Rules on moving tenders with people in it

Discussion in 'Class Societies' started by expedition, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. expedition
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    expedition Thorwald Westmaas

    What are the rules about being allowed to hoist a tender in the water with people in it. Or where can I read more about it?

    Do the rules make a difference between crew and guests?

    Is it a matter of (extra) capacity of release mechanisms?

    Any feedback is welcome.

    Thorwald
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    The rules depend on the country. In general hoists that lift people have more stringent rules and usually have to be certified.
     
  3. expedition
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    expedition Thorwald Westmaas

    Well, we plan to have the crane certified as a yacht crane (Lloyds/MCA) but I guess certification to lift people is different from lifting just a boat or a boat with a crew member.

    But since the crane will have a 10 ton capacity , I wondered if is a factor in approving it to host a tender with people in it (say 2-2.5 tons max.).

    Thorwald
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    No. Lifts for people have special certifications.
     

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    powerabout Senior Member

    Would that also mean the slings have to be nylon and not wire?
     
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