Inspection and Maintenance

Inspection and Maintenance of Lifeboat, Launching Appliances, and On-load Release Mechanism

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai Certificate of Approval for Firms Engaged in Servicing and Maintenance.

MOL ENGINEERING's inspection and maintenance services for Lifeboat, Launching appliance, and on-load release mechanism are certified by the manufacturers of these products.
We are also certified by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) as a firm engaged in inspection and maintenance of Lifeboat, Launching appliance, and on-load release mechanism.

Since 2006, amendments to the International Treaty for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) (MSC. 152 (78)) require inspection and maintenance of Lifeboat, Launching appliance, and on-load release mechanism, based on IMO Guidelines MSC.1 /Circ.1206.
These items must undergo inspections Annual and 5 yearly by the manufacturer or a service provider certified by that manufacturer.

MOL ENGINEERING's manufacturer-certified engineers provide these services in Japan, and we can also make arrangements for inspection and maintenance in Singapore, China, South Korea, and other countries.

Inspection Items

Lifeboat / Rescue Boat Launching Appliance
Inspection of Lifeboat visual and inside condition Visual inspection, condition and operation check of davit/winch
Inspection of equipment status and engine condition Overhaul of winch brake
Operation check and Maintenance of Lifeboat on-load release mechanism Visual inspection for inside of gear case
Check the ship's log book / Attend for Lifeboat load test

Certified manufacturer licenses

Lifeboat / Rescue Boat Launching Appliance
Shigi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Mansei Inc. (Miura Co., Ltd.)
Nishi-F Co., Ltd. IKNOW Machinery Co., Ltd. (Tsuji Sangyo. Co., Ltd.)
Jiangsu Jiaoyn Marine Equipment Co., Ltd.
(Jiangyin Xinjiang F.R.P. Co., Ltd. (China)
Oriental Inspection & Service Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Japan Marine United Corporation Japan Marine United Corporation
  * Sekigahara Seisakusho Ltd. (Special Contract)

MOL ENGINEERING can also make arrangements for inspection and maintenance of Lifeboat and Launching appliance from manufacturers other than those listed above. Please contact us for more information.

Inspection of Immersion Suits

The Maritime Safety Committee of IMO at 78 session in May 2004 approved the MSC/Circ. 1114 guidelines, which recommend that immersion suits and anti-exposure suits be subjected to air pressure tests at intervals not exceeding three years, or more frequently for suits over 10 years old. Tests must be conducted at a suitable shore-based facility equipped to make any necessary repairs in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

Our Survitec-certified engineers conduct air pressure tests of IMPERIAL and Crewsaver's immersion suits.

During air pressure test
Drying immersion suits
Coating waterproof zipper teeth

For inquiries on inspection and maintenance, contact the Technical Division: