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2.  The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction and Survey) Regulations 1980(1) shall be amended as follows—

(1) In regulation 1(2) the following definitions shall be inserted in the appropriate alphabetical order:

“Buoyancy test” means a test carried out in accordance with Schedule 6 to these Regulations;

“Heeling test” means a test carried out in accordance with Schedule 5 to these Regulations;

“Open ship” means a ship in which all the passenger accommodation is completely open to the elements and is not fitted with a weathertight or watertight deck or structure above the waterline;

“Merchant Shipping Notice” means a Notice described as such and issued by the Department of Transport; and any reference to a particular Merchant Shipping Notice includes a reference to any document amending or replacing that Notice which is considered by the Secretary of State to be relevant from time to time and is specified in a Merchant Shipping Notice..

(2) In regulation 1(2) in the defintion of “length” for “regulation 19(8)” there shall be substituted “regulations 19(5)(b)(ii) and 19(5)(c)(iii)”.

(3) In regulation 1(3)(b) for “9L” there shall be substituted “9I”.

(4) In regulation 3(1)—

(a)in the definition of “Class IV” for the words “partially smooth waters, or voyages in smooth and partially smooth waters.” there shall be substituted the words “Category A, B, C and D waters.”;

(b)in the defintion of “Class V” for the words “smooth waters” there shall be substituted the words “Category A, B and C waters”;

(c)in the definition of “Class VI”—

(i)for the words “smooth or in partially smooth waters” there shall be substituted the words “Category A, B, C and D waters”; and

(ii)for the words “smooth waters” there shall be substituted the words “Category A, B and C waters”.

(5) In regulation 3(2)—

(a)the definitions of “partially smooth waters” and “smooth waters” shall be omitted.

(b)the following definition shall be inserted in the appropriate alphabetical order—

“Category A, B, C and D waters” means the waters specified as such in Merchant Shipping Notice 1504; and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly.;

(c)for the definition of “Sea” there shall be substituted the following:

  • “Sea” does not include any waters of Category A, B, C or D;

(6) In regulation 5, for the words “every ship to which this Part of these Regulations apply, not being an open or partially decked ship of Class V or a ship of Class VI carrying less than 101 passengers or a ship of Class VI(A)” there shall be substituted the words “ships of Classes I, II and II(A).”.

(7) In each regulations 8(1), 9A(3), 9A(4), 14(1), 14(6), 15(1), 15(7), 16(7)(a), 19(3)(a), 19(3)(b) for “of Class I, II and II(A)” there shall be substituted “to which this Part of the Regulations applies”.

(8) In each of regulations 9A(3), 9F(1), 9G, 9H, 16(1), 16(4), 16(5), 17(1) for “of Class I, II or II(A)” there shall be substituted “to which this Part of the Regulations applies”.

(9) In regulation 9A (3) the words “and every ro/ro ship of Class IV” shall be omitted.

(10) In regulation 9A (4) the words “and every ro/ro ship of Class IV” shall be omitted.

(11) In regulation 9B for the words “9L apply to United Kingdom ships of Classes I, II, II(A) and to United Kingdom ro/ro ships of Class IV” there shall be substituted “9I apply to every ship to which this Part of the Regulations apply”.

(12) In regulation 9E (2) the words “, or in the case of Class IV ships in a book retained on board for that purpose” shall be omitted.

(13) In regulation 9G the words “, or a ro/ro ship of Class IV to which regulation 9L applies,” and the words “, or in the case of Class IV ships in a book retained on board for that purpose” shall be omitted.

(14) In regulation 9H the words “or a ro/ro ship of Class IV to which regulation 9L applies,” shall be omitted.

(15) The title “ Approval of loading conditions for Class IV ships”and regulation 9J shall be omitted.

(16) The title “ Loading of Class IV ships in accordance with approved conditions” and regulation 9K shall be omitted.

(17) The title “ Class IV ships which are not loaded in accordance with approved loading conditions” and regulation 9L shall be omitted.

