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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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Water Containers

2.3  Bottles

2.3.1 A bottle in which drinking water is supplied shall be manufactured from a material which will not contaminate or affect the taste of the water.

2.3.2 It shall not be affected by any other prototype tests carried out on a liferaft.

2.3.3 The material from which the bottle is made shall be opaque.

2.3.4 The capacity of the bottle shall not be greater than 500 millilitres.

2.3.5 The bottle shall be capable of being opened by a survivor with cold hands.

2.3.6 The minimum recommended shelf life of the water bottle and its contents shall be at least 3 years.

2.3.7 The bottle filling cap shall be fitted with a watertight seal, and have positive locking arrangements which will not be loosened by vibration.

2.3.8 After the bottle has been filled, and the cap fitted, it shall be provided with an outer continuous seal which must not be broken until the water is used, or has become time expired.

2.3.9 The bottle shall be marked on the outside with:

2.3.9.1manufacturer’s name or trade mark;

2.3.9.2date of filling;

2.3.9.3date of expiry;

2.3.9.4drinking water and capacity in millilitres;

2.3.9.5recommended daily consumption per person;

2.3.9.6lot or batch number; and

2.3.9.7DOT (UK) APPROVED.

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