Viking liferaft recall

Thanner & Co A/S, a supplier of pressure relief valves, has informed VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S that potential problems with its Thanner OTS 65-type valve may cause it to break and prevent a liferaft from inflating properly.

Viking Life-saving Equipment have now issued a product recall recommending that all Thanner OTS 65 valves used in RescYou? liferafts should be checked and if necessary replaced.

The liferafts that are fitted with these pressure relief valves are specific serial numbers of VIKING RescYou? liferafts and RescYou? Pro liferafts, in 4, 6 and 8-person sizes and carried either in a container or valise.

“We are asking owners of RescYou? and RescYou? Pro liferafts to check the type of their liferaft and its serial number on to see if it is at risk,” said Kjeld Amann, Managing director. The types concerned are labeled ‘UKL’ (RescYou?) and ‘UKSL’ (RescYou? Pro).

The type and serial number can be found on the certificate of compliance that an owner received with the liferaft. The type and serial number can also be seen on the registration label on the bottom of the liferaft container or on the valise.

“If a RescYou? liferaft is found to be at risk, we are asking owners to contact a VIKING-approved servicing station for a valve inspection – and any valve replacement will of course be free of charge”, Kjeld Amann said. Servicing stations and their contact details are listed on