(18) Regulation 14(7) shall be omitted.

(19) In regulation 19(3)(b) for “of Classes I, II and III” there shall be substituted “to which this Part of the Regulations applies”.

(20) Regulation 19(3)(d) shall be omitted.

(21) In regulation 19(5)(g) the words “and III” shall be omitted.

(22) Regulation 19(6) shall be omitted.

(23) In regulation 23(2) for the words “Classes II(A) and VI inclusive” there shall be substituted the words “Class II(A)”.

(24) For regulation 25 there shall be substituted—

(1) This Part of these Regulations applies to every ship of Classes III to VI(A).

(2) For the purpose of this Part of these Regulations “subdivided ship” means to ship which has a factor of subdivision of Unity or 0.5, and “every other ship” means a ship which has an entry “Heeling Test” or “Buoyancy Test” in column 4 of the table at paragraph 12 of Part IV of Schedule 1..

(25) The following regulations shall be added after regulation 25—

25A(1) Regulations 7, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 24 of these Regulations shall apply to ships to which this Part of these Regulations applies.

(2) Regulations 10 and 11 of these Regulations shall apply to subdivided ships to which this Part of these Regulations apply.

(3) Regulation 23 of these Regulations shall apply to subdivided ships to which this Part of these Regulations applies, as it applies to ships of Class II(A).

Openings in watertight bulkheads etc.

25B.  In every ship bulkheads required by these Regulations to be watertight shall not be pierced by doorways, ventilation trunks or other similar openings, unless such openings are essential for the proper working of the ship and do not impair the ship’s survivability standard..

(26) For the title “Stability Information” and regulation 26 there shall be substituted the following—

Standard of survivability

26.(1) Every ship shall comply with a standard of survivability in accordance with column 4 of the table at paragraph 12 of Part IV of Schedule 1, appropriate to a ship falling within columns 1 to 3.

(2) Every subdivided ship shall be subdivided by bulkheads, which shall be watertight up to the bulkhead deck, into compartments the maximum length of which shall be calculated in accordance with paragraph 10 of Part IV of Schedule 1 to these Regulations. Every other portion of the internal structure which affects the efficiency of the subdivision of the ship shall be watertight, and shall be of a design which will maintain the integrity of the subdivision. For subdivided ships, paragraph 11 of Part IV of Schedule 1 shall also apply..

(27) For regulation 27(1) and (2) the following shall be substituted—

27.(1) (a) In every ship no side scuttle shall be fitted below the margin line such that its sill will be below a line drawn parallel to the freeboard deck at its side and which has its lower point at a distance of either—

(i)2.5 per cent of the breadth of the ship above the summer load waterline; or

(ii)500 millimetres above the full load waterline;

whichever is the greater.

(2) (a) Every such side scuttle in ships of Class III shall be of a non-opening type or of an opening type fitted with locking arrangements approved by the Secretary of State and shall be fitted with efficient hinged deadlights permanently attached so that it can be readily and effectively closed and secured watertight.

(b)Every such side scuttle in ships of Classes IV to VI(A) shall be of a non-opening type and shall be fitted with efficient hinged deadlights perma-nently attached so that it can be readily and effectively closed and secured watertight.

(3) Discharge pipes led through the shell below the margin line of any ship of Class III shall not be fitted in a direct line between the outboard opening and the connection with a deck, water closet or other similar fitting, but shall be arranged with bends or elbows of substantial metal other than cast iron or lead..

(28) The following regulations shall be added after the new regulation 27—

Inclining and stability information

27A.(1) This regulation applies to every passenger ship to which this Part of these Regulations applies.

(2) Every subdivided ship shall be inclined and the elements of her stability determined and every other ship shall undergo the heeling test or buoyancy tests specified in Schedules 5 and 6 to these Regulations respectively. The master shall be supplied by the owner with reliable information relating to the stability of the ship in accordance with the following provisions of this Regulation. The information relating to stability shall, before issue to the master, be submitted to the Secretary of State for approval, together with a copy thereof for his retention and shall incorporate such additions and amendments as the Secretary of State may in any particular case require.

