What are the UK statutory requirements for launching rescue boats in drills?

As far as reasonable and practicable, rescue boats other than those which are also lifeboats, must be launched each month with their rescue boat crews aboard and manoeuvred in the water.Β 

The interval between drills must not exceed 3 months. Emergency boats carried on passenger ships which do not carry rescue boats should be launched at similar intervals and should carry out similar drill procedures.


Share this:

Written by Ship Inspection

Leave a Reply

What records must be made of musters, drills, training and on-board instruction?

Following the “Costa Concordia” casualty in January 2012, what interim safety measure regarding passenger musters was recommended by the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)?