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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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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.

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