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Solas Review - Solas Review Solas-International convention...

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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.
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