Life-saving appliances

Safety risk of launching appliances

We would like to draw your attention to our new ISM Circular 01/2024. It contains a "Lessons Learned" by the Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation (BSU), which points out a safety risk of launching devices for life-saving appliances that bears significance beyond the individual case.

Therefore, the circular and the attached "Lessons Learned" are of interest for shipowners and operators, classification societies, masters and crews, manufacturers of launching appliances as well as service companies tasked with the manufacture and maintenance of launching appliances and their fittings.

Please take note of ISM Circular 01/2024 and the attached "Lessons Learned" and check if these risks pertain to you or if there are any interfaces to this safety risk in your work activities.