Float-free launching means the method of launching a survival craft or lifesaving appliance whereby the craft or appliance is automatically released from a sinking unit and is ready for use.
Source: Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 46 CFR 107-109 (2013). Regulations
Float-free launching is that method of launching a survival craft whereby the craft is automatically released from a sinking ship and is ready for use. <Chapter III, Part A, regulation 3>.
Source: IMO Resolution MSC.47(66), adoption of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, 4 June 1996, International Maritime Organization. Legislation