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Jan 15,2007

NORWAY / NIS - Examination of launching appliances

Convention : SOLAS CH III Life-Saving Appliances

Flag :Norway, Norwegian International Register

Ship type :ALL TYPES

Please find here attached the NORWAY / NIS Circular N4-2006.

Extracts:

Interpretation of which personnel that can do the inspections and maintenance on the equipment:


Approval of an independent workshop:
The workshop shall be approved by a recognized classification society (ROs).

The following should be minimum requirements for the authorization of the workshop:
Verification of tests after annual and five yearly thorough examination: Application for use of an independent workshop:
It is important that the ships owners plans the inspections and order the manufacturer in due time. All annual inspections have a six months time window, and the renewal inspections have a 3 months time window before expiry date of the certificate. Extension of an annual inspection will not be accepted. If the application is accepted by NMD, the owner will be informed to use the ships classification society to find an approved workshop.

LSA inspection.pdf