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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Safety of Life at Sea

    1. 1–4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 5. Amendments of Merchant Shipping Acts as to life-saving appliances.

    3. Wireless Telegraphy

      1. 6, 7.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 8. Appointment of wireless telegraphy surveyors.

      3. 9. Survey of passenger steamers by wireless telegraphy surveyors.

      4. 10.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. Certificates

      1. 11.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 12. Modification of safety certificates as respects life-saving appliances.

      3. 13–21.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. Miscellaneous Provisions for further Safety of Life at Sea

      1. 22.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 23.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 24. Report of dangers to navigation.

      4. 25, 26.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 27. Signalling lamps.

      6. 28.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. 29. Method of giving helm orders.

      8. 30. Careful navigation near ice.

      9. 31. Notice of Atlantic routes.

      10. 32.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. Supplemental

      1. 33–35.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 36. Application of Part I to British possessions, protectorates and mandated territories.

      3. 37, 38.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 39.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  3. Part II

    1. 40–61.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Supplemental.

      1. 62. Amendment of ss. 436 and 454 of the principal Act.

      2. 63–67.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  4. Part III General

    1. 68.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 69. Notice to be given to Consular officer where proceedings taken in respect of foreign ships.

    3. 70–72.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 73. Interpretation and construction.

    5. 74. Short title, citation and repeal.

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1929

      1. Chapter I.—Preliminary

        1. Article 1

          1. The Contracting Governments undertake to give effect to the provisions...

          2. The provisions of the present Convention are completed by Regulations...

        2. Article 2

          1. Applications and Definitions

            1. 1.The provisions of the present Convention shall apply to ships...

            2. 2.The classes of ships to which each Chapter applies are...

            3. 3.In the present Convention, unless expressly provided otherwise—

            4. 4.The present Convention, unless expressly provided otherwise, does not apply...

        3. Article 3

          1. Cases of Force Majeure

            1. No ship, which is not subject to the provisions of...

            2. Persons who are on board a ship by reason of...

      2. Chapter II.—Construction

        1. Article 4

          1. Application

            1. 1.This Chapter, except where it is otherwise expressly provided, applies...

            2. 2.A new passenger ship is a ship the keel of...

            3. 3.Each Administration may, if it considers that the route and...

            4. 4.In the case of a passenger ship which, in the...

            5. 5.In the case of existing passenger ships engaged on international...

            6. 6.In the case of passenger ships engaged on international voyages...

            7. 7.This Chapter does not apply to ships which are not...

        2. Article 5

          1. Watertight Subdivision of Ships

            1. 1.Ships shall be as efficiently subdivided as is possible having...

            2. 2.The degree of subdivision provided for by these requirements varies...

            3. 3.Regulations I to V indicate the method to be followed...

            4. 4.In order that the required degree of subdivision shall be...

        3. Article 6

          1. Peak and Machinery Space Bulkheads, Shaft Tunnels, &c.

            1. All ships shall be fitted with watertight forward and after...

        4. Article 7

          1. Construction, Testing, &c.

            1. Regulations VIII to XIII and XV to XXI prescribe rules...

            2. (a) the construction and testing of subdivision bulkheads, inner bottoms,...

            3. (b) the conditions governing openings in bulkheads, in the ship’s...

            4. (c) the tests and the periodical inspections and operation of...

            5. (d) exits from watertight compartments;

            6. (e) pumping arrangements; and

            7. (f) power for going astern and auxiliary steering apparatus.

        5. Article 8

          1. Stability Test

            1. Every new passenger ship shall be inclined upon its completion...

        6. Article 9

          1. Entries in the Official Log Book

            1. A record of the closing and opening of watertight doors,...

        7. Article 10

          1. Initial and Subsequent Surveys of Ships

            1. The general principles which shall govern the survey of ships,...

            2. (1) to draw up detailed regulations in accordance with these...

            3. (2) to secure that these regulations shall be enforced.

