Thursday, 17 April 2014


The IMO recently adopted an amendment to the free-fall lifeboats to the rule III/ by resolution MSC.325 (90), which allows the simulation of release rather than normal freefall launch during testing.

For regular maintenance of delivery systems of free fall lifeboats are required to lifeboats must be tested regularly to make sure they work when needed and know how to operate the equipment . For testing the free-fall lifeboats, launching a physical may not always be the case, for example, due to the docking position or obstacles behind the ship. The amendment will enter into force on January 1, 2014, allows to check the functionality of the free-fall lifeboats to be carried either by the launch of the free fall, or by a simulated launch under Appendix in MSC.1/Circ.1206 / Rev.1, which states clearly what steps must be performed.

Free-fall lifeboats
Free-fall lifeboats
Hatecke has developed a device that establishes a firm connection between the stern of the lifeboat and davit system (or ramp) and allowing a safe procedure simulated launching crew and equipment.

Almost all boats and ramps Hatecke existing freefall can be modified with the system.

The advantage of this device is simulated launching that there is no slack and therefore no dynamic forces into the system, so it is even safer than before.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


IMO regulations hook lifeboats
IMO regulations hook lifeboats

The new IMO (International Maritime Organization) regulations hook lifeboats came into force on January 1, 2013. Almost every release and retrieval systems Fassmer that have been installed since 1982 are "compliant after modification" acc. to MSC.1/Circ.1392: No need for a full exchange!

New Duplex Fassmer E2 release and are compatible retrieval systems acc. to the new regulations of IMO MSC 320 hook (89) and MSC 321 (89).

Fassmer can change their non-compliant to meet the new standards delivery systems.

HATECKE maker is leading the hooks replacements in the market.