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a crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat)

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The steward and the black I observed putting stores aboard the captain's gig as it overhung the water from the stern davits.
That they did not succeed was due to the lack of a little oil on the ship's davits.
They inspect the home top to bottom & also inspect docks, davits, seawalls, pools, spas, & lawn irrigation systems.
He added: "The davits which house the boats were aging and remained hand operated.
Contract notice: Delivery hybrid rescue rib boats with davits.
The “mother vessel,” barge or platform is outfitted with davits for the daughtercraft and support craft as well as support equipment, including the decompression chamber, gas storage and compressors.
STUART Gilligan has been appointed marine field sales engineer by Outreach, the supplier of Marine Cranes, Davits and Rescue Cranes.
Power Dynamics LLC (PDI) is a leading manufacturer of hydraulic-driven equipment including winches, cranes, davits, pipeline tensioners, and power units.
The company has more than 20 years of experience in the manufacture, inspection, testing and servicing of lifeboats, fast rescue craft, release mechanisms, winches and davits to international standards for the global merchant shipping, cruise and oil and gas sectors.
AMONG parts supplied to Belfast shipbuilder Harland & Wolff for the Titanic from the West Midlands were its anchors, life boat davits, which were from Brierley Hill, steam exhaust pipes from a Birmingham manufacturer and safes from Bilston.
Fred Olsen's Balmoral delayed for almost a day by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency over a technical problem with lifeboat davits.
An optional bracket makes for quick and easy attachment of the SRL to tripods and davits.
The complex derricks and davits, open bridgework and detailing all add to the value.
Welin Lambie, which is a world leader in the design and manufacture of davits, crane-like devices used to launch lifeboats and other craft, is set to almost double the size of its main production facility at Britannia House, in Old Bush Street, Brierley Hill.
A 48-foot porch off the master suite and a 72-foot porch downstairs overlook pool and spa on the bay and a dock with davits and boat hoist.