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Re: [MerchantNavy] Lifeboats scapping

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  • Tushar Gangoly
    Thanks To Capt. Kishore for the information on FOAM systems. I am attaching the MAIB reports after they carried out investigations on lifeboat launching
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 22, 2004
      Thanks To Capt. Kishore for the information on FOAM systems. I am attaching the MAIB reports after they carried out investigations on lifeboat launching accidents.
       
      Regards
      Tushar
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 8:13 AM
      Subject: Re: [MerchantNavy] Lifeboats scapping

      There was a proposal called FOAM. I am reproducing an article on this. Unfortunately this though is a very good solution, has not been taken very well at IMO. Effort are on to stress the usefullness of such a system.
       

      'Float-free accommodation modules - a radical solution to bulker safety'. (Former master mariner and marine superintendent Capt Dennis Barber, considers current lifeboat design and operation to be inadequate, particularly for the unique operating conditions of bulk carriers. IMO's new recommendations for float-free freefall lifeboats go some way to addressing the problems but he suggests instead that the industry should switch to float-free accommodation modules (FOAMs)) - THE NAVAL ARCHITECT, February 2003, pp 54-56

      It is only our professional bodies like the NI or COMMI etc. who has to take up the matter and push through. Till then we have our lifeboats.

      kishore

      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 10:41 AM
      Subject: [MerchantNavy] Lifeboats scapping

      About 2 years ago we had heard IMO was considering scrapping the requirements for lifeboats on merchant vessels. They have caused more deaths than saved lives.
      Just read a report that 2 crew were killed and 3 injured during a routine lifeboat exercise. The boat fell 30m into the water capsizing the boat but worse - trapping the men underneath.
       
      Regards
      Tushar


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      The smallest effort is not lost,
      Each wavelet on the ocean tost
      Aids in the ebb-tide or the flow;
      Each struggle lessens human woe.
      - Charles Mackay



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