Survival Craft Inspectorate supplies certified marine safety equipment to oil & gas and shipping customers around the world. Survival Craft manufactures and instals lifeboat release and retrieval systems to new lifeboats or retrofitted to old lifeboats as a class approved upgrade.
Safelaunch® is an offload / onload lifeboat release and retrieval system designed and manufactured by Survival Craft to eliminate the common operating problems associated with other release mechanisms.
Safelaunch® meets the latest requirements of SOLAS, IMO and LSA codes and is approved by DNV in accordance with the EU Marine Equipment Directive (MED).
Safelaunch® can be installed in new lifeboats or retrofitted to old lifeboats as a class approved upgrade.
Survival Craft has acquired the RocLoc trade and assets from Mad Rock Marine Solutions Inc. The latest is a leading manufacturer of next generation lifeboat release gear. which has developed and patented the first fall-closed lifeboat release hook of its kind.
The acquisition of the patent protected RocLoc hook technology, combined with its own Safelaunch® lifeboat release system, strengthens Survival Craft Inspectorate’s place in the market ahead of new safety regulations coming into force in 2014.
At the IMO MSC89 in May 2011, it was decided to implement new requirements for lifeboats with on-load release hooks - “Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems” (LRRS). Existing release and retrieval systems shall be verified and tested against these requirements no later than 1st of July 2014, and release and retrieval systems that do not comply will have to be replaced
at the first scheduled dry-docking after 1st of July 2014, but not later than 1st of July 2019.
With the clock now ticking Internaftiki & Survival Craft Inspectorate can assist
and ensure you have the right release and retrieval systems to guarantee all your lifeboats meet the 2014 deadline. With our wide range of compliant release and retrieval systems, global installation teams and service plans we are the first choice for all your lifeboat release and retrieval system requirements.
The Safelaunch and RocLoc on-load release hooks comes in 5 different sizes with SWL of 3, 4.5, 6, 8.5 and 12 tons respectively.
The award winning, (IMO) compliant Safelaunch and RocLoc release and retrieval systems feature visual indicators, Integrated Fall Prevention Device (FPD) and more. Safelaunch and RocLoc have been designed so they can easily be retrofitted to any lifeboat or rescue boat.
• Meets all the latest SOLAS/LSA regulations on release gear.
• High quality materials and manufacturing process.
• Stainless steel minimises corrosion and reduces maintenance.
• Visual indicators for safety.
• Retrofitted to any lifeboat.
• Simplified user operation.
• Designed for use in all climates and conditions.
• Approved for use by Lloyds Register, Det Norske Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping , EC Type Examination and Transport Canada.