            4. The detailed regulations referred to in the preceding paragraph shall...

      3. Chapter III.—Life-saving Appliances, &c.

        1. Article 11

          1. Interpretation

            1. For the purposes of this Chapter—

            2. (a) the expression “new ship” means a ship the keel...

            3. (b) the expression “short international voyage” means an international voyage...

            4. (c) the expression “buoyant apparatus” means buoyant deck seats, or...

        2. Article 12

          1. Application

            1. 1.This Chapter, except where it is otherwise expressly provided, applies...

            2. 2.Special provisions are laid down in Articles 13, 14, 19...

            3. 3.Each Administration, if it considers that the route and the...

            4. 4.In the case of existing passenger ships which are mechanically...

            5. 5.In the case of passenger ships which are mechanically propelled...

        3. Article 13

          1. Lifeboats and Buoyant Apparatus

            1. The general principles governing the provision of lifeboats and buoyant...

            2. 1.To be readily available, the lifeboats and buoyant apparatus must...

            3. 2.To be adequate, the provision of lifeboats and buoyant apparatus...

        4. Article 14

          1. Ready Availability and Adequacy

            1. The arrangements for securing the principles of ready availability and...

        5. Article 15

          1. Standard types of Boats. Life Rafts. Buoyant Apparatus

            1. All the lifeboats, life rafts and buoyant apparatus shall comply...

        6. Article 16

          1. Construction of Boats

            1. All boats must be properly constructed, and shall be of...

            2. Each boat must be of sufficient strength to enable it...

        7. Article 17

          1. Embarkation of the Passengers in the Boats

            1. Suitable arrangements shall be made for embarking the passengers in...

        8. Article 18

          1. Capacity of Boats and Life Rafts

            1. The number of persons that a boat of one of...

        9. Article 19

          1. Equipment of Boats and Life Rafts

            1. Regulation XXXVI prescribes the equipment for boats and life rafts....

        10. Article 20

          1. Life-jackets and Life-buoys

            1. 1.Every ship to which this Chapter applies shall carry for...

            2. 2.Every such ship shall also carry life-buoys of a type...

            3. 3.A life-jacket or life-buoy shall not be approved by an...

            4. 4.In this Article the expression “life-jacket” includes any appliance capable...

        11. Article 21

          1. Means of Ingress and Egress. Emergency Lighting

            1. 1.Proper arrangements shall be made for ingress to and egress...

            2. 2.Provision shall be made for an electric or other system...

            3. 3.The exit from every main compartment occupied by passengers or...

        12. Article 22

          1. Certificated Lifeboatmen. Manning of the Boats

            1. 1.In every ship to which this Chapter applies there must...

            2. 2.The allocation of the certificated lifeboatmen to each boat and...

            3. 3.By “certificated lifeboatmen” is meant any member of the crew...

            4. 4.The manning of the boats shall be as prescribed in...

        13. Article 23

          1. Line-throwing Appliances

            1. Every ship to which this Chapter applies shall carry a...

        14. Article 24

          1. Dangerous Goods. Fire Protection

            1. 1.The carriage, either as cargo or ballast, of goods which...

            2. 2.The arrangements to be made for the detection and extinction...

        15. Article 25

          1. Muster Roll and Drills

            1. Special duties for the event of an emergency shall be...

            2. The muster list shall show all these special duties and...

            3. Before the vessel sails, the muster list shall be drawn...

            4. Regulations XLIV and XLV prescribe the conditions under which muster...

      4. Chapter IV.—Radiotelegraphy

        1. Article 26

          1. Application and Definition

            1. 1.This Chapter applies to all ships engaged on international voyages...

            2. 2.For the purposes of this Chapter a cargo ship means...

        2. Article 27

          1. Fitting of Radio Installation

            1. 1.All ships to which this Chapter applies shall, unless exempted...

            2. 2.Each Administration may delay the application of the provisions of...

        3. Article 28

          1. Exemptions from the Requirements of Article 27

            1. 1.Each Administration may, if it considers that the route and...

            2. 2.Each Administration may, in addition, exempt ships belonging to its...

