Guidelines for evaluation and replacement of lifeboat release and retrieval systems

At the IMO MSC89 in May 2011, it was decided to implement new requirements for lifeboats with on-load release hooks - “Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems” (LRRS). Existing release and retrieval systems shall be verified and tested against these requirements no later than 1st of July 2014, and release and retrieval systems that do not comply will have to be replaced at the first scheduled dry-docking after 1st of July 2014, but not later than 1st of July 2019.

With the clock now ticking Survival Craft Inspectorate can assist and ensure you have the right release and retrieval systems to guarantee all your lifeboats meet the 2014 deadline. With our wide range of compliant release and retrieval systems, global installation teams and service plans we are the first choice for all your lifeboat release and retrieval system requirements.

Safelaunch 4,5 Ton
Safelaunch 6 Ton
Safelaunch 8,5 Ton
Rocloc 3 Ton
Rocloc 12 Ton
Service, Maintenance and Inspection

All lifeboat and rescue boat release and retrieval systems should be maintained in accordance with manufacturers operating and maintenance procedures and should be carried out as per Maritime Safety Circular MSC.1/Circ 1206 Rev 1 and MSC.1/Circ 1277.

At our service engineers are fully trained and competent in installation, inspection and servicing for most release and retrieval systems available on the market

Maintenance inspections:

  • Performed by personnel from our strategic network of global bases.
  • Industry experienced service technicians.
  • Comprehensive inspection service ensuring complete peace of mind.
  • Service certificate issued.
  • Fleet Service Agreements available.


Release and Retrieval System Materials

We understand that each of our customers has unique operational needs and expectations. Your requirements for spare parts are ongoing and you need them quickly. That is why we continually source and stock the best products at reasonable prices, and maintain the ability to manufacture replacement parts for those that become outdated or are no longer available.

We hold critical inventory of spare parts for each customer after agreement for each vessel for all our release and retrieval systems, including, but not limited to, the following items:

  • Operating cables
  • Hydrostatic units
  • Hydrostatic cables
  • Operating cams
  • Bushes
  • Maintenance pins
  • Maintenance pennants
  • Control handles
  • Diaphragms
  • Hydrostatic diaphragm units
  • Lubricants
  • Winch
  • Davits
  • Brake system