THE HOVERCRAFT CODE
|Publisher||Maritime and Coastguard Agency|
The present Code was developed to provide requirements to the UK Light and Small Hovercraft as well as to other Light and Small Hovercraft operating within UK waters, with the intention to set standards of safety and protection of people on board. Traditionally, the Code addresses construction and structural strength, propeller and fan systems, stability and freeboard matters, weathertight integrity, electrical arrangements, fire fighting, lifesaving and radio equipment, navigation lights, shapes and other related equipment , anchoring and towing arrangements, personnel protection, safety management issues etc. The primary objective held in mind at the time of developing of the present regulatory document was to set the technical standards of safety and protection of the people on board, with the particular attention being paid to the passengers and trainees. Several organizations well respected and recognized within the maritime industry have participated in the process of developing of the Code. The document is subject to periodical review; it contains all the information required for the design and construction of the hovercrafts, engineering issues, electrical installations, hull systems and fire protection/fire fighting arrangements, LSA, navigation/radio equipment etc.
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