Course Info

This course is designed to meet technical requirements, in regards to maintenance and operational readiness of lifeboat and rescue boat systems. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of maintenance requirements. Working as a group will learn the entire process from the planning and preparation for a survey to execution and final documentation. Including MSC.402(96) requirements.


The course is conducted as theoretical and practical training at VIKING Safety Academy. Analyze real cases, participate in dynamic workshops and experience various equipment demonstrations.


The courses focuses on the following topics; • Design and main components • How they are made • How they work • Emergency use • Readiness status - stowed position • Weekly & Monthly Maintenance requirements • Spares for routine maintenance • Safety procedures to contact routine maintenance • workshop: define onboard spares for replacement, follow OEM manuals, update maintenance log • Annual and five yearly inspection requirements. MSC.402(96) • Documentation required on board • Planning for annual and five yearly surveys • Service providers authorization and competence requirements • Annual inspection and operational testing demonstration • Five yearly inspection, operational testing explanation and overload testing requirements • Safety and risks during inspections • Critical components • Annual & five yearly reports - documentation • PSC surveys on Lifeboat systems and preparedness for inspection • Live inspection exercise Covering; Conventional lifeboat systems Freefall lifeboat systems Rescue Boat systems Release gears Davits – winches Engines

Target group

Superintendents, Fleet Managers, Senior Management, Project Managers, Purchasers and Engineers.

Practical Info



Lavrio, Greece

Items to bring

Please bring suitable clothes for the training


All delegates will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire prior to course start


English / Greek


2 days.






VIKING Safety Academy Diploma will be issued on successful completion of the course.



€1,100.00 ex. VAT

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