Anchors away: ISO guidelines for lifeboat safety just updated

With more people heading out to sea over summer, safety onboard – and overboard – is under the spotlight. International guidelines for the effectiveness of sea anchors for rescue boats have just been updated.

When we climb aboard any kind of boat or ship, we don’t often think of the lifeboat hanging off the side. While we hope never to use it, it is essential that it functions as intended and gets everyone to shore should the need arise.

A sea anchor is a vital component to a rescue boat, reducing the likelihood of it drifting away or spinning around, and keeps it steady in the wind.

International guidelines for the performance and safety of sea anchors have just been updated to bring them in line with the International Maritime Organization’s International Life-Saving Appliance Code.

> Read entire article Anchors away: ISO guidelines for lifeboat safety just updated | Clare Naden | ISO.org

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