Guidance

Survey of life saving appliances: volume 1 (MSIS 14)

Part MSIS 14 of the instructions for the guidance of surveyors.

Documents

Chapter 1: general

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Chapter 2: procedure for surveys

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Chapter 3: periodic surveys of life-saving appliances

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Chapter 4: lifeboats

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Chapter 5: rescue boats

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Chapter 6: inflated boats (non-SOLAS boats)

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Chapter 7: liferafts

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Chapter 8: marine evacuation systems and means of rescue

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Chapter 9: lifeboat and rescue boat disengaging gears and similar arrangements

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Chapter 10: equipment for lifeboats, rescue boats, and liferafts

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Chapter 11: emergency rations

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Chapter 12: radio equipment and searchlights for survival craft

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Chapter 13: buoyant apparatus

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Chapter 14: lifebuoys

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Chapter 15: lifejackets and attachments

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Chapter 18: stowage and launching arrangements of lifeboats, rescue boats, inflated boats, liferafts and buoyant apparatus

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Chapter 16: pyrotechnic signals and line-throwing appliances

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Chapter 17: pilot ladders and hoists

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Chapter 19: emergency signals

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Chapter 20: immersion suits, anti-exposure suits and thermal protective aids

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Chapter 21: training and maintenance manuals

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Details

This guidance is for:

  • marine surveyors
  • shipowners
  • boat builders
  • anyone else interested in how MCA carry out surveys of life-saving appliances
Published 17 April 2014