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Statement of Requirements
Relating to Construction and Life-Saving Appliances

OF THE

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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON
SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA

as signed in London 6 18
May 31, 1929

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And as Recommended to the Signatory

Governments for Ratification

TOGETHER WITH
Appendix Showing Duties and Obligations of Contracting Governments

Compiled by
REAR ADMIRAL J. G. TAWRESEY (C. C.), U. S. Navy (Retired),
U. S. Shipping Board. Member of the United States Delegation
to the International Conference on Safety of Life at

Sea, held in London, 1929

ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES SHIPPING BOARD

1929

For copies of this publication address
The United States Shipping Board,

Washington, D. C.

For copies of the State Department edition of the International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea, 1929, Convention and Final Act, signed in London May 31, 1929, address the Superintendent of Documents,

Washington, D. C. The price is 15 cents.

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List of delegates to the Conference.

Foreword.

Meeting of the conference.

Convention, English and French texts.

Prior treaties and other conventions..

Governments and territories concerned

Governments participating.--

Colonies, etc...

Accession by other governments..

Modifications, denunciation, future conferences

Modifications......

Acceptance of equivalents...

Denunciation....

Future conferences..

Date when Convention becomes effective

Coming in force.

Obligations assumed by Contracting Governments

To give effect to the Convention.....

To report acceptance of equivalents.

To promulgate and report laws, regulations, decrees, etc...

General definitions, application, ships, voyages

General definitions.

Ships and voyages...

International regulations for preventing collisions at sea

Rules of the road.

Additional recommendations

Construction...

Life-saving appliances.

Radiotelegraphy

Safety of navigation.

Certificates....

Construction of Ships

General statement of principles...

New passenger ships......

Existing passenger ships...

Exemptions that may be granted

Voyages 20 miles from land..

Voyages 200 miles from land..

Vessels carrying unberthed passengers.

Watertight subdivision of ships

General statement...

Definitions.....

Floodable length.

Permeability.

Permeability machinery space...

Permeability forward of and abaft machinery space..

Permissible length and factor of subdivision...

Criterion numeral..

Rules for subdivision

Ships 430 feet long and upwards..

Ships 260 feet to 430 feet length.

Ships under 260 feet length.--

Ships carrying small numbers of passengers..

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Exits

from watertight compartments

Escapes..... Pumping arrangements

Steamships.

Motor ships... Power for going astern

Sufficient for control..
Auxiliary steering apparatus

Steering gear..
Initial and subsequent surveys of ships

Surveys....
Maintenance of conditions after survey

Alterations....
Life-saving appliances, lifeboats, buoyant apparatus

General statement..
Requirements on existing ships..
Voyages not more than 20 miles from land..
Unberthed passengers..
Boats, etc., general principles..
Availability
Adequacy

Boats, maximum number required..
Embarkation of passengers

General arrangements....
Means of ingress and egress, emergency lighting

Proper arrangements....
Stowage and handling of boats and life-rafts

Boats stowed two high...
Boats stowed on two or more decks..
Boats not to be stowed at bow or stern.
Boats attached to davits.....
Boats stowed inboard.......
Davits, type, strength, operating gear..

Short voyage requirements.....
Number of sets of davits, number and capacity of boats

Number of boats....
Number of davits, relaxations...
Short voyages, relaxations.

Number of davits.......
Fire detection and extinction

Fire alarms and patrol..
Fire pumps...
Fire extinguishers, smoke helmets..
Oil fuel ships, requirements....
Motor ships, requirements.
Alternative systems..
Inspection of apparatus..

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APPENDIX
Duties and obligations for fulfilling the International Convention for

the Safety of Life at Sea, assumed by administrations and con-
tracting governments.

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INDEX.

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