VIQ7 / items 5.30 : Propeller guard. Each propeller on a lifeboat must be fitted with a propeller guard with a maximum opening of 76 mm (3 in) on all sides on which a person is likely to be exposed. (46 CFR 160.135.7(10))

Is operator requested to contact flag and or Class in order to fit lifeboat propeller with safe guard ?

02 Dec '18, 14:27

Dec. 2, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
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Just passed Lukoil SIRE successfully (2 observations only). We have life boat propeller guard as below:
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Openings are more than 76 mm. Inspector did not complain about this, no observation either.

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29 Dec '18, 07:17

Dec. 29, 2018, 7:17 a.m.
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