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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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Boat Equipment

7.2  The equipment of every boat shall consist of:

7.2.1   at least two buoyant oars or paddles to make headway in calm seas; crutches or equivalent arrangements shall be provided for each oar, and shall be permanently attached to the boat;

7.2.2   a buoyant bailer;

7.2.3   a sea-anchor complying with the requirements of Part I of Schedule 7;

7.2.4   one buoyant line, not less than 50 metres in length, of sufficient strength to tow a liferaft as required by paragraph 2.14.

7.2.5   a painter 20 metres in length;

7.2.6   one waterproof electric torch suitable for Morse signalling, together with one spare set of batteries and one spare bulb in a waterproof container;

7.2.7   one whistle or equivalent sound signal;

7.2.8   a first-aid outfit in a waterproof case capable of being closed tightly after use, and complying with the requirements of Part II of Schedule 7;

7.2.9   two buoyant rescue quoits, attached to not less than 30 metres of buoyant line with a breaking strain of at least 1.0 kN;

7.2.10 a buoyant safety knife;

7.2.11 two sponges;

7.2.12 an efficient manually operated bellows or pump;

7.2.13 a repair kit in a suitable container for repairing punctures;

7.2.14 a safety boat hook; and

7.2.15 a portable fire extinguisher.

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