(3) Every subdivided ship shall undergo a lightweight survey, to determine the ship’s lightship displacement and longitudinal position of its centre of gravity, and every other ship shall undergo the heeling test or buoyancy tests specified in Schedules 5 and 6 to these Regulations, by the date these Regulations come into force with respect to that ship, unless it has been so inclined or tested in the previous 5 years. Every such lightweight survey or tests shall be subject to the conditions specified in paragraph (4) of this Regulation.

(4) Every subdivided ship shall undergo a lightweight survey, to verify any changes in lightship displacement and longitudinal position of its centre of gravity, and every other ship shall undergo the heeling test or buoyancy tests specified in Schedules 5 and 6 of these Regulations respectively, to verify any changes in the heeling and buoyancy characteristics, in each period of five years. Such periods shall commence on the date of issue of a Passenger Certificate subsequent to a previous inclining or lightweight survey, whichever date is the earliest. The ship shall be re-inclined whenever, in comparison with the ship’s approved stability information derived from the previous inclining experiment, a deviation from the lightship displacement exceeding 2% or a deviation of the longitudinal centre of gravity exceeding 1percnt; of the ship’s length is found or anticipated. Every inclining or lightweight survey or tests made for this purpose or for the purpose of paragraph (3) of this regulation shall be carried out in the presence of a Department of Transport Surveyor. The interval between lightweight surveys or tests of any such ship may be extended by the Secretary of State for a period of not more than one year if he is satisfied, on the production to him of relevant information about the ship, that the lightweight survey or test is not necessary at the required interval.

(5) A report of each inclining or lightweight survey or test carried out in accordance with paragraphs (3) and (4) of this regulation and of the calculation therefrom of the lightship condition, or heeling or buoyancy particulars, as applicable shall be submitted to the Secretary of State for approval, together with a copy for his retention. The approved report shall be placed on board the ship by the owner in the custody of the master and shall incorporate such additions and amendments as the Secretary of State may in any particular case require. The amended lightship condition or heeling or buoyancy particulars so obtained from time to time shall be used by the master in substitution for such previously approved particulars when calculating the ship’s stability.

(6) Following any inclining or lightweight survey or test carried out in accordance with the requirements of paragraphs (3) and (4) of this regulation on the basis of which the elements of the ship’s stability have been determined the master shall be supplied by the owner with amended stability information if the Secretary of State so requires. The information so supplied shall be submitted to the Secretary of State for approval, together with a copy thereof for his retention and shall incorporate such additions and amendments as the Secretary of State may in any particular case require.

(7) Where any alterations are made to a ship so as materially to affect the stability information supplied to the master, amended stability information shall be provided. The ship shall be re-inclined or tested if the Secretary of State so requires.

(8) Stability information provided pursuant to paragraphs (2), (5), (6) and (7) of this regulation shall be furnished in the form of a book (“the stability information book”) which shall be kept on board the ship at all times in the custody of the master. The information shall include particulars appropriate to the ship in respect of the matters specified in Schedule 2 to these Regulations and shall be in the form set out in that Schedule.

(9) Every ship shall have a scale of draughts marked clearly at the bow and stern.

Loading and stability assessment

27B.  Regulations 27C to 27L apply to ro/ro passenger ships of Classes IV and V including every ship in respect of which there is in force a Passenger Certificate appropriate to a ship of any of those classes even when it is for the time being engaged on voyages for which a Class III, VI or VI(A) Passenger Certificate is appropriate.

Information on stability during loading

27C.(1) The owner of every ship to which this regulation applies shall ensure that the master is provided with information relating to its stability during the process of loading and unloading. This information shall be included in the ship’s stability information book.

