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					            THE REPUBLIC OF
         THE MARSHALL ISLANDS




        COMMERCIAL YACHT CODE


        OFFICE OF THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR




10/08                                          MI-103
                                                NOTICE

This complimentary printing of the Commercial Yacht Code will not be automatically supplemented, and
therefore may be out of date.

The updated version of this publication may be found on our website www.register-iri.com in the Combined
Publications Folder (CPF), MI-300, the CD of which is required to be carried on board every Marshall Islands
vessel.

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INTERNATIONAL REGISTRIES, INC.
Reference                  MI-103                                  Section                              IRH
Author                    YARCC                                    Page                              1 of 1
                                     COMMERCIAL YACHT CODE
                                                                   Revision                                 -
                                                                   Issued                    1 October 2008
SUBJECT:                            ISSUE AND REVISION HISTORY
             DATE                                           APPROVED          ENTERED          ENTERED
 REV                                DESCRIPTION
            mm/dd/yy                                           BY               BY             mm/dd/yy
   -        10/01/08   Original                              T. F. Heinan     T. F. Heinan       10/01/08




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                                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                COMMERCIAL YACHT CODE

1.0     INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................... 1
             1.1   General ................................................................................................................................ 1
             1.2   Registration Documentation ............................................................................................... 2
             1.3   Application .......................................................................................................................... 2
             1.4   Ownership ........................................................................................................................... 2
             1.5   Insurance ............................................................................................................................. 2
             1.6   Home Port ........................................................................................................................... 2
             1.7   Issuance of Certificates of Registry .................................................................................... 2
2.0     DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................................................... 3
3.0     APPLICATION and INTERPRETATION ............................................................................... 11
             3.1 Application ........................................................................................................................ 11
             3.1.1 ............................................................................................................. Effective date                 11
             3.1.2 ........................................................................................... Large Commercial Yachts                          11
             3.1.3 ...................................................................................................Large Private Yachts                      13
             3.1.4 .................................................................................................................. Hull types                13
             3.1.5 ............................................................................................................ Responsibility                  13
             3.2 Operational Limitations .................................................................................................... 13
             3.3 Equivalent Standards, Exemptions and Existing Yachts .................................................. 13
             3.3.1 ................................................................................................... Equivalent standards                     13
             3.3.2 ................................................................................................................ Exemptions                  14
             3.3.3 ........................................................................................................... Existing yachts                  14
             3.4 Interpretation and Appeal Process .................................................................................... 14
             3.4.1 ..............................................................................................................Interpretation                 14
             3.4.2 ........................................................................................................... Appeal Process                   14
             3.5 Review and Revision of the Code ..................................................................................... 15
             3.6 Tonnage Measurement ...................................................................................................... 15
             3.7 Simplified Tonnage Measurement Method ....................................................................... 15
4.0     CONSTRUCTION and STRENGTH ........................................................................................ 15
             4.1 General Requirements ....................................................................................................... 15
             4.2 Structural Strength ............................................................................................................ 16
             4.2.1 ................................................................................................................ New yachts                  16
             4.2.2 ........................................................................................................... Existing yachts                  16
             4.3 Recesses ............................................................................................................................ 16
             4.4 Watertight Bulkheads ........................................................................................................ 17
             4.4.1 ................................................................................................................ New yachts                  17
             4.4.2 ........................................................................................................... Existing yachts                  17
             4.5 Enclosed Compartments within the Hull and below the Freeboard Deck provided with
                 Access through Openings in the Hull ............................................................................... 17
             4.6 Sailing Yacht Rigging ....................................................................................................... 18
             4.6.1 .................................................................................................. General Maintenance                       18
             4.6.2 .......................................................................................................... Masts and spars                   18
             4.6.3 ...................................................................................... Running and standing rigging                          18
             4.6.4 .......................................................................................................................... Sails             19




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5.0     WEATHERTIGHT INTEGRITY .............................................................................................. 19
             5.1 Hatchways and Skylight Hatches ...................................................................................... 19
             5.1.1 .................................................................................................. General requirements                  19
             5.1.2 .................................................................................... Hatchways that are open at sea                      20
             5.2 Doorways and Companionways........................................................................................ 20
             5.2.1 ....................................................................Doorways located above the weather deck                              20
             5.2.2 ......................................................................................... Companion hatch openings                       21
             5.3 Skylights ........................................................................................................................... 21
             5.4 Side Scuttles ...................................................................................................................... 21
             5.5 Windows ........................................................................................................................... 22
             5.6 Ventilators and Exhausts ................................................................................................... 22
             5.7 Air Pipes............................................................................................................................ 23
             5.8 Scuppers, Sea Inlets and Discharges ................................................................................. 23
             5.9 Materials for Valves and Associated Piping ..................................................................... 24
             5.10 ................................................................................................... General Equivalence.                  24
6.0     WATER FREEING ARRANGEMENTS .................................................................................. 24
7.0     MACHINERY .............................................................................................................................. 25
             7.1 Yachts of less than 500 GT. .............................................................................................. 25
             7.1.1 ................................................................................................. General Requirements                   25
             7.1.2 ................................................................................................................. Installation           26
             7.2 Yachts of 500 GT and over ............................................................................................... 26
8.0     ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS ........................................................................................... 26
           8.1 Yachts of less than 500 GT ............................................................................................... 26
           8.1.1 ................................................................................................. General Requirements                     26
           8.1.2 ................................................................................................................. Installation             27
           8.1.3 ................................................................................................... Emergency Lighting                     27
           8.1.4 .................................................................................................................... Batteries             27
           8.1.5 ...........................................................................................................Battery Storage                 27
           8.1.6 ....................................................................................................... Flammable Gases                    27
           8.2 Yachts of 500 GT and over ............................................................................................... 27
           8.2.1 ................................................................................................. General Requirements                     27
           8.2.2 ........................................................................................... Emergency Power Source                         28
           8.2.3 ....................................................................................................... Flammable Gases                    28
9.0     STEERING GEAR ...................................................................................................................... 28
           9.1 Yachts of less than 500 GT ............................................................................................... 28
           9.1.1 ................................................................................................. General Requirements                     28
           9.1.2 ............................................................................................ Rudder Steering Systems                       28
           9.1.3 .................................................................................................... Emergency Steering                    29
           9.2 Yachts of 500 GT and over ............................................................................................... 29
           9.2.1 ................................................................................................. General Requirements                     29
           9.2.2 .................................................................................................... Emergency Steering                    29
10.0    BILGE PUMPING ....................................................................................................................... 29
             10.1 .......................................................................................... Yachts of less than 500 GT                     29
             10.1.1 ............................................................................................... General Requirements                    29
             10.1.2 ......................................................................................................................Pumps             29
             10.1.3 ....................................................................................Unmanned Machinery Spaces                           30
             10.1.4 ............................................................................ Pumping and Piping Arrangements                            30
             10.2 .......................................................................................... Yachts of 500 GT and over                      30


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11.0    STABILITY – Intact and Damaged ........................................................................................... 31
             11.1 ....................................................................................................................... General     31
             11.2 ............................................................................................................. Intact Stability      31
             11.2.1 ..................................................................................................... New motor yachts            31
             11.2.2 ............................................................................................... Existing motor yachts             33
             11.2.3 ....................................................................................................New sailing yachts            33
             11.2.4 .............................................................................................. Existing sailing yachts            34
             11.3 ....................................................................................................... Damaged Stability           35
             11.3.1 .................................................................................................................... General      35
             11.3.2 .............................................................................................................. New yachts         35
             11.3.3 ......................................................................................................... Existing yachts         36
             11.4 ....................................................................................................Elements of Stability           37
             11.5 .................................................................................................... Stability Documents            37
             11.6 ............................................................................................ Major Refit or Alterations             38
12.0    FREEBOARD .............................................................................................................................. 39
             12.1 ....................................................................................................................... General     39
             12.2 ....................................................................................... Freeboard Mark and Loading                  39
             12.3 ................................................................................................................ Draft Marks        40
             12.4 .............................................................................................................. Docking Plan         40
13.0    LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES ................................................................................................... 40
           13.1 .................................................................................................. General Requirements               40
           13.2 ................................................................................Equipment Carriage Requirements                       42
           13.2.1 .................................................................................................................. Lifeboats        42
           13.2.2 .................................................................................................................. Life rafts       43
           13.2.3 ............................................................................................................ Rescue boats           45
           13.2.4 ............................................................................................................... Lifejackets         46
           13.2.5 ........................................................................................................ Immersion suits            46
           13.2.6 ............................................................................................. Thermal protective aids               46
           13.2.7 ................................................................................................................ Life buoys         46
           13.2.8 ......................................................................................... Line Throwing Appliance                   47
           13.2.9 ..................................................................................................................... EPIRB         47
           13.2.10..................................................................................... Radar transponders (SART)                     47
           13.2.11.......................................................................................................... General alarm            47
           13.2.12.................................................................................................................. Lighting         47
           13.2.13........................................................................Life-Saving signals and rescue poster                       47
14.0    FIRE SAFETY AND STRUCTURAL FIRE PROTECTION ................................................. 48
             14.1 .................................................................................................................. Fire Safety      48
             14.1.1 .............................................Stowage of Gasoline and other highly flammable liquids                               48
             14.1.2 ..................................................................................................... Fire Control Plans          49
             14.2 ................................................. Structural fire protection for yachts of less than 500 GT                         49
             14.2.1 ............................................................................................................... Boundaries        49
             14.2.2 .................................................................................................... Fuel tanks/systems           50
             14.2.3 ............................................................................................................... Ventilation       50
             14.2.4 ...................................................................................................... Means of Escape            50
             14.2.5 ...................................................................................................... Passage of Flame           51
             14.2.6 ..................................................................................Thermal or Acoustic Insulation                  51
             14.2.7 ......................................................................... Paints, Varnishes and Other Finishes                    51
             14.2.8 ............................................................................................. Upholstery Composites               51
             14.2.9 ..................................................................................... Open Flame Gas Appliances                   51
             14.2.10...................................................................... Fire Detection and Fire Alarm System                       52


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           14.2.11............................................................................................... Ventilation Trunking                        52
           14.3 ................................................. Structural fire protection for yachts of 500 GT and over                                    52
           14.3.1 ............................................................................................................... Definitions                 52
           14.3.2 ........................................................................................................ Existing Yachts                    53
           14.3.3 ............................................................................................................. New Yachts                    53
                           14.3.3.1          Ventilation systems .......................................................................... 53
                           14.3.3.2          Structure ........................................................................................... 55
                           14.3.3.3          Main vertical zones and horizontal zones ........................................ 56
                           14.3.3.4          Bulkheads within a main vertical zone............................................. 56
                           14.3.3.5          Fire integrity of bulkheads and decks............................................... 57
                           14.3.3.6          Means of escape ............................................................................... 60
                           14.3.3.7          Protection of stairways and lifts in accommodation and service
                                             spaces ............................................................................................... 61
                           14.3.3.8          Openings in “A” class divisions ....................................................... 62
                           14.3.3.9          Openings in “B” class divisions ....................................................... 62
                           14.3.3.10 Windows and side scuttles (Also see Sections 5.4 and 5.5) ............. 63
                           14.3.3.11 Restricted use of combustible materials ........................................... 63
                           14.3.3.12 Details of construction ..................................................................... 64
                           14.3.3.13 Fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems and automatic sprinkler,
                                             fire detection and fire alarm systems ................................................ 64
                           14.3.3.14 Fire detection and alarms ................................................................. 65
15.0    FIRE APPLIANCES ................................................................................................................... 65
          15.1 .......................................................................................... Yachts of less than 500 GT                          65
          15.1.1 ............................................................................................... General Requirements                         65
          15.1.2 .............................................................................................. Specific Requirements                         65
                          15.1.2.1            Provision of water jet ....................................................................... 65
                          15.1.2.2            Fire pumps ........................................................................................ 66
                          15.1.2.3            Fire main and hydrants ..................................................................... 67
                          15.1.2.4            Fire hoses ......................................................................................... 67
                          15.1.2.5            Portable fire extinguishers for use in accommodation and service
                                              spaces ............................................................................................... 68
                          15.1.2.6            Fire extinguishing in machinery spaces ........................................... 68
          15.2 .............................................................................................. Yachts 500 GT and over                          68
          15.2.1 ........................................................................................................ Existing Yachts                     68
          15.2.2 ............................................................................................................. New Yachts                     68
16.0    RADIO .......................................................................................................................................... 69
              16.1 ....................................................................................................................... General            69
              16.1.1 ................................................. Global Marine Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)                                       69
              16.1.2 ...................................................................... Automatic Identification System (AIS)                             69
              16.1.3 ......................................................... Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)                                  69
              16.2 ............................................................................................. Radio Station Equipment                      69
              16.2.1 ..............................................................................................................Installations              69
              16.2.2 ........................................................................................... Operational performance                      70
              16.2.3 ............................................................................. Location, protection and markings                          70
              16.2.4 ..................................................................................................... Sources of energy                  71
              16.3 ...................................................................................................................... Watches             71
              16.4 ...........................................................................................................Radio personnel                 71
17.0    NAVIGATION LIGHTS, SHAPES and SOUND SIGNALS .................................................. 71
18.0    NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT and WHEELHOUSE VISIBILITY ................................. 72
              18.1 ...............................................................................................Navigational Equipment                      72
              18.2 ..................................................................................................Wheelhouse Visibility                    72

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19.0    MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT ........................................................................................... 72
             19.1 ................................................................................................................ Publications      72
             19.2 ........................................................................................................... Signaling Lamp         73
             19.3 ................................................................................................................. Instruments      74
             19.4 .................................................................................................................. Searchlight     74
20.0    ANCHORS, CABLES and TOWING ARRANGEMENTS..................................................... 74
             20.1 .................................................................................................................. Equipment       74
             20.2 ............................................................................................................. Sailing Yachts       74
             20.3 ................................................................................................. Towing Arrangements              74
21.0    ACCOMMODATIONS ............................................................................................................... 74
             21.1 ....................................................................................................................... General    74
             21.2 ....................................................................................... Access/Escape Arrangements                 75
             21.3 ...................................................................................................................... Lighting    75
             21.4 ....................................................................................................................... Heating    75
             21.5 ....................................................................................... Food Preparation and Storage               75
             21.6 .......................................................................................... Hand Holds and Grab Rails               75
             21.7 .................................................................................................................. Ventilation     75
             21.8 ............................................................................................................ Water Services        76
             21.9 ............................................................................................ Sleeping Accommodation                76
             21.10 ......................................................................................................... Toilet Facilities       76
             21.11 ....................................................................... Stowage Facilities for Personal Effects                   76
             21.12 .................................................................................... Securing of Heavy Equipment                  76
             21.13 ....................... Elevators (Lifts), Escalators and Other Accommodation Lifting Devices                                     76
22.0    PROTECTION OF PERSONNEL ............................................................................................. 77
             22.1 ................................................................................... Deckhouses and Superstructures                 77
             22.2 ............................................................................................ Bulwarks and Guard Rails              77
             22.3 ................................................. Safe Work Aloft and on the Bowsprit of Sailing Yachts                            77
             22.4 .................................................................................Recovery of Persons from the Sea                  78
             22.5 ........................................................................................................ Personal Clothing         78
             22.6 .......................................................................................................................... Noise   78
             22.7 .......................................................................................................... Training Manual         79
             22.8 ............................................................................................................ Safety Briefing       80
             22.9 .......................................................................... Instructions for on-board maintenance                   80
             22.10 ....................................................................................... Safety Management System                  81
             22.10.1...................................................................................... Yachts of less than 500 GT                81
             22.10.2...................................................................................... Yachts of 500 GT and over                 81
             22.11 ................................................................................................. Ship Security System            81
23.0    MEDICAL STORES ................................................................................................................... 81
24.0    SHIP-SHORE TRANSFER of PERSONNEL ........................................................................... 81
             24.1 ....................................................................................................................... Tenders    81
             24.2 ..................................................................................................................Helicopters      82
             24.3 ...............................................................................................Harbor Pilots for Yachts            82
             24.4 ....................................................................... Gangways and Accommodation Ladders                         82




