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Checklist for Maintenance and Inspection of Safety Equipment

With this overview of recommendations for maintenance and inspection requirements and recommendations for safety equipment, Germanischer Lloyd provides a compact and practical tool for ship owners, operators and surveyors. New maintenance requirements for such equipment are published irregularly and in various IMO documents and chapters, which makes it cumbersome and time consuming to keep track of all changes. This list contains all requirements regarding safety equipment and includes also requirements and recommendations by Germanischer Lloyd. National requirements, if any, should be observed in addition. The Use of this "Checklist for Maintenance and Inspection of Safety Equipment" is subject to the following terms: Disclaimer
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If you have any questions about this list or would like to have more details, please contact Germanischer Lloyd, Department NSF, Vorsetzen 35, 20459 Hamburg, Germany: Andreas Ullrich, phone +49(40) 36149-454, andreas.ullrich@gl-group.com Michael Oberlnder, phone +49(40) 36149-7034, michael.oberlaender@gl-group.com. Table of Contents 1. Life Saving Appliances 2. Fire Fighting Equipment 3. Radio Equipment 4. Navigational Equipment 5. Others Appendixes Bahamas Maintenance of CO2 Fixed Fire Extinguishing Installations Bahamas Servicing of inflatable liferafts, inflatable life jackets, marine evacuation systems, inflated rescue boats and hydrostatic release units Bahamas Portable fire extinguishers: periodical examination and testing and carriage of spare charges Greece Distribution in the Market, Maintenance, Inspection and Refilling of Ships Fire Extinguishers Hong Kong Launching Appliances and On-Load Release Gear for Lifeboats and Rescue Boats India Guidelines for Periodic Servicing and Maintenance of Lifeboats, Launching Appliances and On-Load Release Gear Isle of Man - Lifeboat and rescue boat davit testing and testing of on-load release gear Isle of Man - Wire Rope Terminations for Falls used in Launching Lifeboats and other Survival Craft Isle of Man - Periodic inspection, testing and maintenance of compressed gas cylinders, fire extinguishers and fixed fire-fighting systems Italy Maintenance/renewal of falls of life-saving appliances and inspection Liberia Maintenance and Inspection of Fire-Protection Systems and Appliances Malaysia Requirements for Fixed and Portable Fire Extinguishing Equipment Malta Fire Protection Systems and Appliances and Compressed Gas Cylinders Marshall Islands - Maintenance and Inspection of Fire-Protection Systems and Appliances Panama - Guidelines for the Maintenance and Inspection of Fire-Protection Systems and Appliances
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Singapore Maintenance, Testing and Inspections of Fire-Protection Systems and Fire-Fighting Systems and Appliances Singapore Guidelines for Periodic Servicing and Maintenance of Lifeboats, Launching Appliances and On-Load Release Gear UK -- Servicing of inflatable Liferafts, Inflatable Boats, Rescue Boats, Fast Rescue Boats, Inflatable Lifejackets and Hydrostatic Release Units

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1. Life Saving Appliances


SOLAS Reg. + other Instruments Application
P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships

Record
Log Book Entry Service Company 1 Crew

Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement weekly weekly weekly weekly


Vessel)

GL
Requirement Recommendation

Survival craft, rescue boats and launching appliances (visual) Test run of life- and rescue boat engines Davit launched lifeboats (moved from stowed position) Testing of public address and general alarm system Testing of emergency lighting LSA incl. lifeboat equipment acc. to checklist Davit launched lifeboats (moved from stowed position)

III/20.6.1, MSC/Circ. 1093 III/20.6.2, MSC/Circ. 1093 III/20.6.3, MSC.152(78) III/20.6.4 III/19.3.3.9 III/20.7.2, MSC/Circ. 1047 III/20.7.1, MSC.152(78)

X X X X

X X

X X X

X X

X X X X X

Ship's

Cargo

X X X X X X X X

weekly (Passenger monthly (Cargo Vessel) monthly monthly

X X X

X X

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SOLAS Reg. + other Instruments

Application
P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships

Record
Log Book Entry Service Company Crew

Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement GL


Requirement Recommendation

Immersion suits: - Shipboard inspection by crew - Air pressure test (seams and closures) Inflatable liferafts, lifejackets, MES (by approved service station) Hydrostatic release units (non-disposable) Maintenance of falls used in launching:

III/20.7, MSC/Circ.1047

MSC/Circ. 1114 III/20.8.1.1 III/20.9.1 III/20.4.1 X X

X X X X X

X X X

Ship's

Cargo

X X X X X X (X)

(administration can allow extension up to 17 months) (administration can allow extension up to 17 months)

monthly 3 yearly 12 months 12 months

III/20.4.2

(X)

Ships crew only if properly trained and familiar with these works Renewal latest after 4 Ships crew years (+)(without end only if to end turning), properly periodic inspections; trained and (+) permission of the familiar with Flag State these Administration works required

End for end turning after 30 months and renewal latest after 5 years

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SOLAS Reg. + other Instruments

Application
P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships

Record
Log Book Entry Service Company Crew

Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement yearly GL


Requirement Recommendation

Launching appliances (thorough examination and dynamic test of the winch brake) Lifeboat on-load release gear (thorough examination and test by properly trained personnel) Lifeboat on-load release gear (overhauling + load test) Compressed air cylinders for lifeboats with selfcontained air support system (external inspection) Compressed air cylinders for lifeboats with selfcontained air support system (hydrostatic testing) Compressed air cylinder in liferaft container (hydrostatic testing) Line-throwing rockets

III/20/11.1, MSC.152(78) LSA Code 6.1.2.5.2 MSC/Circ. 1093

III/20.11.2.2 MSC/Circ. 1093 III/20.11.2.3

X X

X X

X X

X X

Ship's

Cargo

yearly 5 yearly

---III/18 LSA Code 1.2.3, 7.1

X X X X X X X X

----

yearly 5 yearly 10 yearly 3 yearly

Makers expiry date

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SOLAS Reg. + other Instruments

Application
P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships

Record
Log Book Entry Service Company Crew

Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement Makers expiry date Makers expiry date Makers expiry date Makers expiry date Makers expiry date GL
Requirement Recommendation

Rocket parachute flares Smoke signals Lifebuoy lights (electric type) - battery replacement Food rations of lifeboat equipment First-aid outfit of lifeboat equipment

III/6.3 LSA Code 1.2.3, 3.1 III/7.1.3 LSA Code 1.2.3, 3.3 III/7.1.3 LSA Code 1.2.3, 2.1.2 LSA Code 4.4.8.12 III/41.8.20 LSA Code 4.4.8.20

X X X X X

X X X X X

X X X X X

Ship's

Cargo

3 yearly 3 yearly 1 yearly 5 yearly 1 yearly

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2. Fire Fighting Equipment


SOLAS Reg. + other Instruments Application
P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships

Record
Log Book Entry Service Company Crew

Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement weekly monthly monthly monthly monthly monthly monthly quarterly quarterly GL
Requirement Recommendation

Cylinders of breathing apparatus (Check for leakages) Firemans outfits, fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, hoses and nozzles in place, properly arranged and in proper condition Fixed fire fighting stop valves in proper open or closed position Check appropriate pressure of wet pipe sprinkler systems indicated by gauges Correct levels of water of sprinkler system pressure tanks indicated by glass gauges Sprinkler system pumps operate automatically on reduction of pressure Check operation of fire pumps Function test of all automatic alarms for sprinkler systems by using test valves for each section Check condition of international shore connection

II-2/10.10.2.5, 19.3.6.2; MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850

X X X X X X X X X

X X X X X X X X X

X X X X X X X X X

X X X X X X X X X

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Ship's

Cargo

SOLAS Reg. + other Instruments

Application
P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships

Record
Log Book Entry Service Company Crew

Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement quarterly yearly -X X X yearly yearly -yearly yearly yearly yearly 2 yearly yearly 2 yearly GL
Requirement Recommendation

Test of fire doors and fire dampers for local operation Portable fire extinguishers and mobile fire extinguishers check for proper location, charging pressure and condition Fixed fire extinguishing systems,such as gas-, foam-, powder-, water spray or water mist Inspection Foam-water and water-spray fixed fire-fighting systems - operation test Test of fire detection system for proper operation CO-gas and halon cylinders, cylinders of fixed gas fire extinguishing systems - level check Test of fire doors and fire dampers for remote operation Fire hoses hydrostatic test Flow test of fire pumps incl. sprinkler pumps for proper pressure and flow

MSC/Circ. 850 II-2/10.3; MSC/Circ. 850 IMO Res.A.951(23)(1) II-2/10.4; FSS Code (IMO Res. MSC. 98(73)) MSC/Circ. 850 II-2/7.3.2; MSC/Circ. 850 II-2/14; MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850

X X X X X X X X X

X X X X X X X X X

X X X X X

X X(2)

X X X

X X X

(1) for portable fire extinguisher (2) service to be undertaken by, or runder the supervision of, a person with demonstrable competence

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Ship's

Cargo

SOLAS Reg. + other Instruments

Application
P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships

Record
Log Book Entry Service Company Crew

Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement yearly yearly yearly X X X X X yearly 5-yearly 5-yearly 3 years after filling and yearly thereafter --Maintenance according to makers instructions GL
Requirement Recommendation

Operation test of all hydrants Operation test of sprinkler system connections from the ships fire main Check of breathing apparatus air recharging systems for air quality Blow air through the piping of extinguishing gas systems Control valves of fixed fire-fighting systems internal inspection SCBA Cylinders hydrostatic testing Foam concentrate for fixed foam fire extinguishing systems Foam concentrate for portable foam applicator units EEBD

MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 MSC/Circ. 850 II-2/14; MSC/Circ. 850; MSC/Circ. 670 Class rules (1)(4) MSC/Circ. 849, FSS Code (IMO Res.MSC.98(73))

X X X X X X X X X

X X X X X X X X X

X X X X X

X X

Ship's

Cargo

5-yearly

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SOLAS Reg. + other Instruments

Application
P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships

Record
Log Book Entry Service Company Crew

Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement -10 yearly 2 yearly 10 yearly GL


Requirement Recommendation

CO2 or other gas cylinders (hydrostatic pressure test and internal inspection) Fire extinguishers and associates propellant gas cylinders - hydrostatic pressure test CO2 hose assemblies - visual check CO2 hose assemblies made of synthetic rubber to be replaced except halon cylinders (1) (2) (3) (4) I 0 Ship Technology Classification and Surveys Item B.1.5.5.3 Item C.1.3.3.10.1 Item C.1.1.4

Class rules (1)(2) MSC/Circ. 847 IMO Res.A.951(23) Class rules (1)(3) Class rules (1)(3)

X X X X

X X X X

X X X X

Ship's

Cargo

10 yearly (at
least 10 %)

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3. Radio Equipment
SOLAS Reg. + other Instruments Application
P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships

Record
Log Book Entry Service Company Crew

Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement


5-yearly by approved shore-based maintenance facility

GL
Requirement Recommendation

Satellite EPIRBs Satellite EPIRBs Radio Battery

IV/15.9 IV/15.9 IV/13.6.2

X X X

X X X

X (1)

X X

Ship's

Cargo

yearly by approved service supplier yearly by approved service supplier

4. Navigational Equipment
Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) Steering gear (1) (2) Certificate of Compliance Maintenance report V/18.8 V/26 X X X X X (1) (2) X X X yearly by testing facility 12 hours before departure

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5. Others
SOLAS Reg. + other Instruments Application
P a s s en g e r S h i p s Ships

Record
Log Book Entry Service Company Crew

Frequency / Interval SOLAS Requirement


5-yearly by approved service supplier

GL
Requirement Recommendation

Measurement of Low Location Lighting systems Lightweight survey In Service Inclining Test system Medical Oxygen cylinders hydraulic pressure test

ISO 15370, SOLAS II-2/13.3.2.5 II-1/22.3 Class rules --

X X X X X

X X X X

Ship's

Cargo

5-yearly ---

5-yearly 5-yearly

Comment: Additional National requirements as far as known are contained in the attached summary

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Bahamas Maritime Authority

Instructions to Classification Societies

Subject:

Maintenance of CO2 Fixed Fire Extinguishing Installations


Number 4 Effective Date: 1 March 2001

Regulation: SOLAS 1974, as amended Chap II-2, Reg 5

Revision: New

Inspection and testing of CO2 cylinders 1. A visual inspection of all CO2 cylinders, forming part of the fixed fire extinguishing installation, is to be carried out annually by: a) b) c) 2. A representative of a specialist testing/maintenance firm, approved for such purposes by one of our authorised classification societies, or; A suitably qualified member of the Companys shore-based personnel, e.g. superintendent engineer, or; A suitably qualified member of the ships personnel, e.g. Second Engineer.

Records of annual inspections, deficiencies identified and corrective actions performed are to be maintained on board. Provided that annual visual inspections are carried out and recorded, all cylinders are to be hydraulically tested after twenty (20) years from the date of manufacture, and every five (5) years thereafter. If annual visual inspections are not carried out, or there is no record of them, then all cylinders are to be hydraulically tested after ten (10) years and twenty (20) years from the date of manufacture and every five (5) years thereafter. A record of the hydraulic pressure test should be legibly marked on the cylinders. Any cylinder that has been discharged, or has a reduction in pressure of 10 % or more from its original pressure as stamped on the cylinder, or shows signs of external corrosion, is to be hydraulically tested. Maintenance of installations

3.

4.

5. 6.

7.

In addition to the above requirements for CO2 all valves, wires, levers/pulls, pipework, markings and operational instructions are to be maintained in a satisfactory condition. Any aspects of the testing and maintenance of the system which is beyond the competence of the Companys and ships personnel should be carried out by an competent specialist maintenance firm. Companies should ensure that that the inspection and maintenance of the whole system meets the requirements of the classification society and any recommendations of the installation supplier. Where the fixed CO2 installation is under maintenance and inoperable suitable provision should be made for dealing with fires in the protected spaces.

8.

9.

10.

Date of issue: 20 April 01

Bahamas Maritime Authority

Instructions to Classification Societies

Subject:

Regulation:

Servicing of inflatable liferafts, inflatable lifejackets, marine evacuation systems, inflated rescue boats and hydrostatic release units
Number: 2 Effective Date: 8 February 2001

SOLAS Chapter III

Regulation 20.8.1 and 20.9

Revision: New

1.

