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Circular 2012-007 rev.1: Fall protection devices and lifeboat release systems

This Circular was previously published as Circular 02-002-2012 . This revision clarifies applicability to rescue boats and acceptable testing procedures.  The Circular sets out the changes to SOLAS Chapter III affecting lifeboat release systems that took effect from 1st January 2013.  It explains the IMO requirements on assessment of existing release systems and explains the Antigua and Barbuda policy on fitting fall preventer devices.