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25.0    POLLUTION PREVENTION .................................................................................................... 82
             25.1 .................................................................................................................. MARPOL.                   82
             25.1.1 ........................................................................................................... Annex I – Oil                  82
             25.1.2 .............................................................................................. Annex IV – Sanitation                       83
             25.1.3 .................................................................................................. Annex V – Garbage                       83
             25.1.4 .................................................... Annex VI – Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships                                     83
             25.2 . The International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships                                                       83
             25.3 ............................................................................................. Coastal State Regulations                      83
26.0    MANNING AND CERTIFICATION ........................................................................................ 84
             26.1 ................................................................................................. Owners Responsibility                      84
             26.2 .............................................................................................................. Requirements                  84
             26.3 .................................................................................................... Radio Qualifications                    84
             26.4 ......................................................................................... Medical Fitness Certificates                       84
             26.5 ......................................................................................... Basic Training Certification                       85
             26.6 .................................................................................................. First Aid Certification                   85
             26.7 .................................................................................................... Fire Fighting Course                    85
             26.8 ...................................................................... Revalidation of Certificates and Licenses                             85
27.0    PASSENGERS ............................................................................................................................. 86
             27.1 ..................................................................................................................Limitations                86
             27.2 .................................................................................................................. Definitions               86
28.0    RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS ......................................................................................... 87
             28.1 .............................................................................. Recognized Classification Societies                           87
             28.2 .................................................................................... Classification Society Surveyor                         87
             28.3 ........................................................................................... Appointed Representatives                        87
29.0    SURVEYS, CERTIFICATION, and INSPECTIONS .............................................................. 88
             29.1 ....................................................................................................................... General              88
             29.1.1 ......................................................................................... International Conventions                        88
             29.1.2 ...................................................................................................... Survey Standards                    89
             29.1.3 ....................................................................................................... Survey Requests                    89
             29.2 ..............................................Initial Survey (including newbuilding commercial yachts)                                       89
             29.2.1 .................................................................................................................... General               89
             29.2.2 ................................................................................................ Load Line Certificate                     89
             29.2.3 ...................................... Document of Compliance (Yacht of less than 500 gross tons)                                          90
             29.2.4 ........................... Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate (Yacht of 500 gross tons
             and over) .................................................................................................................................. 90
             29.2.5 .............................. Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate (Yacht of 500 gross tons
             and over) .................................................................................................................................. 90
             29.2.6 ....................... Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate (Yacht of 300 gross tons and over)                                             90
             29.2.7 ..........................LRIT Conformance Test Report Certificate (Yachts of 300 gross tons
             and over) .................................................................................................................................. 90
             29.2.8 ........................ International Safety Management Certificates (Yacht of 500 gross tons
             and over) .................................................................................................................................. 90
             29.2.9 .............................. International Ship and Port Facility Security Certificates (Yacht of
             300 gross tons and over) .......................................................................................................... 90
             29.2.10.................. International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate (Yacht of 400 gross tons
             and over) .................................................................................................................................. 91
             29.2.11................................................ International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate                                     91
             29.2.12..................................................................... Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships                               91
             29.2.13....................................................................... International Anti-Fouling Certificate                             91

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          29.2.14.............................................................................. International Tonnage Certificate         91
          29.2.15.............................................................................................. Crew accommodation        92
          29.2.16................................................................. Exemption from certain safety regulations              92
          29.3 ..........................................................................................................Periodic Surveys 92
          29.3.1Load Line Certificates, Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificates and Documents of Compliance
          29.3.2 ........................................ Cargo Ship Safety Equipment and Safety Radio Certificates                       92
          29.3.3 ................................ Administration Safety Inspections and Document of Compliance                            92
30.0    ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS .............................................................................................. 93
ANNEX 1          GUIDELINES FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF VARIATIONS TO THE
                 STANDARDS APPLIED BY THE CODE ................................................................... 94

ANNEX 2          SIMPLIFIED TONNAGE MEASUREMENT METHOD ......................................... 95

ANNEX 3          OPEN-FLAME GAS INSTALLATIONS..................................................................... 97

ANNEX 4          MINIMUM MANNING LEVELS FOR COMMERCIAL YACHTS OVER 24M .. 99

ANNEX 5          LIST OF CERTIFICATES TO BE ISSUED ............................................................. 102

ANNEX 6          DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE – COMMERCIAL YACHT ............................. 104

ANNEX 7          DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE – PRIVATE YACHT ........................................ 106

ANNEX 8          COMMERCIAL YACHT PERMANENT CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRY ........ 108

ANNEX 9          CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL FITNESS ................................................................ 109

ANNEX 10         MARSHALL ISLANDS MARINE GUIDELINE 7-42-1, SHIP’S MEDICINE
                 CHEST ........................................................................................................................... 111

ANNEX 11         PRIVATE YACHT CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRY .............................................. 132

ANNEX 12         PRIVATE YACHT DECLARATION OF PRIVATE USE ...................................... 133

ANNEX 13         SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR YACHTS UNDER 500 GT ................ 135




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1.0     INTRODUCTION

1.1     General

        This Commercial Yacht Code (the Code) makes reference to the Maritime Regulations of the
        Republic of the Marshall Islands. Vessels registered in the flag are required to comply with
        the various Maritime Regulations of the Administration that are relevant to the class of vessel
        to which they belong. However, the Administration has recognized that yachts in commercial
        use for sport or pleasure (commercial yachts) do not fall naturally into a single class, and
        certain prescribed merchant ship safety standards have been found to be incompatible with
        the intended use, scope of operations or safety needs particular to such yachts.

        Likewise, yachts in private use for sport or pleasure (private yachts) are confronted with
        similar circumstances where safety standards compatible with the intended use, scope of
        operations or safety needs of such yachts have not been well defined by the Administration.
        It is recommended that private yachts use this Code as guidance to reasonably comply with
        the standards of this Code to the extent possible. Where the owner of a Private yacht wishes
        to comply with the provisions of this code and be issued evidence of that compliance, please
        see Annex 8 Private Yacht Document of Compliance that can be issued for such yachts.

        The primary purpose in the Administration’s development of this Code has been to set
        standards of safety and protection for all persons on board yachts, particularly for those who
        are trainees, passengers or guests. The level of safety it sets out to achieve is considered to be
        commensurate with the current expectations of the general public. The Code relates
        especially to the construction of a yacht, its machinery, equipment and stability and to the
        correct operation of a yacht so that safety standards are maintained.

        It will be noted that the Code deals with the equally important subjects of manning and of the
        qualifications needed for the senior members of the crew.

        Designers and builders of new yachts will need to pay special regard to the intended area of
        operation and the working conditions to which a yacht will be subjected when selecting the
        materials and equipment to be used in its construction. The builder, repairer, owner or
        managing agent of a yacht, as appropriate, should take all reasonable measures to ensure that
        a material or appliance fitted in accordance with the requirements of the Code is suitable for
        the purpose intended having regard to its location in the yacht, the area of operation and the
        weather conditions which may be encountered.

        When equipment manufactured in accordance with a recognized national or international
        standard is required by the Code, the Administration may accept existing equipment,
        provided it can be shown that the specification or technical description of the equipment
        provides, in use, equivalent levels of safety, suitability and fitness for purpose and does not
        constitute a risk to the yacht or its crew and passengers. Such equipment, when replaced,
        should be to the standard required by the Code.

        Compliance with the Code in no way obviates the need for yachts and/or Masters to comply
        with local authority licensing, permit or regulatory requirements where applicable.

        This Code has been updated by the Administration’s Yacht Appointed Representatives
        Consultative Committee (YARCC) with the additional assistance of other prominent
        members of the Yachting Industry.

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1.2     Registration Documentation

        Commercial yachts are registered under the Laws of the Republic in the same manner as any
        other vessel engaged in foreign trade. The standard application requirements outlined in the
        publication Vessel Registration and Mortgage Recordation (MI-100) apply, except for
        classification as indicated in Paragraph D below and registration fees as listed in Paragraph M
        below.

1.3     Application

        To the Administration, any pleasure yacht engaged in trade, commerce, on charter or carrying
        passengers for consideration in any form is a commercial yacht. The registration of
        commercial yachts is limited to those of 24 meters or more in length. The Maritime
        Administrator may, however, consider waiving the minimum size limitation and other
        requirements for commercial yachts less than 24 meters in length given the necessary
        justification.

1.4     Ownership

        A Marshall Islands citizen or national or a qualified foreign maritime entity must own the
        vessel. The term “citizen” or “national” includes Marshall Islands corporations, limited
        liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships and associations of individuals.

1.5     Insurance

        It is important to stress that, while all reasonable measures have been taken to develop
        standards in the Code that will result in the production of safe yachts, total safety at sea can
        never be guaranteed. As a consequence, the owner or managing agent of a yacht should take
        out a policy of insurance for hull and machinery and for third party liability and all persons
        who are part of the yacht’s complement from time to time. Such insurance should provide
        cover that is reasonable for claims that may arise. Commercial yacht owners or managing
        agents must comply with Marshall Islands Maritime Regulations 2.23.2, 7.48 and 7.50. A
        copy of the certificate of insurance should be either displayed or available for inspection by
        persons on board the yacht. Evidence of such insurance will also be required at registration.

1.6     Home Port

        An Owner may select Jaluit or Bikini, Republic of the Marshall Islands, as the home port for
        commercial yachts.

1.7     Issuance of Certificates of Registry

        .1 Commercial Yacht Certificate of Registry: Issuance of a Commercial Yacht Certificate
           of Registry is subject to the satisfaction of documentation requirements outlined in the
           publication Vessel Registration and Mortgage Recordation (MI-100), as modified above.

        .2 Revalidation: Although issued without an expiration date, the Commercial Yacht
           Permanent Certificate of Registry is subject to annual revalidation. The continued
           validity of the Commercial Yacht Permanent Certificate of Registry is contingent upon
           the following requirements being met by the yacht owner or operator:

            (a) maintaining good standing of the owning entity in the Marshall Islands;



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            (b) paying annual tonnage taxes and all other fees or assessments when due;

            (c) retaining current classification status and valid Convention certificates or National
                Document of Compliance, as applicable;

            (d) submitting to the Maritime Administrator each year a satisfactory Report, or
                Statement of Compliance.

        .3 A current tonnage tax receipt must be maintained with the Commercial Yacht Permanent
           Certificate of Registry for the certificate to be considered valid.


2.0     DEFINITIONS

        The following terms are used in the Code for which these definitions apply:

        “Administration” with regard to this Code and the flag the yacht is entitled to fly, means the
        Republic of the Marshall Islands, Office of the Maritime Administrator, Reston, Virginia,
        USA, or an Agent formally authorized or appointed by the Maritime Administrator to
        represent or act on its behalf;

        “Annual Survey” means a general or partial examination of the yacht, its machinery, fittings
        and equipment, as far as can readily be seen, to ascertain that it has been satisfactorily
        maintained as required by the Code and that the arrangements, fittings and equipment
        provided are as documented in the yacht’s Document of Compliance;

        “Approved” in respect to materials or equipment means approved by the Administration or
        approved by another administration or an organization that is formally recognized by the
        Administration as its appointed representative in accordance with Marshall Islands Marine
        Notice 2-011-5;

        “Appointed Representative” means a Recognized Organization or other entity accepted by
        the Administration to represent or act on its behalf with regard to the conduct of specified
        reviews, surveys, audits, and/or issue of certification in accordance with the guidelines of
        IMO Resolution A739(18) (see Section 28.0);

        “Authorized Surveyor” means an independent surveyor who by reason of professional
        qualifications, practical experience and expertise is authorized by the Administration or
        Appointed Representative to carry out surveys required for yachts under Section 29.0+ of this
        Code;

        “Bareboat or Demise Charter” means a charter under which the charterer provides the
        Master and the crew and assumes full responsibility for the operational management and
        control of the yacht;

        “BS” means British Standard;

        “Cargo” means all items of value that are carried from one place and discharged at another
        place and for which either a charge or no charge is made and is not for use exclusively
        onboard or with the yacht;

        “Charter” means an agreement between the owner or managing agent and another party that
        allows that party, referred to as the “charterer”, to use the yacht;


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        “Classification Society” or “Class” means a ship Classification Society, which the
        Administration has accepted as a Recognized Organization for the survey and certification of
        yachts in accordance with the guidelines of IMO Resolution A.739(18);

        “CEN” means European Committee for Standardization;

        “Code” means the Republic of the Marshall Islands Commercial Yacht Code (MI-103);

        “Commercial yacht” means a pleasure yacht engaged in trade, commerce, on charter or
        carrying up to 12 passengers for hire that is registered under Chapter 2, Part I, of the Marshall
        Islands Maritime Act 1990, as amended, and is described in the register and on the Certificate
        of Registry as a commercial yacht and is not a private yacht;

        “Compartment” means all living and working spaces within the watertight or fire-resisting
        boundaries on any one level that have inter-communicating access;

        “Compliance Survey” means an examination by an Appointed Representative, to ascertain
        that the yacht’s structure, machinery, equipment and fittings are in compliance with the
        requirements of the Code that shall result in the issuance and/or endorsement of statutory
        certificates on behalf of the Administration.

        “Control stations” mean a conning position that is continuously manned while the yacht is
        under way and those spaces in which the yacht’s radio or main navigating equipment or the
        emergency source of power is located or where the fire recording or fire control equipment is
        centralized;

        “Crew” means a person employed or engaged in any capacity on board a yacht on the
        business of the yacht;

        “Date of expiry” in relation to pyrotechnics and self-activating smoke signals means a date
        within three (3) years from the date of manufacture of that product;

        “Daylight” means one (1) hour before sunrise until one (1) hour after sunset;

        “Decked yacht” means a yacht with a continuous watertight weather deck that extends from
        stem to stern and has positive freeboard throughout in any condition of loading;

        “Declared Area(s) of Operation” are those areas designated by the owner or managing
        agent to which the yacht would be limited for registration and safety certification purposes;

        “Downflooding Angle” is the angle of heel, at which openings in the hull, superstructure, or
        deckhouses, which cannot be, closed weathertight immerse. In applying this criterion, small
        openings through which progressive flooding cannot take place need not be considered as
        open.

        “Efficient” in relation to a fitting, piece of equipment or material means that all reasonable
        and practicable measures have been taken to ensure that it is suitable for the purpose for
        which it is intended to be used;

        “Emergency condition” is a condition under which any services needed for normal
        operational and habitable conditions are not in working order due to failure of the main
        source of electrical power;




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        “Emergency source of electrical power” is a source of electrical power, intended to supply
        the emergency switchboard in the event of failure of the supply from the main source of
        electrical power;

        “Emergency switchboard” is a switchboard that in the event of failure of the main electrical
        power supply system is directly supplied by the emergency source of electrical power or the
        transitional source of emergency power and is intended to distribute electrical energy to the
        emergency services;

        “EN” means European Standard;

        “EPIRB” means a satellite emergency position-indicating radio beacon, being an earth
        station in the mobile-satellite service, the emissions of which are intended to facilitate search
        and rescue operations, complying with performance standards adopted by the IMO, and is
        capable of:

            (a)     floating free and automatically activating if the yacht sinks;
            (b)     being manually activated; and
            (c)     being carried by one (1) person;

        “Existing commercial yacht” means any yacht which is registered under Chapter 2, Part I,
        of the Marshall Islands Maritime Act 1990, as amended, and is described in the register and
        on the Certificate of Registry as a commercial yacht, the keel of which was laid or the
        construction or lay up was started before this revised edition of the Code was put into force;

        “Excursion” means a trip of limited duration operating in a restricted area within close
        proximity to shore originating from the nominated departure point, in favorable weather
        conditions and subject to sufficient life saving appliances being provided. No passengers
        would be berthed on board during this time.

        “Favorable weather” means wind, sea and visibility, having given due regard to official
        weather forecasts for the service area of the yacht, or any other conditions existing throughout
        a voyage or excursion in which the effects of either individually or in combination of swells,
        height of waves, strength of wind and visibility are deemed by the Master to be safe for a
        yacht to operate within the limits applied to it;

        “Float-free launching” means that method of launching a life raft or EPIRB whereby the life
        raft or EPIRB is automatically released from a sinking yacht and is ready for use or activated;

        “Freeboard” has the meaning given in Annex I of the ILLC viz. The freeboard assigned is
        the distance measured vertically downwards amidships from the lowest point of the upper
        edge of the weather deck line to the upper edge of the related load line or the waterline in still
        water;

        “Freeboard deck” has the meaning given in Annex I of the ILLC viz. In general, the
        freeboard deck is normally the uppermost complete deck exposed to the weather and sea,
        which has permanent means of closing all openings in the weather part thereof, and below
        which all openings in the sides of the yacht are fitted with permanent means of watertight
        closing.

        “Garbage” means all kinds of victual, domestic and operational waste excluding fresh fish
        and parts thereof and sewage, generated during the normal operation of the yacht and liable to
        be disposed of continuously or periodically originating from yachts;



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        “Helicopter Deck (Helideck)” means a purpose built helicopter landing area on a yacht
        including all structure, fire fighting appliances and other equipment necessary for the safe
        operations of helicopters.

        “Helicopter Facility” means a helideck including any refueling and hanger facility.

