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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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Regulations 2(3), 5 and 6

PART IIPARTIALLY ENCLOSED LIFEBOATS

1.  All partially enclosed lifeboats shall comply with the requirments of Part I of this Schedule, and in addition shall comply with the requirements of this Part as follows:

2.  Every partially enclosed lifeboat shall be provided with effective means of bailing or be automatically self-bailing.

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3.1  Permanently attached rigid covers shall be provided extending over not less than 20% of the length of the lifeboat from the stem and not less than 20% of the length of the lifeboat from the aftermost part of the lifeboat.

3.2  The rigid covers shall form two shelters. The interior height of the shelters shall be sufficient to permit persons easy access to their seats in the bow and stern of the lifeboat.

3.3  The rigid covers shall be so arranged that they include windows or translucent panels to admit sufficient daylight to the inside of the lifeboat with the openings or canopies closed so as to make artificial light unnecessary.

3.4  The rigid covers shall have railings to provide a secure handhold for persons moving about the exterior of the lifeboat.

3.5.  Open parts of the lifeboat shall be fitted with a permanently attached foldable canopy so arranged that:

3.5.1 it can be easily erected by not more than two persons;

3.5.2 it is insulated to protect the occupants against cold by means of not less than two layers of material separated by an air gap or other equally efficient means; means shall be provided to prevent accumulation of water in the air gap.

3.6  The enclosure formed by the rigid covers and canopy shall be so arranged:

3.6.1 as to allow launching and recovery operations to be performed without any occupant having to leave the enclosure;

3.6.2 that it has entrances at both ends and on each side, provided with efficient adjusting closing arrangements which can easily and quickly opened and closed from inside or outside so as to permit ventilation but exclude seawater, wind and cold; means shall be provided for holding the entrances securely in the open and in the closed position;

3.6.3 that with the canopy erected and all entrances closed, sufficient air is addmitted for the occupants at all times;

3.6.4 that it has means for collecting rainwater;

3.6.5 that the exterior of the rigid covers and canopy and the interior of the part of the lifeboat covered by the canopy is of a highly visible colour. The interior of the shelters shall be of a colour which does not cause discomfort to the occupants;

3.6.6 that it is possible to row the lifeboat.

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