Regulations III/20.8.1 and III/20.9 require that inflatable liferafts, inflatable lifejackets, marine evacuation systems, inflated rescue boats and hydrostatic release units be serviced at intervals not exceeding 12 months. Where this servicing cannot be carried out due to the lack of service stations in the ports to which ships are trading the period may be extended by up to 5 months. Classification societies authorised to issue statutory certificates on behalf of the Bahamas Maritime Authority are authorised to grant extensions of up to 5 months for the period of servicing this equipment where this is justified by operational considerations. In exercise of this authority, classifications societies should verify that the extension s justified and limit the period of i extension to that which is reasonably necessary to carry out the required servicing. Owners of Bahamian ships have been advised to approach classification societies directly regarding the issue of these exemptions.

2.

3.

Date of issue: 8 February 2001

Bahamas Maritime Authority

Instructions to Classification Societies

Subject: Portable fire extinguishers: periodical examination and testing and carriage of spare charges

Regulation: SOLAS 1974 as amended Chapter II-2 Regulation 6.2, 6.5 and 6.7

Number 6

Effective Date:

20.04.01

Revision: New

1.

In determining the requirements for portable fire extinguishers classification societies should be guided by the provisions of IMO Resolution A.602(15) and paragraph 6 of MSC Circular 847. Carriage of spare charges

2.

The number of spare charges required by regulation 6.2 for portable extinguishers should be in accordance with the provisions of MSC Circular 847, namely: (a) (b) 100% for the first 10 extinguishers; and 50% for the remaining extinguishers, subject to a maximum of 60.

3.

Additional extinguishers of the same type and capacity should be carried in lieu of spare charges for any extinguishers which cannot be charged on board ship, as determined in paragraph 2. Instructions for recharging extinguishers should be carried on board ship and refills should be of a type approved by the manufacturer of the extinguisher. Examination and testing of portable fire extinguishers

4.

5.

The extinguishers should be examined annually by a competent person. The Master, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer or Second Engineer and similarly qualified and experienced persons are accepted by the Bahamas Maritime Authority as being competent to carry out these inspections. The containers of permanently pressurised fire extinguishers, propellant bottles of nonpressurised extinguishers and other extinguishers should be hydraulically pressure tested at intervals of 10 years. Containers of non-pressurised extinguishers should also be tested at intervals of 10 years. Number portable fire extinguishers

6.

7.

The number of portable fire extinguishers required by regulation 6.7 is the number required to satisfy classification society rules and in no case less than 5 for ships of 1000 gross tonnage and upwards. Inspection and survey

8.

If the loss of gas from a carbon dioxide extinguisher or propellant bottle of any other type of extinguisher exceeds by 10% of the original charge as stamped on the extinguisher or bottle, the extinguisher or bottle should be recharged. Any extinguisher or bottle which has excessive external corrosion should be replaced. In surveying the safety equipment on a vessel classification societies should verify that: (a) (b) the manufacturers instructions for recharging extinguishers are on board; the extinguishers have been inspected and maintained in accordance with the

9.

|Date of Issue: 20 April 2001

Bahamas Maritime Authority

Instructions to Classification Societies

(c) (d) 10.

manufacturers instructions and the foregoing requirements; records of inspections, maintenance and pressure tests are maintained; and spare charges are provided in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3.

Classification societies should refer to the Bahamas Maritime Authority, with relevant recommendations, any Bahamian ship which does not satisfy the any of the foregoing requirements prior to the issue of a Safety Equipment Certificate or Passenger Safety Certificate.

|Date of Issue: 20 April 2001

MSN 2/1999

Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Notice

Five Yearly Testing of Launching Appliances and On-Load Release Gear for Lifeboats and Rescue Boats
Notice to Shipowners, Managers, Masters of Merchant Ships, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Life-Saving Appliances Testing Houses, Life-Saving Appliances Manufacturers and Certifying Authorities
2. The coming into force of the 1996 amendments to SOLAS 1974 Chapter III Regulation 20, requires from the 1st July 1998 (amongst other things), that at least once every 5 years lifeboats and rescue boats shall be turned out and lowered with weights to simulate their full safe working load.

3. The following extracted details as they apply to the revised Chapter III of SOLAS 74 from Resolution MSC.47 (66), outlines the requirements for the captioned tests. Periodic servicing of launching appliances and on load release gear 11.1 Launching appliances: .1 shall be serviced at recommended intervals in accordance with instructions for on-board maintenance as required by Regulation 36; shall be subjected to a thorough examination at intervals not exceeding 5 years; and shall upon completion of the examination in .2 be subjected to a dynamic test of the winch brake in accordance with paragraph 6.1.2.5.2 of the LSA Code; i.e. the winch brakes of a launching appliance shall be of sufficient strength to withstand a dynamic test with a proof load of not less than 1.1 times the maximum working load at maximum lowering speed.

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.3

11.2

Lifeboat on-load release gear shall be: .1 serviced at recommended intervals in accordance with instructions for on board maintenance as required by regulation 36;

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subjected to a thorough examination and test during the surveys required by regulation I/7 and I/8 by properly trained personnel familiar with the system; and operationally tested under a load of 1.1 times the total mass of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons and equipment whenever the release gear is overhauled. Such overhauling and test shall be carried out at least once every five years in accordance with the requirements of IMO Resolution A. 689(17).

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4. Further advice and details may be obtained from the Senior Surveyor/Cargo Ship Safety at Marine Department, Telephone: 2852 4510 or Facsimile: 2545 0556.

Marine Department Shipping Division 27 January 1999

Industry Circular No.

4
Amended 28th June 01

Government of the Isle of Man. Department of Trade and Industry Notice to Surveyors, Shipowners, Managers and Classification Societies

Lifeboat and rescue boat davit testing and testing of on-load release gear.

The 1996 amendments to SOLAS Ch. III, regulation 20, are included in the new Merchant Shipping (Lifesaving Appliances) Regulations 1999 for Isle of Man ships and require, amongst other things, that; launching appliances are subject to thorough examination at intervals not exceeding 5 years. launching appliances are tested dynamically to 110% operational weight at 5 yearly intervals on completion of the thorough examination. lifeboat on-load release gear is subjected to a thorough examination and test at each Cargo Safety Equipment survey or Passenger Ship certificate survey by properly trained personnel familiar with the system. lifeboat on-load release gear is tested at 110% operational load at intervals of at least 5 years. These requirements apply to all ships from 1 st July 1998. Instructions for the conduct of the 110% dynamic test can be found in IMO resolution A.689(17), 6.1.5. During any renewal or periodical survey for a Cargo Ship Safety Equipment certificate, or a Passenger Ship Safety certificate in an Isle of Man ship, the surveyor should check for records on board of the last examination and 110% davit and winch test. If the records show that an examination and test is due, or if no records are available, the surveyor should request an examination and test. If it is impractical

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to arrange testing at the port of survey, the ship may be issued with a conditional certificate, requiring tests within three months. The total load for conducting the 110% test is calculated from; (a) (b) (c) (d) the boat, plus its equipment, water, food, fuel and stores; plus a weight equivalent to the number of persons (at 75kg each) that the boat is certificated to carry; plus an additional weight equal to 10% of (a)+(b)+(c).

The test can be done by loading the boat itself in which case the test weights should be added to the boat from the point where persons would normally board, in the case of a boat lowered out of stowage to an embarkation deck then held in place by bowsing tackles, the weights should be added to the boat at this embarkation deck with the boat bowsed in and ready for boarding. When bowsing tackles are used they should be reversed for the test so that they may be released and paid out from the deck with the loaded boat unmanned. In the case of a boat boarded and launched from stowage, the test weight should be added with the boat at that position. Arrangements should be made to ensure the safety of persons loading the boat, in the event of a component failure. Weights should be spread out as evenly as possible in the boat to simulate the designed load condition and water bags, sandbags, or any suitable system of verifiable weight may be used. The Marine Administration, however, is of the opinion that loading the actual boat in this manner can cause long term problems, especially with GRP boats, which may affect the strength of the boat and which may not manifest themselves for some time even though the boat shows no signs of deformation or damage at the time of test. It is a matter for each owner to decide on proceeding with a test in this manner. If it is decided not to use the actual boat then it will be permissible to unship the boat and use a spreader beam with water bags or solid weights in lieu of the boat for the davit and winch dynamic test. The 1996 amendments to SOLAS CH. III also require five yearly testing of lifeboat on-load release systems plus overhauling of the equipment. This test

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can be carried out in conjunction with the 110% davit and winch test if the boat is used for this test , by stopping the loaded boat just at the water and boarding it from another craft to operate the release mechanism. It may also be done in a workshop or from a crane if the boat is unshipped for the davit and winch test, by loading the boat to 110% and operating the release mechanism in a situation where the drop of the boat will not hazard the operator or the boat. The best situation for this is with the boat suspended over water with its keel just touching the water at the time of operating the on-load release. Similar tests are required of liferaft davits and rescue boat davits and these can be done with a simulated weight. Whenever tests are carried out the attending surveyor should provide a suitable form of documentary evidence of satisfactory test to be retained on board and should submit a copy of such documents to the Marine Administration. No special appointment is required from the Marine Administration for Classification Society exclusive surveyors witnessing these tests. On satisfactory completion, the attending surveyor should, in addition to supplying documentary evidence, make and stamp a hand-written entry in the ships record of safety equipment (Isle of Man Form C8.) to the effect of the test being done and the dates. In due course a revised Form C8 will be introduced with entry boxes for this information. Owners and managers of ships with multiple lifeboat arrangements may wish to instigate a rolling programme of tests to spread the testing effort over a period of time. A further requirement of the 1996 amendments is a: thorough examination and test of lifeboat on-load release gear at each Cargo Ship Safety Equipment survey or Passenger Ship Safety Certificate survey by properly trained personnel familiar with the system. The test in this case is not a loaded test and may be conducted with the light boat. It is considered unlikely that external personnel who are properly trained and familiar with any particular ships system will be available in many of the ports where ships will present for survey. In such cases it will be acceptable for a suitably senior member of the ships staff who is provided with the manufacturers manuals, who has experience with the system, and who has been provided with instruction in the examination and use of the system and who has, Marine Administration Page 3 of 4 28/06/01 Circular No. 4

where possible, attended a manufacturers training programme, to undertake this examination and test. The test should be witnessed by the attending surveyor The test should be carried out with the boat lowered just to the water In some ports it may not be possible or permissible to carry out this test on one or both boats. In such cases the test may be postponed and carried out by ships staff within 3 months. When this approach is taken the ship will be required to provide confirmation to the Marine Administration in the form of a certificate signed by the Chief Engineer and the Master to confirm that the examination and test has been carried out with satisfactory results. On board load testing for commissioning of new davits

New davits should arrive at the ship, fully certificated to verify that the production tests listed below have been carried out at the manufacturers: a) Static load test of 2.2 x SWL with the davit in its fully outboard position. In this test the weight should be suspended from the davit head. b) Static load test of 1.5 x SWL to be held on the winch brakes Attending surveyors should satisfy themselves that these certificates are on board and have been issued or endorsed by the ships classification society or a Government authority to indicate that the tests have been carried out. Where no evidence exists these tests will be required on board. Once on board, in order to demonstrate that the attachments of the davits and winches to the ships structure are satisfactory, the following test is required: A dynamic load test at 110% maximum working load to be carried out with the davit in the outboard position. The weight is to be suspended from the release hook or fall wire. When the maximum lowering speed is reached, the brakes are to be abruptly applied. The maximum working load is to be calculated as described on page 2 of this circular. Following the test the attending surveyor should carry out an examination of the structure and attachments, including non-destructive testing where necessary, to satisfy himself that the connections to the ship remain efficient.

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Industry Circular No. 7

Government of the Isle of Man. Department of Trade and Industry Notice to Surveyors, Shipowners, Managers and Classification Societies Wire Rope Terminations for Falls used in Launching Lifeboats and other Survival Craft

There is no applicable marine legislation that specifies the appropriate way to form the primary load bearing terminations of wire ropes used for life boat falls, recovery strops or hanging off pennants. The Isle of Man Marine Administration recognises that there are a number of alternative methods used to form these terminations and that the suitability of each type of connection for the intended service is varied. This circular is intended to illustrate the different types and recommended uses for the different terminations that are acceptable to the Isle of Man Marine Administration. Acceptance by the Isle of Man Marine Administration of any of the terminations is conditional on them being designed, manufactured, installed and used in the correct manner. The different types of terminations, their acceptability for use on Isle of Man ships and some guidelines on the method of use are set out in this circular.

1. Permanent Terminations

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These are supplied already formed on the wire rope by the manufacturer or recognised firm. They are suitable for all LSA applications provided that they have been certified for the maximum safe working load to be encountered. Permanent terminations of these types must only be fitted or re fitted by a recognised company, experienced in their use.

SWAGED EYE SECURED

STANDARD THIMBLE FERRULE

SPELTER SOCKET

Maintenance When in service these particular terminations should be examined for broken strands or deformation of the wire where it emerges from the connection.

2. Reusable Terminations.

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There are two main ways of forming wire rope terminations with this method, cable grips or wedge and socket fittings. They have the advantage that they can be fitted by competent ships staff and can be re-used when the falls are turned or replaced. 2.1 Bull Dog / Cable Grips Bull dog grips are not the best practice for the forming of eyes in wire rope. The Isle of Man Marine Administration can accept this type of method for the formation of eyes at the termination of the lifeboat falls as in the case of the centre join for continuous falls (as in Fig 3) but not for any other purpose. They are to be fitted as shown below in Fig 1. As a general rule the grips should be placed at intervals of 6 x Wire Rope diameter. The minimum number of grips is to be three. After an initial load the grips should be re tightened.

Fig1. method of fitting bulldog clips

Maintenance The grips should be regularly inspected and tightened, so that any change in wire diameter when under load will not loosen the grips.

2.2 Wedge and Socket Type

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This type of fitting is also allowed by the Isle of Man Marine Administration for the formation of eyes at the termination for the lifeboat falls as shown in Fig 3. Their use is not recommended for cases where there is a possibility that the dead end of the termination can come into contact with an obstruction and loosen the wedge. When assembling the termination, the manufacturers instructions should be followed exactly. A general guide to their assembly is shown below in Fig 2

Fig 2 assembly of a typical wedge and socket type termination The dead end of the rope is to be not less than 15 x the rope diameter in length. The wedges and sockets are sized for a particular wire diameter and parts should never be mixed. Maintenance The sockets are to be periodically examined for tightness of the wedge and for cracks. The rope is to be examined for broken wires or deformation were it emerges from the socket. 3. Terminations of Lifeboat Falls

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Fig 3 Example of the type of termination for lifeboat falls preferred by Isle of Man Marine Administration .

