IMO re-issued a circular MSC.1/Circ.1578 on Guidelines on safety during abandon ship drills using lifeboats on 14 Jul 2021, with the corrected reference to SOLAS regulation III/188.8.131.52 in footnote 4, as attached. This circular supersedes annex 2 to MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1.
There are many IMO circulars and resolutions on lifeboat safety and drills. Some circulars are no longer valid. Some resolutions have mandatory requirements and some not.
Here is an update to assist members in tidying up their records.