MCA Coded vessels refers to vessels coded from the Small boat code (brown book) CAT6 - CAT1. For CAT0 you should see our  SOLAS Liferaft  page.

MCA Coded Vessel Servicing

Coded vessels are required to have their rafts serviced annually or three years depending on the type of raft and the method packed. All valise liferafts are to be serviced annually, whether ORC or ISO 9650-1 spec. All ORC container rafts are required to be serviced annually also. ISO 9650-1 Group A liferafts in containers are allowed to be serviced every three years. We service / organise servicing for the following makes:

ISO Liferafts

  • Seacurity
  • Waypoint
  • AWN
  • Plastimo
  • Lalizas
  • Sea-Air
  • Avon
  • Lifeguard
  • Seago
  • Bombard
  • Zodiac

All commercial ISO rafts in containers can now be serviced every three years. Typically the cylinder needs attention every 10 years. We guarantee to service any coded vessels equipment within 10 days as a maximum. If for any reason that can't be completed, we will issue a free hire raft to the same specification as being serviced.

It is important that the correct, in-date equipment is placed in the raft. There are far too many cheap plastic items put into liferafts that should the need arise, probably wouldn't work. We use only high specification parts. All our batteries are heavy duty known branded batteries, all our LED torches are 'tough' tourches and our TPA's are aluminium not plastic!

Additional Information

Please contact the team on 023 8140 1111 or by emailing - for further information or to make a booking.

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Universal Safety Ltd
Unit 3-4
Midas Business Park
Coal Park Lane
SO31 7GW

Opening times:

Mon to Fri-0800-1700

Sales - 023 8140 1111
Workshop - 023 8140 1112
Accounts - 023 8140 1113

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