Class and Statutory News

HONG KONG - Maintenance of shipboard passenger lifts

02.09.16

Importance of the proper maintenance and regular inspections on passenger lifts installed on board the ships

Convention : GENERAL

Flag :Hong Kong

Ship type :ALL TYPES

The Hong Kong Marine Department (HKMD) has issued the following attached HK Merchant Shipping Information Note, which concerns the maintenance of shipboard passenger lifts. 

Owners, managers and operators of Hong Kong registered ships installed with passenger lifts are also advised to establish maintenance and inspection / testing procedures, reference should be made to the recommendations from the lift manufacturer and/or relevant classification society requirements. If the maintenance, examination and testing of shipboard passenger lift installations require expertise not normally possessed by shipboard staff, such tasks should be performed by competent service personnel approved or recognized by the lift manufacturer.