• Published: 18 Nov 2011
  • Incident ID: 3399

Lifeboat Damaged by Ruptured Air Cylinders

Cause & Consequence

  • Other
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Sea transport

Lessons Identified

Editor’s note: As a consequence of this incident, it is presumed that all air cylinders in the other lifeboat were also renewed. This incident highlights the need for compressed air or gas cylinders, fire extinguishers and hydraulic systems to be regularly inspected, maintained and hydraulically tested at recommended intervals. They must be renewed if there are any signs of wastage or corrosion, which may be particularly serious in locations that are exposed or enclosed.

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