3.1 Unacceptable Terminations

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Termination is by only two cable grips without a ferrule and the end of the wire rope is unsecured.

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The ends have been joined together directly. They should either be formed into eyes with ferrules secured by at least 3 cable grips and linked with shackles, or wedge and socket terninations are to be used.

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Industry Circular No. 6

Government of the Isle of Man. Department of Trade and Industry Notice to Surveyors, Shipowners, Managers and Classification Societies Periodic inspection, testing and maintenance of compressed gas cylinders, fire extinguishers and fixed fire-fighting systems.

Clarification is often sought as to the requirements for periodic servicing and testing of fire extinguishers, compressed gas cylinders and components of fixed fire-extinguishing systems on board Isle of Man registered vessels. As the regulations within the SOLAS Convention leave the definition of the period and extent of inspection and testing for this equipment to the Administration, this circular aims to inform the industry of the current Isle of Man requirements. For ease of reference, a table of service and test periods has been set out in appendix 1 to this notice.

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Fire Extinguishers Fire extinguishers includes portable and semi-portable units of all types.

Inspection all extinguishers should be examined annually by a competent person. the competent person may be either a member of the ships crew who is trained and assigned to carry out this work or an accredited service agent. each extinguisher should be marked clearly to indicate the date upon which it has been examined. Marine Administration 31/01/01 Page. 1 of 7

Testing the hydraulic test period for all types of fire extinguishers and propellant bottles is 5 years. hydraulic testing must be carried out by an accredited service agent or test facility. following the hydraulic testing, a thorough inspection and internal examination must be carried out prior to recharging. the test pressure and test date must be marked clearly on each extinguisher. Note: hard-stamping is only acceptable for CO2 extinguishers and propellant bottles. test certificates or test records must be provided and retained on board for inspection.

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Cylinders for SCBA , Medical Oxygen and Compressed Air Cylinders for survival craft air systems. SCBA cylinders includes compressed air cylinders for all breathing apparatus, escape sets and rescue equipment.

Inspection all cylinders should be externally examined annually by a competent person. the competent person may be either a member of the ships crew who is trained and assigned to carry out this work or an accredited service agent. Testing the maximum interval between hydraulic tests for solid drawn steel cylinders is 5 years. Composite cylinders may require more frequent testing - stipulated by manufacturers instructions. hydraulic testing must be carried out by an accredited service agent or test facility. following the hydraulic test, a thorough inspection and internal examination must be carried out prior to recharging. the test pressure and test date must be stamped clearly on each steel cylinder. Composite cylinders will require a permanent marking or tag. test certificates must be provided and retained on board for inspection.

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3.

Cylinders for high-pressure fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems (Note: for bulk CO2 systems refer to Industry Notice No. 2)

Inspection Annually the cylinders should be subject to a contents or level check by a competent person. The competent person may be either a member of the ships crew who is trained and assigned to carry out the task or an accredited service agent. At least once every 2 years the cylinders should be subject to an inspection by an accredited service agent1, this inspection should be conducted in conjunction with the service for the entire system and will include: visual inspection of each cylinder, fittings and securing arrangements. accurate determination of the contents and comparison with original readings e.g. liquid level gauging, test weighing etc. Any cylinders showing signs of mechanical damage, excessive corrosion, or loss of contents exceeding 10% of installed quantity for CO2 or 5% for Halon should be withdrawn from service and sent ashore for full periodic service and inspection. If more than 10 years have elapsed since initial pressure test at manufacture, they will require to be hydraulically tested before refilling. Testing The hydraulic pressure test period for these high-pressure cylinders is as follows: first pressure test within 20 years of initial pressure test at manufacture, provided annual tests have been carried out with satisfactory results. subsequent pressure tests every 5 years thereafter. Note: Testing for High-Pressure Halogenated Hydrocarbon (Halon) systems The Isle of Man Marine Administration strongly advises owners to consider replacing their existing Halon systems before the hydrostatic test of the cylinders is due. However, where problems arise the following may be considered for which special application must be made on a ship-by-ship basis: Due to the environmental implications of emptying, testing and recharging of these cylinders and the reduced risk of internal corrosion due to the absorption of moisture by the Nitrogen pressurisation gas,
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the Isle of Man will accept postponement of pressure testing providing the external condition of the cylinders remains acceptable. In order to extend the cylinder test period beyond 20 years, the Isle of Man require a thorough examination of all cylinders be carried out by an accredited service agent. Where each cylinder is found to be in a satisfactory condition with no significant signs of pitting, corrosion, fretting or cracking, this Administration will permit the hydraulic test of all the cylinders to be postponed for a further 5 years, i.e. 25 years from initial test date for which a letter will be issued to the vessel upon receipt of the inspection report.

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Cylinders containing refrigerant gases and gases for burning equipment These cylinders are not normally considered to be part of the ships safety equipment. They are generally supplied full and exchanged or returned when empty. Ships staff should, prior to accepting the cylinder on board, check the date stamp on the cylinders and ensure that no more than 5 years have elapsed since the last hydraulic pressure test. For cylinders remaining on board, arrangements should be made for an exchange cylinder from ashore if more than 5 years have elapsed since the last hydrostatic test.

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Foam Systems To include all foam types: FP; AFFF; FFFP; ARFFF In addition to the regular shipboard inspections and where practicable the system should be tested to produce foam as often as possible in a drill scenario. Used concentrate should be replenished as required.

Foam sampling An analysis of foam samples for fixed and portable systems must be undertaken after 2 Years from date of manufacture and annually thereafter. samples should be: as representative as practical, e.g. taken from top, middle and bottom of tanks where arrangement permits. analysed by an independent or manufacturers laboratory and the results of analyses must be kept on board and readily available for inspection.

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Fixed Dry Powder Systems Annually, the system should be inspected and the dry powder charge should be agitated with Nitrogen, using bubbling connections where provided. Note: due to the powders affinity for moisture, any Nitrogen gas introduced for agitation must be moisture free. In addition to the regular shipboard inspections, the systems should be inspected at least once every two years by an accredited service1 agent. This inspection should include: blow-through with air to ensure associated pipes and nozzles are clear. operation test of local and remote controls and section valves. contents verification of propellant gas cylinders containing Nitrogen (including remote operating stations).

Note: the replenishment and test regime for these high-pressure Nitrogen cylinders is identical to that for CO2 cylinders for fixed-gas fire extinguishing systems.

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Sprinkler and Fixed Pressure Water Spray Systems No specific inspection or test regime exists for these systems outside of normal shipboard testing and statutory survey requirements. In the case of sprinkler systems protecting passenger accommodation, our surveyors will inspect and test the system as necessary during Passenger Ship Safety Certificate Renewal surveys.

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Hydraulic Pressure Testing The test pressure applied for all cylinders and extinguishers should be 1.5 x maximum working pressure, which should be held for at least one minute. The test pressure should be clearly stamped on each compressed gas cylinder and clearly marked on each extinguisher. Where cylinders are sent ashore for re-charging, the pressure test requirements for the Local Authority may override, but should not be less stringent, than the above requirements.

On board inspection or test required by an accredited service agent, with the exception of pressure testing, may be carried out by a senior member of the ships staff who has been fully trained to carry out this work. In all cases, calibrated equipment must be used and all procedures and documentation must be in accordance with shipboard safety management systems.

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Rejection Extinguishers or cylinders failing any inspection or test shall be rendered unserviceable and disposed of accordingly. An entry in the records must be made to show when any extinguisher or cylinder has been rejected.

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Records Records of inspection, maintenance and testing of all extinguishers and cylinders must be maintained and readily available on board for inspection. These records should clearly identify each individual extinguisher or cylinder and its inspection status.

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Appendix 1 System or Appliance Shipboard Inspection Periodic Inspection and Service Annually by a competent person (see Note 1) Hydraulic Pressure Test 5 Years (includes propellant gas bottles) Steel - 5 years Composites see manufacturer 5 years Marking and Documentation Pressure Test date to be clearly marked (see Note 2). Inspection and PT certificates on board Pressure Test date to be hard-stamped on cylinder. PT certificates on board Pressure Test date to be hard-stamped on cylinder .PT certificates on board Pressure Test date to be hard-stamped on cylinder. Inspection and PT certificates on board Pressure Test date to be hard-stamped on cylinder. Inspection and PT certificates on board Pressure test date to be hard-stamped on cylinder. Foam sample certificates on board.

Fire Extinguishers (all types)

In accordance with SMS procedures and manufacturers instructions In accordance with SMS procedures and manufacturers instructions In accordance with SMS procedures and manufacturers instructions. Annual level check and function checks In accordance with SMS procedures Annual level check and function checks In accordance with SMS procedures

SCBA and Medical O2 cylinders Air Cylinders for Survival Craft (TEMPSC) CO2 High Pressure Cylinders - Fixed Installations

Annually by a competent person. (see Note 1) Annually by a competent person (see Note 1) Every 2 years by an accredited service agent (see Note 3) Every 2 years by an accredited service agent (see Note 3)

Within 20 years and every 5 years thereafter External examination at 20 years to extend to 25 years (see note 4) 5 years (see note 5)

Halon High Pressure Cylinders - Fixed Installations

Cylinders for Refrigerant Gas and Burning Equipment Foam Systems (fixed and portable)

Periodically check condition In accordance with SMS procedures and manufacturers instructions Powder charge agitated annually (N2 blow-through) & system inspected

Foam sample after 2 years then annually thereafter. (see Note 6) Sample of dry powder and test for moisture absorption every 2 years (see Note 6)

Dry Powder systems

N2 Propellant cylinders -20 years then 5 years thereafter

Last sample date marked clearly. Powder sample certificates on board

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The competent person may be a member of the ships crew who is trained and assigned to this task or an accredited service agent. Pressure test dates must be clearly marked. Hard-stamping is only permitted on CO2 extinguisher cylinders and propellant bottles. On board inspection or test required by an accredited service agent, with the exception of pressure testing, may be carried out by a senior member of the ships staff who has been fully trained to carry out this work. In all cases, calibrated equipment must be used and all procedures and documentation must be in accordance with shipboard safety management systems. This relaxation from the 20 years test period is permitted on a ship by ship basis for which application must be made to the Administration. Any extension is granted subject to thorough examination (including NDT) by an accredited service agent , the details of which will be provided upon application.

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These cylinders are generally supplied full and exchanged when empty and as such are not considered as part of the ships safety equipment. Ships staff should , prior to acceptance, ensure no more than 5 years have elapsed since the last pressure test. Cylinders remaining on board should be exchanged ashore if more than 10 years have elapsed since last Pressure Test. Sample a nalyses must be carried out by an accredited service agent ashore.

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REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA BUREAU OF MARITIME AFFAIRS


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Marine Notice FIR-001 Rev. 11/02

ALL SHIPOWNERS, OPERATORS, MASTERS AND OFFICERS OF MERCHANT SHIPS, AND AUTHORIZED CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES Maintenance and Inspection of Fire-Protection Systems and Appliances. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Maritime Regulation 2.36 SOLAS Chapter II-2 MSC Circular 849 adopted 8 June 1998 MSC Circular 850 adopted 8 June 1998 International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code).

SUBJECT: References:

Supersedes: Marine Notice FIR-001 dated 6/01 PURPOSE: This Notice provides Administration guidelines for the proper maintenance and inspection of fire protection systems, appliances, and emergency equipment. General guidelines applicable to all fire protection systems and appliances, and specific guidelines applicable to testing and examination of fixed and portable fire extinguishers, foam systems, and selfcontained breathing apparatus are provided. It should be noted that the general guidelines contained in this Notice are not an all inclusive list of maintenance or inspection items for fire protection systems, fire fighting appliances, and emergency equipment. The specific guidelines contained in this Notice address areas where the Administration feels there is need for additional guidance or clarification. Vessel owners should be familiar with and follow the equipment manufacturers recommendations, as well as class society requirements and applicable requirements of SOLAS, except where these recommendations or requirements are superseded by this Notice. APPLICABILITY: This Notice applies to all ships, MODUs and mobile offshore units (MOUs). GUIDELINES: 1.0 1.1 General Guidelines for the Maintenance and Inspection of Fire-Protection Systems and Appliances. Operational Readiness.

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Inquiries concerning the subject of this Notice should be directed to the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Republic of Liberia, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry, LLC, 8619 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182, USA 11/02

All fire protection systems and appliances should at all times be in good order and available for immediate use while the ship is in service. If a fire protection system is under repair, then suitable arrangements acceptable to the vessel classification society and this Administration should be made to ensure safety is not diminished. Prior to sailing or in the case of MODUs and MOUs engaging in operations with a fire protection system under repairs, a dispensation must be obtained from the Administration. 1.2 Maintenance and Testing. Instructions for on-board maintenance, not necessarily by the ships crew, and testing of active and passive fire protection systems and appliances should be easily understood, illustrated wherever possible, and, as appropriate, should include the following for each system or appliance: .1 .2 .3 .4 1.3 maintenance and repair instructions; schedule of periodic maintenance; list of replaceable parts; and log for records of inspections and maintenance, listing identified non-conformities and their targeted completion dates.

Weekly Testing and Inspections. Weekly inspections should be carried out to ensure that: .1 .2 all public address systems and general alarm systems are functioning properly; and breathing apparatus cylinders do not present leakages.

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Monthly Examinations and Inspections. Ships officers are responsible for performing monthly examinations of firefighting system equipment and recording the examinations in the ship's official logbook. Monthly inspections should be carried out to ensure that: .1 .2 .3 .4 .5 .6 all firemans outfits, fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, hose and nozzles are in place, properly arranged, and are in proper condition; all fixed fire-fighting system stop valves are in the proper open or closed position, dry pipe sprinkler systems have appropriate pressures as indicated by gauges; sprinkler system pressure tanks have correct levels of water as indicated by glass gauges; all sprinkler system pumps automatically operate on reduction of pressure in the systems; all fire pumps are operated; and all fixed fire-extinguishing installations using extinguishing gas are free from leakage.

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Quarterly Examinations and Inspections. Ships officers are responsible for performing quarterly tests and examinations of the following firefighting system equipment and recording the test and examinations in the ship's official logbook. Quarterly inspections should be carried out to ensure that:

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all automatic alarms for the sprinkler systems are tested using the test valves for each section; the international shore connection is in proper condition; lockers providing storage for fire-fighting equipment contain proper inventory and equipment is in proper condition; all fire doors and fire dampers are tested for local operation; and all CO2 bottle connections for cable operating system clips should be checked for tightness on fixed fire-extinguishing installations.

