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Greece gains Schat-Harding service network

LEADING lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has expanded its network of approved lifeboat service stations to enable Greek owners and vessels calling in Greek ports to comply with IMO MSC1206 and use service engineers trained and approved by the manufacturer,...

Piraeus-based Technava has been appointed as Schat-Harding’s authorised sales and service partner in Greece. Technava has modern workshops and fifteen lifeboat service engineers, who began training on Schat-Harding equipment in January this year. Technava will provide OEM sales and service support across the whole range of Schat-Harding brands for the key Greek market.

David Bradley, group after sales and service manager says, “IMO has set down rules and guidance on safe servicing of lifeboat equipment. Those guidelines require owners to use correct spares and technicians approved by the original equipment manufacturer. As the world’s largest lifeboat maker we are very aware of our responsibility to provide a high level of service globally, so we are glad to add this key partner to the network.”

In a separate move, Durban-based BOSSS Marine Services has been appointed as Schat-Harding’s authorised service partner in South Africa. With a fully equipped workshop in Durban and training from Schat-Harding, BOSSS will provide service support in South African ports and East African countries in accordance with IMO MSC 1206. BOSSS will be supported by Schat-Harding service stations utilizing the SHIELD database and have access to genuine spare parts for all Schat-Harding brands.

Schat-Harding is the world’s leading supplier of lifeboat and evacuation systems for the cruise, offshore and shipping industries. It aims to be a FIRST in safety for all its customers. With factories and offices in Norway, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Canada, the Czech Republic, the USA and China, and agents in thirty other countries, Schat-Harding provides a global service and supply network. Brands now supported by Schat-Harding include Watercraft, Waterman, Fiskars, Davit-Company, William Mills Marine, Schat, Harding, Mulder & Rijke and the Beiyang Boatbuilding Co.