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Solas Review Solas-International convention for the safety of life at sea, 1974 IMO-International Maritime Organization STCW- International convention on standards of training certification and watch keeping for seafarers, 1978 MARPOL-International convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, 1973-1998 46 CFR 199-life equipment use 46 CFR 161-life equipment manufacturers specifications Alarms: Emergency- continuous ringing on whistle and alarm for more than 10 seconds Master gives abandon ship Abandon ship- 7 or more short whistles and alarm followed by one long whistle and alarm One short blast-lower boats Two short blasts-stop lowering boats Three short blasts-dismissal from emergency stations Three long blasts-man overboard All lifesaving equipment has to be coast guard approved and readily accessible PFD: Type 1 PFD- Off shore has to provide a minimum 33 lbs buoyancy and must right an unconscious person in 5 sec Type II PFD- Near shore has to provide a minimum 33 lbs buoyancy (inflation) 15lbs (foam) Type III PFD- Work vest must provide a minimum 22 lbs inflation and 15 lbs foam Type IV PFD- ring buoyancy 15.5 lbs, 16.5 lbs boat cushions Type V- Special devices All PFD’s are designed to keep you vertically afloat and can’t be put on backwards. Type one is the only PFD that is designed to right an unconscious victim.
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