(2) Where any alterations are made or changes occur to the ship so as materially to affect the information supplied to the master in accordance with paragraph (1) of this regulation, amended information shall be provided.

(3) The information provided pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) of this regulation shall be kept on board the ship at all times in the custody of the master.

Stability and freeboard during loading and unloading

27D.  The master shall use the information provided in accordance with regulation 27C and, when necessary, make calculations or cause calculations to be made in order to ensure that the process of loading and unloading is carried out safely; in particular, he shall ensure that—

(a)the ship has adequate stability; and

(b)the freeboard at any door giving access to the hull or to an enclosed superstructure is sufficient to prevent the entry of water.

Recording of draught, trim and freeboard prior to departure

27E.(1) On completion of the loading of a ro/ro passenger ship of Classes IV or V and before it proceeds on a voyage, the master or an officer appointed for the purpose by the master shall ascertain—

(a)the ship’s draught at the bow and at the stern;

(b)the trim of the ship by the bow or the stern; and

(c)the vertical distance from the waterline to the appropriate subdivision load line mark on each side of the ship.

(2) The draughts, trim and the vertical distances ascertained in accordance with paragraph (1) of this Regulation shall be recorded by the master or such officer, as the case may be, in a book retained on board for that purpose.

Permissible standard of stability to be recorded

27F.  Before a ro/ro passenger ship of Class IV or V to which regulation 27J applies proceeds on a voyage, the master shall cause the maximum permissible KG, or the minimum permissible GM, whichever is appropriate to the ship, to be determined and recorded in a book retained on board for that purpose.

Condition of loading prior to departure to be satisfactory

27G.  Before a ro/ro ship of Class IV or V to which regulation 27J applies, proceeds on a voyage, the master shall ensure that the condition of loading of the ship as recorded in accordance with regulation 27F is within the permissible standard of stability determined in accordance with regulation 27E(2) and satisfies all the relevant requirements prescribed in the stability information book.

Approval of loading conditions for Classes IV and V ships

27H.(1) Where a ro/ro passenger ship of Class IV or V plies regularly to and from the same place, in conditions of loading which correspond closely to conditions of loading which are clearly specified in the stability information book, the owner may apply to the Secretary of State for approval of the adoption of the conditions so specified for the purposes of loading in accordance with this regulation.

(2) The Secretary of State may, subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, approve the conditions of loading so specified for the purposes of this Regulation, if he is satisfied that each such specified condition of loading allows a sufficient margin of stability beyond the minimum required for safety purposes, to allow for small variations which might occur between a specified condition of loading and the actual loading of the ship.

Loading of Classes IV and V ships in accordance with approved conditions

27I.(1) The master of a ro/ro ship of Class IV or V in respect of which the Secretary of State has approved conditions of loading in accordance with regulation 27H(2) of Part II shall, before the ship proceeds on a voyage—

(a)ensure that the actual condition of loading of the ship corresponds closely to one of the specified conditions of loading so approved; and

(b)record the specified condition of loading so approved to which the actual condition of loading corresponds, in a book specially retained on board for that purpose.

(2) A copy of the information required by paragraph (1)(b) of this regulation shall be forwarded, as soon as is practicable, to a person nominated by the owner as being responsible, and retained in his custody for a period of at least one calendar month.

Class IV or V ships which are not loaded in accordance with approved loading conditions

27J.  Where ro/ro ships of Class IV or V are not loaded in a manner corresponding to specified conditions of loading which have been approved in accordance with regulation 27I, the requirements of regulation 9F above, as it applies in the case of ships of Classes II and II(A) and 27F and 27G shall apply, except that a copy of the record of the stability calculation shall be retained ashore, by a person nominated by the owner as being responsible, for a period of not less than one calendar month.

Freeboard marking

27K.  Ships to which this Part of these Regulations apply and which are not required to be subdivided, shall be marked on each side amidships with the freeboard assigned in accordance with Schedule 5(2) to these Regulations. The mark shall consist of a horizontal line 25 millimetres in breadth and 305 millimetres in length. The colour and method of marking shall be in accordance with regulation 23(1)..

