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The Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Passenger Ships of Classes III to VI (A)) Regulations 1992

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PART II

Ships of Class III

5.—(1) This regulation applies to ships of Class III.

(2) Every ship to which this regulation applies shall carry the life-saving appliances specified in Column 4 of the capacity specified in column 5 in relation to a ship specified in columns 1 to 3 of the following table:

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
Type of ShipNumber of Passengers ship is certified to carryStandard of survivability ship complies withLife Saving AppliancesMinimum aggregate percentage of LSA for the total number of persons the ship is certified to carry.
iNew Passenger ShipUp to 250Table 1, (1) (one compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts110
iiNew Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 1, (2), (two compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts110
iiiExisting passenger shipUp to 250Table 2, (1) (one compartment standard)Lifeboat, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts110
ivExisting Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 2, (2) (two compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts110
vExisting Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 2, (3) (one compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts125

(3) At least one rescue boat or inflated boat shall be provided. The number of lifeboats, rescue boats or inflated boats are to be sufficient to ensure that in providing for abandonment by the total number of persons the ship is certified to carry, not more than nine liferafts or open reversible liferafts need to be marshalled by each lifeboat or rescue boat or inflatable boat.

(4) The liferafts shall, as far as practicable, be equally distributed on each side of the ship.

(5) The lifeboats required by paragraph (2) to be carried and the rescue boat or inflated boat required by paragraph (3) to be carried shall be served by their own launching appliances capable of launching and recovery.

(6) Suitable arrangements shall be provided onboard for the recovery of persons from the water. The rescue boat or inflatable boat carried in accordance with paragraph (3) shall be taken as compliance with this requirement.

(7) Every such ship shall carry:

(a)at least 3 waterproofed two-way radiotelephone sets;

(b)a float-free satellite EPIRB;

(c)at least 8 lifebuoys. At least one lifebuoy on each side of the ship shall be fitted with a buoyant lifeline. Two lifebuoys shall be provided with self-activating smoke signals and be capable of quick release from the navigating bridge;

(d)for each person the ship is certified to carry a lifejacket suitable for a person weighing 32 kg or more; and a lifejacket suitable for a person weighing less than 32 kg for each such person on board;

(e)not less than 12 rocket parachute flares; and

(f)a line-throwing appliance.

(8) Included in the number of lifejackets required by paragraph (7)(d) to be carried there shall be at least sufficient inflatable lifejackets for the crew of the rescue boat or inflated boat.

(9) Every such ship shall be provided with:

(a)a general emergency alarm system;

(b)posters or signs showing operating instructions on or in the vicinity of the lifeboats, rescue boat, inflated boat and liferafts, and their launching arrange ments;

(c)a training manual;

(d)instructions for on-board maintenance of life-saving appliances or a shipboard planned maintenance programme which includes the maintenance of life-saving appliances; and

(e)on the bridge, a copy of the table “Life-Saving Signals and Rescue Methods, SOLAS No 1” published by the Department of Transport.

Ship of Class IV

6.—(1) This regulation applies to ships of Class IV.

(2) Every ship to which this regulation applies shall carry the life-saving appliances specified in colum 4 of the capacity specified in column 5 in relation to a ship specified in columns 1 to 3 of the following table:

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
Type of ShipNumber of Passengers ship is certified to carryStandard of survivability ship complies withLife Saving AppliancesMinimum aggregate percentage of LSA for the total number of persons the ship is certified to carry.
iNew Passenger ShipUp to 250Table 1, (3) (one compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
andand
Buoyant Apparatus  10
iiNew Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 1, (4) (two compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
andand
Buoyant Apparatus  10
iiiExisting Passenger ShipUp to 250Table 2, (4) (one compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts  70
andand
Buoyant Apparatus  40
ivExisting Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 2, (5) (two compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts  70
andand
Buoyant Apparatus  40
vExisting Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 2, (6) (one compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
andand
Buoyant Apparatus  50

(3) At least one rescue boat or inflatable boat shall be provided. The number of lifeboats, rescue boats or inflatable boats are to be sufficient to ensure that in providing for abandonment by the total number of persons the ship is certified to carry, not more than nine liferafts or open reversible liferafts need to be marshalled by each lifeboat or rescue boat or inflatable boat.

(4) The liferafts shall, as far as practicable, be equally distributed on each side of the ship.

(5) The lifeboat required to be carried by paragraph (2) and the rescue boat or inflated boat required to be carried by paragraph (3) shall be served by their own launching appliances, capable of launching and recovery.

(6) Suitable arrangements shall be provided on board for the recovery of persons from the water. The rescue boat or inflatable boat carried in accordance with paragraph (3) is acceptable as complying with this requirement.

