Wilhelmsen Ships Service: an apology and correction
We apologise to Wilhelmsen Ships Service for our error in our article “Company claims liferaft rental is cost and time effective”, published in Lloyd’s List DCN on Thursday, July 14.
We incorrectly wrote that no safety checks were needed as the rafts are IMO and SOLAS compliant.
Wilhelmsen points out that safety checks are, in fact, mandatory and that all their rafts are tested and checked for safety.
We apologise unreservedly for our error.
It has further come to light that, in Wilhelmsen’s document, “Lifefraft ownership is it worth it?” there were two other statements that have since been shown to be incorrect.
As our reporter used the document “Liferaft ownership” to inform our article, these erroneous claims were consequently re-published by us.
We are happy to make clear that, firstly, Wilhelmsen leases rafts for a minimum of three years in exchange for a yearly rental fee and, secondly, the alert to exchange old rafts for new rafts happens nine months after onboard installation.
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