Annual Testing and Inspections. As part of the annual statutory survey for Safety Equipment Certification, the following inspections and tests should be carried out to ensure that: .1 .2 .3 .4 .5 .6 .7 .8 .9 .10 .11 .12 .13 all fire extinguishers are checked for proper location, charging pressure, and condition; fire detection systems are tested for proper operation, as appropriate; all fire doors and dampers are tested for remote operation; all foam-water and water-spray fixed fire-fighting systems are tested for operation; all accessible components of fixed fire-fighting systems are visually inspected for proper condition; all fire pumps, including sprinkler system pumps, are flow tested for proper pressures and flows; all hydrants are tested for operation; all antifreeze systems are tested for proper solutions; sprinkler system connections from the ships fire main are tested for operation; all fire hoses are hydrostatically tested; breathing apparatus air recharging systems checked for air quality; control valves of fixed fire-fighting systems should be inspected; and air should be blown through the piping of extinguishing gas systems.

The verification of the examinations and tests described Section 1.2 thru 1.6 above are an integral part of the annual statutory surveys for the SOLAS Safety Equipment Certificate. The inspection and/or verification of the applicable items in Section 1.2 thru 1.7 shall be to the satisfaction of the attending classification society surveyor. 1.7 Five-year Service. At least once every five years, the following inspection and test should be carried out: 2.0 2.1 control valves of fixed fire-fighting systems should be internally inspected.

Fixed CO2 and Halon Systems. Verification of Cylinder Contents. Every two years the contents of the cylinders are verified by weight or isotropic measurement as part of the survey for issuance of the SOLAS Safety Equipment

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Certificate. Weigh scales may be used to verify cylinder contents and recharging is required if the loss in charge is 10 percent or more. Generally the weigh scales are included as part of the CO2 system equipment in order to satisfy SOLAS, Chapter II-2, Regulation 5.1.11. 2.2 Hydrostatic Testing. All fixed CO2 and Halon cylinders must be hydrostatically tested as follows: .1 .2 .3 after each 20 years of service, prior to recharging a discharged cylinder, or when visual inspection reveals a potential defect.

Hydrostatic test dates must be stamped on the cylinders. Hydrostatic testing must be performed by an authorized servicing facility which has been certified by a government agency or recognized classification society, and by extinguisher manufacturer to perform this type of work. The facility must be acceptable to the attending classification society surveyor. The same facility should recharge the cylinders after testing to demonstrate serviceability. 3.0 3.1 Portable Fire Extinguishers. Annual Survey. The examination of the fire extinguishers is an integral part of the annual statutory surveys for the SOLAS Safety Equipment Certification. The fire extinguishers should be examined and, if necessary, serviced annually. The annual servicing/examination of the portable fire extinguishers can be carried out by the crew, if the crew is properly trained and such servicing is acceptable to the vessels classification society, or by an authorized service facility. The classification society surveyor must be satisfied with the condition of the extinguishers. 3.2 Servicing of Fire Extinguishers by the Crew of a Vessel. A vessel crew may service powder, foam, or water type portable fire extinguishers subject to the following: .1 .2 .3 The equipment required to test, examine, and service the extinguishers is obtained and maintained in a calibrated and serviceable condition. The crew is properly trained in the testing and examination, and servicing of fire extinguishers and the extinguisher manufacturer's servicing instructions are followed. The testing and inspection is carried out to the satisfaction of the attending classification society surveyor, and if required by the surveyor, in the presence of the surveyor.

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Verification of Fire Extinguishers Contents. Every two years in conjunction with the issuance of the SOLAS Safety Equipment Certificate the contents of the cylinders must be verified. Weighing of the portable CO2 cylinders in the presence of the classification society surveyor is an acceptable method of

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verification. Other methods of determining contents of the cylinders, such as isotropic measurement, may also be accepted provided the equipment is properly calibrated, the operator of the device is trained and qualified in its use, and the classification society surveyor is satisfied with the measurements. If an alternative method is use, spot checks of cylinder contents by weighing may be required to verify the accuracy and consistency of the measurement device. 3.4. Spare Charges, Additional Fire Extinguishers, and Refilling of Extinguishers. .1 For fire extinguishers of the same type, capable of being recharged on board, the spare charges should be provided as follows: 100% for the first 10 extinguishers and 50% for the remaining extinguishers but not more than 60 (fractions to be rounded off to next whole number). For extinguishers which cannot be recharged by the crew, additional portable fire extinguishers of the same quantity, type, capacity and number as determined in paragraph a above should be provided in lieu of spare charges. Instructions for recharging the extinguishers should be carried on board. Periodic refilling of the cylinders should be in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Lacking same, refill is required when the extinguishing media starts to lose effectiveness. Partially emptied extinguishers should also be recharged. Only refills approved for the fire extinguisher in question may be used for recharging.

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Authorized Servicing Facilities. The classification society surveyor may also accept a servicing certificate from an authorized servicing facility acceptable to the society for the annual and biannual examination, servicing and verification of the portable fire extinguishers.

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Hydrostatic Testing of Portable Fire Extinguishers. Portable fire extinguishers shall be hydrostatically tested as follows: .1 .2 .3 Dry Powder Extinguishers every 10 years; CO2 Extinguishers every 10 years; Other Extinguishers every 10 years.

A hydrostatic test may also be required by the classification society surveyor or Liberian Nautical Inspector if visual examination indicates a potential defect in the cylinder. The hydrostatic test date must be permanently marked on the bottles. 3.7 Hydrostatic Testing Facilities. Hydrostatic testing must be performed by a servicing facility which has been certified by a government agency or classification society, and by the extinguisher manufacturer to perform this type of work. The facility must be acceptable to the attending classification society surveyor. This same facility should recharge the cylinder after testing to demonstrate serviceability.

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Fixed Foam System. Foam Analysis. The first periodical test and analysis of foam concentrates stored on board should be performed after a period of three (3) years and, after that every year. The class society surveyor may require it at other times if there is cause to question the suitability of the foam or condition of the storage tank. A record of the age of the foam concentrates and of subsequent tests should be kept on board.

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Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Annual Examination. All SCBAs shall be examined at least annually as part of the annual statutory survey for the Safety Equipment Certificate (SEC) or MODU Code certificate. If applicable, the breathing apparatus air recharging systems should be checked for air quality as part of the annual statutory survey for the SEC or MODU Code certificate.

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Hydrostatic Testing of Self-contained Breathing Apparatus Cylinders. Hydrostatic testing of SCBA cylinders shall be carried out once every five years. The hydrostatic test date must be permanently marked on the bottles. Intervals for hydrostatically testing cylinders of the ultra lightweight type may vary and will depend upon the requirements of the cylinder manufacturer and the vessels classification society. Servicing of the cylinders must be performed to the satisfaction of the classification society surveyor.

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Spare Charges and Recharging of Breathing Apparatus Air Cylinders. .1 .2 Two spare charges suitable for use with the breathing apparatus should be provided for each required apparatus. If passenger ships carrying not more than 36 passengers and cargo ships are equipped with suitably located means for fully recharging the air cylinders free from contamination, only one spare charge is required for each required apparatus.

6.0 Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) 6.1 Maintenance and Care .1 The EEBD should be examined and maintained in accordance with the manufacturers instructions. .2 The ships periodic safety appliance and equipment inspection and testing procedures should be modified to incorporate the inspection of EEBDs. .3 Maintenance requirements, manufacturers trademark and serial number, shelf life with accompanying manufacture date and name of approving authority should be printed on each EEBD. FIR-001 6 of 7
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.4 EEBDs, which have exceeded their service life as indicated by the manufacturer, should be discarded. Any unusable or damaged EEBDs should be promptly disposed of in accordance with manufacturers instructions. .5 Liberia does not require periodic hydrostatic testing for EEBD cylinders. 6.2. Spare EEBDs .1 Ships with ten or less EEBDs on board shall carry at least one spare devices. Ships with 11 to 20 EEBDs on board shall carry at least two spare devices. Ships with more than 20 EEBDs on board shall carry spares equal to at least 10% of the total EEBDs but no more than 4 spares will be required.

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NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION REQUIREMENTS MALAYSIA


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Permanently Installed Fire Fighting Systems Fixed gas fire extinguishing systems The quantity of medium in containers must be inspected every 12 mo nths by authorized service agent or trained ships officers in charge of the equipments. Periodic hydrostatic testing of high-pressure containers must be carried out for not less than 10% of the containers during each 10 years period or 100% of the contain ers after reach 20 years from date of manufacture.

Fixed Foam Extinguishing Systems Foam sample analysis shall be carried out after a period of 3 years of date manufacture and thereafter every year at an authorized service agent or manufacture's laborat ory. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, occasional foam sample analysis may be requested at the discretion of the attending surveyor during the safety equipment survey.

Portable Fire Extinguishing All portable fire extinguishers shall be tested hydrostatically as follows: a) dry powder extinguishers b) CO2 extinguishers c) other extinguishers every 10 years from date of manufacture every 10 years from date of manufacture

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and when visual inspection by a surveyor or trained ship's officer reveals a defect. Water and foam extinguishers must be refilled every 12 months by authorized services agent or deck or engine officer in charge of the equipments. Others extinguishers shall be inspected and recharged by authorized service agent every 2 years. Annual inspection by authorized service agent or deck or engine officer in charge of the equipments.

REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS OFFICE OF THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR


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ALL SHIPOWNERS, OPERATORS, MASTERS AND OFFICERS OF MERCHANT SHIPS, AND AUTHORIZED CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES Maintenance and Inspection of Fire-Protection Systems and Appliances. (a) Maritime Regulation 2.11. (b) SOLAS Chapter II-2. (c) International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code). (d) MSC Circular 849 adopted 8 June 1998. (e) MSC Circular 850 adopted 8 June 1998.

SUBJECT: Reference:

PURPOSE: This Notice provides Administration guidelines for the proper maintenance and inspection of fire protection systems, appliances, and emergency equipment. General guidelines applicable to all fire protection systems and appliances, and specific guidelines applicable to testing and examination of fixed and portable fire extinguishers, foam systems, and self-contained breathing apparatus are provided. It should be noted that the general guidelines contained in this Notice are not an all inclusive list of maintenance or inspection items for fire protection systems fire fighting appliances, and emergency equipment. The specific guidelines contained in this Notice address areas where the Administration feels there is need for additional guidance or clarification. Vessel owners should be familiar with and follow the equipment manufacturers recommendations, as well as Classification Society requirements and applicable requirements of SOLAS, except where these recommendations or requirements are superseded by this Notice. APPLICABILITY: This Notice applies to all ships, MODUs and mobile offshore units (MOUs). GUIDELINES 1.0 General Guidelines for the Maintenance and Inspection of Fire-Protection Systems and Appliances. Operational readiness. All fire protection systems and appliances should at all times be in good order and available for immediate use while the vessel is in service. If a fire protection system is under repair, then suitable arrangements acceptable to the vessel Classification Society and this Administration should be 1 of 8
Inquiries concerning the subject of this Notice should be directed to the Office of the Maritime Administrator, Republic of the Marshall Islands, c/o Marshall Islands Maritime and Corporate Administrators, Inc., 11495 Commerce Park Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1507 USA.
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made to ensure safety is not diminished. Prior to sailing or in the case of MODUs and MOUs engaging in operations with a fire protection system under repairs, a dispensation must be obtained from the Administration. 1.2 Maintenance and testing. Instructions for on-board maintenance, not necessarily by the ships crew, and testing of active and passive fire protection systems and appliances should be easily understood, illustrated wherever possible, and, as appropriate, should include the following for each system or appliance: .1 .2 .3 .4 maintenance and repair instructions; schedule of periodic maintenance; list of replaceable parts; and log for records of inspections and maintenance, listing identified non-conformities and their targeted completion dates.

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Weekly testing and inspections. Weekly inspections should be carried out to ensure that: .1 .2 all public address systems and general alarm systems are functioning properly; and breathing apparatus cylinders do not present leakages.

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Monthly examinations and inspections. Ships officers are responsible for performing monthly examinations of firefighting system equipment and recording the examinations in the ship's official log book. Monthly inspections should be carried out to ensure that: .1 all firemans outfits, fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, hoses and nozzles are in place, properly arranged, and are in proper condition; all fixed fire-fighting system stop valves are in the proper open or closed position, dry pipe sprinkler systems have appropriate pressures as indicated by gauges; sprinkler system pressure tanks have correct levels of water as indicated by glass gauges; all sprinkler system pumps automatically operate on reduction of pressure in the systems;

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all fire pumps are operated; and all fixed fire-extinguishing installations using extinguishing gas are free from leakage.

Quarterly examinations and inspections. Ships officers are responsible for performing quarterly tests and examinations of the following firefighting system equipment and recording the test and examinations in the ship's official log book. Quarterly inspections should be carried out to ensure that: .1 all automatic alarms for the sprinkler s ystems are tested using the test valves for each section; the international shore connection is in proper condition; fire stations and lockers providing storage for fire-fighting equipment contain proper inventory and that missing or unserviceable equipment is replaced*; all fire doors and fire dampers are tested for local operation; and all CO2 bottle connections for cable operating system clips should be checked for tightness on fixed fire-extinguishing installations.

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Annual testing and inspections. As part of the annual statutory survey for Safety Equipment Certification, the following inspections and tests should be carried out to ensure that: .1 .2 .3 .4 .5 all fire extinguishers are checked for proper location, charging pressure, and condition; fire detection systems are tested for proper operation, as appropriate; all fire doors and dampers are tested for remote operation; all foam-water and water-spray fixed fire-fighting systems are tested for operation; all accessible components of fixed fire-fighting systems are visually inspected for proper condition;

* The minimum fire hose length is 10 meters. The length should not exceed 15 meters in machinery spaces and 20 meters in other compartments and on open decks (except that hoses of 25 meters in length may be used on open decks when the breadth of the ship is greater than 30 meters).

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all fire pumps, including sprinkler system pumps, are flow tested for proper pressures and flows; all hydrants are tested for operation; all antifreeze systems are tested for proper solutions; sprinkler system connections from the ships fire main are tested for operation; all fire hoses are hydrostatically tested; breathing apparatus air recharging systems checked for air quality; control valves of fixed fire-fighting systems should be inspected; and air should be blown through the piping of extinguishing gas systems.

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The verification of the examinations and tests described in Sections 1.2 thru 1.6 above are an integral part of the annual statutory surveys for the SOLAS Safety Equipment Certificate. The inspection and/or verification of the applicable items in Section 1.2 thru 1.7 shall be to the satisfaction of the attending Classification Society surveyor. 1.7 Five-year service. At least once every five years, the following inspections and tests should be carried out: 2.0 2.1 control valves of fixed fire-fighting systems should be internally inspected.