        “IEC” means International Electrotechnical Commission;

        “ILLC” means the International Convention on Load Lines, 1996, as amended;

        “Immediate Family” means, in relation to an individual, the spouse of that individual, a
        relative of that individual and a relative of the spouse of that individual;

        “IMO” means the International Maritime Organization (www.imo.org), a specialized agency
        of the United Nations devoted to maritime affairs;

        “Inflated boat” means a boat complying with the requirements of Section 13.2.3 and suitable
        for rescuing persons in distress and for marshalling life rafts;

        “Instructions for on-board maintenance” means the instructions complying with the
        requirements of Section 22.9;

        “ISO” means International Organization for Standardization (www.iso.org/iso/);

        “Launching appliance” means a provision for safely transferring a lifeboat, rescue boat, life
        raft or inflated boat respectively, from its stowed position to the water and recovery where
        applicable;

        “Lifeboat” means a lifeboat complying with the requirements of the LSA Code;

        “Life buoy” means a life buoy complying with the requirements of the LSA Code;

        “Life jacket” means a life jacket complying with the requirements of the LSA Code;

        “Life raft” means a life raft complying with the requirements of the LSA Code;

        “Line throwing appliance” means an appliance complying with the requirements of the
        LSA Code;

        “Load Line Length” means 96% of the total length on the waterline of a yacht at 85% of the
        least molded depth measured from the top of the keel, or the length from the fore-side of the
        stem to the axis of the rudder stock on that waterline, if that be greater. In yachts designed
        with a rake of keel, the waterline on which this is measured shall be parallel to the designed
        waterline;




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        “Low flame spread” means that the surface thus described will adequately restrict the spread
        of flame, this being determined to the satisfaction of an Appointed Representative of the
        Administration by an established procedure;

        “LSA Code” means the IMO International Life-Saving Appliances Code;

        “Machinery spaces” are all machinery spaces of Category A and all other spaces containing
        propelling machinery, boilers, oil fuel units, steam and internal combustion engines,
        generators and major electrical machinery, oil filling stations, refrigerating, stabilizing,
        ventilation and air conditioning machinery, and similar spaces, and trunks to such spaces;

        “Machinery spaces of Category A” are those spaces and trunks to such spaces that contain:

           (a) internal combustion machinery used for main propulsion; or

           (b) internal combustion machinery used for purposes other than main propulsion where
               such machinery has in the aggregate a total power output of not less than 375 kW; or

            (c) any oil fuel unit;

        “Main generating station” is the space in which the main source of electrical power is
        situated;

        “Main source of electrical power” is a source intended to supply electrical power to the
        main switchboard for distribution to all services necessary for maintaining the yacht in
        normal operational and habitable condition;

        “Main steering gear” is the machinery, rudder actuators, steering gear power units, if any,
        and ancillary equipment and the means of applying torque to the rudder stock (e.g. tiller or
        quadrant) necessary for effecting movement of the rudder for the purpose of steering the
        yacht under normal service conditions;

        “Main switchboard” is a switchboard that is directly supplied by the main source of
        electrical power and is intended to distribute electrical energy to the yacht’s services;


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        “Main vertical zone” means those sections into which the hull, superstructure and
        deckhouses are divided by “A” class divisions, the mean length of which on any deck does
        not normally exceed 40 meters;

        “Maritime Administrator” means the Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime
        Administrator, which is appointed by the Cabinet of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
        The Maritime Administrator administers to all matters pertaining to vessels of the Republic
        engaged in foreign trade and/or that are subject to the provisions of the Marshall Islands
        Maritime Act 1990, as amended, and is empowered to promulgate Rules and Regulations to
        carry out the provisions of the Maritime Act and to ensure the seaworthiness of ships of the
        Republic and proper manning conditions on board;

        “MARPOL” means the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships,
        1973, as amended;

        “Maximum ahead service speed” for the purpose of steering gear and rudder stock and
        pintle design, is the maximum contractual speed of the yacht, in knots;

        “Maritime Regulations” means the Marshall Islands Maritime Regulations (MI-108), a
        publication promulgated by the Office of the Maritime Administrator;

        “Mile” means a nautical mile of 1852 meters;

        “Motor yacht” means a pleasure yacht which is described in the register and on the
        Certificate of Registry as such, and which has as a sole means of propulsion either one (1) or
        more power units;

        “Multihull yacht” means any yacht that in any normally achievable operating trim or heel
        angle has a rigid hull structure, which penetrates the surface of the sea over more than one (1)
        separate or discrete area;

        “New yacht” means a yacht to which this Code applies, the keel of which was laid or the
        construction or lay up was started on or after this revised edition of the Code was put into
        force;

        “Not readily ignitable” means that the surface thus described will not continue to bum for
        more than 20 seconds after removal of a suitable impinging test flame;

        “Operated on a commercial basis” means persons or a company other than the owner, or
        the immediate family of the owner that is financing the operation of the yacht either wholly
        or in part;

        “Owner(s) or managing agent(s)” means the registered owner(s) or the managing agent(s)
        of the registered owner(s) as the case may be;

        “Passenger” (See Section 27.2, Definitions);

        “Passenger ship” means a vessel carrying more than 12 passengers;

        “Person” means a person over the age of one (1) year;




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        “Private Yacht” means any pleasure yacht not on charter or carrying passengers for hire, not
        engaged in trade or commerce, and being used solely for the pleasure or recreational purposes
        of its owner. More specifically, to be considered a private yacht, the yacht is:

            (a) in the case of a yacht owned by a corporate entity, one on which the persons on the
                yacht are employees, officers or shareholders (including beneficial owners) of the
                corporate entity, or their immediate family or friends; or

            (b) in the case of other ownership arrangements one on which the persons on board the
                yacht are beneficiaries under the trust or beneficial owners of the ownership
                arrangement, or their immediate family or friends; or

            (b) one on which persons other than those referenced in (a) or (b) above are specifically
                authorized by the owner to use the yacht for specified periods of time; and

            (c) in private use;

        “Private Use” means that the yacht is used on a private voyage or excursion, and during such
        use is not engaged in trade by transporting merchandise or carrying passengers for reward or
        remuneration (other than as a contribution to the actual cost of the yacht or its operation for
        the period of the voyage or excursion) or gain, and is not offered for commercial charter
        operations or for public use. See Annex 12 for specifics on the “Statement of Private Use”;

        “Location 1” means upon exposed freeboard and raised quarter decks and upon exposed
        superstructure decks situated forward of a point located a quarter of the yacht’s length from
        the forward perpendicular;

        “Location 2” means upon exposed superstructure decks situated abaft a quarter of the yacht’s
        length from the forward perpendicular;

        “Power actuating system” is the hydraulic equipment provided for supplying power to turn
        the rudder stock, comprising a steering gear power unit or units, together with the associated
        pipes and fittings, and a rudder actuator. The power actuating systems may share common
        mechanical components, i.e., tiller, quadrant and rudder stock, or components serving the
        same purpose;

        “Radar transponder” means a radio responding device designed for use in survival craft to
        facilitate location of survival craft in search and rescue operations;

        “Recess” means an indentation or depression in a deck and which is surrounded by the deck
        and has no boundary common with the shell of the yacht, e.g. a hot tub or spa;

        “Recognized Organization” means Classification Society, which the Administration has
        accepted as being compliant with the guidelines of IMO Resolution A.739(18) (see Section
        28.0);

        “Regulations” means the Marshall Islands Maritime Regulations (MI-108), as promulgated
        by the Maritime Administrator;

        “Republic” means the Republic of the Marshall Islands;

        “Rescue boat” means a boat complying with the requirements of Section 13.2.3 and
        designed to rescue persons in distress and for marshalling life rafts;



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        “Retro-reflective material” means a material that reflects in the opposite direction a beam
        of light directed on it and which complies with the specification laid down in Section 13.1.4;

        “Safe haven” means a harbor or shelter of any kind that affords entry, subject to prudence in
        the weather conditions prevailing, and protection from the force of the weather;

        “Sailing yacht” means a pleasure yacht designed to carry sail, whether as a sole means of
        propulsion or as a supplementary means;

        “Sail training yacht” means a sailing yacht that at the time it is being used is being used
        either:

            (a) to provide instruction in the principles of responsibility, resourcefulness, loyalty and
                team endeavor and to advance education in the art of seamanship; or

            (b)     to provide instruction in navigation and seamanship for yachtsmen;


        “Side scuttle” means an ISO standardized type of an opening hinged or non-opening round
        ship’s window with or without deadlight (ISO 6345:1990);

        “SOLAS” means the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, and the
        1988 Protocol, as amended;

        “SOLAS A emergency pack” means a life raft emergency pack complying with
        requirements of Table 3, paragraph 13.2.2.9 (see Section 13.2.2, Life rafts);

        “SOLAS B emergency pack” means a life raft emergency pack complying with the
        requirements of Table 3, paragraph 13.2.2.9 (see Section 13.2.2, Life rafts);

        “Standards” such as the BS, EN, CEN, IEC, ISO and USCG identified in the Code should
        include any standards that amend or replace them;

        “Steering gear control system” is the equipment by which orders are transmitted from the
        navigating bridge to the steering gear power units. Steering gear control systems comprise
        transmitters, receivers, hydraulic control pumps and their associated motors, motor
        controllers, piping and cables;

        “Steering gear power unit” is:

            (a) in the case of electric steering gear, an electric motor and its associated electrical
                equipment;

            (b) in the case of electrohydraulic steering gear, an electric motor and its associated
                electrical equipment and connected pump;

            (c) in the case of other hydraulic steering gear, a driving engine and connected pump;

        “Survival craft” means a craft capable of sustaining the lives of persons in distress from the
        time of abandoning the yacht;

        “Training Manual” with regard to life-saving appliances means a manual complying with
        the requirements of Section 22.7;



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        “Two-way VHF radiotelephone set” means a portable or a fixed VHF installation for
        survival craft complying with the performance adopted by the IMO;

        “To sea” means beyond any partially smooth waters, or smooth waters limits that may have
        been designated by the Authority in which the yacht is operating. In the event that no such
        areas have been designated, then it means that the yacht is considered to have proceeded to
        sea upon leaving the immediate confined designated harbor;

        “Void space” means any space having no practical function on board the yacht and incapable
        of readily collecting water under normal operating circumstances;

        “Voyage” includes an excursion;

        “Waterproofed” means protected as far as is practicable from the ingress of water;

        “Watertight” means capable of preventing the passage of water in any direction;

        “Weather deck” means the uppermost complete weathertight deck fitted as an integral part
        of the yacht’s structure and which is exposed to the sea and weather;

        “Weathertight” has the meaning given in Annex I of ILLC viz. Weathertight means that in
        any sea conditions water will not penetrate into the yacht;

        “Wheelhouse” means the control station occupied by the officer of the watch who is
        responsible for the safe navigation of the yacht;

        “Window” means a ship’s window, being any window, regardless of shape, suitable for
        installation aboard yachts (ISO 6345:1990); and

        “YARCC” (Yacht Appointed Representatives Consultative Committee.) means a group of
        individuals made up of members of the yachting industry, appointed representatives and
        officials of the Yacht Registry of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administration.

        “Yachttec@register-iri.com” means the email address for the technical group supporting,
        and providing advice on interpretations or equivalencies within the Commercial Yacht Code.


3.0     APPLICATION and INTERPRETATION

3.1     Application

3.1.1   Effective date

        The effective date of entry into force of this Code shall be the date of the revision as stated in
        the Issue and Revision History.

3.1.2   Large Commercial Yachts

        .1 The Code applies to a motor or sailing yacht of 24 meters in load line length and over
           which, at the time it is registered, is in commercial use for sport or pleasure and carries
           no cargo and up to no more than 12 passengers, provided that it is not a vessel to which
           either the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft or the Code of Safety for
           Dynamically Supported Craft is applicable.



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        .2 To the Administration, any pleasure yacht engaged in trade, commerce, on charter or
           carrying passengers for consideration of whatsoever nature is a commercial yacht.
           Registration of commercial yachts is limited to those of 24 meters or more in load line
           length.

        .3 The Marshall Islands is signatory to the major international shipping conventions, and,
           as vessels engaged in trade, commercial yachts are thus subject to the tonnage thresholds
           identified in SOLAS, Load Line, MARPOL and STCW Convention requirements.
           Furthermore, under SOLAS, any vessel carrying more than 12 passengers for hire on
           board is considered to be a passenger vessel, subject to the passenger ship rules,
           regardless of tonnage and irrespective of whether or not it is being presented as a
           commercial yacht and as such would not be considered for registration as a yacht, but as
           a passenger ship.

        .4 Since SOLAS defines a cargo ship as any ship within the Convention that is not a
           passenger ship, a commercial yacht of 500 gross tons or more that carries 12 passengers
           or less for consideration must be Classed, as required by the Marshall Islands Maritime
           Regulations, by an organization recognized by the Maritime Administrator and certified
           as a cargo ship under the Convention utilizing this Commercial Yacht Code (MI-103) for
           equivalents that address the special circumstances of yacht design and operation.

        .5 The Administration would prefer those commercial yachts of 24 meters or more in load
           line length but less than 500 gross tons be Classed by an organization recognized by the
           Maritime Administrator in order to facilitate satisfying the suitability requirements for
           registration. Although the Administration does not require that commercial yachts in this
           category be Classed, the technical reviews and surveys necessary to establish and
           maintain compliance with certain convention requirements will still more likely than not
           be performed by one (1) of the Administration’s recognized organizations that maintain
           rules for the construction of yachts. For this reason, and because classification standards
           are generally linked to statutory requirements, it is strongly recommended that these
           commercial yachts be retained in class.

        .6 The Code has been adapted from prominent existing mega yacht codes with the express
           intention of setting minimum safety, security and pollution prevention standards that are
           consistent and appropriate to the size of the yacht and identify with the specific needs of
           yachts in commercial and private use for sport and pleasure. The standards applied are
           either set by the relevant international conventions or are equivalent standards where it is
           not reasonable, practicable or, in the case of non-convention vessels, a requirement to
           comply with the international conventions. The standards adopted are judged to be at
           least equivalent in their effect to those required by the international conventions for the
           maintenance of safety, security and pollution prevention.

        .7 Compliance with the minimum standards required by the Code will entitle a yacht to be
           issued the certification applicable to the service and size of the yacht, upon satisfactory
           completion of the corresponding surveys and inspections. The certificates demanded by
           the international conventions that apply to commercial yachts covered by the Code are
           summarized in Section 29.0.

        .8 Annex 1 lists the documents to which the Code refers for the application of specific
           safety, security and pollution prevention standards.

        .9 Compliance with the Code satisfies the requirements of the Marshall Islands Maritime
           Regulations (MI-108), Section 2.11, as amended.



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3.1.3   Large Private Yachts

        The Code is also intended to serve as a guideline for private yachts 24 meters in load line
        length and over. It is recommended that private yachts as defined in the Marshall Islands
        Maritime Regulations (MI-108), Section 1.12, Definitions, shall conform to the standards of
        the Code as far as is practicable and reasonable to assure their safe operation.

        Private yachts wishing to enjoy the 84 day chartering privilege allowed by the Administration
        shall comply with the lifesaving and firefighting equipment requirements of this Code.
        Please see Section 13.1, Table 2.

        All private yachts of 80 gross tons or greater, or 24 meters or greater in length, and engaged
        in chartering, must apply for, and operate under, a Minimum Safe Manning Certificate,
        MI-282-10 (see Annexes 4 and 12).

3.1.4   Hull types

        The Code applies to monohull and multihull yachts.

3.1.5   Responsibility

        It is the responsibility of the owner or managing agent to ensure that a yacht is properly
        maintained, inspected, surveyed and certified in accordance with the Code.

3.2     Operational Limitations

        .1 Subject to the size, suitability for intended use and degree of compliance with the Code, a
           yacht may be considered for the issuance of a Certificate of Registry allowing it to
           operate under one (1) of the following limiting Categories:

                Category 2 - up to 60 miles from a safe haven;

                Category 1 - up to 150 miles from a safe haven; or

                Category 0 - unrestricted service.

        .2 Depending on the nature of the yacht and its intended use, it may be restricted to less than
           the above specified limits. All limitations or restrictions will be recorded on the
           Document of Compliance and the Certificate of Registry of the yacht, and Minimum Safe
           Manning Certificate.

        .3 To be issued with a Certificate of Registry for a particular Category, a yacht should
           comply with all the requirements agreed to for that Category, to the satisfaction of an
           Appointed Representative of the Administration. In no case, however, should a yacht be
           allowed to exceed the operational limitations which may be set by the Appointed
           Representative.

3.3     Equivalent Standards, Exemptions and Existing Yachts

3.3.1   Equivalent standards

        The Administration may consider a specific alternative equivalent standard to any standard
        required by the Code, provided that the proposed standard, code of practice, such as the MCA
        LY2, specification or technical description provides, in use, equivalent levels of safety,
        suitability and fitness for purpose. Annex 1 provides guidelines on the assessment of
        variations to the standards applied by the Code. Proposals for the application of alternative

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        standards considered to be at least equivalent to the requirements of the Code should be
        submitted to an Appointed Representative for review, approval and forwarding with
        recommendations to the Administration for consideration. Equivalence may be achieved by
        incorporating increased requirements, such as declared areas of operation, to balance
        deficiencies and thereby achieve the overall safety standard desired.

3.3.2   Exemptions

        .1 Exemptions are authorized and issued only by the Administration.

        .2 Applications for exemption should be made to the Administration via its Appointed
           Representatives and be supported by justification for the exemption.

        .3 The granting of exemptions will be limited by the extent to which international
           conventions allow and should be regarded as the exception and not the rule.

3.3.3   Existing yachts

        .1 In the case of an existing yacht which does not comply fully with the Code safety
           standards but for which the Code standards are reasonable and practicable, the
           Administration may give consideration to a proposal from the owner(s) or managing
           agent(s) to phase in requirements within an agreed time frame.

        .2 When an existing yacht does not meet the Code safety standard for a particular feature
           and it can be demonstrated that compliance is neither reasonable nor practicable,
           proposals for alternative arrangements should be submitted to an Appointed
           Representative for review, approval and forwarding with recommendation to the
           Administration for consideration. In considering individual cases, the Administration
           will take into account the yacht’s service history and any other factors that are judged to
           be relevant to the safety standard which can be achieved.

        .3 Generally, repairs, alterations and refurbishments should comply with the standards
           applicable to a new yacht.

3.4     Interpretation and Appeal Process

3.4.1   Interpretation

        Where a question of interpretation of any part of this Code arises which cannot be resolved
        by an Authorized Representative or a Recognized Organization and the owner(s)/managing
        agent(s) for a vessel, a decision on interpretation may be obtained on written application to
        the Administration.

