Launching Appliance or Launching Arrangement
Launching appliance or launching arrangement means the method or devices for transferring a survival craft or rescue boat from its stowed position to the water. For a launching arrangement using a davit, the term includes the davit, winch, and falls.
Source: Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 46 CFR 107-109 (2013). Regulations
Launching appliance or arrangement is a means of transferring a survival craft or rescue boat from its stowed position safely to the water. <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