        4. Annex to Article 28

          1. 1.The Baltic Sea and approaches thereto East of a line...

          2. 2.The portions of the Gulf of Tartary and the Sea...

          3. 3.The Chosen (Tyosen) Strait between a line in the North...

          4. 4.The Yellow Sea North of Parallel 37° North.

          5. 5.The Formosa Strait between a line in the North drawn...

          6. 6.The area within the following limits:— Parallel 10° N. from...

          7. 7.The Caribbean Sea, outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United...

          8. 8.The area of the South Pacific Ocean bounded by the...

          9. 9.The Tong King Gulf and portions of the China Sea...

          10. 10.The portions of the Indian Ocean covered in voyages between...

          11. 11.The portions of the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea...

        5. Article 29

          1. Watches

            1. 1.Passenger Ships.Each passenger ship which, in accordance with Article 27, is...

            2. 2.Cargo Ships.Each cargo ship which, in accordance with Article 27, is...

            3. 3.On all ships fitted with an auto-alarm this auto-alarm shall,...

            4. 4.By “auto-alarm” is meant an automatic alarm receiver which complies...

            5. 5.By “qualified operator” is meant a person holding a certificate...

            6. 6.By “certified watcher” is meant any person holding a watcher’s...

        6. Article 30

          1. Watchers

            1. 1.A watcher’s certificate shall not be granted by a Contracting...

            2. 2.The Contracting Governments undertake to take steps to ensure that...

        7. Article 31

          1. Technical Requirements

            1. The radiotelegraph installations required by Article 27 above and the...

            2. 1.The ship’s station must be placed in accordance with the...

            3. 2.There shall be provided, between the bridge of the ship...

            4. 3.A reliable clock with a seconds hand must be provided...

            5. 4.A reliable emergency light must be provided in the wireless...

            6. 5.The installation shall comprise a main installation and an emergency...

            7. 6.The main and emergency (reserve) installations must be capable of...

            8. 7.The main and emergency (reserve) transmitters shall have a note...

            9. 8.The main transmitter shall have anormal rangeof 100 nautical miles,...

            10. 9.Sufficient power must be available in a ship station at...

            11. 10.All parts of the emergency (reserve) installation shall be placed...

            12. 11.The receiving installation must permit of the reception of such...

            13. 12.The receiver must be so arranged as to be capable...

            14. 13.In ships in which watch is kept by means of...

            15. 14.In such ships the wireless operator, when going off watch,...

            16. 15.Whilst the ship is at sea the emergency source of...

            17. 16.A wireless log shall be carried by every ship compulsorily...

            18. 17.The direction-finding apparatus required by Article 47 shall be efficient...

        8. Article 32

          1. Competence

            1. The matters governed by the International Radiotelegraph Convention, Washington, 1927,...

      5. Chapter V.—Safety of Navigation

        1. Article 33

          1. Application

            1. The provisions of this Chapter referring to ships, unless otherwise...

        2. Article 34

          1. Danger Messages

            1. The master of every ship which meets with dangerous ice,...

            2. Each Administration will take all steps which it thinks necessary...

            3. The transmission of messages respecting the dangers specified is free...

        3. Article 35

          1. Meteorological Services

            1. The Contracting Governments undertake to encourage the collection of meteorological...

            2. In particular, the Contracting Governments undertake to co-operate in carrying...

            3. (a) To warn ships of gales, storms and tropical storms,...

            4. (b) To issue daily, by radio, weather bulletins suitable for...

            5. (c) To arrange for certain selected ships to take meteorological...

            6. (d) To encourage all ship-masters to inform surrounding ships whenever...

