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From ISM News Update nr. 128: IL&T statement regarding SOLAS chapter III

November 2023

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NSI statement regarding SOLAS chapter III

SOLAS chapter III regulates lifesaving appliances and arrangements. The last statements describe:

– Sufficient number of lifejackets and / or accessories

– Embarkation ladder for survival craft

– Means of embarkation to liferafts

– Arrangements for remotely located survival craft

– On-board training in the use of davit-launched liferafts

– Integral buoyancy casings in lifeboats and rescue boats

– Rotation resistant and corrosion resistant steel wire rope

– Load test following replacement of lifeboat on-load release mechanism

– Approval and format of musterlist used on passenger ships

– Storage of spare petrol for (rescue boat) outboard engine

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