Frequently asked Questions about Survitec Lifeboats


Q: Does Survitec offer lifeboat inspection services?

A: Yes, using our well trained and experienced lifeboat engineers we are able to meet both your annual and 5-year inspection requirements. This includes overload testing, LRRS and launching appliance maintenance and overhaul, and a full range of new lifeboat and davit supply and commissioning.

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Q: Do you offer lifeboat training for crews?

A: Yes, we offer a dedicated tailor-made training at our Survitec Marine Training Academy. We offer three courses which include; ifeboat release and retrieval system training (LLRS), lifeboat familiarisation training and lifeboat maintenance training.

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Q: What is lifeboat hydraulic testing?

A: The entry into force of the 1996 amendments to SOLAS means that operators are required to perform routine overload tests of all davits and winches at least every five years. he LRRS hydraulic test kit comprises of interconnecting pipes, a calibrated hydraulic pump, hydraulic rams and appropriate instrumentation. Using approved test kits, engineering teams can meet vessels in any port worldwide to carry out lifeboat examinations and tests in full compliance with SOLAS without the need to launch the lifeboats, tenders, fast rescue craft (FRC) and rescue boats. The hydraulic test method is particularly useful when the vessel is in dry dock or if the weather conditions or other external factors make launching the life boat unsafe.

Q: What types of lifeboats do Survitec supply?

A: Survitec can offer a range of lifeboats and required devices and accessories to support your requirements. We can offer davit launched and free fall liferafts, davit and winches, lifeboat hooks and other accessories. Visit here to find out more ->
Can Survitec supply the correct davit for my lifeboats and rescue boats? The Survitec range of davits are designed and manufactured by a European based manufacturing partner, whom hold over 20 years’ experience supplying davits to the maritime market. We offer 6 variants of davit which are designed for lifeboats, rescue boats and fast rescue boats.

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