            7. The information provided for in paragraphs (a) and (b) of...

            8. Weather observations from ships addressed to national meteorological services will...

            9. Forecasts, warnings, synoptic and other meteorological reports intended for ships...

            10. Every endeavour will be made to obtain a uniform procedure...

        4. Article 36

          1. Ice Patrol. Derelicts

            1. The Contracting Governments undertake to continue a service of ice...

            2. The Contracting Governments undertake to provide not more than three...

            3. During the rest of the year the study and observation...

        5. Article 37

          1. Ice Patrol. Management and Cost

            1. The Government of the United States is invited to continue...

            2. Each of the Contracting Governments has the right to discontinue...

            3. If, at any time, the United States Government should not...

            4. The Contracting Governments which contribute to the cost of the...

        6. Article 38

          1. Speed near Ice

            1. When ice is reported on, or near, his course, the...

        7. Article 39

          1. North Atlantic Routes

            1. The practice of following recognised routes across the North Atlantic...

            2. The selection of the routes and the initiation of action...

            3. The Contracting Governments undertake to impose on the companies the...

            4. The Administration managing the ice patrol service is requested to...

        8. Article 40

          1. Collision Regulations

            1. The Contracting Governments agree that the alterations in the International...

        9. Article 41

          1. Helm Orders

            1. The Contracting Governments agree that after midnight on the 30th...

        10. Article 42

          1. Misuse of Distress Signals

            1. The use of an international distress signal, except for the...

        11. Article 43

          1. Alarm, Distress and Urgency Signals

            1. The alarm signal and the distress signal may only be...

            2. If a ship has sent out the alarm or distress...

        12. Article 44

          1. Speed of Distress Messages

            1. The speed of transmission of messages in connection with cases...

        13. Article 45

          1. Distress Messages. Procedure

            1. 1.The master of a ship on receiving on his ship...

            2. 2.The master of a ship in distress, after consultation, so...

            3. 3.A master shall be released from the obligation imposed by...

            4. 4.A master shall be released from the obligation imposed by...

            5. 5.If a master of a ship, on receiving a wireless...

            6. 6.The provisions of this Article do not prejudice the International...

        14. Article 46

          1. Signalling Lamp

            1. All ships of over 150 tons gross tonnage, when engaged...

        15. Article 47

          1. Direction-finding Apparatus

            1. Every passenger ship of 5,000 tons gross tonnage and upwards...

        16. Article 48

          1. Manning

            1. The Contracting Governments undertake, each for its national ships, to...

      6. Chapter VI.—Certificates

        1. Article 49

          1. Issue of Certificates

            1. A certificate called aSafety Certificateshall be issued, after inspection and...

            2. A certificate called aSafety Radiotelegraphy Certificateshall be issued after inspection...

            3. A certificate called anExemption Certificateshall be issued to every ship...

            4. The inspection and survey of ships, so far as regards...

            5. A Safety Certificate, Safety Radiotelegraphy Certificate, and Exemption Certificate shall...

        2. Article 50

          1. Issue of Certificate by another Government

            1. A Contracting Government may, at the request of the Government...

        3. Article 51

          1. Form of Certificates

            1. All certificates shall be drawn up in the official language...

            2. The form of the certificates shall be that of the...

            3. The Contracting Governments undertake to communicate one to another a...

        4. Article 52

          1. Duration of Certificates

            1. Certificates shall not be issued for a period of more...

            2. If a ship at the time when its certificate expires...

            3. No certificate shall be extended for a longer period than...

        5. Article 53

          1. Acceptance of Certificates

            1. Certificates issued under the authority of a Contracting Government shall...

        6. Article 54

          1. Control

            1. Every ship holding a certificate issued under Article 49 or...

            2. In the event of this control giving rise to intervention...

        7. Articles 55

          1. Privileges

            1. The privileges of the present Convention may not be claimed...

        8. Article 56

          1. Qualification of Certificate

            1. If in the course of a particular voyage the ship...

            2. This memorandum shall state that in the circumstances there is...

      7. Chapter VII.—General Provisions

        1. Article 57

          1. Equivalents

            1. Where in the present Convention it is provided that a...

            2. Any Administration which so accepts a new fitting, appliance or...

        2. Article 58

          1. Laws, Regulations, Reports

            1. The Contracting Governments undertake to communicate to each other— (1)...

            2. The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and...

        3. Article 59

          1. Measures taken after Agreement

            1. Where the present Convention provides that a measure may be...

        4. Article 60

          1. Prior Treaties and Conventions

            1. 1.The present Convention replaces and abrogates the Convention for the...

