SOLAS III/1.5 MSC.317(89)
- This event has passed.
July 1, 2019
Ship Type: All ships.
Amendments to SOLAS – Life-saving Appliances and arrangements
The following new paragraph 5 is added after the existing paragraph 4: “Notwithstanding paragraph 4.2, for all ships, not later than the first scheduled dry-docking after 1 July 2014, but not later than 1 July 2019, lifeboat on-load release mechanisms not complying with paragraphs 126.96.36.199.4 to 188.8.131.52.6 of the Code shall be replaced with equipment that complies with the Code.” The Code referred to here is Life Saving Appliances Code, which, in the specified sections, details the requirements for the release mechanism of lifeboats.