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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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Markings on rigid liferafts

4.1  The liferafts shall be marked with:

4.1.1   name and port of registry of the ship to which it belongs;

4.1.2   maker’s name or trade mark;

4.1.3   serial number;

4.1.4   DOT(UK) APPROVED;

4.1.5   number of persons it is permitted to accommodate over each entrance in characters not less than 100mm. in height of a colour contrasting with that of the liferaft;

4.1.6   SOLAS 86;

4.1.7   type of emergency pack enclosed;

4.1.8   length of painter;

4.1.9   date of manufacture (month and year);

4.1.10 maximum permitted height of stowage above waterline (depending on drop-test height and length of painter); and

4.1.11 launching instructions.

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