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davit

a cranelike device, usually one of a pair, fitted with a tackle for suspending or lowering equipment, esp a lifeboat

davit

[′dav·ət]
(naval architecture)
A fixed or movable shipboard crane projecting over the side or over a hatchway, which hoists and lowers boats, anchors, or cargo.

davit

A movable crane, 1 that projects over the side of a building.
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The contract is for delivery to the port of szczecin on wharf turkish one rescue boat rib hybrid of davits.
We are able to supply complete turnkey diving daughtercraft systems including the Diving and Support daughtercrafts, the Davits, decompression chamber facility and HP air and Nitrox generation equipment.
In his new role at Outreach, Gilligan will focus on the UK marine and offshore sectors, responsible for field sales of the Palfinger range of marine cranes, including knuckle boom, stiff boom and telescopic models, as well as Ned Deck's range of Davits and Rescue Boats.
The US Coastguard and US Navy are particularly sophisticated in the systems which they demand fromus, but our long-standing relationship with them is testament to the quality of our davits.
In other cases, crewmen failed to correctly handle steadying lines, or they didn't do repairs or PMS on the davits as required.
Edson International has appointed Harken Australia as a distributor for its line of marine steering systems and accessories, boat davits, radar towers and marine pumps in the Australian market.
Davits are on 18-month periodicities and safety tracks are on two-year periodicities.
There I learned of "cant hooks, peaveys, 2-man log tongs, gin poles and davits.
The yachts are impressively equipped, including air conditioning, generator, electric windlass, dinghy and outboard, davits, stereo/CD-player and state-of-the-art electronics.
In addition, below deck reinforcements were installed to support the heavier mounts in view of future replacement of the lifeboat davits.
Aside from ongoing maintenance, most recently conservators have carried out extensive and intricate work on the boat davits and we plan to return the lifeboats to the ship shortly.
Among parts supplied to the shipyard from the West Midlands were its anchors, life boat davits from Brierley Hill, steam exhaust pipes from a Birmingham manufacturer and safes from Bilston.