Fixed CO2 and Halon Systems. Verification of Cylinder Contents. Every two (2) years the contents of the cylinders are verified by weight or isotropic measurement as part of the survey for issuance of the SOLAS Safety Equipment Certificate. Weigh scales may be used to verify cylinder contents and recharging is required if the loss in charge is 10 percent or more. Generally the weigh scales are included as part of the CO 2 system equipment in order to satisfy FSS Code, Regulation 5.2.1.1.3.

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prior to recharging a discharged cylinder, or when visual inspection reveals a potential defect.

Hydrostatic test dates must be stamped on the cylinders. Hydrostatic testing must be performed by a authorized servicing facility which has been certified by a government agency, or Classification Society, and by extinguisher manufacturer to perform this type of work. The facility must be acceptable to the attending Classification Society surveyor. The same facility should recharge the cylinders after testing to demonstrate serviceability. 3.0 3.1 Portable Fire Extinguishers. Annual Survey. The examination of the fire extinguishers is an integral part of the annual statutory surveys for the SOLAS Safety Equipment Certification. The fire extinguishers should be examined and, if necessary, serviced annually. The annual servicing/examination of the portable fire extinguishers can be carried out by the crew, if the crew is properly trained and such servicing is acceptable to the vessels Classification Society, or by an authorized service facility. The Classification Society surveyor must be satisfied with the condition of the extinguishers. 3.2 Servicing of Fire Extinguishers by the Crew of a Vessel. A vessel crew may service powder, foam, or water type portable fire extinguishers subject to the following: .1 The equipment required to test, examine, and service the extinguishers is obtained and maintained in a calibrated and serviceable condition. The crew is properly trained in the testing and examination, and servicing of fire extinguishers and the extinguisher manufacturer's servicing instructions are followed. The testing and inspection is carried out to the satisfaction of the attending Classification Society surveyor, and if required by the surveyor, in the presence of the surveyor.

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its use, and the Classification Society surveyor is satisfied with the measurements. If an alternative method is used, spot checks of cylinder contents by weighing may be required to verify the accuracy and consistency of the measurement device. 3.4. Spare Charges, Additional Fire Extinguishers, and Refilling of Extinguishers. .1 For fire extinguishers of the same type, capable of being recharged on board, the spare charges should be provided as follows: 100% for the first 10 extinguishers and 50% for the remaining extinguishers but not more than 60 (fractions to be rounded off to next whole number). .2 For extinguishers which cannot be recharged by the crew, additional portable fire extinguishers of the same quantity, type, capacity and number as determined in paragraph a above should be provided in lieu of spare charges. Instructions for recharging the extinguishers should be carried on board. Periodic refilling of the cylinders should be in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Lacking same, refill is required when the extinguishing media starts to lose effectiveness. Partially emptied extinguishers should also be recharged. Only refills approved for the fire extinguisher in question may be used for recharging.

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Hydrostatic Testing of Portable Fire Extinguishers All portable extinguishers shall be hydrostatically tested every 10 years; however, a hydrostatic test may also be required by the Classification Society surveyor or Marshall Islands Nautical Inspector if visual examination indicates a potential defect in the cylinder. The hydrostatic test date must be permanently marked on the bottles.

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Hydrostatic Testing Facilities. Hydrostatic testing must be performed by a servicing facility which has been certified by a government agency or Classification Society, and by the extinguisher manufacturer to perform this type of work. The facility must be acceptable to the attending Classification Society surveyor. This same facility should recharge the cylinder after testing to demonstrate serviceability.

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Fixed Foam System. Foam Analysis. Foam analysis is a part of the survey for issuance of the SOLAS Safety Equipment Certificate and thus is performed every two years. The Classification Society surveyor may require it at other times if there is cause to question the suitability of the foam or condition of the storage tank.

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Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Annual Examination. All SCBAs shall be examined at least annually as part of the annual statutory survey for the Safety Equipment Certificate (SEC) or MODU Code certificate. If applicable, the breathing apparatus air recharging systems should be checked for air quality as part of the annual statutory survey for the SEC or MODU Code certificate.

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Hydrostatic Testing of Self-contained Breathing Apparatus Cylinders. Hydrostatic testing of SCBA cylinders shall be carried out once every five years. The hydrostatic test date must be permanently marked on the bottles. Intervals for hydrostatically testing cylinders of the ultra lightweight type may vary and will depend upon the requirements of the cylinder manufacturer and the vessels Classification Society. Servicing of the cylinders must be performed to the satisfaction of the Classification Society surveyor.

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Spare Charges and Recharging of Breathing Apparatus Air Cylinders. .1 Two spare charges suitable for use with the breathing apparatus should be provided for each required apparatus. If passenger ships carrying not more than 36 passengers and cargo ships are equipped with suitable located means for fully recharging the air cylinders free from contamination, only one spare charge is required for each required apparatus.

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Inasmuch as MSC/Circ.849 is referenced in SOLAS II-2/13.3.4 and 13.4.3, the Administration is treating the guidelines contained in the Circular as mandatory. For compliance with the l st sentence in Paragraph 4.6 of MSC/Circ.849, only those a control spaces and workshops that are remotely located from the machinery space escape routes need be considered. In achieving compliance with paragraph 4.6 of MSC/Circ.849, a minimum of two EEBDs should be located on each level of the machinery space. If a machinery space contains an enclosed primary escape trunk having a door at each level, only one EEBD need be located on each level*.

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Panama Maritime Authority


Directorate General of Merchant Marine International Representative Office, New York

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To: Subject: References: Owners/Operators of Panamanian flag ships Recognized Organizations Guidelines for the Maintenance and Inspection of Fire-Protection Systems and Appliances. Interpretation of Merchant Marine Circular 119 (item d). Merchant Marine Circular 39 & Resolution No. 614-33-ALCN MSC/Circ.850, MSC/Circ. 847, MSC/Circ.582, 670 & 798 SOLAS 74, 2000 amendments and Merchant Marine Circulars 70, 91, 96 & 119 IMO Assembly Resolution A. 602(15), A.719(17), MSC/Circ.600 and MSC.27(61)

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Purpose This Merchant Marine Circular establishes new guidelines for the proper maintenance, testing, inspection and service of fixed and portable fire protection systems, appliances and emergency equipment. It replaces Merchant Marine Circular 96 and the following titles (with their respective requirements) on Merchant Marine Circulars 70 and 91: SOLAS - Emergency Fire Pump, Testing of CO 2 Cylinders and Portable Fire Extinguishers.

.2 This Merchant Marine Circular interprets item d on the Merchant Marine Circular 119 2 Application .1 These Guidelines apply to all ships including Units under MODU Code or Technical Note MODU 1/83. 3 .1 Operational readiness All fire protection systems and appliances shall at all times be in good order and available for immediate use while the ship is in service. If a fire protection system is under repair, then suitable arrangements acceptable to the Recognized Organization that issued the pertinent safety certificate shall be made to ensure safety is not diminished. Under this circumstance, prior to sailing, the ship shall obtain a short-term certificate authorized by this office to the pertinent Recognized Organization. Unless expressly provided here otherwise, these authorizations for temporary non-compliance shall be issued for 60 days as per Merchant Marine Circular 39 and Resolution 614-33-ALCN or as per the Merchant Marine Circular or Resolution that regulates authorizations for temporary non-compliance at that time. Maintenance and testing .1 Instructions for on-board maintenance, not necessarily by the ship's crew, and testing of active and passive fire protection systems and appliances shall be easily understood, illustrated wherever possible, and, as appropriate, shall include the following for each system or appliance:

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maintenance and repair instructions; schedule of periodic maintenance; list of replaceable parts; and log for records of inspections and maintenance, listing identified non-conformities and their targeted completion dates.

Weekly testing and inspections .1 Weekly inspections shall be carried out to ensure that: a. b. all public address systems and general alarm systems are functioning properly; and breathing apparatus cylinders do not present leakages.

Monthly testing and inspections .1 Monthly inspections shall be carried out to ensure that: a. b. c. d. e. f. all fireman's outfits, fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, hose and nozzles are in place, properly arranged, and are in proper condition; all fixed fire-fighting system stop valves are in the proper open or closed position, dry pipe sprinkler systems have appropriate pressures as indicated by gauges; sprinkler system pressure tanks have correct levels of water as indicated by glass gauges; all sprinkler system pumps automatically operate on reduction of pressure in the systems; all fire pumps are operated; and all fixed fire -extinguishing installation using extinguishing gas are free from leakage.

Quarterly testing and inspections .1 Quarterly inspections shall be carried out to ensure that: a. b. c. d. e. all automatic alarms for the sprinkler systems are tested using the test valves for each section; the international shore connection is in proper condition according to the specifications of the FSS Code; lockers providing storage for fire-fighting equipment contain proper inventory and equipment is in proper condition; all fire doors and fire dampers are tested for local operation; and all CO2 bottle connections for cable operating system clips shall be checked for tightness on fixed fire-extinguishing installations.

Annual testing and inspections .1 Annual inspections shall be carried out to ensure that: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. all portable fire extinguishers are checked for proper location, charging pressure, and condition according to the ships fire plan; fire detection systems are tested for proper operation, as appropriate; all fire doors and dampers are tested for remote operation; all foam-water and water -spray fixed fire-fighting systems are tested for operation; all accessible components of fixed fire-fighting systems are visually inspected for proper condition; all fire pumps, including sprinkler system pumps, are flow tested for proper pressures and flows; all hydrants are tested for operation; all antifreeze systems are tested for proper solutions; sprinkler system connections from the ship's fire main are tested for operation; all fire hoses are hydrostatically tested; All Self-contained breathing apparatus (including SCBAs on lifeboats) should be checked for external condition and air recharging systems checked for air quality;

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.2 Every two years, portable fire extinguishers and SCBAs cylinders shall be checked by a service agent or facility certified by the manufacturer to perform this type of work and accepted by the Recognized [] Organization issuing the pertinent safety certificate . Every other year, these checks shall be carried out either by a service agent or facility (certified and accepted ) or by a deck or engine officer trained and assigned to this duty. .3 Halon installations of fireextinguishing systems on board ships, which keel was laid or at a similar stage of construction on or after October 1994, are prohibited. Moreover, full-scale tests of Halon fireextinguishing systems on board ships are prohibited since January 1992 in accordance with Resolution A.719(17)/2(b). However, an annual leakage test shall be carried out, MSC/Circ.600. The Chief Engineer can carry out this test if provided with the proper equipment and training. 9 Two year service .1 At least once every two years, the following inspections and tests shall be carried out: a. b. .2 CO2 Fixed System contents shall be verified at least every two years. Air shall be blown through the piping of extinguishing gas systems.

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.1 Periodical controls of foam concentrates stored on board .2 The first periodical control of fixed foam fire-extinguishing system and foam concentrates stored on board shall be performed after a period of 3 years (from the original installation date), after that, every year. A record of the age of the foam concentrates and of subsequent control should be kept on board readily available for inspection. Periodical controls or analysis will be performed by an independent or manufacturer s laboratory, which is accepted by the Recognized Organization issuing the pertinent safety certificate. Tests, controls or analysis of foam will be performed as per MSC/Circ.582, MSC/Circ. 670 and MSC/Circ.798. 11 Five-year service .1 Hydrostatic testing for all SCBA's cylinders (*) .2 Hydrostatic testing for all SCBA's cylinders shall be carried out by a servicing facility or agent certified by the manufacturer to perform this type of work and accepted by the Recognized Organization issuing the pertinent safety certificate. Test certificates must be provided and kept on board for inspections. Test date and pressure must be stamped or tagged on each cylinder. This test shall not be carried on board. Ten-year Service .1 At least once every ten years, the following inspections and tests should be carried out: a. b. Control valves of fixed fire-fighting systems shall be internally inspected. Hydrostatic Pressure Test of Portable Fire Extinguishers

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.2 Hydrostatic Testing for all Portable Fire Extinguishers and internal inspection of control valves of the fixed fire-fighting systems shall be carried out by a servicing facility or agent certified by the manufacturer to perform this type of work and accepted by the Recognized Organization issuing the pertinent safety certificate. .3 Portable Fire Extinguishers Test certificates must be provided and kept on board for inspections. Test date and pressure must be tagged on each bottle. This test shall not be carried on board.

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.1 All (100%) CO 2 cylinders from the fixed fire system shall be hydrostatically tested before 20 years from the date of manufacture and the pressure test shall then be completed every ten years thereafter. Any percentage of CO2 bottles can be hydrostatically tested at any interval of time but all (100%) shall be hydrostatically pressure tested no later than the datelines already established. .2 Hydrostatic testing for the fixed CO2 system shall be carried out by a servicing facility or agent which has been certified by the manufacturer to perform this type of work and accepted by the Recognized Organization issuing the pertinent safety certificate. Test certificates must be provided and kept on board for inspections. Test date and pressure must be stamped on each bottle. This test shall not be carried on board. .3 Ships (20 years or older) coming into our registry will be required to carry this test at the next scheduled dry-docking. However, no CO2 cylinder onboard our ships shall reach 20 years from the date of manufacture without being hydrostatically tested. The verification of the examinations and tests until here mentioned shall be to the satisfaction of the attending surveyor of the Recognized Organization that will endorse or issue the pertinent safety certificate. Fire Extinguishers Spare Charges .1 Spare charges shall be provided for 100% of the first 10 extinguishers and 50% of the remaining fire extinguishers capable of being recharged on board. Not more than 60 total spare charges are required. Instructions for recharging should be carried out on board. .2 For fire extinguishers which cannot be recharged onboard, additional portable fire extinguishers of the same quantity, type, capacity and number as determined in above paragraph shall be provided. 16 Fire Protection - Paint Lockers .1 Paint lockers shall be protected by: a. b. c. d. a carbon dioxide system, designed to give a minimum volume of free gas equal to 40% of the gross volume of the protected space; a dry powder system, designed for at least 0.5 kg powder/m 3; a water spraying or sprinkler system, designed for 5 l/m 2 min. Water spraying systems may be connected to the fire main of the ship; or The fitting of a portable fire extinguisher immediately outside the entrance to the paint locker. The number of portable extinguishers is to be adequate to the size of the paint locker as determined by the Recognized Organization.

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.2 In any case, the system shall be operable from outside the protected space 17 SOLAS - Emergency Fire Pump .1 This Administration accepts gasoline engine driven portable emergency fire pumps on board cargo ships less than 2000 GRT. Proper precautions must be observed in the storage and handling of gasoline with this equipment. 18 Minimum Number of EEBDs in Machinery Spaces.