(29) (a) Regulation 29 shall be renumbered 29(1) and for the words from “Except in the case” to “point, every” there shall be substituted the word “Every”.

(b)A new paragraph shall be added after 29(1)—

(2) Sanitary, ballast and general service pumps having a capacity in accordance with regulation 33(3) may be regarded as independent power pumps if fitted with the necessary connections to the bilge system..

(30) For regulation 31 there shall be substituted—

31.(1) Every ship of Class II(A) and III shall be provided with bilge pumps in accordance with the following table:

Number of Passenger ship is certified to carryNumber of Pumps
Main engine pump*Independent power pumpEmergency bilge pumpHand pump
*

The main engine pump may be replaced by one independent power pump.

The hand pumps specified in this column may be replaced by an independent pump.

Up to 501One for each compartment
Over 50 up to 25011One for each compartment
Over 250111

(2) To every such ship for which an emergency bilge pump is specified, or in which a hand pump is replaced by an independent pump regulation 30(2) of these Regulations shall apply as it applies to ships of Classes I and II..

(31) For regulation 32 there shall be substituted—

32.(1) Every ship of Classes IV, V, VI and VI(A) shall be provided with bilge pumps and means of bailing in accordance with the following table:

CLASS IVCLASS VCLASS VICLASS VI(A)
AREA OF OPERATIONSHIPS OPERATING IN CATEGORY 'D' WATERSSHIPS OPERATING IN CATEGORY 'A' WATERSSHIPS OPERATING IN CATEGORY 'B' WATERSSHIPS OPERATING IN CATEGORY 'C' WATERSAT SEA, OR IN CATEGORY A, B, C AND D
<10 MILE VOYAGE <1 MILE FROM LAND<15 MILE VOYAGE <3 MILE FROM LANDTO ISOLATED COMMUNITIES <6 MILE VOYAGE <3 MILE FROM LAND
NUMBER OF PASSENGERS SHIP IS CERTIFIED TO CARRY
≤50>50 ≤250>250≤50>50 ≤250>250≤50>50 ≤250>250≤50>50 ≤250>250≤50>50 ≤250>250≤50>50 ≤250>250≤50>50 ≤250>250≤100≤250≤50
TYPE OF SHIPOTHER THAN OPENOPENOTHER THAN OPENOPENOTHER THAN OPENOPENOTHER THAN OPENOPENOTHER THAN OPENOPENOTHER THAN OPEN
*

The additional independent power pump and the hand pumps specified may be replaced by an independently powered pump providing regulation 30(2) of these Regulations shall apply to such a ship as it applies to ships of Class I and II..

POWER BILGE PUMP, MAY BE ENGINE DRIVEN111111111111111111111
INDEPENDENT POWER PUMP*111
HAND PUMPS SERVING ALL COMPARTMENTS, EACH HAND PUMP SERVING NOT MORE THAN TWO ADJACENT COMPARTMENTS*
2 BAILERS OR 1 BUCKET AND 1 BAILER

(32) In regulation 33(2) the words qf“of the lever type” shall be omitted.

(33) In regulation 33(6) the words “, if any” to “flooding conditions” shall be omitted.

(34) In regulation 36(1) for the words “Part II” there shall be substituted the words “Part II or Part IIA”.

(35) In regulation 37(1) for the words “Part II” there shall be substituted the words “Part II or IIA” and for the words “of under 30.5 metres in length provided with a hand pump of the lever type” there shall be substituted the words “carrying less than 250 passengers provided with a hand pump”.

(36) In regulation 128(1) the words “or partially decked” shall be omitted.

