Lifeboat Inspection and repair services in Australia

We provide maker approved service technician attendance to conduct inspection and maintenance of rescue system.

We solve your problems by taking care of all regulatory and certification requirements along with procurement of spare parts for the service. 

LIFEBOAT SERVICES

Annual and 5 Yearly inspections

Hook modification

Re-hooking

Lifeboat engine o'hauling

Lifeboat Inspection
Lifeboat Inspection

DAVIT SERVICES

Annual and 5 Yearly inspections of 
Free fall type davits, Gravity type davits, Rescue boat davits and A-frame davits.

Wire renewal services


MANUFACTURER APPROVALS

Jiangsu Jiaoyan Marine Equipment Co.,Ltd

Jiangsu Jiaoyan

Qingdao Beihai Lifeboats

Qingdao B​eih​​​​ai

Jiangyinshi Beihai

Jiangyinshi Beihai

Oriental Davits


Oriental Davits 

Jiangyin Neptune Marine Appliance Co., Ltd

Jiangyin Neptune 

Ningbo Asia FRP Boats

Ningbo Asia FRP 


Service ports: Brisbane, Gladstone, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Fremantle.

Request attendance by sending us an email or give us a call.

Instructions to Ship owners/managers/master from AMSA

AMSA highly recommends in their informative website to conduct the following checks as deficiencies regarding demonstrating any of the below will conclude the ship to be detained until a lifeboat technician can fix the issues.

  1. Release system and Interlock is set correctly.
  2. Indicators if fitted are clear and in correct position.
  3. Instruction to be kept secured in the boat.
  4. Lifeboat’s painter release unit to be operable.
  5. The engine has enough fuel and de-watered.
  6. Try out the Lifeboat engine and make sure there are no start delays.
  7. Propulsion to be checked in Ahead/Astern and steering in All directions.
  8. Engine Starting Batteries to be kept in optimum condition.

Link: AMSA guideline

Most common lifeboat inspection issues

As per Marine & Coastguard Agency MGN 560

Failure of the on-load release mechanism

Inadvertent operation of the on-load release mechanism

Inadequate maintenance of lifeboats, davits and launching equipment

Communication failures; o Lack of familiarity with lifeboats, davits, equipment, and associated controls

Unsafe practices during lifeboat drills and inspections

Design faults other than on-load release mechanisms.

At Oceanlink Marine Services, we offer a full range of Lifeboat Inspection and Repair Services compliant to SOLAS Chapter III, which mentions the need for servicing, annual and thorough 5-yearly inspection. Our Partner Service Providers are Maker, class and Flag Approved, which enables us to assist with any brand of Lifeboats.

Lifeboats are an essential part of crew safety in an emergency. To keep the Lifeboats and Launching Appliances updated in functional condition for immediate operation, routine checks and maintenance must be done. International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) requires and sets the standards for Lifeboat Inspection Services to be conducted by the Shore Service Technicians. Our reference is Class Guideline for Maintenance of Safety Equipment. 

 

Lifeboat Inspection

SOLAS Chapter III specifies the need for servicing, annual inspections and a thorough 5-year inspection.

Oceanlink Marine Services’ experienced lifeboat technicians are in all major Australian ports to ensure that your vessel’s lifeboats and launching appliances are always inspected and serviced compliant with IMO SOLAS requirements under MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1 and MSC.1/Circ.1277.

 

Lifeboat Inspection

Annual Lifeboat Inspection

Carried out under the approvals by Flags, ROs, and Manufacturers, and as per lifeboat annual inspection checklist.

We use extended and detailed checklists for release gears, lifeboats, and launching appliances to guarantee the highest standards of safety for passengers and crew.

At any port of your convenience in Australia, our service team will visit your vessel to conduct a regulatory lifeboat inspection. Using OEM approved checklists and procedures, we will assess the actual condition of the equipment and items to be serviced.

 

Key lifeboat checks include

Checking previous inspections, servicing, repairs and maintenance records.
Service according to a system specific service protocol.
Replaceable parts in accordance to SOLAS regulation III/36 – Instructions for on-board maintenance.
Inspection of the release system.
Inspection of the power supply, air, bailing, deluge, steering, engine and propulsion system.
Function test on/Off-load release system.

Key davit checks include

 

Inspecting the davit structure to check for corrosion, oil leaks and general deterioration.
Inspecting the wires and sheaves for possible damage such as kinks and corrosion.
Open and inspect the winch, foundation, hydraulic, brake mechanism, and gearbox.
Provide you with recommendations to ensure the equipment is operationally safe and ready to use.

 


5 Yearly Lifeboat inspection

 

5 Yearly inspections are carried out under the approvals by Flags, ROs, and Manufacturers.
We use extended and detailed checklists, as well as our certified test equipment for release gears, lifeboats, and launching appliances to guarantee the highest standards of safety for passengers and crew

The 5-yearly inspection is a comprehensive service assessment of the lifeboat and davit systems and can be carried out at a shipyard or offshore location at your convenience. Our service team will visit your vessel to conduct a regulatory inspection, and using OEM approved checklists and procedures, we will assess the actual condition of the equipment and items to be serviced.

 

Key lifeboat checks include

 

Overhaul of the release system
Inspect the air supply system
Verify air bottles certificate or re-certification
Function test Off-load release system
Lifeboat On-load release test with 1.1 x SWL

Key davit checks include

 

Inspect davit structure, check for corrosion, oil leaks and general deterioration.
Inspect wires and sheaves for possible damages such as kinks and corrosion.
Inspect lubrication of wires, sheaves, and moving parts.
Open and inspect the winch, foundation, hydraulic brake mechanism, and gearbox.
Inspect stored power systems, where fitted.
Dynamic load test winch with 1.1 x SWL.
Provide you with recommendations to ensure the equipment is operationally safe and ready to use.

 

Lifeboat Inspection
Davits Repairs, Overhaul & Preventive Maintenance

An entire range of repair, overhaul and preventive maintenance is carried out onboard, / at any of our facilities around Australia, depending on the type of work needed.

Genuine spare parts are provided as part of our many turnkey solutions offered.

Mechanical components (sheaves, rollers, etc.), electrical components (limit switches, etc.) and hydraulic components (various types of valves, piping, pumps, etc.) are provided and replaced as part of the repairs and maintenance.

 

Lifeboats Engines Repair & Preventive Maintenance

Provision and installation of new engines, complete overhauls of existing engines, renewal of engine rooms (insulation, fuel lines, electrical system, etc.).

Replacement of shaft, shaft seals, gearboxes, propellers, hydro-jets, etc.

and repair services. Contact us today for prompt assistance.