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SOLAS & IMO Regulations for Personal Lifesaving Appliances

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Personal life -saving appliances( SGP2.32, GRC2.35, LBR3.630 )
1 Lifebuoys
1.1 Lifebuoys complying with the requirements of paragraph 2.1.1 of the Code shall be:
1) so distributed as to be readily available on both sides of the ship and as far as
practicable on all open decks extending to the ship's side; at least one shall be
placed in the vicinity of the stern; and
2) so stowed as to be capable of being rapidly cast loose, and not permanently
secured in any way.
1.2 At least one lifebuoy on each side of the ship shall be fitted with a buoyant lifeline
complying with the requirements of paragraph 2.1.4 of the Code equal in length to not
less than twice the height at which it is stowed above the waterline in the lightest
seagoing condition, or 30 m, whichever is the greater.
1.3 Not less then one half of the total number of lifebuoys shall be provided with
lifebuoy self-igniting lights complying with the requirements of paragraph 2.1.2 of the
Code, not less than two of these shall also be provided with lifebuoy self-activating smoke
signals complying with the requirements of paragraph 2.1.3 of the Code and be capable of
quick release from the navigation bridge; lifebuoys with lights and those with lights and
smoke signals shall be equally distributed on both sides of the ship and shall not be the
lifebuoys provided with lifelines in compliance with the requirements of paragraph 1.2.
1.4 Each lifebuoy shall be marked in block capitals of the Roman alphabet with the
name and port of registry of the ship on which it is carried.
2 Lifejackets
2.1 A lifejacket complying with the requirements of paragraph 2.2.1 or 2.2.2 of the Code
shall be provided for every person on board the ship and, in addition:
1) a number of lifejackets suitable for children equal to at least 10% of the number
of passengers on board shall be provided or such greater number as may be
required to provide a lifejacket for each child; and
2) a sufficient number of lifejackets shall be carried for persons on watch and for use
at remotely located survival craft stations. The lifejackets carried for persons on
watch should be stowed on the bridge, in the engine control room and at any
other manned watch station.
2.2 Lifejactets shall be so placed as to be readily accessible and their position shall be
plainly indicated. Where, due to the particular arrangements of the ship, the lifejackets
provided in compliance with the requirements of paragraph 2.1 may become inaccessible,
alternative provisions shall be made to the satisfaction of the Administration which may
include an increase in the number of Lifejackets to be carried.
2.3 The lifejackets used in totally enclosed lifeboats, except free-fall lifeboats, shall not
impede entry into the lifeboat or seating, including operation of the seat belts in the
lifeboat.
2.4 Lifejactets selected for free-fall lifeboats, and the manner in which they are carried or
worn, shall not interfere with entry into the lifeboat, occupant safety or operation of the
lifeboat.
3 Immersion suits and anti-exposure suits
An immersion suit, complying with the requirements of section 2.3 of the Code or an
anti-exposure suit complying with section 2.4 of the Code, of an appropriate size, shall be
provided for every person assigned to crew the rescue boat or assigned to the marine
evacuation system party. If the ship is constantly engaged in warm climates where, in the
opinion of the Administration thermal protection is unnecessary, this protective clothing
need not be carried.