Maintenance plan life saving appliances - TQC


The manual provides instructions and information on the life-saving appliances provided in the ship and on the best methods of survival. The following are explained in detail:

  • Donning of lifejackets, immersion suits and anti-exposure suits.
  • Mustering at the assigned stations.
  • Boarding, launching and clearing the survival craft and rescue boats, including where applicable, use of marine evacuation systems.
  • Method of launching from within the survival craft.
  • Release from launching appliances.
  • Methods and use of devices for protection in launching areas.
  • Illumination in launching areas.
  • Use of all survival equipment.
  • Use of all detection equipment.
  • The use of radio life-saving appliances.
  • Use of drogues.
  • Use of engine and accessories.
  • Recovery of survival craft and rescue boats including stowage and securing.
  • Hazards of exposure and the need for warm clothing.
  • Best use of the survival craft facilities in order to survive.
  • Methods of retrieval, including the use of helicopter rescue gear (slings, baskets and stretchers), breeches-buoy, shore life-saving apparatus and ship’s line-throwing apparatus.
  • All other functions contained in the muster list and emergency instructions.
  • Instructions for emergency repair of the lifesaving appliances.

This manual should be an integral part of the seafarers’ on-board related training program.