            2. 2.All other treaties, conventions and arrangements, relating to safety of...

            3. 3.All subjects which are not expressly provided for in the...

        5. Article 61

          1. Modifications. Future Conferences

            1. 1.Modifications of the present Convention which may be deemed useful...

            2. 2.Conferences for the purpose of revising the present Convention shall...

      8. Chapter VIII.—Final Provisions

        1. Article 62

          1. Application to Colonies, &c.

            1. 1.A Contracting Government may, at the time of signature, ratification,...

            2. 2.A Contracting Government may at any time by a notification...

            3. 3.The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and...

        2. Article 63

          1. Authentic Texts. Ratification

            1. The present Convention of which both the English and French...

            2. The present Convention shall be ratified.

            3. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited in the archives...

        3. Article 64

          1. Accession

            1. A Government (other than the Government of a territory to...

            2. The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and...

            3. A Government which intends to accede to the present Convention...

        4. Article 65

          1. Date of coming in Force

            1. The present Convention shall come into force on the 1st...

        5. Article 66

          1. Denunciation

            1. The present Convention may be denounced on behalf of any...

            2. A denunciation shall take effect twelve months after the date...

      9. ANNEX I Regulations

        1. CONSTRUCTION

        2. Regulation I

          1. Definitions

            1. Thesubdivision loadlineis the waterline used in determining the subdivision of...

        3. Regulation II

          1. Floodable Length

            1. (1) The floodable length at any point of the length...

            2. (2) In a ship with a continuous bulkhead deck, the...

            3. (3) In the case of a ship not having a...

        4. Regulation III

          1. Permeability

            1. The definite assumptions referred to in Regulation II relate to...

        5. Regulation Iv

          1. Permissible Length of Compartments

            1. Factor of Subdivision.—The maximum permissible length of a compartment having...

        6. Regulation V

          1. Special Rules concerning Subdivision

            1. A compartment may exceed the permissible length determined by the...

        7. Regulation VI

          1. Peak and Machinery Space Bulkheads, Shaft Tunnels, &c.

            1. (1) Every ship shall have a forepeak or collision bulkhead,...

            2. (2) An afterpeak bulkhead, and bulkheads dividing the machinery space,...

            3. (3) In all cases stern tubes shall be enclosed in...

        8. Regulation VII

          1. Assigning, Marking and Recording of Subdivision Loadlines

            1. The subdivision loadlines assigned and marked under the provisions of...

        9. Regulation VIII

          1. Construction and Initial Testing of Watertight Bulkheads, &c.

            1. Watertight subdivision bulkheads, whether transverse or longitudinal, shall be constructed...

        10. Regulation IX

          1. Openings in Watertight Bulkheads

            1. The number of openings in watertight bulkheads shall be reduced...

        11. Regulation X

          1. Openings in Ship’s Sides below the Margin Line

            1. The arrangement and efficiency of the means for closing any...

        12. Regulation XI

          1. Construction and Initial Tests of Watertight Doors, Sidescuttles, &c.

            1. (1) The design, materials and construction of all watertight doors,...

            2. (2) Each watertight door shall be tested by water pressure...

        13. Regulation XII

          1. Construction and Initial Tests of Watertight Decks, Trunks, &c.

            1. (1) Watertight decks, trunks, tunnels, duct keels and ventilators shall...

            2. (2) After completion a hose or flooding test shall be...

