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Lifeboat Reports - Reports and studies

The following accident reports show common causes of accidents related to lifeboat equipment. These accidents are not attributable to non-OEM maintenance and would not have been prevented by MSC 1206.


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2001 UK MAIB Study
Not one accident attributed to poor or no maintenance.


UK MCA commissioned report on lifeboat accidents and maintenance issues including focus on existing release gear systems - Research project 555
Not to do with maintenance or crew error, but mainly due to bad or poor design.


New Zealand Nautical Institute
Response to questionnaire ref lifeboat accidents.