3.4.2   Appeal Process

        Where a question of application of any part of this Code arises which cannot be resolved by
        the Classification Society, Appointed Representative or other Appointed Representative and
        the owner or managing agent for a yacht, a decision may be obtained upon written request to
        the Office of the Maritime Administrator:

                    Marshall Islands Maritime and Corporate Administrators, Inc.
                    Technical Services
                    11495 Commerce Park Drive
                    Reston, Virginia 20191-1507 USA
                    Facsimile: +1-703-476-8522; Email: yachttec@register-iri.com


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3.5     Review and Revision of the Code

        The requirements of the Code will be reviewed and revised when necessary by the Maritime
        Administrator, and all interested parties will be advised. The latest revision will always be
        available on the Administration’s website, www.register-iri.com. Questions, comments and
        observations should be addressed to the Office of the Maritime Administrator at the address
        above.

3.6     Tonnage Measurement

        .1 A tonnage measurement must be performed and a tonnage certificate issued and
           presented to the Office of the Maritime Administrator within 90 days of initial
           registration.

        .2 Compliance with the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969,
           is required for yachts 24 meters in load line length or more. An Appointed
           Representative or Recognized Organization, as appropriate, should perform the
           admeasurement and certification.

        .3 Yachts operating exclusively in the domestic waters of the Marshall Islands will not
           require an international tonnage certificate regardless of size.

3.7     Simplified Tonnage Measurement Method

        A simplified method of measurement provided in Annex 2 may be used, if necessary, for
        private yachts that are not required to and do not have their tonnage calculated in accordance
        with the International Tonnage Convention, 1969. The simplified tonnage assignment
        criterion is applicable to vessels under 24 meters in Load Line length for monohull and
        multihull yachts of normal proportions and form. An Appointed Representative should
        perform the admeasurement and certification.


4.0     CONSTRUCTION and STRENGTH

4.1     General Requirements

        .1 All commercial yachts of 500 gross tons or more must be Classed by one (1) of the
           organizations recognized by the Maritime Administrator listed in Section 28.1.

        .2 All yachts should have a freeboard deck.

        .3 All yachts should be fitted with a weathertight weather deck for the length of the yacht
           and be of adequate strength to withstand the sea and weather conditions likely to be
           encountered in the declared area(s) of operation.

        .4 The declared area(s) of operation and any other conditions, which restrict the use of the
           yacht at sea, must be recorded on the Document of Compliance and the Certificate of
           Registry and Minimum Safe Manning Certificate issued to the yacht.

        .5 The choice of hull construction material affects fire protection requirements, for which
           reference should be made to Section 14.0.




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4.2     Structural Strength

4.2.1   New yachts

        .1 New yachts will be considered to be of adequate strength if built under survey and are
           certificated to be in accordance with applicable yacht construction rules set by any of the
           Administration’s Recognized Classification Societies.

            A Confirmation of Classification Certificate should be provided.

        .2 New yachts Classed by one (1) of the Classification Societies listed in Section 28.1 after
           construction has been completed in accordance with the standards of the Society, will be
           accepted as being of adequate strength for the service conditions covered by the
           classification notation.

            A Confirmation of Classification Certificate should be provided.

        .3 New yachts not built in accordance with paragraph 4.2.1.1 may be specially considered
           provided full information, including calculations, drawings and details of materials
           prepared by the yacht designer is provided to an Appointed Representative for review and
           satisfactory survey before acceptance by the Administration.

            (a) The submission of calculations for scantlings is particularly important for high-speed
                craft.

            (b) A Statement of Compliance should be provided.

            (c) See Section 28.0 regarding Recognized Organizations and survey during
                construction.

4.2.2   Existing yachts

        Existing yachts will be considered to be of adequate structural strength if they are in good
        repair and were:

        .1 Built to the standards defined by paragraph 4.2.1.1 for new yachts and remain in class; or

        .2 Built to the standards defined by paragraph 4.2.1.1 for new yachts and, where no longer
           in class, are subjected to a full structural survey by an Appointed Representative to
           determine that the hull is substantially in as-built condition and records indicate
           satisfactory engine and electrical maintenance. A Statement of Compliance should be
           provided; or

        .3 Not built in accordance with paragraph 4.2.2.1 but where full information, including
           calculations, drawings and details of materials have been provided and reviewed by an
           Appointed Representative of the Administration, and the yacht subjected to a satisfactory
           survey by the Appointed Representative. A Statement of Compliance should be
           provided.

4.3     Recesses

        Any recess in the weather deck should be of weathertight construction and should be self-
        draining under all normal conditions of heel and trim of the yacht.


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4.4     Watertight Bulkheads

4.4.1   New yachts

        .1 The strength of watertight bulkheads should be in accordance with the requirements of
           one of the Classification Societies listed in Section 28.1.

        .2 Generally, openings in required watertight bulkheads should have an efficient means of
           closure that will maintain the watertight integrity of the bulkhead, similar to the standards
           required of passenger vessels as defined in SOLAS Chapter II-1, Regulation 15
           (Openings in watertight bulkheads in passenger ships).

        .3 Watertight doors should normally be closed, unless frequent access to living and working
           spaces through sliding watertight doors is necessary. When access to a compartment is
           unlikely for lengthy periods, the sliding doors or approved hinged doors should be closed.

        .4 Hinged watertight doors in lieu of those required by SOLAS Chapter II-1, Regulation 15,
           are considered acceptable for yachts less than 50 meters in load line length or under 500
           gross tons. Such doors should be fitted with indicators in the wheelhouse and remain
           shut at sea, except at the Master’s discretion, or in accordance with operational
           procedures. This is based on the subdivision being an alternative to load line conditions
           of assignment and not a SOLAS subdivision standard, which applies to vessels over 80
           meters in load line length.

        .5 Procedures for the operation of watertight doors should be established and posted in
           suitable locations.

4.4.2   Existing yachts

        .1 Watertight bulkheads in existing yachts should comply with the requirements of Section
           4.4.1 as far as it is reasonable and practicable to do so.

        .2 In individual cases when an Appointed Representative considers that the requirements of
           Section 4.4.1 cannot be met, the Administration may consider a justification for
           exemption from the specified requirements.

        .3 In considering an individual case, the Administration will take into account the yacht’s
           past performance in service and the declared area(s) of operation and any other
           conditions that restrict the use of the yacht at sea, which will be recorded on the
           Document of Compliance and Certificate of Registry, and Minimum Safe Manning
           Certificate issued to the yacht (see Section 4.1).

4.5     Enclosed Compartments within the Hull and below the Freeboard Deck provided with
        Access through Openings in the Hull

        .1 Compartment(s) below the freeboard deck, provided for recreational purposes, oil
           fuelling/fresh water reception or other purposes to do with the business of the vessel and
           having access openings in the hull, should be bounded by watertight divisions without
           any opening (i.e. doors, manholes, ventilation ducts or any other opening) separating the
           compartment(s) from any other compartment below the freeboard deck, unless provided
           with sliding watertight doors.




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        .2 For vessel’s less than 500 GRT, approved hinged watertight door may be accepted,
           provided the following conditions are met:

            (a) The lower edge of the shell opening shall not be below a line drawn parallel to the
                freeboard deck at side, which is at its lowest point at least 230 mm above the upper
                edge of the uppermost load line.

            (b) A leakage detection device shall be provided in the compartment between the two
                doors. With visual and audible warnings on the bridge.

            (c) The sill of the inner door is above the sill of the shell opening.

                or

            (d) After flooding of the space containing the shell opening, the resultant waterline is
                below the sill of the internal openings in that space.

        .3 Openings in the hull should comply with SOLAS Regulation II-1/25-10 - External
           openings in cargo ships. Provision should be made to ensure that doors may be manually
           closed and locked in the event of power or hydraulic failure.

4.6     Sailing Yacht Rigging

4.6.1   General Maintenance

        .1 The condition of the rig should be monitored in accordance with a planned maintenance
           schedule. The schedule should include, in particular, regular monitoring of all the gear
           associated with safe work aloft and on the bowsprit (see Section 22.3, Safe Work Aloft
           and on the Bowsprit of Sailing Yachts).

        .2 The overall sail area and spar weights and dimensions should be as documented in the
           yacht’s stability information book. Modifications that increase sail area and/or weights
           and dimensions must be reflected in an approved updating of the stability information
           booklet.

4.6.2   Masts and spars

        .1 Dimensions and construction materials of masts and spars should be in accordance with
           the recommendations of one of the Classification Societies listed in Section 28.1 or a
           recognized international standard.

        .2 The associated structure for masts and spars (including fittings, decks and floors) should
           be constructed to absorb the forces involved.

4.6.3   Running and standing rigging

        .1 Wire rope used for standing rigging (stays or shrouds) should not be flexible wire rope
           (fiber rope core).

        .2 The strength of all blocks, shackles, rigging screws, cleats and associated fittings and
           attachment points should exceed the breaking strength of the associated running or
           standing rigging.




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        .3 Chainplates for standing rigging should be constructed to support and absorb the forces
           involved. Only one (1) shroud or stay should load an individual attachment point, unless
           the design specifically allows for more.

4.6.4   Sails

        .1 Adequate means of reefing or shortening sail should be provided.

        .2 Category 0 and Category 1 yachts should either be provided with separate storm sails or
           have specific sails designated and constructed to act as storm canvas.


5.0     WEATHERTIGHT INTEGRITY

        For new yachts and existing yachts, the standards for achieving weathertight integrity should
        comply with or be equivalent to the ILLC as far as it is reasonable and practicable.

        In individual cases, when an Appointed Representative considers that the requirements of
        ILLC or the Code cannot be met, the Appointed Representative may consider and propose to
        the Administration alternative arrangements to achieve adequate safety standards, such as,
        operational limitations.

        For an existing yacht, the yacht’s past performance in service and the declared area(s) of
            operation and any other conditions will be taken into account. Conditions that restrict the
            use of the yacht at sea should be recorded on the Document of Compliance and the
            Certificate of Registry and Minimum Safe Manning Certificate issued to the yacht. (See
            Section 4.1)

        The minimum acceptable standards for the weathertight integrity of hatches, skylights and
        doors that should be applied are as follows:

5.1     Hatchways and Skylight Hatches

5.1.1   General requirements

        .1 All openings leading to spaces below the weather deck not capable of being closed
           weathertight, must be enclosed within either an enclosed superstructure or a weathertight
           deckhouse of adequate strength.

        .2 All exposed hatchways which give access to spaces below the weathertight weather deck
           are to be of substantial weathertight construction and provided with efficient means of
           closure. Weathertight hatch covers should be permanently attached to the yacht and
           provided with adequate arrangements for securing the hatch closed.

        .3 Hatches that are to be used for escape purposes should be provided with covers that are
           capable of being opened from both sides. An escape hatch should be readily identified
           and easy and safe to use, having due regard to its position and access to and from the
           hatch.

        .4 Flush deck hatches are acceptable for escape hatches and lockers on deck if constructed
           to Class requirements. Wells for rescue boats with flush hatches are acceptable provided
           they meet the requirements for wells.




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5.1.2     Hatchways that are open at sea

          In general, hatches should be kept closed at sea. However, hatchways that may be kept open
          for access at sea for lengthy periods are to be kept as small as practicable (a maximum of one
          (1) square meter in clear area), located on the centerline of the yacht, and fitted with
          coamings of at least 300mm in height in Location 1 and 150mm in height in Location 2 (refer
          to Section 2.0, Definitions). Covers of hatchways are to be permanently attached to the hatch
          coamings and, where hinged, the hinges are to be located on the forward side.

5.2       Doorways and Companionways

5.2.1     Doorways located above the weather deck

5.2.1.1   Exposed doors in deckhouses and superstructures that give access to spaces below the
          weather deck are to be weathertight, and door openings should have coaming heights of not
          less than:

          .1 600mm when the door is in the forward quarter length of the yacht and used when the
             yacht is at sea;

          .2 300mm when the door is in an exposed forward facing location aft of the forward quarter
             length; or

          .3 150mm above the surface of the deck when the door is in a protected location aft of the
             forward quarter length.

          Assuming these minimums are maintained, the Administration will consider an exemption for
          the purposes of issuing an International Load Line Certificate, when required.

                     Location          Unrestricted Yachts         Category 1 & 2
                        1                   600mm                      300mm
                        2                   300mm                      150mm
                        3                   150mm                       75mm

5.2.1.2   Weathertight doors should be arranged to open outwards and when located in a house side, be
          hinged at the forward edge. Alternative closing arrangements will be considered providing it
          can be demonstrated that the efficiency of the closing arrangements and their ability to
          prevent the ingress of water will not impair the safety of the yacht.

5.2.1.3   An access door leading directly to the engine room from the weather deck should be fitted
          with a coaming height of 600mm if in Position 1 and 380mm if in Position 2 (see Definitions,
          Section 2.0).

                     Location          Unrestricted Yachts         Category 1 & 2
                        1                   600mm                       450mm
                        2                   380mm                       200mm

5.2.1.4   Coaming height, construction and securing standards for weathertight doors that are provided
          for use only when the yacht is in port or at anchor in calm sheltered waters and are locked
          closed when the yacht is at sea, may be considered individually.




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5.2.2   Companion hatch openings

        .1 Companionway hatch openings that give access to spaces below the weather deck should
           be fitted with a coaming the top of which is at least 300mm above the deck.

        .2 Washboards may be used to close the vertical opening. When washboards are used, they
           should be so arranged and fitted that they will not be dislodged readily. Provisions are to
           be made to ensure that they are stowed in a secure location when not in use.

        .3 The maximum breadth of an opening in a companion hatch should not exceed one (1)
           meter.

5.3     Skylights

        .1 All skylights should be of efficient weathertight construction complying with a
           recognized standard, provided with a portable cover and should be located on or as near
           to the centerline of the yacht as practicable.

        .2 If they are of the opening type, they should be provided with efficient means whereby
           they can be secured in the closed position.

        .3 Skylights that are provided as a means of escape should be operable from both sides. An
           escape skylight should be readily identified and easy and safe to use, having due regard to
           its position and access to and from the skylight.

        .4 The skylight glazing material and its method of securing within the frame should meet
           the appropriate marine standards defined in equivalent BS, EN, national or international
           standards.

        A minimum of one (1) portable cover for each size of glazed opening should be provided
        which can be accessed rapidly and efficiently secured in the event of a breakage of the
        skylight.

5.4     Side Scuttles

        .1 Side scuttles should be of an approved type. Oval portholes can be accepted on the basis
           of equivalent area (0.16 m2) and similar scantlings to round portholes. They should be of
           strength appropriate to location in the yacht and meet appropriate recognized
           international marine standards. With regard to structural fire protection in new yachts,
           the requirements for the construction of certain side scuttles should meet the requirements
           of Section 14.3.3.10.

        .2 In general, all side scuttles fitted in locations protecting openings to spaces below the
           weather deck or fitted in the hull of the yacht should be provided with a deadlight which
           is to be permanently attached and is capable of securing the opening watertight in the
           event of a breakage of the scuttle glazing. Proposals to fit side scuttles with portable
           deadlights will be subject to special consideration and approval by an Appointed
           Representative, having regard for the location of the side scuttles and ready availability of
           deadlights to be fitted. Consideration should be given to the provision of operational
           instructions to the Master as to when deadlights must be applied to side scuttles.

        .3 Side scuttles fitted in the hull of the yacht below the level of the freeboard deck should be
           either non-opening or of a non readily opening type, have a glazed diameter of not more
           than 450mm and be in accordance with a standard recognized by an Appointed

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            Representative. The sill height of the side scuttles should be at least 500mm or 2.5% of
            the breadth of the yacht, whichever is the greater, above the all seasons load line assigned
            to the yacht. Scuttles of the non-readily opening type must be secured closed when the
            yacht is in navigation.

        .4 Side scuttles should not be fitted in the hull in way of the machinery space.

5.5     Windows

        .1 Windows should be of an approved type. They should be of strength appropriate to
           location in the yacht and meet appropriate marine standards defined in equivalent BS,
           EN, national or international standards. Where windows are not to Code (ISO
           6345:1990) requirements, they may be accepted subject to review and approval by an
           Appointed Representative. With regard to structural fire protection in new yachts, the
           requirements for the construction of certain windows should meet the requirements of
           Section 14.3.3.10.

        .2 In general, windows fitted in superstructures or weathertight deckhouses are to be
           substantially framed and efficiently secured to the structure. The glass is to be of the
           toughened safety glass type that breaks into small sized particles. The glass may be
           laminated or monolithic, but lamination alone is not acceptable if the glass breaks into
           dangerous fragments that are assumed to detach from the plastic layers. Polycarbonate
           windows are accepted provided they meet the standards for unrestricted sea-going
           commercial service. Small bonded windows may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

            Safety standards relating to the provision of large glass doors or windows fitted in the aft
            end of a superstructure or weathertight deckhouse will be considered on an individual
            basis by an Appointed Representative.

        .3 In general, windows should not be fitted in the main hull below the level of the freeboard
           deck. Proposals to fit windows in the main hull below the level of the freeboard deck
           will be subject to special consideration and approval by an Appointed Representative,
           having regard for the location and strength of the windows and their supporting structure
           and, the availability of strong protective covers for the windows. One item of special
           consideration should be operational instructions to the Master as to when the strong
           protective covers must be applied to windows.