(7) Every such ship shall carry:

(a)at least 2 waterproofed two-way radiotelephone sets. When carrying more than five crew then 3 two-way radiotelephone sets are to be provided;

(b)at least the number of lifebuoys determined in accordance with the following table:

(i)

Number of passengers for which the ship is certified to carryNumber of lifebuoys
up to 2504
250 or more8; and

(ii)at least one lifebuoy on each side of the ship shall be fitted with a buoyant lifeline. Not less than 50 per cent of the total number of lifebuoys shall be provided with self-igniting lights and not less than two of the lifebuoys provided with such lights shall also be provided with self-activating smoke signals and be capable of quick release from the navigating bridge, providing that self-igniting lights need not be provided on ships which only operate between sunrise and sunset;

(c)for each person the ship is certified to carry a lifejacket suitable for a person weighing 32 kg or more; and a lifejacket suitable for a person weighing less than 32 kg for each such person on board;

(d)not less than 12 rocket parachute flares; and

(e)a line throwing appliance provided that in lieu of four projectiles and four lines, two projectiles and two lines may be carried.

(8) Included in the number of lifejackets required by paragraph (7)(c) to be carried there shall be sufficient inflatable lifejackets for the crew of the rescue boat or inflated boat.

(9) Every such ship shall be provided with:

(a)a general emergency alarm system;

(b)posters or signs showing operating instructions on or in the vicinity of the liferafts, rescue boat or inflated boats, or their launching arrangements;

(c)a training manual; and

(d)instructions for on-board maintenance of life-saving appliances or a shipboard planned maintenance programme which includes the maintenance of life-saving appliances.

Ships of Class V

7.—(1) This regulation applies to ships of Class V.

(2) This paragraph applies to ships of Class V which operate within Category A waters only and which comply with the standard of survivability in accordance with Table 1 (5) or Table 2 (7) (heel test). All such ships shall carry the following equipment:

(a)In addition to the requirements of paragraph (c) lifebuoys to support 10 per cent of the total number of persons which the ship is certified to carry, each lifebuoy being capable of supporting two persons;

(b)Suitable arrangements for the recovery of persons from the water;

(c)(i)at least the number of lifebuoys determined in accordance with the following table:

Number of passengers for which the ship is certified to carryNumber of lifebuoys
up to 2504
250 or more8

(ii)at least one lifebuoy on each side of the ship shall be fitted with a buoyant lifeline. Not less than 50 per cent of the total lifebuoys shall be provided with self activating lights. The self activating lights need not be provided on ships which only operate between sunrise and sunset; and

(d)a general emergency alarm system.

(3) This paragraph applies to ships of Class V which operate within Category A and B waters.

(a)Every ship to which this paragraph applies shall carry the life-saving appliances specified in column 4 of the capacity specified in column 5 in relation to a ship specified in columns 1 to 3 of the following table:

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
Type of ShipNumber of Passengers ship is certified to carryStandard of survivability ship complies withLife Saving AppliancesMinimum aggregate percentage of LSA for the total number of persons the ship is certified to carry.
*

The Buoyant Apparatus shown in columns 4 and 5 may be substituted by lifebuoys up to a maximum of 60 per cent of the vessels buoyant apparatus requirement with one lifebuoy being suitable to support two persons.

Lifeboats, where fitted, shall be served by their own launching appliances, capable of launching and recovery.

i New Passenger ShipUp to 50Table 1,(6) (one compartment standard)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts60
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 60
ii New Passenger ShipUp to 50Table 1, (7) (Buoyancy Test)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 100
iii New Passenger ShipMore than 50 but not more than 250Table 1, (8) (one compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts60
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 60
iv New Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 1, (9) (two compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts60
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 60
v Existing Passenger ShipUp to 50Table 2, (8) (one compartment standard)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts60
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 60
vi Existing Passenger ShipUp to 50Table 2, (9) (Buoyancy Test)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 100
vii Existing Passenger ShipUp to 50Table 2, (10) (Heel Test)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts50
AND *Buoyant ApparatusAND 50
vii Existing Passenger ShipMore than 50 but not more than 250Table 2, (11) (one compartment standard)Lifeboats, liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts60
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 60
ix Existing Passenger ShipMore than 50 but not more than 250Table 2,(12) (Buoyancy Test)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 100
x Existing Passenger ShipMore than 50 but not more than 250Table 2, (13) (Heel Test)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts50
AND *Buoyant ApparatusAND 50
xi Existing Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 2, (14) (two compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts60
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 60
xii Existing Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 2, (15) (one compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 100
xiii Existing Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 2, (16) (Buoyancy Test)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts50
AND *Buoyant ApparatusAND 50

(b)The liferafts where carried shall, as far as practicable, be equally distributed on each side of the ship.

