PLANS AND PROCEDURES FOR RECOVERY OF PERSONS FROM THE WATER SAMPLE
As of 1 July 2014, amendments to SOLAS Chapter III (new Regulation 17-1) come into effect, requiring every ship to be provided with ship-specific Plans and Procedures for Recovery of Persons from the Water. Applicability: - all new ships constructed on or after 1 July 2014. - all existing ships, by the first periodical or renewal safety equipment survey of the ship to be carried out after 1 July 2014, whichever comes first. - Ro-ro passenger ships which comply with SOLAS Regulation III/26.4 shall be deemed to comply with this requirement. Approval requirements: the plans and procedures are not required to be approved, but an attending Class surveyor will check that they are in place and an ISM auditor may examine them as a part of an ISM audit.