        .4 For Category 0 yachts, unrestricted service, storm shutters are required for all windows in
           the front and sides of first tier and front windows of the second tier of superstructures or
           weathertight deckhouses above the freeboard deck. Where windows are of sandwich
           construction and their equivalent toughened safety glass thickness exceeds the
           requirements by not less than 30%, they are acceptable without storm shutters, but a
           blanking plate is to be provided for each size window. When storm shutters are
           interchangeable port and starboard, a minimum of 50% of each size should be provided.

        .5 Windows to the navigating position should not be of either polarized or tinted glass. (See
           paragraph 18.2.2.)

5.6     Ventilators and Exhausts

        .1 Adequate natural and/or mechanical ventilation is to be provided throughout the yacht.
           The accommodation spaces are to be protected from the entry of gas and/or vapor fumes
           from galley, machinery, exhaust and fuel systems.



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        .2 Ventilators in exposed locations are to be of efficient construction and provided with
           permanently attached means of weathertight closure. Generally, ventilators serving any
           space below the freeboard deck or an enclosed superstructure should have coamings of
           minimum heights as specified in the table below.

                           Location                  Unrestricted Yachts   Category 1 & 2
                     Forward Quarter Length               900mm                 450mm
                           Elsewhere                      760mm                 380mm

        .3 Ventilators should be kept as far inboard as practicable and the height above the deck of
           the ventilator opening should be sufficient to prevent the ingress of water when the yacht
           heels.

        .4 The ventilation of spaces, such as the machinery space, that must remain open requires
           special attention with regard to the location and height of the ventilation openings above
           the deck taking into account the effect of downflooding angle on stability standard.

        .5 The means of closure of ventilators serving the machinery space should be selected with
           regard to the fire protection and extinguishing arrangements provided in the machinery
           space.

        .6 Engine exhaust outlets that penetrate the hull below the freeboard deck should be
           provided with means to prevent backflooding into the hull through a damaged exhaust
           system. At a minimum, vessels should have well constructed anti-siphon loops on all
           exhaust lines at a minimum height of one (1) meter above the waterline or a satisfactory
           waterbreak system.

5.7     Air Pipes

        .1 Air pipes serving fuel and other tanks should be of efficient construction and provided
           with permanently attached means of weathertight closure. Means of closure may be
           omitted if it can be shown that the open end of an air pipe is protected by other structures
           that will prevent the ingress of water.

        .2 Where located on the weather deck, air pipes should be kept as far inboard as practicable
           and be fitted with a coaming of sufficient height to prevent inadvertent flooding.
           Generally, air pipes to tanks should have coamings of minimum heights as specified in
           the table below.

                   Location                     Unrestricted Yachts            Category 1 & 2
               On Weather Deck                       760mm                            380mm
                  Elsewhere                          450mm                            225mm

        .3 Air pipes to fuel tanks should terminate at a height of not less than 760mm above either
           the top of the filler pipe for a gravity filling tank or the top of the overflow tank for a
           pressure filling tank.

5.8     Scuppers, Sea Inlets and Discharges

        The standards of the ILLC should be applied to every discharge led through the shell of the
        yacht as far as it is reasonable and practicable to do so, and in any case, all sea inlet and
        overboard discharges should be provided with efficient shut-off valves arranged in positions
        where they are readily accessible at all times.


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5.9     Materials for Valves and Associated Piping

        .1 Valves that are fitted below the waterline should be of steel, bronze or other material
           having a similar resistance to impact and fire.

        .2 The associated piping should, in areas as indicated above, be of steel, bronze, copper or
           other equivalent material that is considered of equal or greater strength than the hull.

        .3 Where the use of plastic piping is proposed, it will be considered on an individual basis
           and full details of the type of piping, its intended location and use, should be submitted to
           an Appointed Representative for review and submission with recommendation to the
           Administration for consideration of approval. The Administration may require tests to be
           carried out on the plastic piping, as necessary, to give approval to its use.

        .4 The use of flexible piping in any situation should be kept to a minimum compatible with
           the essential reason for its use. An Appointed Representative should approve flexible
           piping and the means of joining it to its associated hard piping system as fit for the
           purpose.

5.10    General Equivalence.

        Where vessels cannot comply with the requirements of this section, equivalent arrangements
        may be considered by the Administration. Such proposals should take into account the
        following non -exhaustive list:

        (a)   Closure at sea;
        (b)   Enhanced bilge pumping capacity and bilge alarms;
        (c)   Full compliance with damage stability;
        (d)   Provision of dorade boxes or baffle systems to prevent direct water ingress;
        (e)   Alternative ventilation for use in bad weather;
        (f)   Excess freeboard – greater than one standard superstructure height;
        (g)   Consideration of risk of downflooding angle and height due to position;
        (h)   Consideration of risk of green sea loads;
        (i)   Enhanced survey inspection regime;
        (j)   Operational limitations.


6.0     WATER FREEING ARRANGEMENTS

        .1 For new yachts and existing yachts, the standards for water freeing arrangements should
           comply with the ILLC as far as it is reasonable and practicable to do so. In any case, the
           intention should be to achieve a standard of safety that is at least equivalent to the
           standard of the ILLC.

        .2 In individual cases, when an Appointed Representative considers that the requirements of
           the ILLC cannot be met, the Appointed Representative may propose alternative
           arrangements to achieve adequate safety standards for the Administration’s consideration.

        .3 In considering an individual case, the Appointed Representative may take into account
           the yacht’s past performance in service and the declared area(s) of operation and any
           other conditions that restrict the use of the yacht at sea that will be recorded on the
           Document of Compliance and Certificate of Registry and Minimum Safe Manning
           Certificate issued to the yacht. (See Section 4.1.)

        .4 Section 4.3 sets requirements specific to the drainage of recesses.


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7.0     MACHINERY

7.1     Yachts of less than 500 GT.

7.1.1   General Requirements

        .1 The machinery and its installation should, in general, meet with the requirements of one
           of the Classification Societies named in Section 28.1 and if Classed, a Certificate of
           Class issued and forwarded to the Administration on completion of survey.

            Where the yacht is Unclassed, the Appointed Representative will confirm compliance as
            part of the Document of Compliance.

            For existing and new yachts that operate with periodically unattended machinery spaces,
            the machinery and its installation should meet the standards of SOLAS Chapter II-1/
            Part E - Additional Requirements for Periodically Unattended Machinery Spaces, so far
            as it is reasonable and practicable to do so.

            Plastic piping may be accepted where the piping and the arrangements for its use meet
            the requirements of the IMO Fire Test Procedures Code.

        .2 For Unclassed vessels, the machinery should be built to equivalent requirements such as
           to a survey procedure adopted by a Class Society which is based upon an approved
           quality assurance scheme to ISO 9000 (or equivalent), or type approval.

        .3 On all sailing yachts, the survey of the shafting and propulsion machinery should be
           included in the survey. On Classed vessels this should also be included in the class
           notation.

        .4 With regard to UMS requirements for new yachts of less than 500 gross tons and existing
           yachts of 500 gross tons and over, in practice, most such yachts will operate with UMS,
           and appropriate Class standards should be used for alarms, remote shut downs, etc., as far
           as reasonable and practicable. Alarms should be repeated in the wheelhouse and
           engineers/crews area. Class may have some minimum standards for lube oil pressure and
           cooling water temperature. It is also appropriate to allow that on some yachts the
           distance from the wheelhouse to engines is similar to that from the machinery control
           room to the engines on a large yacht.

        .5 Periodical survey requirements of machinery and electrical arrangements should be
           similar to those of Class. Where not Classed, the machinery survey shall include engine
           maintenance report and steering gear service report. Shafts need not be drawn if readings
           of aft bearings are within manufacturer’s accepted tolerances.

        .6 The requirements for main propulsion are based upon the installation of diesel powered
           units, burning distillate fuels which do not require to be heated. When other types of
           main propulsion systems are proposed, the arrangements and installation should be
           specially considered.

        .7 Notwithstanding the requirements of paragraph 7.1.1.1, in a fuel supply system to an
           engine unit, when a flexible section of piping is introduced, connections should be of a
           screw type or equivalent approved type. Flexible pipes should be fire resistant/metal
           reinforced or otherwise protected from fire. Materials and fittings should be of a suitable
           recognized national or international standard that provides for a fire rating of at least 800
           deg/30 minutes. Glass or plastic filter bowls are not acceptable and should be replaced


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            with steel bowls, even on existing yachts. In the case of an existing yacht fitted with a
            diesel engine in which the installation of a flexible section of piping does not
            immediately meet the requirements, the requirements should be met when existing
            fittings in the fuel supply system are replaced.

7.1.2   Installation

        .1 Notwithstanding the requirements referred to in Section 7.1.1, the machinery, fuel tanks
           and associated piping systems and fittings should be of a design and construction
           adequate for the service for which they are intended, and should be so installed and
           protected as to reduce to a minimum any danger to persons during normal movement
           about the yacht, due regard being made to moving parts, hot surfaces, and other hazards.

        .2 Means should be provided to isolate any source of fuel that may feed a fire in an engine
           space. A fuel shut-off valve(s) should be provided which is capable of being closed from
           a position outside the engine space. The valve(s) should be fitted as close as possible to
           the fuel tank(s).

        .3 When a glass fuel level gauge is fitted, it should be of the “flat glass” type with self-
           closing valves between the gauge and the tank.

7.2     Yachts of 500 GT and over

        .1 For existing and new yachts, the machinery and its installation shall meet the
           requirements of one of the Classification Societies named in Section 28.1 and the
           standards of SOLAS Chapter II-1/Part C - Machinery installations and II-1/part E -
           Additional requirements for periodically unattended machinery spaces (when
           appropriate).

        .2 For sailing yachts with mechanical propulsion, this should be included in the survey and
           reflected in the Class notation.

        .3 In any case, the intention should be to achieve a standard of safety, which is at least
           equivalent to the standard of SOLAS. Equivalence may be achieved by incorporating
           increased requirements to balance deficiencies and thereby achieve the required overall
           standard.

        .4 Where gas turbines are to be fitted, attention should be paid to the guidance contained
           within the IMO High Speed Craft Code with installation to be to the satisfaction of the
           Administration or its Appointed Representative.


8.0     ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

8.1     Yachts of less than 500 GT

8.1.1   General Requirements

        .1 The electrical equipment and its installation should, in general, meet with the
           requirements of one of the Classification Societies named in Section 28.1, and if Classed,
           a Certificate of Class issued and forwarded to the Administration on completion of
           survey. For Unclassed vessels the Appointed Representative will confirm compliance as
           part of the Document of Compliance.




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            Where the yacht is Unclassed, the survey should ensure that the electrical systems are to
            accepted marine standards, with an insulation resistance test carried out to the extent
            determined by the Appointed Representative

        .2 For sailing yachts, the electrical arrangements should also be surveyed to a degree
           necessary to ensure safety of the yacht including the control of the sails.

8.1.2   Installation

        .1 Particular attention should be paid to the provision of overload and short circuit
           protection of all circuits, except engine starting circuits supplied from batteries.

        .2 Electrical devices working in potentially hazardous areas into which petroleum vapor or
           other hydrocarbon gas may leak, should be provided with protection against the risk of
           igniting the gas.

8.1.3   Emergency Lighting

        .1 Lighting circuits, including those of emergency lighting, should be distributed through
           the spaces so that a total blackout cannot occur due to failure of a single protective
           device. This paragraph has general application and is not confined to emergency circuits.

        .2 An emergency source of lighting should be provided which should be independent of the
           general lighting system and sufficient to enable persons to make their way up to the open
           deck from the accommodations or working spaces and evacuate the yacht if necessary.
           This lighting, supplemented by torches, should also be sufficient to permit emergency
           repairs to machinery, etc.

        .3 Emergency power should be sufficient to provide power for three (3) hours duration at
           maximum output.

8.1.4   Batteries

        Batteries of a type suitable for marine use and not liable to leakage should be used.

8.1.5   Battery Storage

        Areas where unsealed batteries are stored should be provided with adequate ventilation to
        prevent an accumulation of gas that is emitted from batteries of all types.

8.1.6   Flammable Gases

        The installation of gas requires a detection system with a suitable certified safe unit as per
        Section 14.1.1. It is normal that such arrangements provide a shutdown of the gas supply
        upon detection.

8.2     Yachts of 500 GT and over

8.2.1   General Requirements

        .1 The electrical equipment and its installation shall meet with the requirements of one of
           the Classification Societies named in Section 28.1, and a Certificate of Class issued and
           forwarded to the Administration on completion of survey. For existing and new yachts,
           the electrical equipment and its installation shall meet the standards of SOLAS Chapter


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            II-1/Part D - Electrical installations and II-1/Part E - Additional requirements for
            periodically unattended machinery spaces (when appropriate), so far as it is reasonable
            and practicable to do so.

        .2 For sailing yachts, the electrical arrangements should be surveyed to a degree necessary
           to ensure safety of the yacht including the control of the sails.

        .3 In any case, the intention should be to achieve a standard of safety that is at least
           equivalent to the standard of SOLAS. Equivalence may be achieved by incorporating
           increased requirements to balance deficiencies and thereby achieve the required overall
           standard.

8.2.2   Emergency Power Source

        Emergency power sources independent of the main power supply should, where possible, be
        located external to the engine room. It should have its own distribution system independent of
        the main generators and main switchboard by a division capable of ensuring its continued
        operation.

        Emergency power sources may be below the uppermost continuous deck provided that the
        arrangements permit equivalent safety from fire and flooding and ready access from the open
        deck.

        The emergency power source should be sufficient for up to 18 hours duration.

8.2.3   Flammable Gases

        Refer to Section 14.1.1.


9.0     STEERING GEAR

9.1     Yachts of less than 500 GT

9.1.1   General Requirements

        The machinery and its installation should, in general, meet with the requirements of one of
        the Classification Societies named in Section 28.1, and if Classed, a Certificate of Class
        issued and forwarded to the Administration on completion of survey. Where the yacht is
        Unclassed, a. Document of Compliance issued by an Appointed Representative should be
        provided to the Administration.

        In the event that the above requirements cannot be met on an existing yacht, the
        Administration may be requested to consider and approve alternative arrangements to achieve
        adequate safety standards.

9.1.2   Rudder Steering Systems

        For rudder steering systems, the steering gear should be capable of turning the rudder from
        35° on one side to 35° on the other side at the maximum ahead service speed of the yacht.
        When appropriate to the safe steering of the yacht, the steering gear should be power
        operated.




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9.1.3    Emergency Steering

         When the steering gear is fitted with remote control, arrangements should be made for
         emergency steering in the event of a failure of such control.

9.2      Yachts of 500 GT and over

9.2.1    General Requirements

         .1 The machinery and its installation should meet with the requirements of one of the
            Classification Societies named in Section 28.1, and a Certificate of Class issued and
            forwarded to the Administration on completion of survey. For existing and new yachts,
            the steering gear and its installation shall meet the standards of SOLAS Chapter II-1/Part
            C - Machinery installations, so far as it is reasonable and practicable to do so.

         .2 In any case, the intention should be to achieve a standard of safety that is at least
            equivalent to the standard of SOLAS. Equivalence may be achieved considering the
            yacht handling capabilities using twin screw propulsion or by incorporating increased
            requirements to balance deficiencies and thereby achieve the required overall standard.

9.2.2    Emergency Steering

         An arrangement for emergency steering in the event of the failure of the primary system
         should be fitted.


10.0     BILGE PUMPING

10.1     Yachts of less than 500 GT

10.1.1   General Requirements

         .1 The bilge pumping equipment and its installation should, in general, meet with the
            requirements of one of the Classification Societies named in Section 28.1, and a
            Certificate of Class issued and forwarded to the Administration on completion of survey.
            If the yacht is Unclassed, a statement of compliance issued by an Appointed
            Representative should be provided to the Administration.

         .2 In the event that the above requirements cannot be met on an existing yacht, the
            Administration, through its Appointed Representative, may be requested to consider
            alternative arrangements to achieve adequate safety standards.

10.1.2   Pumps

         .1 All yachts should be provided with at least two (2) fixed and independently powered
            pumps, with suction pipes so arranged that any compartment can be effectively drained
            when the yacht is heeled to an angle of 10°.

         .2 The location of pumps, their individual power supplies and controls, including those for
            bilge valves, should be such that in the event of any one compartment being flooded
            another pump is available to control progressive flooding to other compartments.




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         .3 Each bilge pump suction line other than the emergency suction line, should be fitted with
            an efficient strum box.

         .4 Portable semi-submersible bilge pumps, preferably diesel driven, may be considered as
            an alternative to one of the two required pumps on existing yachts.

10.1.3   Unmanned Machinery Spaces

         In the case of a yacht where the propulsion machinery space may be unmanned at any time, a
         bilge level alarm should be fitted. The alarm should provide an audible and visual warning in
         the crew mess and in the wheelhouse. The audible and visual alarm may be accepted
         elsewhere if it is considered that such a location may be more appropriate.

10.1.4   Pumping and Piping Arrangements

         .1 Pumping and piping arrangements for bilges into which fuel or other oils of similar or
            higher fire risk could collect, under either normal or fault conditions, should be kept clear
            of accommodation spaces and separate from accommodation bilge systems. Bilge level
            alarms meeting the requirements of Section 10.1.3 should be fitted to all such bilges in
            spaces that are unmanned at any time.