(c)Suitable arrangements shall be provided on-board for the recovery of persons from the water.

(d)Every such ship shall carry:

(i)at least 2 waterproofed two-way radiotelephone sets except where buoyant apparatus is only fitted these shall not be required; and

(ii)(a)at least the number of lifebuoys determined in accordance with the following table:

Number of passengers for which the ship is certified to carryNumber of lifebuoys
up to 2504
250 or more8

(ii)(b)At least one lifebuoy on each side of the ship shall be fitted with a buoyant lifeline. Not less than 50 per cent of the total number of lifebuoys shall be provided with self-igniting lights. Included in this number there shall be at least two lifebuoys capable of quick release from the navigating bridge, providing that self-igniting lights need not be provided on ships which only operate between sunrise and sunset;

(e)Every such ship shall be provided with:

(i)a general emergency alarm system;

(ii)posters or signs showing operating instructions on or in the vicinity of the liferafts or their launching arrangements;

(iii)a training manual; and

(iv)instructions for on-board maintenance of life-saving appliances or a shipboard planned maintenance programme which includes the maintenance of life-saving appliances.

(4) This paragraph applies to ships of Class V which operate within Category A, B and C waters.

(a)Every ship to which this paragraph applies shall carry the life-saving appliances specified in column 4 of the capacity specified in column 5 in relation to a ship specified in columns 1 to 3 of the following table:

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
Type of ShipNumber of Passengers ship is certified to carryStandard of survivability ship complies withLife Saving AppliancesMinimum aggregate percentage of LSA for the total number of persons the ship is certified to carry.
*

The Buoyant Apparatus shown in columns 4 and 5 may be substituted by lifebuoys up to a maximum of 60 per cent of the vessels buoyant apparatus requirement with one lifebuoy being suitable to support two persons.

Lifeboats, where fitted, shall be served by their own launching appliances, capable of launching and recovery.

i New Passenger ShipUp to 50Table 1, (10) (one compartment standard)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts60
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 60
ii New Passenger ShipUp to 50Table 1, (11) (Buoyancy Test)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 100
iii New Passenger ShipMore than 50 but not more than 250Table 1, (12) (one compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts70
AND *Buoyant ApparatusAND 40
iv New Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 1, (13) (two compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts70
AND *Buoyant ApparatusAND 40
v Existing Passenger ShipUp to 50Table 2, (17) (one compartment standard)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts60
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 60
vi Existing Passenger ShipUp to 50Table 2, (18) (Buoyancy Test)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
OR *Buoyant ApparatusOR 100
vii Existing Passenger ShipUp to 50Table 2, (19) (Heel Test)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
AND *Buoyant ApparatusAND 10
viii Existing Passenger ShipMore than 50 but not more than 250Table 2, (20) (one compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts40
AND *Buoyant ApparatusAND 70
ix Existing Passenger ShipMore than 50 but not more than 250Table 2, (21) (Buoyancy Test)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts60
AND *Buoyant ApparatusAND 50
x Existing Passenger ShipMore than 50 but not more than 250Table 2, (22) (Heel Test)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
AND *Buoyant ApparatusAND 10
xi Existing Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 2, (23) (two compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts40
AND *Buoyant ApparatusAND 70
xii Existing Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 2, (24) (one compartment standard)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts60
AND *Buoyant ApparatusAND 50
xiii Existing Passenger ShipMore than 250Table 2, (25) (Buoyancy Test)Lifeboats, Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
AND *Buoyant ApparatusAND 10

(b)The liferafts where carried shall, as far as practicable, be equally distributed on each side of the ship.

(c)Suitable arrangements shall be provided onboard for the recovery of persons from the water.

(d)Every such ship shall carry:

(i)at least 2 waterproofed two-way radiotelephone sets except where buoyant apparatus is only fitted these shall not be required.