(37) For regulation 128(3) and (4) there shall be substituted the following—

(3) Every ship of Class III to VI(A) inclusive which is not an open ship shall be provided with adequate arrangements to enable passengers readily to evacuate the ship in the event of an emergency situation arising. On every deck there shall be at least two means of escape from each public space or main compartment, one of which shall lead to an open deck area which shall be of sufficient area, having regard to the number of persons which the ship may carry. Such means of escape shall be as widely separated as practicable. Adequate overside means of escape shall be provided by way of escape windows or doors on each side of the vessel. At least two such escapes shall be available on each side of the vessel on each deck and shall be capable of being opened from either side. Where overside means of escape do not open onto deck walkways suitable toe and hand rails shall be provided on the outside of the vessel to permit fore and aft movement. Adequate open deck areas shall be provided close to stowage positions for life-saving appliances. Loose furniture which could cause escape routes to become hazardous shall be securely fastened to the deck.

(4) Where any of the escapes referred to in regulation 128(3) are stairways, they shall provide for safe escape for the number of persons by whom they will be used having regard to the number, width, continuity and accessibility of other escape ways. The minimum clear width of such stairways shall be not less than 50 mm for every 5 persons by whom they will be used or 750 mm whichever is the greater, except that where a minimum clear width of 750 mm is not practicable a clear width of not less than 600 mm is permitted having regard to the number of persons who will use the stairway. Stairways shall, where practicable, be arranged in the fore and aft direction and at an inclination of not less than 45 degress to the vertical..

(38) Regulation 128(5) shall be renumbered 128(5)(a) and the following shall be added—

(b)In every ship of Classes III to VI(A) inclusive where appropriate the means of escape shall be provided with either

(i)inherently luminous escape signs, or

(ii)electrically powered signs or lighting which is supplied by a battery or batteries which are continuously charged in normal service..

(39) In regulation 129(2) the words “or partially decked” shall be omitted.

(40) In regulation 131(2)(a) the words “or partially decked” shall be omitted.

(41) For regulation 131(2)(e) and (f) shall be substituted the following:—

(e)Every ship of Class III to VI(A) inclusive which is not an open ship shall be provided with adequate arrangements to enable passengers readily to evacuate the ship in the event of an emergency situation arising. On every deck there shall be at least two means of escape from each public space or main compartment, one of which shall lead to an open deck area which should be of sufficient area, having regard to the number of persons which the ship may carry. Such means of escape shall be as widely separated as practicable. Adequate overside means of escape shall be provided by way of escape windows or doors on each side of the vessel. At least two such escapes shall be available on each side of the vessel on each deck and shall be capable of being opened from either side. Where overside means of escape do not open onto deck walkways suitable toe and hand rails shall be provided on the outside of the vessel to permit fore and aft movement. Adequate open deck areas shall be provided close to stowage positions for life-saving appliances. Loose furniture which could cause escape routes to become hazardous shall be securely fastened to the deck.

(f)Where any of the escapes referred to in regulation 131(2)(e) are stairways, they shall provide for safe escape for the number of persons by whom they will be used having regard to the number, width, continuity and accessibility of other escape ways. The minimum clear width of such stairways shall be not less than 50 mm for every 5 persons by whom they will be used or 750 mm whichever is the greater, except that where a minimum clear width of 750 mm is not practicable a clear width of not less than 600 mm is permitted having regard to the number of persons who will use the stairway. Stairways shall, where practicable, be arranged in the fore and aft direction and at an inclination of not less than 45 degrees to the vertical..

(42) Regulation 131(h) shall be renumbered 131(h)(i) and the following shall be added—

(ii)In every ship of Classes III to VI(A) inclusive where appropriate, the means of escape shall be provided with either—

(a)inherently luminous escape signs, or

(b)electrically powered signs or lighting which is supplied by a battery or batteries which are continuously charged in normal service..

(43) Regulation 132 shall be renumbered 132(1) and a new paragraph shall be inserted after 132(1)—

(2) For the purposes of these Regulations, the results of verifications and tests carried out by the bodies and laboratories of other member States offering suitable and satisfactory guarantees of technical and professional competence and independ-ence shall be accepted..

