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Fall Preventing Devices (FPDs)
Fall Preventing Devices (FPDs) // Fall Preventer Device (FPDs) in accordance to MSC.1/Circ.1327

Requirements from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), have introduced standards for all Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems (LRRS), including those installed on existing ships.

Existing systems that do not comply with the revised LSA Code as per SOLAS III/1.5 must be replaced by the first scheduled dry-docking after 1 July 2014, and not later than 1 July 2019.

Many flags such as UK, Malta, Cyprus, Norwegian, Hong Kong and Marshalls Island strongly urge that all their flagged vessels fitted with lifeboat on-load release systems should be equipped with fall preventer devices (FPD) pending the evaluation of the systems for compliance with the requirements of the revised LSA Code.

This notice is only applicable to davit-launched lifeboats fitted with on-load release hooks.
FPDs should be fitted in accordance with MSC.1/Circ.1327 ‘Guidelines for the fitting and use of fall preventer devices (FPDs)’.

In view of the above, our principals “Marland Boat Service Ltd. (MBS)” is pleased to present, attached herewith, the catalogue of their LR’s approved FPDs for your reference.
FPDs include the following:

n 1 x 1 meter long sling
n 1 x Certified Copy of LR’s Certificate.
n 1 x Recommendation of Using the FPD
n 1 x Warning Label (for sticking nearby the Release Handel)
n Suitable for any kind of Hook

Remarks :

1) According to MSC.1/Circ.1392, unless the hook release system
complies with the new LSA Code;
FPD should be employed for each existing lifeboat release and retrieval system,
therefore, 1 ship set of lifeboat should use 4 pcs of FPD.
2) FPD does not come with shackle, but it can be supplied additionally.

We will be glad to provide you with our offer and technical assistance if any relevant requisition arises.

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Inspection & Maintenance of Life boats/Davits
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