The Rescue Boat Code

Author(s)                 MCA
Publisher Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Date 2013
Pages 155
Format pdf
Size 1.8 Mb

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   The official Rescue Boat Code released by the MCA, i.e. Marine Coastguard Agency. Among the main benefits in developing the present Code there were improved safety of the rescue boats, validation of the rescue operations by the MCA, harmonization of the operations and relevant standards, and classification of legal standings. The Code was re-drafted to reflect the latest updates done to the relevant standards and to clarify the responsibilities and applicable requirements to the examinations and MCA audits. The content of the publication covers the definitions, application and interpretations, construction of the rescue boats and their strength, watertight integrity of the hull, arrangements for freeing the water, machinery arrangements and electrical installations, steering and propeller systems, freeboard and stability, bilge pumping arrangements, LSA including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fiire safety items including fixed and portable extinguishing systems, radio communications equipment, launch and recovery equipment, navigation equipment and navigation lights, boat storage, anchors and towing arrangements, equipment stowage, protection of personnel by design, medical care, owner's manual, maintenance, manning, procedures, certification, examination, maintenance and reporting of accidents, safety procedures, pollution prevention, testing...

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