(ii)(a)at least the number of lifebuoys determined in accordance with the following table:

Number of passengers the ship is certified to carryNumber of lifebuoys
up to 2504
250 or more8

(ii)(b)at least one lifebuoy on each side of the ship shall be fitted with a buoyant lifeline. Not less than 50 per cent of the total number of lifebuoys shall be provided with self-igniting lights and in the case of ships carrying more than 250 passengers not less than two of the lifebuoys provided with such lights shall also be provided with self- activating smoke signals and be capable of quick release from the navigating bridge, providing that self-igniting lights need not be provided on ships which only operate between sunrise and sunset;

(iii)for each person onboard either of the following:

(a)a lifejacket suitable for a person weighing 32 kg or more; and a lifejacket suitable for a person weighing less than 32 kg for each such person on board; or

(b)a buoyancy aid suitable for a person weighing 32 kg or more, and a buoyancy aid suitable for a person weighing less than 32 kg complying with Part IV of Schedule 10; or

(c)a lifejacket complying with British Standard Specification BS-3595:1981 provided such lifejackets do not depend wholly upon oral inflation. Lifejackets of the partially inherently buoyant type for persons weighing 32 kg or more shall have buoyancy in the uninflated state of not less than 89 newtons; or

(d)an inflatable Civil Aviation Authority lifejacket which complies with Part III of Schedule 10.

(e)Every such ship shall be provided with:

(i)a general emergency alarm system;

(ii)posters or signs showing operating instructions on or in the vicinity of the liferafts or their launching arrangements;

(iii)a training manual; and

(iv)instructions for on-board maintenance of life-saving appliances or a shipboard planned maintenance programme which includes the maintenance of life-saving appliances.

Ships of Class VI

8.—(1) This regulation applies to ships of Class VI.

(2) This paragraph applies to ships of Class VI as specified in regulation 3 with the exception that for 15 miles and 3 miles there shall be substituted 10 miles and 1 mile respectively.

(a)Every ship to which this paragraph applies shall carry the life-saving appliances specified in column 4 of the capacity specified in column 5 in relation to a ship specified in columns 1 to 3 of the following table:

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
Type of ShipNumber of Passengers ship is certified to carryStandard of survivability ship complies withLife Saving AppliancesMinimum aggregate percentage of LSA for the total number of persons the ship is certified to carry.
i New Passenger ShipUp to 100Table 1, (14) (one compartment standard)Buoyant Apparatus100
OR Table 1, (14) (Buoyancy Test)
ii New Passenger ShipMore than 100 but not more than 250Table 1, (15) (one compartment standard)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts40
AND Buoyant ApparatusAND 60
iii Existing Passenger ShipUp to 100Table 2, (26) (one compartment ship)Buoyant Apparatus100
OR Table 2, (26) (Buoyancy Test)
iv Existing Passenger ShipUp to 100Table 2, (27) (Heel Test)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts50
AND Buoyant ApparatusAND 50
v Existing Passenger ShipMore than 100 but not more than 250Table 2, (28) (one compartment standard)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts40
OR Table 2, (28) (Buoyancy Test)AND Buoyant ApparatusAND 60

(b)The liferafts where carried shall, as far as practicable, be equally distributed on each side of the ship.

(c)Suitable arrangements shall be provided on board for the recovery of persons from the water.

(d)Every ship shall carry:

(i)at least 2 waterproofed two-way radiotelephone sets except where buoyant apparatus is only fitted these shall not be required;

(ii)at least 4 lifebuoys, with at least one lifebuoy on each side of the ship being fitted with a buoyant lifeline; the remainder shall be provided with a self activating smoke signals and be capable of quick release from the navigation bridge;

(iii)for each person on board either of the following:

(a)a lifejacket suitable for a person weighing 32 kg or more and a lifejacket suitable for a person weighing less than 32 kg for each such person on board; or

(b)a buoyancy aid suitable for a person weighing 32 kg or more and a buoyancy aid suitable for a person weighing less than 32 kg, complying with Part IV of Schedule 10; or

(c)a lifejacket complying with British Standard Specification BS-3595:1981 provided such lifejackets do not depend wholly upon oral inflation. Lifejackets of the partially inherently buoyant type for persons weighing 32 kg or more shall have buoyancy in the uninflated state of not less than 89 newtons; or

(d)an inflatable Civil Aviation Authority lifejacket which complies with Part III of Schedule 10; and

(iv)not less than 12 parachute distress flares.

(e)Every such ship shall be provided with:

(i)a general emergency alarm system;

(ii)posters or signs showing operating instructions on or in the vicinity of the liferafts or their launching arrangements;

(iii)a training manual; and

(iv)instructions for on-board maintenance of life-saving appliances or a shipboard planned maintenance programme which includes maintenance of life-saving appliances.

(3) This paragraph applies to all other ships of Class VI engaged on voyages with not more than 250 passengers onboard, to sea, or in Category A, B, C and D waters, in all cases in favourable weather and during restricted periods, in the course of which the ships are at no time more than 15 miles, exclusive of any Category A, B, C and D waters, from their point of departure nor more than 3 miles from land.

