View all our classification and statutory alerts and bulletins
Applicability: shipowners, ship operators, ship managers, ship masters, designers, shipbuilders and manufacturers
The International Maritime Organisation has adopted amendments to the SOLAS Convention, Resolution MSC.81(70) and the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code*, which come into force on 1 January 2024.
These amendments mean the installation survey requirement for carrying out a launch test of lifeboats, when the ship is making headway at not less than five knots, will only be applicable to davit-launched lifeboats and will no longer be required for free-fall lifeboats.
Possible early implementation
For further information
Please check the Lloyd’s Register Country File to confirm whether the flag Administration permits early implementation. Alternatively, please speak to one of our experts at your local Lloyd's Register office or contact firstname.lastname@example.org