        14. Regulation XIII

          1. Periodical Operation and Inspection of Watertight Doors, &c.

            1. In all new and existing ships drills for the operating...

            2. The watertight doors and all mechanisms and indicators connected therewith,...

        15. Regulation XIV

          1. Entries in the Official Log Book

            1. In all new and existing ships hinged doors, portable plates,...

            2. A record of all drills and inspections required by Regulation...

        16. Regulation XV

          1. Double Bottoms

            1. In ships 200 feet (61 metres) and under 249 feet...

        17. Regulation XVI

          1. Fire-resisting Bulkheads

            1. Ships shall be fitted above the bulkhead deck with fire-resisting...

            2. They shall be constructed of metal or other fire-resisting material...

            3. Steps and recesses and the means for closing all openings...

            4. The mean distance between any two adjacent fire-resisting bulkheads in...

        18. Regulation XVII

          1. Side and other Openings, &c., above the Margin Line

            1. (1) Sidescuttles, gangway, cargo and coaling ports, and other means...

            2. (2) The bulkhead deck or a deck above it shall...

            3. (3) Freeing ports and/or scuppers shall be fitted as necessary...

        19. Regulation XVIII

          1. Exits from Watertight Compartments

            1. (1) In passenger and crew spaces, practicable means of exit...

            2. (2) Practicable means of escape for the crew shall be...

        20. Regulation XIX

          1. Pumping Arrangements

            1. Steamships.

            2. Ships shall be provided with an efficient pumping plant capable...

        21. Regulation XX

          1. Power for Going Astern

            1. Ships shall have sufficient power for going astern to secure...

        22. Regulation XXI

          1. Auxiliary Steering Apparatus

            1. Ships shall be provided with an auxiliary steering apparatus which,...

        23. Regulation XXII

          1. Initial and Subsequent Surveys of Ships

            1. Every new or existing ship shall be subjected to the...

        24. Regulation XXIII

          1. Maintenance of Conditions after Survey

            1. After the survey of the ship as provided in Regulation...

      10. Life-Saving Appliances, &c.

        1. Regulation XXIV

          1. Standard Types of Boats

            1. The standard types of boats are classified as follows:— Class...

            2. No boat may be approved the buoyancy of which depends...

            3. No boat may be approved the weight of which when...

        2. Regulation XXV

          1. Lifeboats of Class I

            1. Lifeboats of Class I must have a mean sheer at...

            2. The air-cases of lifeboats of Class I shall be so...

            3. In boats certified to carry 100 or more persons the...

            4. Lifeboats of Class I must also satisfy the following conditions:—...

          2. (a)

            1. Lifeboats with Internal Buoyancy only

            2. The buoyancy of a wooden boat of this type shall...

            3. The buoyancy of a metal boat of this type shall...

          3. (b)

            1. Lifeboats with Internal and External Buoyancy

            2. The internal buoyancy of a wooden boat of this type...

            3. The external buoyancy may be of cork or of any...

            4. If the buoyancy is of cork, its volume, for a...

            5. The buoyancy of a metal boat shall be not less...

        3. Regulation XXVI

          1. Boats of Class II

            1. Boats of Class II must satisfy the following conditions:—

          2. (a)Open Boats with Internal and External Buoyancy—

          3. Upper Part of Sides collapsible.

            1. A boat of this type shall be fitted both with...

            2. The external buoyancy may be of cork or of any...

            3. If of any material other than cork, its volume and...

            4. A metal boat of this type shall be provided with...

            5. The minimum freeboard of boats of this type shall be...

            6. The freeboard in fresh water shall not be less than...

            7. The freeboard of boats of intermediate lengths is to be...

            8. The collapsible sides must be watertight.

          4. (b)

            1. Decked Boats with either Fixed or Collapsible Watertight Bulwarks.

            2. (i)Decked Boats having a Well Deck.—The area of the well...

            3. The freeboard of a boat of this type shall be...

            4. (ii)Decked Boats having a Flush Deck.—The minimum freeboard of boats...

            5. The freeboard in fresh water shall not be less than...

            6. For intermediate depths the freeboard is obtained by interpolation.

            7. If the sheer is less than the standard sheer defined...

            8. (iii)All decked lifeboats shall be fitted with efficient means for...