(44) In regulation 133(1) for “9L” there shall be subsituted “9I and 27C to 27J”.

(45) In regulation 133(2) for the words “or 9I” there shall be substituted “, 9I, 27C(1), 27C(2)” and for the words “9K(1) or 9L” there shall be substituted “9H, 27D, 27E, 27F, 27G, 27I(1), or 27J”.

(46) In regulation 133(4) the words “or 27I(1)” shall be inserted after 9E(1).

(47) In regulation 133(5) for “9K(2)” there shall be substituted “27I(2)”.

(48) In the title of Schedule 1 Part IV for “VI” there shall be substituted “VI(A)”.

(49) For paragraph 12 of Part IV of Schedule 1 shall be substituted the following—

Standard of survivability

12.  The minimum standard of survivability of ships to which this Part of this Schedule applies shall be as follows:

STANDARD OF SURVIVABILITY FOR SHIPS BUILT BEFORE 31ST OCTOBER 1992

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ClassNumber of passengers ship is certified to carryOperating areaStandard of survivabilityLifesaving appliances requirements
(2)

A reference to a regulation is a reference to that regulation in the Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Passenger Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1992.

(1) III

up to 250As specified in regulation 3(1) of these RegulationsUnity factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 5(2)(iii)

(2) III

over 250As specified in regulation 3(1) of these Regulations0.5 factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 5(2)(iv)

(3) III

over 250As specified in regulation 3(1) of these RegulationsUnity factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 5(2)(v)

(4) IV

up to 250Category D watersUnity factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 6(2)(iii)

(5) IV

over 250Category D waters0.5 factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulations 6(2)(iv)

(6) IV

over 250Category D watersUnity factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 6(2)(v)

(7) V

Any numberCategory A watersHeeling test in accordance with Schedule 5Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(2)

(8) V

up to 50Category B watersUnity factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(3)(a)(v)

(9) V

up to 50Category B watersBuoyancy test in accordance with Schedule 6Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(3)(a)(vi)

(10) V

up to 50Category B watersHeeling test in accordance with Schedule 5Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(3)(a)(vii)

(11) V

up to 250Category B watersUnity factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(3)(a)(viii)

(12) V

up to 250Category B watersBuoyancy test in accordance with Schedule 6Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(3)(a)(ix)

(13) V

up to 250Category B watersHeeling test in accordance with Schedule 5Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(3)(a)(x)

(14) V

over 250Category B waters0.5 factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(3)(a)(xi)

(15) V

over 250Category B watersUnity factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(3)(a)(xii)

(16) V

over 250Category B watersBuoyancy test in accordance with Schedule 6Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(3)(a)(xiii)

(17) V

up to 50Category C watersUnity factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(4)(a)(v)

(18) V

up to 50Category C watersBuoyancy test in accordance with Schedule 6Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(4)(a)(vi)

(19) V

up to 50Category C watersHeeling test in accordance withSchedule 5Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(4)(a)(vii)

(20) V

up to 250Category C watersUnity factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(4)(a)(viii)

(21) V

up to 250Category C watersBuoyancy test in accordance with Schedule 6Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(4)(a)(ix)

(22) V

up to 250Category C watersHeeling test in accordance with Schedule 5Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(4)(a)(x)

(23) V

over 250Category C waters0.5 factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(4)(a)(xi)

(24) V

over 250Category C watersUnity factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(4)(a)(xii)

(25) V

over 250Category C watersBuoyancy test in accordance with Schedule 6Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 7(4)(a)(xiii)

(26) VI

up to 100As specified in regulation 3(1) with the exception for 15 miles and 3 miles, 10 miles and 1 mile shall be inserted respectivelyBuoyancy test in accordance with Schedule 6 for open ships or Unity factor of subdivision for all other shipsLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 8(2)(a)(iii)

