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March 7, 2007

Feedback forum on lifeboats

Shipowners' groups INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO are working with ILAMA (International Life-Saving Appliance Manufacturers Association) to provide at feedback forum that gives end-users (i.e ships' crews) a means to provide their comments, thoughts and input to the manufacturers of lifeboats and other life saving appliances (LSA) equipment to

The aim is to produce feedback and input that will help to improve the design of life saving equipment, enhancing safety in the industry and taking a further step towards achieving the goal of zero fatalities.

Currently, the manufacturer's greatest problem is the lack of feedback from end-users, who are now encouraged to provide comments and suggestions and progressive feedback on how they see equipment could be improved in order to minimize accidents, enhance safety and improve ergonomic design.

INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO have asked their members to put the word out about the forum to their crews, All information is guaranteed to be handled in the strictest confidence and INTERTANKO will collect and assess the feedback and provide the information to ILAMA for further distribution to the appropriate recipients.

The forum is open to all crews no matter what their ship type.

To submit feedback, email it to:

lifeboats@intertanko.com

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