RECOVERY OF PERSONS FROM THE WATER — GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLANS AND PROCEDURES
|Author(s)||International Chamber of Shipping|
|D O W N L O A D|
This is a very compact but yet very informative booklet specifically prepared and released by the ICS, standing for the International Chamber of Shipping. The document will provide necessary instructions to those involved in the development of the Plans and Procedures for recovery of people from water. As we all know, all vessels are required to have such Plans and Procedures since July 2014.
The document shall be ship-specific and the contents shall be clearly identifying the equipment that is intended to be utilized when recovering people from sea. In addition to that, the Plan shall describe all measures that will be taken to get the associated risks to the crew members minimized. In most cases there will be no need for installing any additional equipment and the existing shipboard equipment and arrangements will be considered sufficient.
Subject equipment obviously includes lifeboats and rigid/inflatable liferafts, rescue boats and pilot ladders, openings in the sides like bunker and pilot doors, lifebuoys, searchlights and others. The present Guidelines were prepared to give some practical assistance to the companies willing to get in compliance with the SOLAS Reg. III/17-1.
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