Following off-forum requests by a number of members, the closure of the former Ships Lifeboats category has been reviewed.
It has been decided to re-open the category as an experiment - it is now entitled "Ships' Lifeboats and Tenders" and is only for such vessels carried on parent ships.
The guidance note has a number of changes from the previous version and is now at: http://www.shipspotting.com/support/faq.php?category=Ships%27%20Lifeboats%20and%20Tenders
Members wishing to upload to this category should familiarise with the revised requirements, particularly this restriction:
a member may not load more than one image of a lifeboat or tender of the same type on the same ship (previous images may of course be replaced)
If any aspect of the new guidance is unclear, please ask here.