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.1 In reference to the item d on the Merchant Marine Circular 119, the maximum number of persons (i.e. engineers and ratings) working during a normal day of operation shall be understood as the sum of ratings (from the engine department) and engineers on the ships Minimum Safe Manning Certificate. If this sum exceeds six persons, then six EEBDs will be the minimum number required in machinery spaces.
January 2003 (*) Revised April 2003 Inquiries concerning the subject of this Circular or any request should be directed to: Directorate General of Merchant Marine, New York Office International Representative Office 6 West 48th Street, 11 th floor New York, NY 10036 U.S.A. Phone: ++1 (212) 869 -6440 Fax: ++1 (212) 575-2285/2288 www.segumar.com

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Whenever is stated and accepted by the Recognized Organization issuing the pertinent safety certificate it must be pointed out that this Administration recognizes the tests performed by an agent, facility or laboratory certified by any of her Recognized Organizations. Therefore, having the agreement of the Recognized Organization that issues the pertinent safety certificate, it is possible to hire the services of an agent, facility or laboratory certified by a Recognized Organization that no necessarily will issue or endorse the pertinent safety certificate.

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Maintenance,Testing and Inspections oF Fire-Protection Systems And Fire-Fighting ... Seite 1 von 3 MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE MARINE CIRCULAR TO SHIPOWNERS NO. 4 OF 2003 Date: 19/3/03 Applicable to: Shipowners, shipmanagers, masters and officers of Singapore ships. This circular provides guidance for the maintenance and inspection of fire-protection systems and appliances. MAINTENANCE, TESTING AND INSPECTIONS OF FIRE-PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS AND APPLIANCES Regulation II-2/14.2.2 (Maintenance, testing and inspections) of the 2000 SOLAS Amendments requires maintenance, testing and inspections to be carried out based on MSC/Circ.850 (Guidelines for the Maintenance and Inspection of Fire-protection systems and appliances) dated 8 June 1998. 2 The maintenance plan should include, but not limited to, the following fire protection systems and fire-fighting systems and appliances, where installed: (a) fire mains, fire pumps and hydrants including hoses, nozzles and international shore connections; (b) fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems; (c) fixed fire-extinguishing systems and other fire extinguishing appliances; (d) automatic sprinkler, fire detection and fire alarm systems; (e) ventilation systems including fire and smoke dampers, fans and their controls; (f) emergency shut down of fuel supply; (g) fire doors including their controls; (h) general emergency alarm systems; (i) emergency escape breathing devices; (j) portable fire extinguishers including space charges; and (k) fire-fighters outfits. 3 In addition to the fire protection systems and appliances listed in paragraph 2, passenger ships are required to develop a maintenance plan for low-location lighting and public address systems. 4 In addition to the fire protection systems and appliances listed in paragraph 2, tankers are required to develop a maintenance plan for: (a) inert gas systems; (b) deck foam systems; (c) fire safety arrangements in cargo pump rooms; and (d) flammable gas detectors. 5 The following are supplementary to the guidelines in MSC/Circ.850: (a) Portable fire extinguishers (i) Portable fire extinguishers should be examined annually by a competent person; (ii) Each portable fire extinguisher should be provided with a sign indicating that it has been examined. (iii) Containers of permanently pressurized portable fire extinguishers and propellant bottles of nonpressurized portable fire extinguishers should be hydraulic pressure tested as follows: powder extinguishers every 10 years; file://F:\Data\Abt_BCS\02%20Allgemeine%20Vorgnge\2003-12-09%20Vermarktun... 2004-01-23

Maintenance,Testing and Inspections oF Fire-Protection Systems And Fire-Fighting ... Seite 2 von 3 CO2 extinguishers every 10 years; and Other extinguishers every 10 years. (iv) Containers of non-permanently pressurized portable fire extinguishers should be hydraulic pressure tested every 10 years. (b) Fixed CO2 fire extinguishing installation (i) CO2 bottles of fixed CO2 fire extinguishing installation should be hydraulic pressure tested 20 years after the date on which the bottles were put into use, and every 5 years thereafter. (ii) The quantity of the medium in the CO2 bottles should be checked once every 4 years. This may be carried out in batches of 25% of the CO2 bottles annually, or 50% of the CO2 bottles biennially or in accordance with the ships maintenance so long as every CO2 bottle is checked once every 4 years. (iii) All stop valves should be checked monthly to ensure that they are in their proper open or closed position. (iv) The installation should be checked monthly to ensure that there is no leakage. (v) All CO2 bottle connections for cable operating system clips should be checked for tightness every 3 months. (vi) All control valves should be inspected annually and internally inspected every 5 years. (vii) Air should be blown through the piping of the installation annually Low pressure fixed CO2 fire extinguishing installation (i) The tanks, together with fittings shall be inspected externally every 5 years. (ii) At the external inspection, insulation material of the tank at points most likely to suffer corosion/ deterioration and considered necessary shall be removed to facilitate the external inspection. (iii) Pipes and valves at transitional points between insulated and uninsulated areas (cold-conductors) as well as tank supports, flange sockets and valves shall be included in the 5-yearly external inspection. (iv) The external inspection shall also include maintenance inspection stipulated in the manufacturer's operation and maintenance manual. (v) At least once a year, a thorough external inspection of the tank supports, flange sockets and valves mentioned in (c) shall be carried out. (vi) In addition to the 5-yearly external inspection, an internal inspection of the tanks shall be carried out every 10 years. (vii) Hydrostatic testing of the pipes and tanks may be required at the discretion of the attending surveyor, in cases of corrosion/deterioration or the external or internal proved prudent to do so. (viii) In any case, hydrostatic testing of the pipes and tanks shall be carried out after repairs to the tanks or pipes in cases of cracks or holes. 6 A copy of MSC/Circ.850 can be found in our website under other notices at: (c)

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Maintenance,Testing and Inspections oF Fire-Protection Systems And Fire-Fighting ... Seite 3 von 3 www.mpa.gov.sg/homepage/other-notices.html 7 8 This circular supersedes Marine Circular No. 7 of 2000 dated 9 June 2000. Any queries relating to this circular should be directed to Mr. Tan Leong Beng at 6375 6207.

LEE SENG KONG DIRECTOR OF MARINE MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

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Guidelines For Periodic Servicing and Maintenance of Lifeboats, Launching Applia... MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE MARINE CIRCULAR TO SHIPOWNERS NO.14 OF 2003 Date: 24/7/03 Applicable to: Shipowners, shipmanagers, masters and officers of Singapore ships.

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GUIDELINES FOR PERIODIC SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE OF LIFEBOATS, LAUNCHING APPLIANCES AND ON-LOAD RELEASE GEAR Regulation III/20 (Operational readiness, maintenance and inspections) of SOLAS 74 requires instructions for on-board maintenance of life-saving appliances complying with the requirements of Regulation III/36 (Instructions for on-board maintenance) to be provided and maintenance to be carried out accordingly. 2 Section 10 (Maintenance of the Ship and Equipment) of the ISM Code requires a Company, as defined in Regulation IX/1.2 of SOLAS 74, to establish procedures to ensure that the ship is maintained in conformity with the provisions of the relevant rules and regulations. 3 For the purpose of the above requirements, the Guidelines for Periodic Servicing and Maintenance of Lifeboats, Launching Appliances and On-load Release Gear issued by IMO in MSC/Circ.1093 dated 17 June 2003 shall be complied with. 4 Companies should review the existing instructions for on-board maintenance of life-saving appliances and procedures relating thereto in the Safety Management System on board their ships to ensure that the guidelines are complied with. 5 A copy of MSC/Circ.1093 can be found in our website under other notices at: http://www.mpa.gov.sg/homepage/other-notices.html Any queries relating to this circular should be directed to Mr. Tan Leong Beng at 6375 6207.

LEE SENG KONG DIRECTOR OF MARINE MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

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MARINE GUIDANCE NOTE

MGN 274 (M+F)


Servicing of Inflatable Liferafts, Inflatable Boats, Rescue Boats, Fast Rescue Boats, Inflatable Lifejackets and Hydrostatic Release Units.
Notice to Owners, Operators and Masters of Merchant Ships, Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels, Code Vessels, Yachtsmen, Manufacturers and Service Station Personnel. This Note supersedes Marine Guidance Note MGN 182 (M+F)

Summary This note advises all owners, operators and seafarers of the need to have the above mentioned life-saving appliances regularly serviced at an approved service station. Key Points: All above mentioned life-saving appliances carried on UK ships, Code Vessels and fishing vessels are normally required to be serviced annually, although if compliance is impracticable servicing may be deferred for a period not exceeding 5 months. Listed in the Appendices to this note are the names and addresses of the manufacturers of the above mentioned life-saving appliances and their currently appointed service station located in the UK. Owners or Masters requiring details of overseas service stations or confirmation of continued acceptance of any listed service station are requested to make contact with the individual manufacturer. An exception to annual servicing of liferafts indicated above, is that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has introduced a scheme for extended servicing of open reversible liferafts (ORLs) fitted to Class III to VI(A) passenger vessels. These do not apply to ORLs fitted on high-speed craft or canopy liferafts fitted to the above classes of vessels. National Administrations are responsible for the approval of servicing stations within their jurisdiction. 1. Shipowners, masters, skippers and yachtsmen are reminded of the need to have inflatable liferafts, inflatable boats, rescue boats, fast rescue boats, inflatable lifejackets and hydrostatic release units, where applicable, which form part of their vessels life-saving appliances, regularly serviced service station. 2. at an approved

Under the provisions of the following Regulations, all inflatable liferafts, boats, rescue boats, fast rescue boats, inflatable lifejackets and hydrostatic release units

carried on United Kingdom ships and fishing vessels are required to be serviced at an approved service station: Regulation 11(7) of the Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Passenger Ships of Classes III to VI (A)) Regulations 1999. 6. Regulation 84 (7) of the Merchant shipping (Life Saving Appliances for Ships Other Than Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1999 as amended by M e rchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Ships Other Than Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) (Amendment) Regulations 2000. Rule 85(2) of the Fishing Vessel (Safety Provisions) Rules 1975. Regulation 5 of the Fishing Vessels (Life Saving Appliances) Regulations 1988. Sections 12.14 and 12.26.3 of the Survey of Fishing Vessels (Instructions for the Guidance of Surveyors). 3. Such liferafts, lifejackets, inflatable boats, rescue boats, fast rescue boats and h y d rostatic release units are normally required to be serviced annually and every effort should be made to ensure that it is carried out (however see paragraph11). When it is clearly impracticable to comply with this annual servicing requirement, the servicing may be deferred for a period not exceeding 5 months. In such cases masters or owners are requested to apply to the Maritime and Coastguard Agencys (MCA) Shipping Safety Branch, indicating their reason for seeking their deferment. It should also be noted that International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) Appendix A Part 2 canister rafts, which are acceptable on some vessels certified under the MCAs Codes of Practice for vessels under 24m (Code Vessels), must be serviced according to the manufacture rs instructions at a manufacturers approved service station. Inflatable lifejackets on Code Vessels should be serviced at a service station approved by the manufacturer within one month either side of the Compliance, 7.

Renewal and Intermediate examinations of the vessel. In the intervening years they a re to be examined annually to the manufacturers recommendation. Further information on inflatable liferaft and lifejacket servicing can be found in the Codes of Practice. Listed in Appendix 1 to this Note are names of the manufacturers of approved liferafts, (including hydrostatic re l e a s e units), lifejackets, inflatable boats, rescue boats and fast rescue boats and the names and addresses of their currently appointed service stations located in the United Kingdom. Owners or masters wishing to obtain details of the service stations located overseas or to have confirmation of the continued acceptance of any station in the United Kingdom should make dire c t contact with the individual manufacturer. M a n u f a c t u re must provide the MCA rs with details of any changes to the approved service stations. In recent years a number of cases involving extremely poor servicing of liferafts have been reported. On further investigation it was found that in many of these cases the servicing had been so inadequate that the raft would have been ineffective as a piece of life-saving equipment. As a consequence, it is recommended that prior to placing liferafts, lifejackets, hydrostatic release units, inflatable boats, rescue boats or fast rescue boats in a service station, owners or masters should obtain confirmation of the continued acceptance of the station direct from the individual manufacturer. Details of their agents are listed in Appendix 2. With re g a rd to inflatable liferafts the re q u i rements for onboard stowage together with hydrostatic release units are contained in Marine Guidance Note MGN 104 (M+F). The MCA has, since July 1993, conformed with the servicing re q u i rements given in IMO Resolution A.761(18) Recommendations On Conditions For The Approval Of Servicing Stations For Inflatable Liferafts- for it's approved service stations in the United Kingdom. For information an extract of this IMO Resolution is shown at Appendix 3, which indicates the frequency of the various tests now carried out.

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It should be noted that United Kingdom ships are required to carry Wheelmarked liferafts equipped to UK standards under the requirements of the Marine Equipment D i rective. At present, manufacturers of approved liferafts are required to have a service network of at least six in the UK. However, this may not be possible in certain cases where a vessel is carrying a liferaft which needs servicing, but is not manufactured by one of the companies with a UK service station network. The Owner, Master or Agent should, in these cases, contact the manufacturer of the liferafts carried in order to establish the location of their approved service stations. An exception to the annual servicing of liferafts indicated above, is that for open reversible liferafts (ORLs) fitted to Class III to VI(A) passenger vessels, the MCA has i n t roduced a scheme for extended servicing i.e. to omit the second year, fourth year sixth year and eighth year annual servicing interval. It should be noted that this extended servicing procedure will not apply to ORLs fitted to high-speed craft or to canopy "SOLAS" type liferafts fitted to the above Classes of vessels. A general exemption from the re q u i rements of Regulation 11(7) of the Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Passenger Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1999 has been issued and is shown in Appendix 4. The schedule to this general exemption, attached as Appendix 5, specifically indicates the particular servicing intervals and test methods applicable to ORLs fitted on the above passenger ships. A further exception to the annual servicing of inflatable liferafts has been accepted by MCA. This exception allows servicing intervals of up to 30 months for particular equipment when it is specially packed. Special packing systems have been designed and developed by the relevant manufacturers, and these ensure that the liferafts can (i) be operated using the normal control lines, and (ii) remain protected throughout the extended servicing interval within a hermetically sealed membrane which resists water vapour transmission. The arrangements fall within the provisions of SOLAS 1974 Chapter III, regulations 20.8.3 and 20.8.5, in respect of which MCA has notified IMO of

the arrangements accepted on United Kingdom ships. Extracts from these IMO notifications are attached at Appendices 6 and 7 which describe the equipment and the conditions attached to its use. It should be noted that these specially packed liferafts may only be serviced at suitably equipped, approved service stations, a list of which must be obtained from the liferaft manufacturer. 12. At every biennial servicing or servicing referred to in paragraph 11, of a davit launched inflatable liferaft, inflatable boat or inflatable rescue boat, a 10% overload static load test is to be carried out with the liferaft or boat suspended from its lifting hook or bridle in accordance with the manufacturers approved servicing instructions. With regard to hydrostatic release units (HRUs), at present there are types a p p roved by the MCA which have an operational life of two years without an intermediate service being required. In this case, when the operational life of these particular hydrostatic release units has e x p i re they are to be returned to an d, authorised service station where a function test is to be carried out. In recent years an increasing incidence of incorrectly installed HRUs has been noted by Surveyors carrying out Inspections, resulting in the float free arrangements for the liferaft being compromised. After servicing of the liferaft and HRUs, where applicable, the liferaft and HRUs when returned on board should be installed strictly in accordance with the approved manufacturer's instructions. Details of the correct installation of the HRU to the liferaft should be provided with each unit supplied. An approved service station is one that has been formally appointed by the m a n u f a c t u rer of an approved type of liferaft, boat or inflatable lifejacket and has been accepted by the Secretary of State. It has certificated personnel who have been trained to undertake servicing and repairs, and also to repack inflatable liferafts ready for operational use; it carries genuine spares and is kept fully informed of the c u r rent servicing pro c e d u res by the approved manufacturer.

