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The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction: Ships of Classes I, II and II(A)) Regulations 1998

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and revocation

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application

    4. 4.Exemptions for certain classes of ships and individual ships

    5. 5.Approved standards

  3. PART II STRENGTH, CONSTRUCTION AND WATERTIGHT SUBDIVISION

    1. 6.Application

    2. 7.Structural strength

    3. 8.Watertight subdivision

    4. 9.Construction of watertight bulkheads

    5. 10.Collision, machinery space and afterpeak bulkheads and shaft tunnels

    6. 11.Double bottoms

    7. 12.Weather deck

    8. 13.Partial subdivision above the bulkhead deck

    9. 14.Openings in watertight bulkheads

    10. 15.Openings in the shell plating below the bulkhead deck

    11. 16.Side and other openings above the bulkhead deck

    12. 17.Construction and testing of watertight doors

    13. 18.Construction and testing of watertight decks, trunks etc.

    14. 19.Ships carrying goods vehicles and accompanying personnel (watertight doors) Requirements for ships constructed on or after 1st September 1984

  4. PART III CLOSING OF OPENINGS IN HULLS AND WATERTIGHT BULKHEADS

    1. 20.Interpretation

    2. 21.Means of closing openings in watertight bulkheads and operating sliding watertight doors

    3. 22.Closure of hull openings, watertight doors, openings in watertight bulkheads

    4. 23.Marking of doors, mechanisms and valves

    5. 24.Drills and inspections

    6. 25.Training

    7. 26.Entries in official log book

  5. PART IV CLOSING OF OPENINGS IN ENCLOSED SUPERSTRUCTURES AND IN BULKHEADS ABOVE THE BULKHEAD DECK

    1. 27.Interpretation

    2. 28.(1) Except in the cases specified in paragraphs (2) and...

    3. 29.Closure of bulkheads on the ro-ro deck

    4. 30.Supervision and reporting of closure

    5. 31.Closure of watertight and weathertight doors in bulkheads

    6. 32.Watertight integrity from the bulkhead deck to spaces below

    7. 33.Opening of doors in an emergency

    8. 34.Entries in official log book

    9. 35.Listing of loading and unloading berths

    10. 36.Written instructions regarding the closure of doors above the bulkhead deck

  6. PART V STABILITY AND SHIPSIDE MARKINGS

    1. 37.Intact stability standard

    2. 38.Inclining, lightweight survey and stability information

    3. 39.Subdivision lines

    4. 40.Draughts marks

    5. 41.Automatic draught gauge system

    6. 42.Recording of draught, trim and freeboard prior to departure

    7. 43.Calculation of stability prior to departure

    8. 44.Stability in the damaged condition Requirements for ships constructed before 29 April 1990

    9. 45.Stability in the damaged condition Requirements for ships constructed on or after 29th April 1990

    10. 46.Requirements for ro-ro passenger ships which carry 400 persons or more

    11. 47.Exhibition of damage control plans

  7. PART VI BILGE PUMPING ARRANGEMENTS

    1. 48.Application

    2. 49.General

    3. 50.Number and type of bilge pumps

    4. 51.Requirements for bilge pumps and bilge sections

  8. PART VII ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLATIONS

    1. 52.Application

    2. 53.General

    3. 54.Main source of electrical power and main switchboards

    4. 55.Lighting systems Requirements for ships constructed on or after 1st September 1984

    5. 56.Emergency and transitional sources of electrical power

    6. 57.Distribution systems

    7. 58.Location and construction of electric cable

    8. 59.General precautions against shock, fire and other hazards

    9. 60.Electrical equipment in hazardous areas and spaces

    10. 61.Spare parts and tools

  9. PART VIII BOILERS AND MACHINERY

    1. 62.General

    2. 63.Machinery

    3. 64.Means of manoeuvring and going astern

    4. 65.Boilers and other pressure vessels

    5. 66.Boiler feed systems

    6. 67.Steam pipe systems

    7. 68.Air pressure systems

    8. 69.Cooling systems

    9. 70.Oil fuel installations

    10. 71.Oil systems for lubricating, heating, cooling and control

    11. 72.Machinery controls

    12. 73.Steering gear

    13. 74.Ventilating systems in machinery spaces Requirements for ships constructed on or after 1st September 1984

    14. 75.Protection against noise Requirements for ships constructed on or after 1st September 1984

    15. 76.Communication between navigating bridge and machinery space

    16. 77.Engineers' alarm

    17. 78.Spare gear

  10. PART IX MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS

    1. 79.Application

    2. 80.Guard rails, stanchions and bulwarks

    3. 81.Anchor handling equipment, anchors and chain cables

    4. 82.Hawsers and warps

    5. 83.Gas welding, flame cutting and domestic fuel installations

    6. 84.The use of asbestos

  11. PART X MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPS WITHSPECIAL CATEGORY OR RO-RO CARGO SPACES

    1. 85.Application

    2. 86.Access opening indicator lights and alarms

    3. 87.Supplementary emergency lighting

    4. 88.Access to ro-ro decks

    5. 89.Television surveillance and leak detection requirements

  12. PART XI EQUIVALENTS, PENALTIES, DETENTION AND INVALID STABILITY INFORMATION

    1. 90.Alternative construction, equipment and machinery

    2. 91.Penalties

    3. 92.Power to detain

    4. 93.Invalid stability information

  13. Signature

  14. Explanatory Note

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