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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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2.3  The boarding platform shall:

2.3.1 be stable in a seaway and provide a safe working area for the system operators;

2.3.2 be self draining;

2.3.3 be sub-divided in such a way that the loss of gas from any one compartment will not restrict its operational use as a means of evacuation;

2.3.4 be capable of supporting twice the number of persons carried in the largest inflatable liferaft associated with the system;

2.3.5 be consructed in accordance with the buoyancy and floor area parameters stated in Part I of Schedule 4;

2.3.6 be fitted with stabilising waterpockets designed in accordance with the standards stated in Part I of Schedule 4;

2.3.7 be restrained by a bowsing line which is designed to deploy automatically as the system inflates, to prevent it drifting to a position where it would be deployed at an angle of more than 45° to the ship’s side;

2.3.8 be provided with mooring and bowsing line patches of sufficient strength to tie off the largest inflatable liferaft associated with the system; and

2.3.9 be provided with a means of quick release from the chute, and if intended for use as an inflatable liferaft, comply with the appropriate requirements of Part I of Schedule 4.

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