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Internationally, through the provisions of SOLAS 1974, National Administrations a re responsible for the approval of servicing stations within their jurisdiction irrespective of whether or not that particular administration has approved the subject product. Shipowners and masters are further reminded that it is an offence to carry an inflatable liferaft, inflatable boat, rescue boat, fast rescue boat, inflatable lifejacket or hydrostatic release unit which is known to be defective, or which has not been serviced at the intervals prescribed by the Regulations. This MGN can be found on the MCA website at www.mcga.gov.uk. Although this MGN will be circulated as usual each year in hard copy, the service station and manufacturers address lists will be regularly updated on the website. In order to keep this updated, please notify us at the address below of any changes or additions. These will be amended on the website and included in the new MGN next year.

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Shipping Safety Branch Maritime and Coastguard Agency Spring Place 105 Commercial Road SO15 1EG Telephone: 023 8032 9522 Fax: 023 8032 9251 E-Mail: safetyequipment@mcga.gov.uk General Enquiries: 24 Hour Info Line infoline@mcga.gov.uk 0870 600 6505 MCA Website Address: Internet: http://www.mcga.gov.uk File Ref: MS 3/14/862 Published: January 2005 Crown Copyright 2005

Safer Lives, Safer Ships, Cleaner Seas


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APPENDIX 1

SERVICING OF LIFERAFTS, BOATS & LIFEJACKETS


SERVICING OF INFLATABLE LR /BOATS/M.E.S. R.I.B LIFEJACKETS OFFSHORE

Maritime Partner Craft

Mullion

Delta Rigid Inflatable Boats

DSB Rigid Inflatable Boats

Harding Watercraft Rigid Inflatable Boats

Mulder and Rijke Rigid Inflatable Boats

Zodiac/Bombard Inflatable Liferafts / Boats

Eurovinil / Callegari Inflatable Liferafts

Viking Inflatable Liferafts

Lifeguard Liferafts & Inflatable Boats

CSM Liferafts (Shanghai Star Rubber Company) Beaufort & Dunlop Inflatable Liferafts / Boats Vacuum Reflex Crewsaver Lifeguard Halmatic Challenger Beaufort Delta RFD Baltic RFD Inflatable Liferafts / MES Systems International Safety Group Remploy DSB (Autoflug, Seetex, VEB Textil & TVB) Inflatable Liferafts / Boats Avon Liferaft Systems Australia

Avon Inflatable Boats

RTK

UFAS Norway Norsafe

SERVICE STATION A B Marine Limited

ADDRESS Castle Walk, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands GY1 1AU

TEL / FAX 01481 722378 / 711080

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Aberdeen Inflatables Limited 0208 686 9717 / 680 9912 0208 591 2552 / 591 2552 0353 733 1440 / 733 1699 023 8045 7272 / 8045 4747 0151 652 9151 / 653 6639 01502 517545 01646 692394 / 692523 01502 516731 / 500659 01472 504300 / 504314 0151 650 5600 / 650 5619

164a Sinclair Road, Torry, Aberdeen AB11 9PS

01224 890922 / 890913

ADEC Marine Safety Survival Limited ADEC Marine Safety Survival Limited Atlantic Marine Supplies

4 Masons Avenue, Croydon, Surrey CR0 9XS Unit 46, Barking Industrial Park, Alfreds Way, Barking, Essex Donegal Road, Killeybegs, Co Donegal, Southern Ireland

Baltic Safety Products UK Ltd

Unit 4, Mitchell Point, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton SO31 4RF

Beaufort Air-Sea Equipment Limited

Beaufort Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside L41 1HQ

Boston Putford Ltd

28, Commercial Road, Lowestoft NR32 2JG

Cosalt International Limited

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Cosalt International Limited

Survival House, The Docks, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire SA73 3AF School Road Industrial Estate, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 9NB

Cosalt International Limited

Cosalt International Limited

Cosalt International Limited 01752 841752 / 841834

Liferaft Department, Wickem Road, Grimsby Fish Docks, North East Lincolnshire DN31 3SL Unit 5, Valiant Way, Lairdside Technology Park, Off New Chester Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 9HS Harbour Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5HA 01736 363094 / 351623

Cosalt International Limited

Units 1-3 Castle Buildings, Gilston Road, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6TW

X* = Facility to load test davit launched Liferaft X^ = Service Leisure Rafts Only Xm = Facility to Service Marine Evacuation System

SERVICING OF INFLATABLE LR /BOATS/M.E.S.

R.I.B

LIFEJACKETS

OFFSHORE

Maritime Partner Craft

Mullion

Delta Rigid Inflatable Boats

DSB Rigid Inflatable Boats

Harding Watercraft Rigid Inflatable Boats

Mulder and Rijke Rigid Inflatable Boats

Zodiac/Bombard Inflatable Liferafts / Boats

Eurovinil / Callegari Inflatable Liferafts

Viking Inflatable Liferafts

Lifeguard Liferafts & Inflatable Boats

CSM Liferafts (Shanghai Star Rubber Company) Beaufort & Dunlop Inflatable Liferafts / Boats Vacuum Reflex Crewsaver Lifeguard Halmatic Challenger Beaufort Norsafe Delta RFD Baltic RFD Inflatable Liferafts / MES Systems International Safety Group Remploy DSB (Autoflug, Seetex, VEB Textil & TVB) Inflatable Liferafts / Boats UFAS Norway Avon Liferaft Systems Australia

Avon Inflatable Boats

RTK

SERVICE STATION Cosalt International Limited

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Cosalt International Limited

TEL / FAX 0191 2576121 / 2961431 02380 632824 / 232330 01275 848488 / 848480 0131 554 8531 / 554 8061 01224 588327 / 575184 01548 842777

Cosalt International Limited

Cosalt Sea-Dog Life Saving Appliances (Scotland Ltd) Cosalt Sea-Dog Life Saving 18 Palmerston Road, Aberdeen, Appliances (Scotland Ltd) Scotland AB11 5QN Danby Maritime Safety Limited Lincombe Boatyard, Lincombe, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8NQ

ADDRESS 1 Liddell Street, North Shields, Tyne & Wear NE30 1HE Unit 2 Central Trading Estate, Marine Parade, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 5JP Mills House, Harbour Road Trading Estate, Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7BL 4 Albert Road, Edinburgh EH6 7DP

Denholm Fishselling Limited

Fineway Leisure 01766 513545 / 515080 01472 241270 01436 675999

121 Shore Street, Fraserborough, Aberdeenshire, Scotland AB43 5BR Riverside Road, Hoverton, Norwich, Norfolk NR12 8UD

01346 513211 / 517649 01603 782309 / 784838

Glaslyn Marine

The Harbour, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales LL49 9AY

Grimsby Inflatables Limited

Royal Court, Royal Dock, Grimsby DN31 3TN 17 George Street, Helensburgh G84 Helensburgh Car & Commercial Incorporating R & 7PR R Marine Services Henshaw Inflatables Limited Southgate Road, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9RZ Huttons International Ltd Marine & Export logistics, 633/653 Hedon Road, Hull, East Yorkshire HU9 5LQ Inflatable Boat Services Limited 89 North Parade, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2TG 01963 33237 / 34578 01482 324093 / 225347 01326 313800 / 313338 01590 688161 / 610253

International Rib Services Ltd

2 Solent Works, North Close, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BU

Jackson Yacht Services

London Berth Warehouse, Victoria pier, 01534 43819 / St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands JE2 45952 3WS

X* = Facility to load test davit launched Liferaft X^ = Service Leisure Rafts Only Xm = Facility to Service Marine Evacuation System

SERVICING OF INFLATABLE LR /BOATS/M.E.S.

R.I.B

LIFEJACKETS

OFFSHORE

Maritime Partner Craft

Mullion

Delta Rigid Inflatable Boats

DSB Rigid Inflatable Boats

Harding Watercraft Rigid Inflatable Boats

Mulder and Rijke Rigid Inflatable Boats

Zodiac/Bombard Inflatable Liferafts / Boats

Eurovinil / Callegari Inflatable Liferafts

Viking Inflatable Liferafts

Lifeguard Liferafts & Inflatable Boats

SERVICE STATION Kilkeel Trawler Supplies Sea Safety

ADDRESS The Harbour, Kilkeel, Co Down, Northern Ireland, BT34 4AX

TEL / FAX 02841 762655 / 764502

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CSM Liferafts (Shanghai Star Rubber Company) Beaufort & Dunlop Inflatable Liferafts / Boats Vacuum Reflex Crewsaver Lifeguard Halmatic Challenger Beaufort Norsafe Delta RFD Baltic RFD Inflatable Liferafts / MES Systems International Safety Group Remploy DSB (Autoflug, Seetex, VEB Textil & TVB) Inflatable Liferafts / Boats UFAS Norway Avon Liferaft Systems Australia

Avon Inflatable Boats

RTK

Kinsale & Kilmacsimon Boatyard 028 9182 8405 / 9182 8410 01646 686556 / 681470 01202 666447

Kilmacsimon Quay, Bandon, County Cork, Southern Ireland

0035321 775134 / 775405

KTS Newtownards

Scrabo Industrial Estate, Jubilee Road, Newtownards, Co. Down, N. Ireland

Lars Knutsen & Clode Limited

Liferaft & Inflatable Services

Liferafts International

01652 636970 / 637012 0151 336 2740 / 336 7915 01224 575772 / 575713

Liferafts International Limited

Chandlery House, Warrior Way, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire SA72 6UB Unit 5, Arthur Brays Yard, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1HT Unit 6A, Humber Bridge Industrial Estate, Harrier Road, Barton Upon Humber, Lincs DN18 5RP Survival House, Clayhill Estates, Neston, Liverpool L64 3RU

Mackay Marine Services

30 - 36 Virginia Street, Aberdeen, Grampian, AB11 5AU

Malakoff and Moore 01502 500940 / 500937 0191 263 0191 / 263 0104 0035321 883637 / 883553

North Ness, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 OLZ 01595 695544 / 695720

Marine Safety Centre Limited

Marine Safety Supplies

Middleton Marine Limited

Unit 4, Colville Road Works, Colville Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 9QX Unit 18, Westfield Court, Morris Road Industrial Estate, Wallsend, Newcastleupon-Tyne, NE28 6BY Marine Centre, Carrington Hill, County Cork, Southern Ireland

Midland Craft & Leisure Services 01724 280077 / 280146 028 4277 1946 / 4277 1696

133 Main Street, Linton, Nr Swadlincote, 01283 762936 / South Derbyshire DE12 6QA 762936

Mullion Manufacturing Ltd.

44 North Farm Road, South Park Industrial Estate, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN17 2AY N.I.F.P.O. Ltd 1 Coast Guard Cottages, The Harbour, Portavogie, Co Down, N. Ireland BT22 1EA X* = Facility to load test davit launched Liferaft X^ = Service Leisure Rafts Only Xm = Facility to Service Marine Evacuation System

SERVICING OF INFLATABLE LR /BOATS/M.E.S.

R.I.B

LIFEJACKETS

OFFSHORE

Maritime Partner Craft

Mullion

Delta Rigid Inflatable Boats

DSB Rigid Inflatable Boats

Harding Watercraft Rigid Inflatable Boats

Mulder and Rijke Rigid Inflatable Boats

Zodiac/Bombard Inflatable Liferafts / Boats

Eurovinil / Callegari Inflatable Liferafts

Viking Inflatable Liferafts

Lifeguard Liferafts & Inflatable Boats

CSM Liferafts (Shanghai Star Rubber Company) Beaufort & Dunlop Inflatable Liferafts / Boats Vacuum Reflex Crewsaver Lifeguard Halmatic Challenger Beaufort Norsafe Delta RFD Baltic RFD Inflatable Liferafts / MES Systems International Safety Group Remploy DSB (Autoflug, Seetex, VEB Textil & TVB) Inflatable Liferafts / Boats UFAS Norway Avon Liferaft Systems Australia

Avon Inflatable Boats

RTK

SERVICE STATION Norwest Marine Limited

ADDRESS Unicredit House, 6 Cotton Street, Liverpool L3 7DY

TEL / FAX 0151 207 2860

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North Star Shipping (Aberdeen) 207 Albert Quay, Aberdeen, Scotland Limited AB11 5FS 01492 583322 / 583111 02380 720800 / 720801 01621 784858 / 785934 01248 360330 / 360331

01224 592206 / 583198

North Wales Inflatable Boat & RIB Centre

The Round House, Ferry Farm Road, Llandudno Junction, Conwy LL31 9SG

Ocean Safety Limited

Premium Liferaft Services Limited

RFD North Wales Limited

Saxon Wharf, Lower York Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 5QF Liferaft House, Burnham Business Park Estate, Burnham on Crouch, Essex CMO 8TE Llanddegai Industrial Estate, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4HS

Richard Irvin Group

Ron Hale Marine

Ross Survival Services Ltd

Seaweather Marine Services Limited Sea Safe Safety Products

SM Group Europe Ltd

01224 576280 / 582758 02392 732985 / 296065 01224 212114 / 252234 01322 275513 / 292639 0151 638 7999 / 6387 8888 01752 662129 / 222717 003531 8561320 / 8561321 01268 534427 / 281009 01534 519700 / 519701 0191 565 7525 / 514 7525 01473 833010 / 833020

Solas Marine Services

Irvin Group Complex, Albert Quay, Aberdeen, Scotland AB11 5ES 94-98 Highland Road, Eastney, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO4 9NQ 70 St Clements Street, Aberdeen, Scotland AB11 5BD 625-649 Princes Road, Dartford, Kent DA2 6EF 1 Sherlock Lane, Wallasey, Merseyside L44 4ER Salt Quay House, North East Quay, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, Devon PL4 0RA The Dry Docks, Alexandra Road, Dublin, Southern Ireland

South Eastern Marine Services Unit 13/25 Olympic Business Centre, Limited Paycocke Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3EX

South Pier Shipyard

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands JE2 3NB Speedings Limited Whickham Street, Roker, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR6 OED Suffolk Sailing Unit 75, Claydon Industrial Park, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 ONL X* = Facility to load test davit launched Liferaft X^ = Service Leisure Rafts Only Xm = Facility to Service Marine Evacuation System

SERVICING OF INFLATABLE LR /BOATS/M.E.S.

