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The Single Most Common Error Mariners Make When Launching Lifeboats

Captain Patrick Boyle Davit Operations, PSCRB, Survival At Sea Leave a Comment

The misuse of the Lifeboat davit brakes is the single most common error mariners make when launching lifeboats. Lifeboat davits are equipped with two separate braking systems: a holding brake and a centrifugal brake. The holding brake is designed to stop and hold the lifeboat stationary at any point between its …