        4. Regulation XXVII

          1. Motor Boats

            1. A motor boat carried as part of the life-saving appliances...

            2. The volume of the internal buoyancy and, where fitted, the...

        5. Regulation XXVIII

          1. Life Rafts

            1. No type of life raft may be approved unless it...

        6. Regulation XXIX

          1. Buoyant Apparatus

            1. Buoyant apparatus, whether buoyant deck seats, buoyant deck chairs or...

        7. Regulation XXX

          1. Cubic Capacity of Lifeboats of Class I

            1. 1.The cubic capacity of a lifeboat of Class I shall...

            2. 2.For example, the capacity in cubic metres (or cubic feet)...

            3. 3.If the sheer of the gunwale, measured at the two...

            4. 4.If the depth of the boat amidships exceeds 45 per...

            5. 5.If the depth of the boat is greater than 122...

            6. 6.Each Administration shall impose, by suitable formulae, a limit for...

            7. 7.Each Administration reserves the right to assign to a boat...

            8. 8.The cubic capacity of a motorboat is obtained from the...

        8. Regulation XXXI

          1. Deck Area of Boats of Class II

            1. 1.The area of the deck of a decked boat shall...

            2. 2.For example, the surface in square metres (or square feet)...

        9. Regulation XXXII

          1. Marking of Boats, Life Rafts and Buoyant Apparatus

            1. The dimensions of the boat and the number of persons...

            2. Life rafts and buoyant apparatus shall be marked with the...

        10. Regulation XXXIII

          1. Carrying Capacity of Boats

            1. 1.The number of persons which a boat of one of...

            2. 2.The standard units of capacity and surface for determining the...

            3. 3.The Administration may accept, in place of 0.325 or 3½,...

        11. Regulation XXXIV

          1. Capacity Limits

            1. No boat shall be marked for a greater number of...

        12. Regulation XXXV

          1. Equivalent for and Weight of the Persons

            1. In the tests for determining the number of persons which...

            2. In verifications of freeboard the decked boats shall be loaded...

            3. In all cases two children under 12 years of age...

        13. Regulation XXXVI

          1. Equipment of Boats and Life Rafts

            1. 1.The normal equipment of every boat shall consist of:—

            2. 2.Where the number of lifeboats carried on a ship is...

            3. 3.The normal equipment of every approved life raft shall consist...

            4. 4.In the case of a ship which is engaged in...

        14. Regulations XXXVII

          1. Stowage and Handling of Boats and Life Rafts

            1. 1.Subject to the conditions of Regulation XXXVIII, the lifeboats may...

        15. Regulation XXXVIII

          1. Number and Capacity of Boats, Life Rafts, &c., and Davits

            1. A ship shall be provided with sets of davits in...

            2. 2.A ship engaged on short international voyages shall be provided...

        16. Regulation XXXIX

          1. Table relating to davits and lifeboat capacity

            1. The following table fixes, according to the length of the...

        17. Regulation XL

          1. Life-Jackets and Life-Buoys

            1. 1.A life-jacket shall satisfy the following requirements:—

            2. 2.A lifebuoy shall satisfy the following requirements:—

            3. 3.The minimum number of life-buoys with which ships are to...

            4. 4.All the buoys shall be fitted with beckets securely seized....

            5. 5.All the life-buoys and life-jackets shall be so placed as...

        18. Regulation XLI

          1. Certificated Lifeboatmen

            1. In order to obtain the special lifeboatman’s certificate provided for...

            2. There shall be for each boat or life-raft a number...

        19. Regulation XLII

          1. Manning of Boats

            1. A deck officer or certificated lifeboatman shall be placed in...

            2. A man capable of working the motor shall be assigned...

            3. A man capable of working the wireless and searchlight installations...

            4. The duty of seeing that the boats, life-rafts and buoyant...

        20. Regulation XLIII

          1. Fire Detection and Extinction

            1. 1.An efficient patrol system shall be maintained, so that any...

            2. 2.Every ship shall be provided with powerful pumps, operated by...

            3. 3.The service pipes shall permit of two powerful jets of...

