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2:11pm 25th January 2014

It had been revealed some Cornish crews are sailing with lifeboats which do not work or not knowing how to use firefighting equipment.

Those are some of the things inspectors have come across as they check out safety standards.

Now a warning is going out to make sure correct and working kit is on board.

Surveyor Chris Uglow is based in Falmouth: "First of all we want to see that the vessel itself is in good condition so that an accident doesn't occur and then we look at the safety equipment that is provided to control and deal with any accidents that might happen.

"We've seen on passenger ferries hull openings and so on not in good condition, lifesaving appliances not maintained and lifeboat engines not able to start."

2:11pm 25th January 2014

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