         .2 Approved plastic bilge piping may be accepted outside the engine room. The materials
            used for bilge piping in the engine room must have fire resistant qualities to the
            satisfaction of the Appointed Representative.

         .3 It should be part of Class survey, notwithstanding Class Rules, to ensure that satisfactory
            emergency bilge pumping as per this Code standard (independent of the main bilge
            pumps) is provided. The requirements of this Code must be met as well as Class
            requirements.

10.2     Yachts of 500 GT and over

         .1 The machinery and its installation should meet with the requirements of one of the
            Classification Societies named in Section 28.1, and a Certificate of Class issued and
            forwarded to the Administration on completion of survey. For existing and new yachts,
            the bilge pumping and its installation should meet the passenger vessel standards of
            SOLAS Chapter II-1/Part B - Subdivision and stability, so far as it is reasonable and
            practicable to do so.

         .2 In any case, the intention should be to achieve a standard of safety that is at least
            equivalent to the standard of SOLAS. Equivalence may be achieved by incorporating
            increased requirements to balance deficiencies and thereby achieve the required overall
            standard.

         .3 A minimum of two (2) fixed pumps should be provided. The capacity of the pumps and
            the size of the bilge main branches should meet the requirements for passenger ships
            contained in SOLAS. In addition, the requirements for yachts of less than 500 gross tons
            contained in Section 10.1 above should be met.




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11.0     STABILITY – Intact and Damaged

11.1     General

         .1 This Section addresses the standards that should be met for both intact and damaged
            stability.

         .2 An intact stability standard proposed for assessment of a yacht type, which is not covered
            by the standards defined in the Code, should be submitted to an Appointed
            Representative for review and forwarding with recommendation to the Administration for
            consideration of approval at the earliest opportunity.

         .3 If used, permanent ballast should be located in accordance with a plan approved by an
            Appointed Representative and in a manner that prevents shifting of position. Permanent
            ballast should not be added or removed from the yacht without the approval of the
            Appointed Representative. Permanent ballast particulars should be noted in the yacht’s
            stability information booklet. The Appointed Representative should consider the strength
            considerations.

         .4 The buoyancy of superstructures, deckhouses, etc which may be taken into account shall
            be in accordance with Section 3.6.2 of the IMO Resolution A.749(18) for intact and
            damage stability.

11.2     Intact Stability

11.2.1   New motor yachts

         .1 Vessels operating as category 0, 1, or 2 (See Section 3.2)

             In accordance with IMO Resolution A.749(18), the curves of static stability for seagoing
             conditions should meet the following criteria:

             (a) The area under the righting lever curve (GZ curve) should not be less than 0.055
                 meter-radians up to a 30° angle of heel and not less than 0.09 meter-radians up to a
                 40° angle of heel, or the angle of down flooding, if this angle is less than 40 degrees.

             (b) The area under the GZ curve between the angles of heel of 30° and 40° or between
                 30° and the angle of down flooding if this is less than 40°, should not be less than
                 0.03 meter-radians;

             (c) The righting lever (GZ) should be at least 0.20 meters at an angle of heel equal to or
                 greater than 30°;

             (d) The maximum GZ should occur at an angle of heel preferably exceeding 30° but not
                 less than 25°;

             (e) After correction for free surface effects, the initial metacentric height (GM) should
                 not be less than 0.15 meters; and

         .2 For vessels operating as category 0, 1, or 2 (See Section 3.2) where compliance with
            11.2.1.1 cannot be achieved, the curves of statical stability for seagoing conditions should
            meet the following criteria:


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           (a) The area under the righting lever curve (GZ curve) should not be less than 0.075
               meter-radians up to an angle of 20° when the maximum righting lever (GZ) occurs at
               20°, and not less than 0.055 meter-radians up to an angle of 30° when the maximum
               righting lever (GZ) occurs at 30° or above. When the maximum righting lever (GZ)
               occurs at angles between 20° and 30°, the corresponding requisite area under the
               righting lever curve (GZ curve) should be determined by linear interpolation by the
               formula:

               Area to maximum righting lever, at θ° = 0.055 + 0.002(30 - θmax) meter radians;

               Where Ө max is the angle of heel in degrees where the GZ curve reaches its maximum

           (b) The area under the GZ curve between the angles of heel of 30° and 40° or between
               30° and the angle of downflooding if this is less than 40°, should not be less than
               0.03 meter-radians;

           (c) The righting lever (GZ) should be at least 0.20 meters at an angle of heel where it
               reaches its maximum;

           (d) The maximum GZ should occur at an angle of heel not less than 20°;

           (e) After correction for free surface effects, the initial metacentric height (GM) should
               not be less than 0.15 meters; and

           (f) If the maximum righting lever (GZ) occurs at an angle of less than 20°, approval of
               the stability should be considered by the Administration as a special case.

        .3 For vessels operating as category 1 or 2 (See Section 3.2) where compliance with
           11.2.1.1 or 11.2.1.2 cannot be achieved, the curves of statical stability for seagoing
           conditions should meet the following criteria:

           (a) the area under the righting lever curve (GZ curve) should not be less than 0.07 metre-
               radians up to 15o angle of heel, when maximum GZ occurs at 15°, and 0.055 metre-
               radians up to 30o angle of heel, when maximum GZ occurs at 30° or above. Where the
               maximum GZ occurs at angles of between 15° and 30°, the corresponding area under
               the GZ curve, Areq should be taken as follows:-

               Areq = 0.055 +0.001(30° - θmax)        metre-radians

               Where θmax is the angle of heel in degrees where the GZ curve reaches its maximum.

           (b) the area under the GZ curve between the angles of heel of 30o and 40o or between 30o
               and the angle of downflooding if this is less than 40o, should not be less than 0.03
               metre-radians;

           (d) the righting lever (GZ) should be at least 0.20 metres at an angle of heel equal to or
               greater than 30o;

           (e) the maximum GZ should occur at an angle of heel not less than 15°;

           (f) after correction for free surface effects, the initial metacentric height (GM) should not
               be less than 0.15 metres.




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11.2.2   Existing motor yachts

         .1 The standard of stability required to be achieved by an existing yacht is generally to be as
            required for a new yacht.

         .2 Unless a yacht is provided with stability information that is approved to a standard
            recognized by the Administration and relevant to the yacht in its present condition, the
            yacht should be treated as if it is a new yacht.

         .3 When an existing yacht either fails to meet the stability standards applied to a new yacht
            or has up-to-date stability information which complies with a different but defined
            standard, an Appointed Representative will consider the stability standard of the yacht as
            a special case and take into account its recorded history of safe operation.

11.2.3   New sailing yachts

         .1 Monohulls

             Requirements for a new sailing yacht are:

             (a) Curves of static stability (GZ curves) for at least the Loaded Departure with 100%
                 consumables and the Loaded Arrival with 10% consumables should be produced.

             (b) Generally, the GZ curve required by .1 should have a positive range of not less than
                 90°. A positive range of less than 90° may be considered but subject to the
                 imposition of operational limitations.

             (c) In addition to the requirements of .2, the angle of steady heel should be greater than
                 15° (see figure). The angle of steady heel is obtained from the intersection of a
                 “derived wind heeling lever” (dwhl) curve with the GZ curve required by (a).

                 In figure 1:

                 dwhl      = the “derived wind heeling lever” at any angle θ°.
                           = 0.5 x WLO x Cos1.3θ
                 where WLO = GZf
                             Cos1.3θf




                                                      Figure 1
                 Noting that:

                 WLO     is the magnitude of the actual wind heeling lever at 0° which would cause the
                         yacht to heel to the ‘down flooding angle’ (θf) or 60° whichever is least.


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                Gzf      is the lever of the yacht’s GZ at the ‘down flooding angle’(θf) or 60°
                         whichever is least.

                θd       is the angle at which the “derived wind heeling lever” curve intersects the GZ
                         curve. (If θd is less than 15°, the yacht will be considered as having
                         insufficient stability for the purpose of the Code.)

                θf       the ‘down-flooding angle’ is deemed to occur when openings having an
                         aggregate area, in square meters, greater than:
                             yacht displacement in tons,
                                       1500
                         are immersed.

                Moreover, it is the angle at which the lower edge of the actual opening that results in
                critical flooding becomes immersed. All regularly used openings for access and for
                ventilation should be considered when determining the down flooding angle. No
                opening regardless of size that may lead to progressive flooding should be immersed
                at an angle of heel of less than 40°. Air pipes to tanks can, however, be disregarded.

                If, as a result of immersion of openings in a deckhouse, a yacht cannot meet the
                required standard, those deckhouse openings may be ignored and the openings in the
                weather deck used instead to determine θf. In such cases, the GZ curve should be
                derived without the benefit of the buoyancy of the deckhouse.

                It might be noted that provided the yacht complies with the requirements of
                paragraphs 11.2.3.1(a), 11.2.3.1(b) and 11.2.3.1(c) and it is sailed with an angle of
                heel which is no greater than the ‘derived angle of heel’, it should be capable of
                withstanding a wind gust equal to 1.4 times the actual wind velocity (i.e., twice the
                actual wind pressure) without immersing the ‘down flooding openings’, or heeling to
                an angle greater than 60°.

         .2 Multihulls

            .1 Reference should be made to paragraph 11.1.2 when new multihull sailing yachts are
               to be certificated in accordance with this Code. Intact stability for catamarans is not
               defined. It would be appropriate for the owner to demonstrate that their proposals
               achieve an equivalent level of safety to that required by the Code, i.e., a “safety
               case.” Such yachts would then be treated as novel vessels in terms of the ILLC.

            .2 Intact stability for catamarans of 24 meters in length and over is not defined due to
               their rarity. It would be appropriate for the owner to demonstrate that their proposals
               achieve an equivalent level of safety to that required by the Code, i.e., a “safety
               case.” Such yachts would then be treated as “novel vessels” in terms of the ILLC.

11.2.4   Existing sailing yachts

         .1 Existing monohull sailing yachts:

            When an Appointed Representative or other Administration recognized authority has
            approved existing valid stability information, this will continue to be acceptable subject
            to the following:



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             .1 verifiable evidence is available which proves that the approved stability information
                is valid; or

             .2 the owner or managing agent elects to re-submit a yacht for stability approval based
                on the new criteria.

         .2 An existing monohull sailing yacht that does not comply with paragraph 11.2.4.1 should
            comply with paragraph 11.2.3.1 for a new monohull sailing yacht.

11.3     Damaged Stability

11.3.1   General

         .1 This Section deals with the standards that should be met for damaged stability.

         .2 It should be noted that Damage Stability is applied as part of the Code as an equivalency
            for non-compliance with full Load Line Conditions of Assignment for vessels less than
            80 m in length.

         .3 Therefore, it should be noted that compliance with damage stability criteria is not
            required for vessels less then 80 m in length that obtain full compliance with the ILLC
            conditions of assignment.

         .4 Damage Stability need not be assessed by calculation for yachts of less than 500 GRT
            which are limited to Category 2, on the basis that the freeboard is greater than the
            required minimum and the yacht’s restricted service.

11.3.2   New yachts

         .1 The watertight bulkheads of the yacht should be so arranged that minor hull damage that
            results in the free flooding of any one compartment, will cause the yacht to float at a
            waterline which is not less than 75mm below the weather deck at any point.

         .2 Minor damage should be assumed to occur anywhere in the length of the yacht, but not
            on a watertight bulkhead (transverse or longitudinal). Further, no internal boundaries,
            decks or flats are assumed to have been breached.

         .3 Standard permeabilities should be used in this assessment, as follows in Table 1.

                                                Table 1
                   Space                                  Percentage Permeability
                   Stores                                 60
                   Stores but not a substantial quantity 95
                   thereof
                   Accommodation                          95
                   Machinery                              85
                   Liquids                                95 or 0 whichever results in the
                                                          more onerous requirements.

         .4 In the damaged condition, considered in paragraph 11.3.1.1, the residual stability should
            be such that any angle of equilibrium does not exceed 7° from the upright, the resulting

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             righting lever curve has a range to the down flooding angle of at least 15° beyond any
             angle of equilibrium, the maximum righting lever within that range is not less than
             100mm and the area under the curve is not less than 0.015 meter radians.

         .5 Progressive flooding between compartments via open stairwells in enclosed
            superstructures above the margin line need not be considered as long as the margin line is
            not submerged.

         .6 A yacht of 80 meters and above to is subject to damage stability per SOLAS. For
            vessel’s the keel of which was laid prior to 1 January 2009 compliance with either
            passenger ship or dry cargo ship standards is required. For vessels the keel of which was
            laid after 1 January 2009, compliance with the harmonized standards is required as for
            any cargo ship (See IMO Resolution MSC.194(80)).

11.3.3   Existing yachts

         .1 An existing yacht should be assessed according to the requirements of Section 11.3.1 for
            a new yacht. A summary of the findings should be submitted to an Appointed
            Representative of the Administration. Where a yacht by reason of age is entitled to use
            1959 Load Line Rules, full compliance with 1959 conditions of assignment would
            exempt the yacht from damage stability requirements provided no major modifications
            have been made.

         .2 When an existing yacht does not meet a standard that is required for a new yacht, the
            summary of findings should include a review of the consequences of overcoming the
            deficiency, including compensatory measures that exist or are proposed. Options may
            include:

             .1 operational restrictions on consumables; e.g., such as that the yacht retains on board
                specified weights in the arrival condition;

             .2 full compliance with the ILLC may be examined as an equivalent to the Code
                damage stability standards for existing motor yachts under 80 meters in load line
                length given that the damage stability is there as an equivalent to load line conditions
                of assignment. Note that subdivision is an inherent part of sailing yacht stability.

             .3 Pre 1968 yachts built to the 1959 Load Line Rules that allowed for different door
                arrangements may be taken into consideration; and

             .4 geographic restriction to 60 nautical miles from a safe haven (category 2).

         .3 Submergence of the weather deck after damage may be accepted provided that:

             .1 the yacht retains adequate transverse and longitudinal stability, i.e., complies with
                paragraph 11.3.1.4 of the Code and has a positive longitudinal GM;

             .2 there will be no progressive flooding to spaces assumed intact, i.e., weather tight
                openings remain above the waterline and are able to be secured weather tight after
                damage;

             .3 if the yacht relies on the buoyancy of an enclosed superstructure or deckhouse to
                remain afloat, that this structure is efficiently constructed and secured weather tight;

             .4 bulkheads limiting the extent of flooding are able to withstand the head of water;

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            .5 escape routes from compartments assumed intact are not submerged; and

            .6 survival craft stowage or boarding points are not submerged.

        .4 Inflatable seals in void space between shipside linings and outer shell (where watertight
           bulkheads are fitted only from shipside lining to shipside lining) are not acceptable as a
           WT closure.

11.4    Elements of Stability

        .1 The lightship weight, vertical center of gravity (KG) and longitudinal center of gravity
           (LCG) of a yacht should be determined from the results of an inclining experiment.

        .2 An inclining experiment should be conducted in accordance with a detailed standard as
           well as a specific test procedure that is approved on behalf of the Administration.
           Further, the experiment shall be conducted in the presence of an Authorized Surveyor.

        .3 The report of the inclining experiment and the lightship particulars derived should be
           approved by an Appointed Representative of the Administration.

            .1 At the discretion of the owner(s) or managing agent(s) and prior to approval of the
               light ship particulars by an Appointed Representative of the Administration, a margin
               for safety may be applied to the light ship weight and KG calculated after the
               inclining experiment.

            .2 Such a margin should be clearly identified and recorded in the stability booklet.

            .3 A formal record should be kept in the stability booklet of alterations or modifications
               to the yacht for which the effects on lightship weight and vertical centers of gravity
               offset against the margin.

        .4 When sister yachts are built at the same shipyard, an Appointed Representative of the
           Administration may accept lightweight check on subsequent yachts to corroborate the
           results of the inclining experiment conducted on the lead yacht of the class.

11.5    Stability Documents

        .1 A yacht should be provided with a stability information booklet for the Master that is
           approved by an Appointed Representative of the Administration.

        .2 The content, form and presentation of information contained in the stability information
           booklet should be based on a standard model booklet for the yacht type (motor or sailing)
           that is acceptable to the Administration.

        .3. The standard conditions of loading to be examined shall include the following:

            .1 Yacht in the fully loaded departure condition (to the Loadline marks) with full stores,
               fuel, and potable freshwater and with the full number of crew and other persons with
               their luggage.

            .2 Yacht in the fully loaded arrival condition with the full number of crew and other
               persons and their luggage, but with only 10 percent stores and fuel remaining.



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        .4. For all loading conditions, the initial metacentric height and the righting levers curves
            should be corrected for the effects on free surfaces of liquids in tanks. The correction to
            initial metacentric height and to the righting arms should be addressed separately in
            accordance with Section 3.3.7 of the IMO Resolution A.749(18).

            .1 Tanks which are taken into consideration when determining the surface correction
               may be in one of two categories:

            .2 Tanks with filling levels fixed (e.g. liquid cargo, water ballast). The free surface
               correction should be defined for the actual filling level used in each tank.

