more important, help to prevent tragedies".

 

The Life-Saving Appliances Pocket Checklist warns that if equipment is broken or missing, or the ship suffers damage en route, the master has to notify the port authorities, prior to entry, of any permanent or temporary remedies agreed with the flag state. If notice is not given, PSC has clear grounds for carrying out an inspection, which may lead to detention of the vessel.

 

Click here for contact details of the above organisations, together with full press information.

 

Contact: Fredrik Larsson