Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC)

Life Boats / Life Rafts
Number Description
2000s
04-07 Servicing and Maintenance of Lifeboats, Launching Appliances and On-Load Release Gear
1980s
04-86 Hydraulic Release Units for Life Rafts, Life Floats, and Buoyant Apparatus, and Alternate Float-Free Arrangements
01-83 Painters for Life Floats and Buoyant Apparatus
06-82 Servicing and Inspection of Inflatable Life Rafts Utilizing Voluntary Third Party Inspection Organizations
06-81 Lifeboat Weight Tests
02-80 Poured Metal Socket Connections For Lifeboat Falls
01-80 Inspection of Viking On-Load Release Gear on Watercraft America Lifeboats
1970s
03-79 Lifeboat Capacity on Foreign Flag Passenger Ships
05-77 Inspection of Hydraulic Starting Systems for Lifeboats and Survival Capsule
02-75 IAlteration of Existing Rafts to Comply with Improved Inflation Standards