            .3 Tanks with filling levels variable (e.g. consumable liquids such as fuel oil, diesel oil
               and freshwater). In calculating the free surface in tanks containing consumable
               liquids, it should be assumed that for each type of liquid at least one transverse pair
               or single centerline tank has a free surface and the tank or combination of tanks taken
               into account should be those where the effect of free surface is the greatest.

        .5 Sailing yachts should have a copy of the “Curves of Maximum Steady Heel Angle to
           Prevent Downflooding in Squalls” placed in a suitable position for the ready reference of
           the crew. This should be a direct copy taken from that contained in the approved stability
           booklet.

        .6 For yacht where the damage stability has not been assessed, the following note should be
           added o the approved stability booklet:

                “This vessel has not been assessed for damage stability, and therefore might not
                remain afloat in the event of damage or flooding.”

11.6    Major Refit or Alterations

        .1 A yacht with previously approved stability information, which undergoes a major refit or
           alterations, should be subjected to a complete reassessment of stability and provided with
           newly approved stability information.

        .2 A major refit or major alteration is one which results in either a change in the lightship
           weight of 2% and above and/or the longitudinal center of gravity of 1% and above
           (measured from the aft perpendicular) and/or the calculated vertical center of gravity rises
           by 0.25% and above (measured from the keel).

        .3 Changes in a yacht’s buoyancy (such as a stern extension) which results in a calculated
           change in displaced volume of more then 2%, shall require a complete reassessment of
           stability and newly approved stability information booklets.

        .4 Reconfiguration of the vessel’s tank arrangement shall require revision of the vessel
           stability booklets.

        .5 At periodical interval not exceeding five years, a lightweight survey shall be carried out
           on all yachts to verify any changes in lightship weight and longitudinal center of gravity.
           The yacht shall be re-inclined whenever, in comparison with the approved stability
           information, a deviation from the lightship weight exceeding 2% or a deviation of the
           longitudinal center of gravity exceeding 1% is found or anticipated.




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12.0    FREEBOARD

12.1    General

        .1 Compliance with the International Load Line Convention, 1966 (ILLC ‘66), is mandatory
           for all new commercial yachts of 24 meters or more in load line length and existing
           commercial yachts of 150 gross tons or more as defined in accordance with ILLC ‘66.
           Private yachts are exempt.

        .2 For existing commercial yachts where full compliance with the ILLC cannot be attained,
           the Administration may consider exemptions in accordance with Article 6 of the
           Convention.

        .3 The freeboard for the yacht and its marking should be approved by an Appointed
           Representative for the assignment of freeboard and issue of the International Load Line
           Certificate (1966).

        .4 Yachts should comply with the ILLC for the assignment of a greater than minimum
           freeboard mark which corresponds to the deepest loading condition included in the
           stability information booklet for the yacht.

        .5 The assigned freeboard should reflect damage as well as intact stability, geometry and
           strength. Any duplicating load line mark should be painted out. The assigned freeboard
           should ensure compliance with minimum bow height.

        .6 The freeboard assigned should be compatible with the strength of hull structure and
           fittings, intact and damage stability requirements for the yacht.

        .7 The Appointed Representative should provide the owner(s) or managing agent(s) of the
           yacht with a copy of the particulars of the freeboard assigned and a copy of the record of
           particulars relating to the conditions of assignment.

12.2    Freeboard Mark and Loading

        .1 The freeboard mark applied should be an all seasons mark positioned port and starboard
           at amidships in the load line length. The mark should be permanent and easily seen by
           raising the mark or using a contrasting color to the hull of the yacht in way of the mark.

        .2 The fresh water freeboard allowance should be obtained by deducting from the all
           seasons freeboard assigned:

                                     Δ/4T millimeters

            where Δ = displacement in salt water in tons at the all seasons load waterline, and
                  T = tons per centimeter immersion in salt water at the all seasons load waterline.

            Alternatively, the deduction may be taken as 1/48th of the all seasons draft of the yacht at
            amidships.

        .3 Marking of the fresh water allowance is optional.

        .4 A yacht should not operate in any condition that will result in its appropriate freeboard
           marks being submerged when it is at rest and upright in calm water.



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12.3     Draft Marks

         .1 Draft marks should be provided at the bow and stem, port and starboard, and be adequate
            in number for assessing the condition and trim of the yacht. A draft mark may be a single
            datum line.

         .2 Draft marks should be permanent and easily read but need not be of contrasting color to
            the hull. The marks need not be at more than one (1) draft at each position but should be
            above and within 1000mm of the deepest load waterline. The paint line of the boot
            topping may be used if this has permanent marks indented in the hull.

         .3 The draft to which marks relate should be indicated either above the mark on the hull
            and/or in a record on the docking plan for the yacht.

12.4     Docking Plan

         The yacht should be provided with a docking plan, a copy of which should be maintained on
         board.


13.0     LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES

13.1     General Requirements

13.1.1   Life-Saving Appliances

         .1 Vessels of less than 500 GT, should be provided in accordance with the following Table
            2, Life-Saving Appliances.

         .2 Vessels of 500 GT and over should, in addition to the requirements Table 2 comply with
            the requirements of SOLAS.

         .3 All vessels should be provided with a Life Saving Appliances general arrangement plan
            (normally combined with the fire control general arrangement plan). Symbols used on the
            plans should comply with IMO Resolution A.654(16), as may be amended from time to
            time.

13.1.2   All equipment fitted should be of a type that has been approved in accordance with Marshall
         Islands Marine Notice 2-011-5, as amended. Unless expressly provided otherwise, all life-
         saving appliances should comply with SOLAS Chapter III and the LSA Code.

13.1.3   Additional life-saving equipment that may be provided should meet the requirements of
         Section 13.1.2.

         When personal safety equipment is provided for use in water sports activities, arrangements
         for its stowage should ensure that it will not be used mistakenly as life-saving equipment in
         an emergency situation.

13.1.4   All life-saving equipment carried should be fitted with retro-reflective material in accordance
         with the recommendations of IMO Resolution A.658(16). Retro-reflective material already
         fitted on existing life-saving appliances in accordance with IMO Resolution A.274(III) will
         continue to be acceptable until it has to be replaced as a result of deterioration or damage.
         White lifebuoys are not acceptable for yachts of Category 1 or 0. They should be either
         orange or red and white quartered.


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13.1.5    Life raft embarkation arrangements should comply with the following:

          .1 Where the distance between the embarkation deck and the top of the life raft buoyancy
             tube exceeds one (1) meter with the yacht in its lightest condition, an embarkation or rope
             ladder is to be provided.

          .2 Where the distance between the embarkation deck and the top of the life raft buoyancy
             tube exceeds 4.5 meters with the yacht in its lightest condition, at least one (1) launching
             appliance for launching a davit launched life raft is to be provided on each side of the
             yacht.

13.1.6    Cranes

          .1 Any inspection, servicing, and repair of cranes, wires, and associated parts should be
             carried out according to the system for inspection and services developed by the
             manufacturer. At intervals not exceeding 12 months, the inspection of these items should
             be performed by the ship’s crew in the presence of the manufacturer’s representative or a
             person appropriately trained. Records of inspections and routine maintenance carried out
             by the ship’s crew and the applicable certificates for the launching appliances and
             equipment should be available. Repairs and replacement of parts should be carried out in
             accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements and standards.

          .2 Cranes used for launching a life-saving appliance must be inspected annually by the
             manufacturer or a certified crane inspector for safe operation including an inspection of
             the full length of the falls.

13.1.7    Every inflatable or rigid inflatable rescue boat, inflatable boat, life raft, inflatable and
          hydrostatic release unit should be serviced, at intervals not exceeding 12 months, at a service
          station approved by the manufacturer. Hydrostatic release units which have been approved
          for a service life of more than one year and which should be replaced at the end of their life,
          need not be serviced.

13.1.8    Maintenance of equipment should be carried out in accordance with the instructions for
          onboard maintenance. See Section 22.9.

13.1.9    The stowage and installation of all life-saving appliances is to be to the satisfaction of the
          Appointed Representative.

13.1.10   All life-saving appliances should be in working order and be ready for immediate use before
          any voyage is commenced and at all times during the voyage.

13.1.11   For a yacht equipped with stabilizer fins or having other projections at the sides of the hull,
          special consideration should be given and provisions made as necessary to avoid possible
          interference with the safe evacuation of the yacht in an emergency.

13.1.12   Means should be provided to prevent overboard discharge of water into survival craft during
          abandonment.




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                                                           Table 2
                                                LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES
                                                      (see Section 13.1)

 Yacht's Area of Operation                                                                   Yachts Less Than 500 GT
 Category                                                                             2                  1              0
 Life Rafts (see 13.2.2)*                                                            Yes                Yes            Yes
 Rescue Boat (see 13.2.3)                                                             0                  0              0
 Inflatable Boat (see 13.2.3)                                                         1                  1              1
 Lifejackets (see 13.2.4)*         To include the     10% spare                  100% capacity   100% capacity     100% capacity
 Immersion Suits (see 13.2.5)                                                    100% capacity     100% capacity   100% capacity
 Thermal Protective Aids (see 13.2.6)                                            100% capacity     100% capacity   100% capacity
 Life Buoys (Total) (see 13.2.7)                                                      4                  4              6
 Life Buoys with Light and Smoke; or SOLAS-approved strobe                            2                  2              2
 Life Buoys with Buoyant Line                                                         2                  2              2
 Line Throwing Appliance with spare charge(s) (see 13.2.8)                            1                  1              1
 Rocket Parachute Flares                                                              4                  4              6
 Red Hand Flares                                                                      6                  6              12
 Smoke Signals                                                                        2                  2              2
 Portable VHF                                                                         2                  3              3
 EPIRBS (see 13.2.9)                                                                  1                  1              1
 SARTS (see 13.2.10)                                                                  1                  1              2
 General Alarm (see 13.2.11)                                                          1                  1              1
 Posters and Signs Showing Survival Craft and Equipment Operating Instructions       Yes                Yes            Yes
 Training Manual (see 22.7)                                                          Yes                Yes            Yes
 Documented Safety Management System (see                                            Yes                Yes            Yes
 Annex 13)
 Lifesaving Signals and Rescue Poster (see 13.2.13)                                  Yes                Yes            Yes
 MOB Recovery System (see 22.4)                                                       1                  1              1


13.2             Equipment Carriage Requirements

13.2.1           Lifeboats

                 .1 When lifeboats are required to be carried their acceptance is conditional upon the
                    provision of suitable stowage and launching arrangements.

                 .2 When lifeboats are provided on each side of the yacht, the lifeboats on each side should
                    be of sufficient capacity to accommodate the total number of persons onboard.

                 .3 Where it is impractical to carry lifeboats on a yacht, alternative arrangements may be
                    considered as indicated in paragraphs 13.2.1.4 and 13.2.2.5.

                 .4 For yachts of 85m in load line length and over, when it is impractical to carry lifeboats on
                    each side of the yacht, alternative arrangements will be considered provided the required
                    subdivision index meets the requirements of paragraph 11.3.2.6.

                 .5 A lifeboat will also be acceptable as a rescue boat provided it meets the requirements for
                    an approved rescue boat as indicated in Section 13.2.3.




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13.2.2   Life rafts

         .1 The life rafts carried are to be stowed in GRP containers and must contain the necessary
            “emergency pack”, the contents of which are dependent upon the yacht’s limiting
            Category (see paragraph 13.2.2.9).

         .2 Life rafts carried should be of equal, or as near equal, capacity as possible.

         .3 Life raft approval includes approval of their stowage, launching and float-free
            arrangements.

         .4 A yacht should be provided with life rafts of such number and capacity that, in the event
            of any one (1) life raft being lost or rendered unserviceable, there is sufficient capacity
            remaining for all on board.

         .5 For a yacht of less than 85m in load line length, one (1) or more life rafts are to be
            provided on each side of the yacht of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the
            total number of persons onboard. Life rafts are to be readily transferable for launching on
            either side of the yacht.

             If life rafts are not readily transferable, additional life rafts should be fitted so that life
             rafts having a total capacity of 150% of the yacht’s complement are provided on each
             side of the yacht.

         .6 For a sailing yacht, when it is impractical to stow the life rafts required by paragraph
            13.2.2.5 at the yacht’s side, alternative arrangements could be accepted to provide life
            rafts having a capacity of 150% of the yacht’s complement stowed on the centerline,
            subject to their being readily transferable to either side of the yacht.

         .7 When lifeboats are provided in accordance with paragraph 13.2.1.2, sufficient life rafts
            are to be fitted on each side of the yacht capable of accommodating 50% of the total
            number of persons onboard. Life rafts are to be readily transferable for launching on
            either side of the yacht.

             If life rafts are not readily transferable, additional life rafts having a total capacity of
             100% of the yacht’s complement should be provided on each side of the yacht.

         .8 GRP containers containing life rafts should be stowed on the weather deck or in an open
            space and fitted with hydrostatic release units so that the life rafts will float free of the
            yacht and automatically inflate.

         .9 For a yacht that operates beyond 60 miles from land, all the life rafts provided should be
            equipped with a “SOLAS A PACK”. For yachts that always operate within 60 miles
            from land, the pack can be a “SOLAS B PACK.




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                                                                   Table 3

                                     LIFE RAFT EQUIPMENT (SOLAS)                                       A PACK   B PACK
        1    one (1) buoyant rescue quoit, attached to not less than 30 meters of buoyant line
             with a breaking strength of at least 1.0 kilo Newton;                                       X        X

        2    one (1) safety knife of the non-folding type having a buoyant handle and stowed
             in a pocket on the upper buoyancy tube near the entrance adjacent to the painter
             and secured to the life raft by a light line of sufficient length to enable the painter
             to be readily cut. In addition, a life raft that is permitted to accommodate 13             X        X
             persons or more shall be provided with a second safety knife that need not be of
             the non-folding type. The stowage position of the knife shall be highlighted;
        3    for a life raft which is permitted to accommodate not more than 12 persons, one
             (1) buoyant bailer; for a life raft permitted to accommodate 13 persons or more,            X        X
             two (2) buoyant bailers;
        4    two (2) sponges;                                                                            X        X
        5    two (2) sea-anchors, one (1) being spare and the other permanently attached to
             the life raft in such a way as to be readily deployable when the life raft inflates to      X        X
             enable the life raft to lie oriented to the wind in the most stable manner;
        6    two (2) buoyant paddles;                                                                    X        X
        7    three (3) tin openers; and a pair of safety scissors. Safety knives containing
             special tin opener blades are satisfactory for this equipment;                              X
        8    one (1) first-aid outfit;                                                                   X        X
        9    one (1) whistle or equivalent sound signal;                                                 X        X
        10   four (4) rocket parachute flares;                                                           X        ½
        11   six (6) hand flares;                                                                        X        ½
        12   two (2) buoyant smoke signals;                                                              X        ½
        13   one (1) waterproof flashlight suitable for Morse signaling together with a spare
             set of batteries and a spare bulb in a waterproof container;                                X        X

        14   An efficient radar reflector unless a radar transponder is stowed in the life raft;         X        X
        15   One (1) daylight signaling mirror with instructions on its use;                             X        X
        16   one (1) copy of rescue signal tables;                                                       X        X
        17   one (1) set of fishing tackle;                                                              X
        18   food rations totaling not less than 10,000 calories for each person the life raft is
             permitted to accommodate; stowed in a watertight container;                                 X
        19   watertight receptacles containing a total of 1.5 liters of fresh water for each
             person the life raft is permitted to accommodate, of which 0.5 liters per person
             may be replaced by a de-salting apparatus capable of producing an equal amount
             of fresh water in two (2) days or one (1) liter per person may be replaced by a             X
             manually powered reverse osmosis desalinator capable of producing an equal
             amount of fresh water in two (2) days;
        20   one (1) rust-proof drinking cup graduated in milliliters;                                   X
        21   six (6) doses of anti-seasickness medicine and one (1) seasickness bag for each
             person the life raft is permitted to accommodate;                                           X        X

        22   instructions printed in English on how to survive;                                          X        X
        23   instructions for immediate action;                                                          X        X
        24   thermal protective aids sufficient for 10% of the number of persons the life raft is
             permitted to accommodate, or two (2), whichever is the greater;                             X        X

        25   one (1) repair kit for repairing punctures in buoyancy compartments;                        X        X
        26   one (1) topping-up pump or bellows.                                                         X        X




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13.2.3   Rescue boats

         .1 General

            All rescue boats covered in this section are to be equipped in accordance with the IMO
            Lifesaving Appliances Code Chapter V/5.1.2. Reference is also made to paragraph 22.4.

         .2 Yachts of 500 GT and over

            (a) A rescue boat meeting SOLAS requirements should be provided. The approved
                rescue boat should have a capacity for not less than six (6) persons. A rigid inflatable
                boat (RIB) or tender may be accepted subject to paragraph 13.2.3.2.

            (b) The acceptance of an approved rescue boat is conditional upon the provision of
                suitable stowage and launching arrangements. The launching arrangements should
                be of an approved type and/or acceptable to the Administration. When a power-
                operated crane is used as a launching device, it should be capable of operation by
                hand in the event of a power failure. A secondary power source, e.g., emergency
                generator power, battery or hydraulic pump, is acceptable in lieu of emergency hand
                operation of the rescue boat crane. It should be possible to launch the boat within
                five (5) minutes.