            4. 4.Provision shall be made whereby at least two powerful jets...

            5. 5.A sufficient number of portable fluid fire extinguishers shall be...

            6. 6.Two equipments, consisting of a smoke helmet or breathing apparatus...

            7. 7.In steamships in which the main boilers are oil fired,...

        21. Regulation XLIV

          1. Muster List

            1. The muster list shall assign duties to the different members...

        22. Regulation XLV

          1. Musters and Drills

            1. Musters of the crew for boat drill shall take place...

            2. The drills and inspections shall be so arranged that the...

            3. The emergency signal for summoning passengers to muster stations shall...

      11. Safety of Navigation

        1. Regulation XLVI

          1. Transmission of Information

            1. The transmission of information regarding ice, derelicts, tropical storms or...

            2. All messages issued under Article 34 of the present Convention...

          2. Information Required

            1. The following information is desired, the time in all cases...

          3. Examples

            1. Ice. TTT Ice. Large berg sighted in 4605 N., 4410...

            2. Derelict. TTT Derelict. Observed derelict almost submerged in 4006 N.,...

            3. Danger to Navigation. TTT Navigation. Alpha lightship not on station....

            4. Tropical Storm. TTT Storm. Experiencing tropical storm. Barometer corrected 994...

      12. Certificates

        1. Regulation XLVII

          1. Form of Safety Certificate for Passenger Ships

          2. Form of Safety Radiotelegraphy Certificate

          3. Form of Exemption Certificate

            1. †Insert here references to Articles and Regulations, specifying particular paragraphs....

      13. ANNEX II International Regulations for preventing Collisions at Sea

        1. * * * * * * *

        2. Final Act of the International Conference on Safety of Life...

        3. * * * * * * *

      14. I

        1. At the moment of signing the Convention for the Safety...

        2. SAFETY OPERATORS

        3. In order to ensure the coming into force at an...

        4. Should the International Radiotelegraph Conference find itself unable to approve...

      15. II

        1. The Conference takes note of the following declarations, made by...

        2. (A)

        3. The Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America formally declare...

        4. The Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America further declare...

        5. The Delegation of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics declares...

      16. III

        1. The Conference also adopts the following recommendations:—

        2. As regards Construction

        3. 1. Stability

          1. The necessity for and practicability of adopting stability regulations have...

        4. 2.

          1. Openings in Bulkheads and Ship’s Sides

          2. The objection which attaches to openings, which may sometimes be...

        5. 3.

          1. Services of Special Risk

          2. The International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea realises...

          3. As regards Life-Saving Appliances, &c.

        6. 4.

          1. Means of Clinging to Boats

          2. The International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea recommends...

        7. 5.

          1. Dangerous Goods

          2. The International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea recommends...

          3. As regards Radiotelegraphy

        8. 6.

          1. Alarm Signal

          2. The International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea, having...

        9. 7.

          1. Cyclone Warnings

          2. The International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea, considering...

        10. 8.

          1. Wave Lengths

          2. The International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea draws...

          3. The Conference also desires to draw attention to the provisions...

          4. As regards Safety of Navigation

        11. 9.

          1. Radio Aids to Navigation

          2. The International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea recommends...

        12. 10.

          1. Synchronised Radio and Under-Water Signals

          2. The International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea favours...

        13. 11.

          1. Depth-Sounding Apparatus

          2. The International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea Recommends...

        14. 12.

          1. Life-Saving Signals

          2. The International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea considers...

        15. 13.

          1. Shore Lights

          2. The International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea considers...

        16. 14. Collision Regulations.—Aircraft

          1. Under the International Collision Regulations, aircraft on the surface of...

          2. In order that an international agreement may be reached covering...

          3. As regards Certificates

        17. 15.

          1. Recognition of Convention Standards

          2. Recognising the importance of bringing the Convention standards into operation...

          3. In faith whereof the undersigned have affixed their signatures to...

          4. Done in London this thirty-first day of May, 1929, in...

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    4. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

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