LOL, my first ship was a steamer and the most common call from the Bridge was "you're smoking". By the time you hung up the Hear Here phone, you were, because the phone was over the hotwell.
What I saw:
1/ Uncertified weld on pad eye. We are not sure of the material of the ring and if it will take the load or fail, or if the weld itself will fail.
2/ Threaded stock on pad eye base through hull, material compatibility and strength?
3/ Backing plate, what can you say about that piece of rust! Scavenged from the beaches of Alang!
4/Hull sealing arrangement on plates? No sign of gasketting which means that the core of the boat could be/will be full of water. Weight consequences to the lifting gear and davit and dimished capacity. If the ship comes North, not good for your rescue boat in freezing conditions.
5/The nuts….obviously the ship feels that there is a vibration issue and they are making sure the nuts won't come off by lock washers and double nutting. I did some reading up on this and learnt a couple of things. Lockwashers won't necessarily stop the nuts from backing off and double nutting as shown is useless. They have to put a thin nut against the plate,torqued to half value and the thicker nut on the outside torqued to full value to lock the threads. What is done here is useless.http://www.boltscience.com/pages/twonuts.htm
6/Shackle on the quick release hook, big no-no. The pin can back out . The ring itself should be on the hook.
7/ The cables are too short, they are acting to crush the boat together when the weight is picked up (from one of the Nav Officers here). The cables that make the legs, should be longer to reduce the angle. ( Now that I know the rest of the story, it makes sense why there was a failure).
8/ No indication of load testing on the bridle.
9/The forward cable seems to be chaffing against the forward seat
I am sure there are more.