(27) VI

up to 100As specified in regulation 3(1) with the exception for 15 miles and 3 miles, 10 miles and 1 mile shall be inserted respectivelyHeeling test in accordance with Schedule 5Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 8(2)(a)(iv)

(28) VI

up to 250As specified in regulation 3(1) with the exception for 15 miles and 3 miles, 10 miles and 1 mile shall be inserted respectivelyBuoyancy test in accordance with Schedule 6 for open ships or Unity factor of subdivision for all other shipsLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 8(2)(a)(v)

(29) VI

up to 250As specified in regulation 3(1) of these RegulationsBuoyancy test in accordance with Schedule 6 for open ships or Unity factor of subdivision for all other shipsLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 8(3)(a)(ii)

(30) VI

up to 250As specified in regulation 3(1) of these RegulationsHeeling test in accordance with Schedule 5Lifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 8(3)(a)(iii)

(31) VI(A)

up to 50As specified in regulation 3(1) of these RegulationsUnity factor of subdivisionLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 9(2)(a)(ii)

(32) VI(A)

up to 50As specified in regulation 3(1) of these RegulationsBuoyancy test in accordance with Schedule 6 for open shipsLifesaving Appliances in accordance with regulation 9(2)(a)(iii)

(50) In Schedule 3 paragraph 1, after “Part II” in the first line, the words “and Part IIA as applicable” shall be inserted.

(51) In Schedule 4 Part III in the title for “VI” there shall be substituted “VI(A)”.

(52) In Schedule 4 Part III paragraph 9 for “VI” there shall be substituted “VI(A)”.

(53) The following shall be added after Schedule 4—

Paragraph 12 Schedule 1

SCHEDULE 5HEELING TEST

(1) Every ship required to comply with heeling test survivability standard, referred to in the table at paragraph 12 of Part IV of Schedule 1, will be required to have its angle of heel determined. Such angle will be calculated with two thirds of the passengers on one side of the ship and one third on the other side, and shall not exceed seven degrees.

(2) The freeboard at the lowest point of the gunwale, with the ship loaded with weights representing the full number of passengers and crew at 75 kg for each person and the fuel and fresh water tanks 95% full, shall be not less than 380mm for ships of 6.0m in length and 760mm for ships of 18.3m in length or over. For length between 6.0m and 18.3m the freeboard shall be calculated by interpolation.

(3) Where it is not possible, due to the design or operating conditions or both of a particular ship, for the above criteria to apply, alternative criteria, which provide a standard of stability at least as effective as that specified in paragraph (1) of this Schedule, shall be applied.

Paragraph 12 Schedule 1

SCHEDULE 6BUOYANCY TEST

Every ship required to comply with the buoyancy test survivability standard, referred to in the table at paragraph 12 of Part IV of Schedule 1, will be required to comply with the following requirements—

(1) the requirements of Schedule 5;

(2) the ship loaded so that its subdivision mark is not submerged shall have sufficient buoyancy to be able to remain afloat and near upright when totally flooded. The ship shall be deemed to have sufficient buoyancy when detailed calculations are presented and confirmed as follows—

(a)in the case of ships for which hull form lines are not available, it will be sufficient to show that the total buoyancy is equal to

  • Length × Breadth × Draught × 0.7 (cubic metres)

  • the above measurements being taken, at the waterline corresponding to the full load mark;

(b)in the case of ships for which hull form lines are available, it will be sufficient to show that the total buoyancy is equal to

  • Displacement × 1.1 (cubic metres)

  • the displacement being calculated as that corresponding to the full load mark; and

(3) The devices used to guarantee the buoyancy of the vessel in the event of damage shall—

(i)be protected against accidental deterioration or damage,

(ii)be installed in such a way as to offer maximum stability as far as practicable whilst the ship is in intact or damaged state..

(1)

S.I. 1980/535, as amended by S.I. 1981/580, 1985/660, 1986/1074, 1987/1886, 1988/1693 and 1990/893.

(2)

S.I. 1992/2359.

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