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effective distress signals by day and by night, including at least twelve parachute signals capable of giving a bright red

light at a high altitude. 10.9 First aid kit First aid kits should be readily available to the satisfaction of the Administration. Each unit should be provided with a stretcher capable of being used for lifting an injured person into a helicopter. 10.10 Guards and rails To prevent persons from falling overboard the unprotected perimeter of all floor and deck areas and openings should be provided with guards rails or other devices to the satisfaction of the Administration. 10.11 Means of embarkation 10.11.1 Means should be provided for embarkation into survival craft and other craft as appropriate. In providing the means of embarkation consideration should be given to the shape and configuration of the unit, the method of launching and embarkation into the survival craft. Minimum physical exertion should be required for embarkation. The means of embarkation should include: .1 where practicable, at least two widely separated fixed metal inclined ladders or stairways, extending from the deck to the surface of the water; and .2 personnel landings to ensure strafe embarkation or where constructional features make the provision of personnel landings impractical, other suitable transfer facilities to ensure safe embarkation, to the satisfaction of the Administration. 10.11.2 Personnel landings, where fitted, should be provided with efficient illumination. Sea areas in their vicinity should likewise be illuminated.


11.1 Application 11.1.1 The purpose of this Chapter is to provide minimum requirements for distress and safety radio communications between mobile offshore drilling units and coast stations, ships and supporting aircraft in the Maritime Mobile Service. 11.1.2 The requirements are applicable to the following modes of operation of mobile offshore drilling units: .1 when underway self-propelled; .2 when towed, or self-propelled and accompanied by escort ships; and .3 when stationary at the site or engaged in drilling operations; 11.2 General Coastal States in common areas of interest short 10, to the extent possible, establish similar radio communication requirements to avoid confusion in case any ancillary craft have to divert to another coastal State in an emergency. 11.3 Self-propelled units underway Each u nit while underway at sea should comply with the applicable provisions concerning radio stations for cargo ships in Chapter IV of the 1974 SOLAS Convention and in IMCO

Assembly resolutions A.335(IX) and A.336(1X). 11.4 Units when towed, or self-propelled and accompanied by escort ships 11.4.1 Each unit when manned and under tow should be provided with: .1 a radiotelephone station complying with the provisions of Regulations 15(a), (c), (d),(e) and (f), and 16(b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (h), (i), (j), (k) and (m) of Chapter V of the 1974 SOLAS Convention and IMCO Assembly resolution A.334(IX). .2 an efficient means of communication between the radio telephone station and the control room of the unit; .3 a VHF radiotelephone station (in compliance with IMCO Assembly resolution A.336(1X) ) ; .4 at least one emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPI RBI appropriate to the are a of operation, and .5 an adequate means of communication with the towing ships.

11.4.2 Each self-propelled unit accompanied by one or more escort vessels should comply with the provisions of 11.3. 11.5 Units stationary at the site or engaged in drilling operations Each unit while stationary at the site or engaged in drill Ins operations should comply with the provisions of 11.4 1 to and any additional radiocommunication requirements of the coastal State. 11.6 Helicopter communications Each unit serviced by helicopters should be provided with the radiocommunication equipment required for flight safely as determined by the coastal State 11.7 Technical specifications for equipment The radio station equipment should be type-approved to the technical specifications of the Administration issuing the license. Where there is common agreement, equipment type-approved by one Administration should be accepted by the other Administration. 11.8 Gas explosion danger Any radio equipment installed in a zone as defined in 6 1 should be in compliance with Part C of Chapter IV of the 1974 SOLAS Convention. 11.9 Accommodation for radio personnel On each unit the accommodation of at least one of the radiotelephone operators should be situated as near as Practicable to the radiotelephone operating position. 11.10 Survey of the radio station 11.10.1 The radio station of a unit should be subject to survey as specified below. .1 by the Administration which issues the license or its authorized representative before the radio station is put into Service, .2 when the unit Is moved and comes under the administrative control a another coastal State a survey may be carried out by that State or Its authorized representative, .3 once every twelve months, carried out by an officer of the Administration and/or the coastal State or their respective authorized representative.

11 10.2 The Administration may recognize the coastal State as Its authorized representative. 11.10.3 In every case when an authorized representative of the coastal State carries out an inspection a report should be issued and kept with the radio documents, and a copy, if requested. should be forwarded to the Administration.


12.1 Cranes 12.1.1 .1 Each crane including its supporting structure which is used for the transfer of material, equipment or personnel between the unit and attending vessels should be of a design and construction to the satisfaction of the Administration and adequate for the service intended in accordance with the requirements of a recognized classification society or with national or international standards or codes. .2 Cranes should be so located and protected as to reduce to a minimum any danger to personnel, due regard being paid to moving parts or other hazards. Their design should have regard to the materials used in construction, the working conditions to which they will be subjected and the environmental conditions. Adequate provisions should be made to facilitate cleaning, inspection and maintenance. 12.1.2 Consideration should be given to the failure mode for each crane in the event of extreme overload so that the crane operator Is exposed to minimum danger. 12.1.3 The Installation of each crane with particular regard to its supporting structure should be surveyed by an officer of the Administration or a duly authorized person or organization. 12.1.4 After each crane has been erected on board, and before it is placed in service, operational and load tests should be conducted. These tests should be witnessed and verified by an officer of the Administration or a duly authorized person or organization. A record of these tests and other information concerning initial certification should be readily available. 12.1.5 Each crane should be examined at intervals not exceeding twelve months. It should further be tested and certified, at intervals not exceeding four years, or after substantial alteration or repairs. These tests should be witnessed and verified by an officer of the Administration or a duly authorized person or organization. A record of these examinations, tests and certifications should be read sly available. 12 1.6 A durable load rating chart and boom angle indicator should be provided in a location easily visible to the operator. 12.1.7 Except when loads are determined and marked prior to lifting, each crane should be fitted, to the satisfaction of the Administration, with a safety device to give the crane operator a continuous indication of hook load and rated load for each radius. The indicator should give a clear and continuous warning when approaching the rated capacity of the crane. 12 1.8 The Administration should give consideration to the installation of limit switches to provide for the safe operation of the crane. 12 1.9 A crane manual should be provided for each crane and should be readily available. This