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LSA Code

LSA Code

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International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code, 1996.INTERNATIONAL LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCE (LSA) CODEContents Preamble
CONTENTSCHAPTER I - GENERAL1.1 Definitions1.2 General requirements for life-saving appliancesCHAPTER II - PERSONAL LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES2.1 Lifebuoys2.2 Lifejackets2.3 Immersion suits2.4 Anti-exposure suits2.5 Thermal protective aidsCHAPTER III - VISUAL SIGNALS3.1 Rocket parachute flares3.2 Hand flares3.3 Buoyant smoke signalsCHAPTER IV - SURVIVAL CRAFT4.1 General requirements for liferafts4.2 Inflatable liferafts4.3 Rigid liferafts4.4 General requirements for lifeboats4.5 Partially enclosed lifeboats
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4.6 Totally enclosed lifeboats4.7 Free-fall lifeboats4.8 Lifeboats with a self-contained air support system 4.9 Fire-protected lifeboatsCHAPTER V - RESCUE BOATS5.1 Rescue boatsCHAPTER VI - LAUNCHING AND EMBARKATION APPLIANCES6.1 Launching and embarkation appliances 6.2 Marine evacuation systemsCHAPTER VII - OTHER LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES7.1 Line-throwing appliances7.2 General alarm and public address system
 1 The purpose of this Code is to provide international standards for life-saving appliancesrequired by chapter III of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea(SOLAS), 1974.2 On and after 1 July 1998, the requirements of this Code will be mandatory under theInternational Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended. Anyfuture amendment to the Code will be adopted and brought into force in accordance withthe procedure laid down in Article VIII of that Convention. 
IMO-Vega Note
The International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code was adopted by res. MSC.48(66) 4 June1996. It is mandatory under SOLAS from 1 July 1998.
Document Links
SOLAS Article VIII, doc. no. SL74AA08ABA Document id: LS960000ABA 
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International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code, 1996, amended 2006.INTERNATIONAL LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCE (LSA) CODECHAPTER I GENERALSection 1.1 Definitions
for this Code
1.1 Definitions
 1.1.1 "
" means the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea,1974, as amended.1.1.2 "
Effective clearing of the ship 
" is the ability of the free-fall lifeboat to move awayfrom the ship after free-fall launching without using its engine.1.1.3 "
Free-fall acceleration 
" is the rate of change of velocity experienced by theoccupants during launching of a free-fall lifeboat.1.1.4 "
Free-fall certification height 
" is the greatest launching height for which the lifeboatis to be approved, measured from the still water surface to the lowest point on the lifeboatwhen the lifeboat is in the launch configuration.1.1.5 "
Launching ramp angle 
" is the angle between the horizontal and the launch rail of the lifeboat in its launching position with the ship on even keel.1.1.6 "
Launching ramp length 
" is the distance between the stern of the lifeboat and thelower end of the launching ramp.1.1.7 "
" means a regulation contained in the Annex to the Convention.1.1.8 "
Retro-reflective materia
" is a material which reflects in the opposite direction abeam of light directed on it.1.1.9 "
Water-entry angle 
" is the angle between the horizontal and the launch rail of thelifeboat when it first enters the water.1.1.10 The terms used in this Code have the same meaning as those defined in regulationIII/3. 
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