MAIB issues alert on liferaft servicing

The United Kingdom Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued a safety warning on servicing and certification after a liferaft failed to inflate during an emergency.

Image – Recovered Piedras starboard liferaft (Image Credit – Marine Accident Investigation Branch / GOV.UK)


The MAIB bulletin urges all owners and operators of DSB liferafts serviced by Comfer Marin SL, Spain between January 2017 and June 2022 to contact their nearest approved Survitec liferaft service station to arrange for the liferafts to be urgently reinspected and serviced to ensure they are fully functional and comply with statutory requirements.

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