R.I.B

LIFEJACKETS

OFFSHORE

Maritime Partner Craft

Mullion

Delta Rigid Inflatable Boats

DSB Rigid Inflatable Boats

Harding Watercraft Rigid Inflatable Boats

Mulder and Rijke Rigid Inflatable Boats

Zodiac/Bombard Inflatable Liferafts / Boats

Eurovinil / Callegari Inflatable Liferafts

Viking Inflatable Liferafts

Lifeguard Liferafts & Inflatable Boats

CSM Liferafts (Shanghai Star Rubber Company) Beaufort & Dunlop Inflatable Liferafts / Boats Vacuum Reflex Crewsaver Lifeguard Halmatic Challenger Beaufort Norsafe Delta RFD Baltic RFD Inflatable Liferafts / MES Systems International Safety Group Remploy DSB (Autoflug, Seetex, VEB Textil & TVB) Inflatable Liferafts / Boats UFAS Norway Avon Liferaft Systems Australia

Avon Inflatable Boats

RTK

SERVICE STATION ADDRESS Survival Systems International Viking Road, Gapton Hall Industrial Estate, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR31 0NU Swan Net-Gundry Maxwell Place, Fraserburgh, AB43 9SX

TEL / FAX 01493 659411 / 655425

X X X Xm X Xm X X X X X X X^ X

Tedfords (Rigging and Rafts)

01346 518449 / 518996 02890 326763 / 234566 01224 898969 / 894565 02380 454184 / 454284 01674 673844 / 672080

Viking Life Saving Equipment Limited

Viking Life-Saving Equipment Limited Viking Standby Limited

Unit 24, Ormeau Business Park, (Old Gas Works Site), 8 Cromac Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 2JA Unit 19 Ocean Trade Centre, Minto Avenue, Altens, Aberdeen, Scotland AB12 3JZ Hamble Court, Hamble Lane, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4HX Annat House, South Quay, Ferryden, Montrose, Scotland DD10 9UB

Vulcan Marine Limited

Wormald Oil and Gas

01392 279292 / 498826 01493 440500 / 442639 01224 894292 / 895870

Wormald Safety & Service

C/o County Tyre Service, Alphington Street, Exeter, Devon EX2 8LR Hewett Road Gapton Hall Industrial Estate, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR31 0NN Ocean Trade Centre, Minto Avenue, Altens Industrial Estate, Aberdeen, Scotland AB12 3JZ

X* = Facility to load test davit launched Liferaft X^ = Service Leisure Rafts Only Xm = Facility to Service Marine Evacuation System

APPENDIX 2 MANUFACTURERS & THEIR UK REPRESENTATIVES


Avon Inflatables Limited Baltic Safety Products AB Dafan, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 8NA Tel./Fax. 01554 882000 / 741500 Box 60, Algaras, S-545-02, Sweden Tel./Fax. 00 46 5063 6990 / 5064 0196

UK Representative Baltic Safety Products UK Ltd Unit 4, Mitchell Point, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton SO31 4RF Tel./Fax. 023 8045 7272 / 8045 4747 (Dunlop Marine Safety Limited), Beaufort Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside L41 1HQ Tel./Fax. 0151 652 9151 / 653 6639 Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AQ Tel./Fax. 01705 528621 / 510905 Angerweg 5, D-37632 Eschershausen, Germany Tel./Fax. 0049 5534 301212 / 301214 34 Lytchett Drive, Dorset, BH18 9LB Tel./Fax. 01202 657814 / 693005 PO BOX 48, 1970 AA Ijmuiden, Netherlands Tel./Fax. 00 31 255 519129 / 522642 Kingsway, Dunmurry, Belfast, BT17 9AF Tel./Fax. 01232 301531 / 621765 Nordstrom House, North Broomhill, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 9UJ Tel./Fax. 01670 760365 / 761343 Maquiao, Minhang District, Shanghai, China

Beaufort Air Sea Equipment

Crewsaver Limited Deutsche Schlauchbootfabrik (DSB) Hans Scheibert GmbH & Co. KG (Autoflug, Seetex, VEB Textil and TVB) I C Brindle & Co Mulder & Rijke B.V. RFD Limited Shark Sports Limited

Shanghai Star Rubber Products Co. Ltd. European Representative Nautic Service Sauvetage

Mr. M Connen, Z.A.C. deRogerville Oudale, BP60 76700 Harfleur, France Tel./Fax. 33 02 3551 7530 / 3545 7085 Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1AE Tel./Fax. 02392 581331 / 582565 Barrack Square, Martlesham Industrial Estate, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 7RF Tel./Fax. 01473 624080 / 622371 PO BOX 3060, 6710 Esbjerg V, Denmark Tel./Fax. 0045 7611 81 00 / 01

Umoe Schat Harding Limited, (formally Harding Watercraft limited) Vacuum Reflex Limited Viking Life Saving Equipment A/S

UK Representative Viking Life Saving Equipment Ltd Zodiac De Vere House, 90 St. Faith House, Norwich, NR1 1NE Tel./Fax. 01603 767677 / 766700 58 Boulevard Gallieni, 92130 Issy Les Moulineaux, Cedex, France Tel./Fax. 00 33 1412 32323 / 46 487 524 Angeviniere Marine, 58 Boulevard Gallieni, 92130 Issy Les Moulineaux, Cedex, France Tel./Fax. 00 33 1412 32323 / 46 487 524

Bombard Liferafts

UK Representative International Safety Group Limited Brunswick Place, Bank Hall, Liverpool L20 8NZ Tel./Fax. 0151 922 2202 / 922 5874

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APPENDIX 3 FREQUENCY OF NAP TESTS, WORKING PRESSURE TESTS, GAS INFLATION TESTS AND FLOOR SEAM STRENGTH TESTS. - extract from IMO Resolution A.761 (18)

Servicing intervals End of first year End of second year End of third year End of fourth year End of fifth year End of sixth year End of seventh year End of eighth year End of ninth year End of tenth year Eleventh to fourteenth year Fifteenth year Sixteenth to nineteenth year Twentieth year Twenty-first to twenty-fourth year Twenty-fifth year Etc.

Test method WP test WP test WP test WP test GI test WP test WP test WP test WP test GI test + FS NAP test + FS GI test + NAP + FS NAP test + FS GI test + NAP + FS NAP test + FS GI test + NAP + FS

NAP - Necessary additional pressure test WP - Working pressure (compressed air) GI - Gas Inflation FS - Floor seam test

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APPENDIX 4 GENERAL EXEMPTION


THE MERCHANT SHIPPING (LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES FOR PASSENGER SHIPS OF CLASSES III TO VI(A) REGULATIONS 1999 The Secretary of State in exercise of his power under regulation 23 of the Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Passenger Ships of Classes III to VI(A) Regulations 19991; hereby exempts ships to which the Regulations apply from the requirement of regulation 11(7) that open reversible liferafts, complying with the requirements of Schedule 4, Part II of the said Regulations, shall be serviced at a service station approved by the Secretary of State at intervals not exceeding 12 months, subject to the following conditions that: 1. such open reversible liferafts shall be serviced; (a) at intervals not exceeding two years; and (b) within the periods stated in the attached Schedule, such periods being measured from the date of manufacture; and 2. the servicing includes the test methods stated in the attached Schedule according to the age of the open reversible liferaft.

This exemption shall not apply to open reversible liferafts carried on High Speed Craft. This exemption, which may be cancelled or modified at any time, shall remain in force until 31 May 2010. Dated this 20th day of May 2005

A. Fairney

For the Secretary of State

SI 1999/2723

APPENDIX 5 SCHEDULE SERVICING INTERVALS AND TEST METHODS FOR OPEN REVERSIBLE LIFERAFTS CARRIED ON PASSENGER SHIPS OF CLASSES III TO VI(A)

Servicing intervals End of first year End of third year End of fifth year End of seventh year End of ninth year End of tenth year Eleventh to fourteenth year Fifteenth year Sixteenth to nineteenth year Twentieth year Twenty-first to twenty-fourth year Twenty-fifth year Etc.

Test method WP test WP test GI test WP test WP test GI test + FS NAP test + FS GI test + NAP + FS NAP test + FS GI test + NAP + FS NAP test + FS GI test + NAP + FS GI test + NAP + FS

NAP - Necessary additional pressure test WP - Working pressure (compressed air) GI - Gas Inflation FS - Floor seam test

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APPENDIX 6 EQUIVALENT ARRANGEMENT FOR EXTENDED SERVICING INTERVALS OF AN INFLATABLE LIFERAFT.

Equipment Type RFD Endura 25 person davit launched/ roll-over canopied inflatable liferaft packed for extended service intervals. Packing consists of hermetically sealed foil bag within a GRP outer container. The liferaft is type approved as indicated on Lloyds Register/ MCA type approval certificate MED 0250139 in accordance with SOLAS 74, Chapter III regulations 4, 20.8.3 and 34 and Chapter X regulation 3, and manufactured by Survitec Group Limited, Birkenhead, Merseyside L41 1HQ.

Conditions under which extended servicing intervals have been accepted 1. Servicing will be carried out at 30 month maximum intervals, only at approved servicing stations which have additionally been appointed for this purpose by Survitec Group Ltd. The extended service intervals will apply over the first 10 years of a liferafts life. Liferafts which are specially packed shall be repacked at each service using new packaging materials within the GRP outer container. On loss of hermetic seal for any reason a raft will be serviced and repacked within 3 months, or 30 months from previous repacking if sooner. All servicing tests prescribed in A761(18) to be carried out, according to the age of the liferaft, during the period of the elapsed extended service interval will be carried out by the service station prior to repacking. Monitoring on board consists of regularly checking for moisture ingress by means of a special indicator, and completion of an inspection log which remains aboard the ship; as indicated in the equipment type approval certificate. Passenger ships equipped with liferafts specially packed as above will comply with SOLAS regulation III 19.4.3 by carrying aboard, or having ready access to, a conventionally packed training raft of similar type and means of operation, or by carrying a visual training aid which can simulate inflation and davit launching of such liferafts. In addition to other required marks, the outer containers of specially packed Endura 25 D/L liferafts within the extended servicing scheme carry the following label:

2. 3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

This RFD Endura Liferaft has been designed and manufactured in accordance with the SOLAS 1996 Amendments, regulation 20 paragraph 8.3 and the IMO 2000 HSC Code, chapter 8 paragraph 8.9.9, which permit Extended Service Intervals of 30 months. To comply with this, the liferaft must be inspected on board by a person certified for such purpose by Survitec Group Ltd at intervals not exceeding 12 months. The record of such inspection must be entered on an Inspection Log Card. The liferaft must be serviced at intervals of 30 months at a Survitec Group Ltd approved liferaft service station in accordance with regulation 20, paragraph 8.1.2.

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APPENDIX 7 EQUIVALENT ARRANGEMENT FOR EXTENDED SERVICING INTERVALS OF INFLATABLE LIFERAFTS

Equipment Type Zodiac (or Bombard) inflatable liferafts with SOLAS A and B packs of the following models: Throw over - 10, 25 and 50 persons; Throw over self righting 6, 25, 37 and 50 persons; Davit launched - 25 and 37 persons; Davit launched self righting - 25 and 37 persons. The liferafts are packed for extended service intervals by enclosure within a sealed membrane, located within the GRP outer container (the Extended Packing Service, EPS system). The liferafts are manufactured by ZODIAC INTERNATIONAL, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France; type approved by Bureau Veritas in accordance with SOLAS 74, Chapter III, regulations 4, 20.8.3 and 34 and Chapter X regulation 3; as evidenced by certificates Nos. 13298/A1 EC, 13300/A0 EC, 13301/A0 EC, 13302/A1 EC, 13305/A1 EC, 13303/A1 EC, 12930/A0 EC, 13297/A0 EC, 13304/A0 EC, 13299/A0 EC, 13148/A0 EC.

Conditions under which extended servicing intervals have been accepted on United Kingdom ships. 1. Servicing will be carried out at 30 month maximum intervals, only at approved servicing stations which have additionally been appointed for this purpose by Zodiac International. Zodiac International will provide MCA with the results of comparative study on the ageing of liferaft fabric and pressure seams, using material samples variously exposed, and tested at 2 12, 5, 7 12 and 10 years of age. EPS liferafts shall be repacked at each service using new packaging materials within the GRP outer container. On deployment, or damage to membrane, or pressure within gas inflation cylinder falling below a limit defined by the manufacturer, a raft will be serviced and repacked within 3 months, or 30 months from a previous repacking, if sooner. All servicing tests prescribed in A761(18) to be carried out, according to the age of the liferaft, during the period of the elapsed extended service interval will be carried out by the service station prior to repacking. Monitoring on board by certified personnel consists of annually checking inflation gas pressure and temperature by means of a special indicator, and completion of an inspection card which travels with the liferaft. Passenger ships equipped with any of the above EPS liferafts will comply with SOLAS regulation III/ 19.4.3 by carrying aboard, or having ready access to, a conventionally packed training raft of similar type and means of operation, or by carrying a visual training aid which can simulate inflation and davit launching of such liferafts. In addition to other required marks, the outer containers of EPS liferafts which are serviced at extended intervals will be marked:

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

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(i) with the words EPS liferaft 30 months servicing within a disc bearing year and month numerals, and (ii) with the words EPS liferaft 12 months control on board within a second disc bearing year and month numerals.

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