New Generation Training

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New Generation Lifeboat Hook Training is Essential When new equipment of any kind is installed on a ship a prudent ship owner would take the necessary steps to train their crew in its proper use. In the case of the new generation lifeboat hooks where do we look for such …

Fatal Accidents Fuel Scrutiny of Lifeboat Drills, Systems

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May 2, 2017 11:43 AM BY WILL VAN DORP : PROFESSIONAL MARINER The number of injuries and fatalities during lifeboat drills in recent years point to training and equipment shortcomings that have raised concerns across the maritime industry, undermining the confidence of seafarers whose lives and careers hang in the balance. …

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PSCRB for The Cruise Ship Industry

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Cruise Ship Personnel Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat – PSCRB Training Course’s   The Pacific Northwest Cruise Season is just around the corner, and the crew of The Northwest Maritime Academy are gearing up for a robust training season. Our newly completed training davit has already facilitated PSCRB classes for …

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Can Your Crew Pass The Lifeboat Test?

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  Resolution MSC 317 (89) which introduces new requirements under SOLAS regulation III/1.5 for lifeboat release and retrieval systems took effect on July 1 2014. The requirements apply to on-load mechanisms installed on all ships globally. The required actions must be completed no later than the first scheduled dry-docking after …

Norsafe concerned at spate of LSA drill accidents

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Norsafe Calls for Thorough Lifeboat Training Norsafe, global leader in lifeboat design, manufacture, and training, is concerned about the recent spate of lifeboat drill accidents which have seriously injured or even led to fatalities among crew. A report in April 2016 by academics at the Seafarers International Research Centre found …