Guidance: MGN 560 Amendment 1 life-saving appliances

Maritime Coastguard Agency

February 25
13:34 2020

MGN 560 (M) Amendment 1 - life-saving appliances

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This marine guidance note (MGN), as amended, replaces MGN 560 (M) and details the requirements for maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats, rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear for UK registered ships, as required by regulation 20 of chapter III of the international convention for the safety of life at sea 1974, as amended (SOLAS Chapter III), following the adoption of resolution MSC.402(96) by the international maritime organization (IMO).

This MGN should be read in conjunction with IMO resolutions MSC.402(96) and MSC.404(96); and circular MSC.1/Circ.1578.

This MGN also provides guidance on the use of a static test in place of dynamic 5-yearly tests and advice on how to prevent injury during the hook release test.

Published 25 February 2020

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