MSC.402(96) Requirements Explained

MSC.402(96) is the IMO resolution that outlines the essential requirements for the maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear. 
Effective from 1 January 2020, this resolution was introduced to address inconsistencies in the quality, acceptance and certification standards of lifeboat service companies and service personnel.

How is SeaSafe MSC.402(96) compliant?

Authorised service provider

Our authorised status directly from flag administrations means annual services and operational tests can be conducted without the presence of class. SeaSafe Marine's personnel are trained and certified to service more than 150 makes of lifeboat safety systems.

Equipment makers support

Gone are the limitations of training and technical support  only through appointed agents or shipowners. Now, it is a mandatory SOLAS requirement within SOLAS that equipment, instructions, specialised tools, spare parts, training and accessories, as required, are made available to independent service providers.

To learn more about what has changed since the new regulation came into force, download MSC.402(96) quick guide

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