To do this safely, studies were made to determine whether the lifeboats could be lowered safely to sea. As this was not the case, several initiatives were taken to improve safety onboard Innovator before the operation began. A BiB was installed on the main deck level to ensure lifeboats could safely be lowered into the sea in all weather conditions and bulk hose handling was upgraded to Hose Reel Stations.
To further enhance the redundancy in the evacuation system, a chute system (MES) was installed, complete with vertical evac chute and launch platform for life rafts.
Class and PSA were involved throughout, resulting in a smooth implementation by having ensured early approval and compliance.