New IMO hook regulations for lifeboat safety entered into force on 1 January 2013.
It is required that for all ships in operation, on-load release mechanisms not complying with paragraphs 188.8.131.52.4 to 184.108.40.206.6 of the LSA Code, as amended by resolution MSC.320(89) have to be replaced or modified not later than the next scheduled dry-docking after 1 July 2014, but not later than 1 July 2019.
Have a look at the GSIS data base from IMO to check the status of your installed hooks: http://gisis.imo.org/Public/Default.aspx
Survitec Group Ltd. (SGL) Acquires Survival Craft Inspectorate and Subsidiaries
I am pleased to announce that on Wednesdasy 30th September 2015 Survitec Group Limited acquired Survival Craft Inspectorate and its subsidiary companies, SCI Marine Training Academy and Viscom.
Survitec Group holds a global market leading position in marine, offshore, defence and aerospace survival technology. With a worldwide network of service and distribution centres, the Group is able to support the operational challenges of its customers at any time across the globe through coverage at over 550 locations.
This acquisition represents an important milestone in Survitec’s history and with immediate effect Survival Craft Inspectorate will be renamed Survitec Survival Craft. Subsequently, the Marine Training Academy will be known as the Survitec Survival Marine Academy whilst Viscom will become Survitec Viscom.
As a valued customer of Survival Craft Inspectorate, I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that there will be no immediate change with regards to your current means of ordering products, sales representative or contact telephone and fax numbers.
If you have any concerns or queries please contact your representative at Survival Craft Inspectorate for further information, or alternatively visit our website at www.survitecgroup.com
I am confident that having access to Survitec Group’s broad range of products and services will be of benefit to your business and I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you at your earliest convenience.
Chief Executive Officer