Survitec Gains Ground in Lifeboat Maintenance Services

Lifeboat Inspection

With 105 lifeboat engineers operating across five continents, Survitec is winning an increasing number of contracts for annual and five-yearly inspection and maintenance services, the company announced. 

Survitec has also been busy deploying its technicians to a number of offshore, blue water and cruise fleet operators requiring re-hooking, inspection and maintenance services as far afield as Singapore, Fujairah, Miami and Aberdeen.

The one thing in common has been the need to service multiple types and brands of equipment which traditionally would have seen safety officers and agents trying to frantically coordinate with several OEMs at once, the company said. 

According to the IMO, “All inspections, repair and hook installations should be conducted by the manufacturer's representative or other person appropriately trained and certified for the work to be done in accordance with SOLAS Regulations and conforming to IMO MSC.1 / Circ.1206.Rev.1 and IMO MSC.1 / Circ.1277”

Rob Wallace, Global Technical Sales Manager for Lifeboats at Survitec explained: “Customers often ask if it’s better to use the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or a multi-brand inspection provider. Using a multi-brand provider eliminates the need to speak to multiple companies and allows you to use one provider to facilitate all of your inspection needs. Furthermore, a multi-brand provider can also inspect a number of brands and lifeboat types and be uniquely positioned to implement best practice from across the board rather than just what one manufacturer dictates.”

Survitec’s lifeboat offer meets the exacting annual and 5-yearly requirements and includes overload testing, LRRS and launching appliance maintenance and overhaul. 

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