(a)Every ship to which this paragraph applies shall carry the lifesaving appliances specified in column 4 of the capacity specified in column 5 in relation to a ship specified in columns 1 to 3 of the following table:

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
Type of ShipNumber of Passengers ship is certified to carryStandard of survivability ship complies withLife Saving AppliancesMinimum aggregate percentage of LSA for the total number of persons the ship is certified to carry.
i New Passenger ShipUp to 250Table 1, (16) (one compartment standard)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts60
AND Buoyant ApparatusAND 40
ii Existing Passenger ShipUp to 250Table 2, (29) (one compartment standard)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts60
OR Table 2,(29) (Buoyancy Test)AND Buoyant ApparatusAND 40
iii Existing Passenger ShipUp to 250Table 2, (30) (Heel Test)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100

(b)The liferafts where carried shall, as far as practicable, be equally distributed on each side of the ship.

(c)Suitable arrangements shall be provided on board for the recovery of persons from the water.

(d)Every such ship shall carry:

(i)at least 2 waterproofed two-way radiotelephone sets;

(ii)at least 4 lifebuoys, with at least one lifebuoy on each side of the ship being fitted with a buoyant lifeline; the remainder shall be provided with a self activating smoke signals and be capable of quick release from the navigating bridge;

(iii)for each person on board either of the following:

(a)a lifejacket suitable for a person weighing 32 kg or more and a lifejacket suitable for a person weighing less than 32 kg for each such person on board; or

(b)a buoyancy aid suitable for a person weighing 32 kg or more and a buoyancy aid suitable for a person weighing less than 32 kg, complying with Part IV of Schedule 10; or

(c)a lifejacket complying with British Standard Specification BS-3595:1981 provided such lifejackets do not depend wholly upon oral inflation. Lifejackets of the partially inherently buoyant type for persons weighing 32 kg or more shall have buoyancy in the uninflated state of not less than 89 newtons; or

(d)an inflatable Civil Aviation Authority lifejacket which complies with Part III of Schedule 10.

(iv)not less than 12 rocket parachute flares.

(e)Every such ship shall be provided with:

(i)a general emergency alarm system;

(ii)posters or signs showing operating instructions on or in the vicinity of the liferafts or their launching arrangements;

(iii)a training manual; and

(iv)instructions for on-board maintenance of life-saving appliances or a shipboard planned maintenance programme which includes maintenance of life-saving appliances.

Ships of Class VI (A)

9.—(1) This regulation applies to ships of Class VI(A). (2)

(a)Every ship to which this regulation applies shall carry the lifesaving appliances specified in column 4 of the capacity specified in column 5 in relation to a ship specified in columns 1 to 3 of the following table:

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
Type of ShipNumber of Passengers ship is certified to carryStandard of survivability ship complies withLife Saving AppliancesMinimum aggregate percentage of LSA for the total number of persons the ship is certified to carry.
i New Passenger ShipNot more than 50Table 1, (17) (one compartment standard)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
ii Existing Passenger ShipNot more than 50Table 2, (31) (one compartment standard)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
iii Existing Passenger ShipNot more than 50Table 2 (32) (Buoyancy Test)Liferafts or Open Reversible Liferafts100
AND Buoyant ApparatusAND 60

(b)The liferafts where carried shall, as far as practicable, be equally distributed on each side of the ship.

(c)Suitable arrangements shall be provided on board for the recovery of persons from the water.

(d)Every such ship shall carry:

(i)at least 2 waterproofed two-way radiotelephone sets;

(ii)at least 4 lifebuoys, with at least one lifebuoy on each side of the ship being fitted with a lifebuoy lifeline; the remainder shall be provided with self- igniting lights and self-activating smoke signals and be capable of quick release from the navigating bridge providing that self-igniting lights need not be provided on ships which only operate between sunrise and sunset;

(iii)for each person onboard either of the following:

(a)a lifejacket suitable for a person weighing 32 kg or more; and a lifejacket suitable for a person weighing less than 32 kg for each such person on board; or

(b)a lifejacket complying with British Standard Specification BS-3595: 1981 provided such lifejackets do not depend wholly upon oral inflation. Lifejackets of the partially inherently buoyant type for persons weighing 32 kg or more shall have buoyancy in the uninflated state of not less than 89 newtons; and

(iv)not less than 12 rocket parachute flares.

(e)Every such ship shall be provided with:

(i)a general emergency alarm system;

(ii)posters or signs showing operating instructions on or in the vicinity of the liferafts or their launching arrangements;

(iii)a training manual; and

(iv)instructions for on-board maintenance of life-saving appliances or a shipboard planned manintenance programme which includes maintenance of life-saving appliances.

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