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SLS.14/Circ.031 LSA - Equivalent 100
Geldigheid:25-01-1983 t/m Status: Geldig vandaag

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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974

Equivalent arrangement accepted under Regulation 5 of Chapter I

LIFE-SAVEING APPLIANCES

Statement by the Government of the Netherlands
The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation has the honour to transmit herewith the text of a statement by the Government of the Netherlands under the provisions of Regulation 5, Chapter I of the above Convention

The Secretary-General would be grateful if steps could be taken to bring this information to the attention of the appropriate authorities.


Statement by the Government of the Netherlands

Regulation 35 of Chapter III of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 provides that every cargo ship, with certain exceptions, shall carry lifeboats on each side of the ship of such aggregate capacity as will accommodate all persons on board and in addition shall carry liferafts sufficient to accommodate half that number.

The Government of the Netherlands gives notification of the acceptance of the following equivalent arrangement under the provisions of Regulation 5 of Chapter I of the above Convention.

Cargo vessels of 500 gross tonnage and upwards, but with a length *) of less than 100 metres other than oil tankers, chemical tankers and liquefied gas carriers, may in lieu of complying with the requirements of Regulation 35 of Chapter IIT comply with the following:

1. carry liferafts on each side of the ship of such aggregate capacity as will accommodate all persons on board;

2. unless such liferafts can be readily transferred for launching on either side of the ship, additional liferafts shall be provided so that the total capacity available on each side will accommodate twice the total number of persons on board;

3. the liferafts shall be served by approved launching appliances or similar approved means of safeg'1arding a dry-shod embarkation of all persons on board into the liferafts, equally distributed on each side of the ship;

4. carry at least one approved motor rescue boat;

5. the rescue boat shall be served by an approved launching appliance, which may be combined with one launching appliance as required under paragraph 3 of this equivalent arrangement if approved for dual purpose;

6. if the rescue boat also meets the requirements for a lifeboat it may be included in the aggregate capacity on one side of the ship.

In accepting this equivalent arrangement the Government of the Netherlands has taken into account the experience gained since 1972 from cargo ships of up to 75 m and in some cases even over 1600 gross tonnage, which have been equipped with liferafts in combination with a man-overboard boat in lieu of lifeboats.

Ship. with a length not exceeding 75 metres for which the equivalent arrangement as presented in Circular letter SLS.14/Circ.20 of 28 May 1982 has been allowed may continue to apply that equivalent arrangement.


*) Length between the perpendiculars, as defined in Regulation 3(1) of Annex I of the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966
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