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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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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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