         .3 Yachts of less than 500 GT

            When a SOLAS approved rescue boat is not carried on board, alternative arrangements
            may be considered. These include:

            (a) a rescue boat of a SOLAS approved type which is towed by the main yacht; or

            (b) a boat that is suitable for rescue purposes carried on board but which is of a non-
                SOLAS approved type. The boat should have a capacity for not less than four (4)
                persons and may be a rigid, rigid inflatable or inflatable tender. Tubes of a non-
                SOLAS inflatable boat should have a minimum of three (3) buoyancy compartments
                built in; and

            (c) the ability to efficiently use the yacht itself to recover an unconscious person from
                the water.

         .4 A white boat instead of orange may be used provided it has high visibility panels and is
            properly equipped.

         .5 Launching rescue boats on the fore deck is accepted as a practical necessity, since it
            would normally be possible to maneuver the yacht to provide a lee position for the rescue
            boat. The ability to launch the rescue boat from either side of the yacht is not a
            requirement.

         .6 For yachts of less than 500 gross tons, there shall be no requirement to recover the
            rescue boat if the casualty can be recovered on board from the rescue boat while still in
            the water.

         .7 Launching appliances see paragraph 13.2.3.2.




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13.2.4   Lifejackets

         .1 One (1) adult SOLAS lifejacket should be provided for each person on board plus spare
            adult lifejackets sufficient for at least 10% of the total number of persons on board or two
            (2), whichever is the greater. Each lifejacket should be fitted with a light and whistle.

         .2 There should be at least two (2) SOLAS inflatable lifejackets included in the above
            number of lifejackets for use of the crew of any rescue boat or inflatable boat carried on
            board.

         .3 In addition to the adult lifejackets, a sufficient number of children’s lifejackets should be
            provided for children carried on the yacht.

13.2.5   Immersion suits

         .1 One immersion suit complying with the requirements of Section 13.1.2 should be
            provided for each person onboard. However, these need not be provided if:

             .1 totally enclosed or partially enclosed lifeboats are fitted; or

             .2 davit launched life rafts are provided; or

             .3 the yacht operates all year round on voyages between the parallels of latitude 30°
                North and 30° South or exempted under paragraph 13.2.5.2.

             In the case of a yacht that is provided with means for dry-shod emergency evacuation
             covered by .1 or .2, at least two (2) immersion suits should be provided for use by the
             crew of the rescue boat (see Section 13.2.3).

         .2 Owners or managing agents of yachts which operate outside of the parallels of latitude
            30° North and 30° South but in areas where the sea water temperature at the time of
            operation is known and considered to be high enough for dispensation from the safety
            provision of immersion suits, should apply to the Administration for exemption from the
            requirements. Full details of the proposed location, period of operation and established
            temperature data from recognized authorities should be provided. Immersion suits shall
            always be provided for the rescue boat crew and for the crew on repositioning voyages.

13.2.6   Thermal protective aids

         One (1) thermal protective aid complying with the requirements of Section 13.1.2 should be
         provided for each person onboard. However, where immersion suits are provided for all
         persons on board per section 13.2.5, then thermal protective aids need not be provided.

         In no case shall thermal protective aids be considered equivalent to the requirement for the
         carriage of immersion suits.

13.2.7   Life buoys

         .1 Life buoys port and starboard provided with combined light and smoke signals should be
            capable of quick release from the navigating bridge. When this is impractical, they may
            be stowed at the side of the yacht and provided with conventional release arrangements.

         .2 The attached buoyant line required on each of two (2) of the life buoys is to have a
            minimum length of 30 meters.


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          .3 For yachts of less than 500 GT, the Light and Smoke MOB signal may be replaced by a
             SOLAS approved marker strobe light.

          .4 Each lifebuoy should be marked with vessel’s name and Port of Registry.

13.2.8    Line Throwing Appliance

          For vessels in Category 2, appliances capable of firing two shots of line are required, for all
          other categories four shots of line capability is required.

13.2.9    EPIRB

          The 406MHz EPIRB should be installed in an easily accessible position ready to be manually
          released, capable of being placed in a survival craft or floating free if the yacht sinks.

13.2.10   Radar transponders (SART)

          The SART is to be stowed in an easily accessible position so that it can be rapidly placed in
          any survival craft. Means to be provided in order that it can be mounted in the survival craft
          at a height of at least 1 meter above sea level.

13.2.11   General alarm

          .1 For a yacht of less than 500 GT, this alarm may consist of the yacht’s whistle or siren.

          .2 For a yacht of 500 GT and above, the requirements of Section 13.2.9 are to be
             supplemented by an electrically operated bell or Klaxon system, which is to be powered
             from the yacht’s main supply and also the emergency source of power (see Section 8.0).

          .3 For a yacht of 85m in load line length and above, in addition to the requirements of
             Section 13.2.9, a public address system or other suitable means of communication should
             be provided.

13.2.12   Lighting

          .1 Alleyways, internal and external stairways and exits giving access to and including the
             muster and embarkation stations should be adequately lighted. For a yacht of 500 GT
             and above, the lighting should be supplied from the emergency source of power (see
             Section 8.0).

          .2 Adequate lighting is to be provided in the vicinity of survival craft, launching
             appliance(s) (when provided) and the overside area of sea in way of the launching
             position(s). The lighting should be supplied from the emergency source of power.

13.2.13   Life-Saving signals and rescue poster

          When display space in the wheelhouse is restricted, the two (2) sides of a SOLAS No. 2
          poster (as contained in life raft equipment packs) may be displayed in lieu of a SOLAS No. 1
          poster. Symbols used should conform to IMO Resolution A.760(18), as amended.




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14.0     FIRE SAFETY AND STRUCTURAL FIRE PROTECTION

14.1     Fire Safety

14.1.1   Stowage of Gasoline and other highly flammable liquids

         .1 Special consideration should be given to safe conditions of carriage of gasoline and other
            highly flammable liquids either in hand portable containers/tanks or in the tanks of
            vehicles (such as personal water craft, automobiles and helicopter) which may be
            transported from time to time. Alternatives to consider may be:

             .1 recessed stowage with overboard chutes;

             .2 lockers on deck, fully ventilated and with fixed fire suppression system; or

             .3 internal lockers with fixed fire suppression system.

         .2 The quantity of gasoline and/or other highly flammable liquids carried should be kept to a
            minimum, generally up to 150 liters maximum.

         .3 Containers used for the carriage of flammable liquids should be constructed to a
            recognized standard appropriate to the contents and each container clearly marked to
            indicate its contents.

         .4 Enclosed spaces designated for the safe carriage of gasoline or vehicles with gasoline in
            their tanks should be fitted with:

             .1 a fixed fire detection and fire alarm system complying with the requirements of
                SOLAS;

             .2 a manually activated deluge water spray system of capacity to cover the total area of
                deck and container/vehicle support platform(s) (if any) at a rate of 3.5 liters/m² per
                minute, or

                 For a space in which the provision of a deluge system would be inappropriate/
                 impractical, alternative provisions should be made to the satisfaction of the
                 Administration. (Consideration should be given to the provision of a water spray
                 from at least one (1) fire hose fitted with a jet/spray nozzle being brought to bear on
                 any part of the gasoline stowage from the entrance(s) to the space.);

             .3 adequate provisions for drainage of water introduced to the space by paragraph
                14.1.1.4.2. Drainage should not lead to machinery or other spaces where a source of
                ignition may exist; and

             .4 a ducted mechanical continuous supply of air ventilation, which is isolated from other
                ventilated spaces, to provide at least six (6) air changes per hour (based on the empty
                space) and for which reduction of the airflow should be signaled by an audible and
                visual alarm on the navigating bridge and at the “in port” control station(s). The
                ventilation system should be capable of rapid shut down and effective closure in
                event of fire.

             .5 Electrical equipments should be located well clear of those areas where flammable
                gases are likely to accumulate within the space and be so constructed as to prevent


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                 the escape of sparks. Electrical equipments not so located or constructed should each
                 be provided with an easily accessible and identified means of double pole isolation
                 outside the space, with a fixed flammable gas detector/detectors fitted in the
                 compartment and comprising alarm features on the navigating bridge and elsewhere
                 in the accommodation in accordance with paragraph 14.3.3.14.2. Where any of these
                 requirements are not practical, then the electrical arrangements should be installed to
                 a suitably certified standard, i.e., flameproof, intrinsically safe, etc.

             .6 The location of gasoline storage, quantities of gasoline and procedures to be followed
                in an emergency should be approved and recorded on the fire safety plan and/or
                safety manual, as appropriate.

             .7 Reference should be made to Section 24.2 if there is a requirement to provide for
                helicopter operations to/from the yacht.

14.1.2   Fire Control Plans

         .1 A fire control (general arrangement) plan should be permanently exhibited for the
            guidance of the Master and crew of the yacht. The content of the plan should adequately
            show and describe (in English) the principal fire prevention and protection equipment and
            materials. As far as practicable, symbols used on the plan should comply with the
            recognized international standard provided in IMO Resolution A.654(16) as may be
            amended from time to time.

             For each deck, the plan should show the position of control stations; sections of the yacht
             which are enclosed respectively by “A” class divisions and “B” class divisions; location
             of flammable liquid storage (see Section 14.1); particulars of and locations of fire alarms,
             fire detection systems, sprinkler installations, fixed and portable fire extinguishing
             appliances; fireman’s outfit(s); means of access and emergency escapes for compartments
             and decks; and locations and means of control of systems and openings which should be
             closed down in a fire emergency.

         .2 The plan required by paragraph 14.1.2.1 should be kept up to date. Up-dating alterations
            should be applied to all copies of the plan without delay. Each plan should include a list
            of alterations and the date on which each alteration was applied.

         .3 A duplicate set of the plan should be permanently stored in a prominently marked
            weathertight enclosure readily accessible to assist non-vessel fire-fighting personnel who
            may board the yacht in a fire emergency.

         .4 Instructions valid to the maintenance and operation of all the equipment and installations
            onboard for the fighting and containment of fire should be kept in one (1) document
            holder, readily available in an accessible location.

14.2     Structural fire protection for yachts of less than 500 GT

14.2.1   Boundaries

         .1 The boundaries of a space containing internal combustion propulsion machinery on a new
            yacht should be:

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             .2 capable of preventing the passage of smoke and flame to the end of the 60 minute
                standard fire test; and

             .3 so insulated where necessary with a suitable non-combustible material, that if the
                division is exposed to a standard fire test, the average temperature on the unexposed
                side of the division should not increase by more than 139˚C above the initial
                temperature within a period of 30 minutes.

         .2 When boundaries are constructed of materials other than steel or aluminum, calculation
            methods may be used where appropriate to determine compliance with .2 and .3 above.

         .3 Galleys should be enclosed wherever possible.

         .4 Application to existing yachts should be as far as practicable to the standard for new
            yachts, it being understood that structural alterations will generally not be practicable.

14.2.2   Fuel tanks/systems

         .1 See paragraph 7.1.2.2.

         .2 Fuel tanks and associated pipes and fittings should be located to reduce to a minimum the
            risk of fire or explosion.

         .3 Spaces containing such items should be provided with an adequate and efficient
            ventilation system.

14.2.3   Ventilation

         .1 In a yacht provided with a gas extinguishing system within an enclosed machinery space,
            arrangements should be provided for the closure of all openings to the machinery space
            that can admit air. Additionally, means should be provided for stopping all ventilation
            fans supplying the machinery space along with the means to cut off the supply of fuel to
            the engine(s) and any auxiliaries in the event of a fire within the machinery space.

         .2 The above arrangements should be capable of being operated from outside the machinery
            space.

14.2.4   Means of Escape

         .1 The arrangement of the hull should be such that all underdeck compartments are provided
            with a satisfactory means of escape. In the case of the under deck and above deck
            accommodations and engine room spaces, two (2) means of escape from every restricted
            space or group of spaces should be provided. Only in an exceptional case should one (1)
            means of escape be accepted, and then only if the means of escape provided does not
            require passage through a hazardous area, e.g., a galley or engine room, leads directly to
            the open air and it can be demonstrated that the provision or retrofitting of a second
            means of escape would be impractical or detrimental to the overall safety of the yacht.
            No escape route should be obstructed by furniture or fittings.

         .2 Where a second means of escape is via a sealed window, then breakable glass, not
            polycarbonate or laminated glass, which can be readily broken with a conveniently
            located crash hammer, may be accepted. Weatherdeck flush hatches may be used as
            passenger or crew area secondary escapes, but as they are more prone to leakage and
            more difficult to use, their fitting should be avoided if possible.


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         .3 All doors in escape routes are to be able to be opened from either side. In the direction of
            escape they are to be able to open without the use of a key. All handles on the inside of
            weathertight doors and hatches are to be non removable.

14.2.5   Passage of Flame

         When a yacht is not Classed by a Classification Society recognized by the Administration and
         the hull, bulkheads, and main deck are constructed of materials other than steel, evidence of
         precautions taken to reduce the passage of flame should be submitted to the Appointed
         Representative for approval.

14.2.6   Thermal or Acoustic Insulation

         Thermal or acoustic insulation fitted should be of a type that is not readily ignitable and,
         where fitted within a machinery space that does not contain either internal combustion
         propulsion machinery or oil-fired boilers, the surface of the insulation is to be impervious to
         oil and oil vapor. Insulation provided within a machinery space that contains either internal
         combustion propulsion machinery or oil-fired boilers must be of a non-combustible type as
         defined by SOLAS and the surface of the insulation is also to be impervious to oil and oil
         vapor. A period of grace not to exceed one (1) year may be given for compliance with this
         requirement.

14.2.7   Paints, Varnishes and Other Finishes

         Paints, varnishes and other finishes which offer an undue fire hazard, should not be used in
         the engine room or galley or in other areas of high fire risk. Elsewhere such finishes should
         be kept to a minimum.

14.2.8   Upholstery Composites

         Upholstery composites (fabric in association with any backing or padding material) used
         throughout the yacht should satisfy fire test procedures of IMO Resolution MSC.61(67),
         Annex 1, Part 8, as amended, or an equivalent standard.

         .1 Organic foams used in upholstered furniture and mattresses should be of the combustion-
            modified type satisfying the fire test procedures of IMO Resolution MSC.61(67), Annex
            1, Part 9, or an equivalent standard.

         .2 Suspended textile materials such as curtains or drapes should satisfy the fire test
            procedures of IMO Resolution MSC.61(67), Annex 1, Part 7, or be of equivalent
            standard.

14.2.9   Open Flame Gas Appliances

         .1 An open flame gas appliance provided for cooking, heating or any other purpose should
            comply with the requirements of ISO 10239 or equivalent.

         .2 The installation of an open flame gas appliance should comply with the appropriate
            provisions of Annex 3.




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14.2.10   Fire Detection and Fire Alarm System

          .1 A fire detection and fire alarm system should be fitted. It should be provided with a
             control panel located within the wheelhouse, and with audible alarms provided in
             locations where they are most likely to be heard. The system should be comprised of
             smoke, heat or other suitable detectors fitted in the machinery space and galley as a
             minimum; and in yachts of 30 meters in load line length and over, suitable detectors
             should be fitted in all enclosed spaces except those that afford no substantial fire risk.

          .2 In the exceptional case of a space or compartment having only one (1) means of escape
             (Section 14.2.4), the integrity of the escape route should be protected by the installation
             of smoke detectors that should give instantaneous early warning of danger by means of
             audible and visible alarms in the space or compartment, audible throughout the yacht.

14.2.11   Ventilation Trunking

          .1 Ventilation trunking emanating from either a machinery space or a galley should not, in
             general, pass through the accommodation spaces. Where this is unavoidable, the
             trunking should be constructed to the satisfaction of one (1) of the recognized
             Classification Societies listed in Section 28.1. The trunking within the accommodation
             should be fitted with:

              (a) fire insulation to “A-60” standard to a point at least five (5) meters from the
                  machinery space or galley; and

              (b) automatic fire dampers located in the deck or bulkhead within the accommodation
                  where the trunking passes from the machinery space or galley into the
                  accommodation.

          .2 Where trunking arrangements in the galley do not meet these standards, a properly
             installed fire suppression system over the cooking range and over any deep fat fryer, must
             be fitted.

14.3      Structural fire protection for yachts of 500 GT and over

14.3.1    Definitions

          Terms used in this section should have the same meaning as defined in SOLAS, except as
          follows:

          “Low flame spread” means that the surface thus described will adequately restrict the spread
          of flame, this being determined to the satisfaction of an Appointed Representative of the
          Administration by an established procedure;

          “Main vertical zone” means those sections into which the hull, superstructure and
          deckhouses are divided by A class divisions, the mean length of which on any deck does not
          normally exceed 40 meters; and

          “Not readily ignitable” means that the surface thus described will not continue to burn for
          more than 20 seconds after removal of a suitable impinging test flame.




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14.3.2     Existing Yachts

           The requirements for yachts of less than 500 GT, should be complied with and, in addition:

           .1 Evidence of precautions taken to reduce the passage of flame throughout accommodation
              and service spaces should be submitted to an Appointed Representative for approval.
              Such precautions may include the enclosure of stairways and appropriate protection of
              escape routes.

           .2 A fixed fire detection system and fire alarm system of an approved type and complying
              with the requirements of SOLAS Chapter II-2/Part A should be so installed and arranged
              to detect the presence of fire in all accommodation and service spaces, except spaces
              which afford no substantial fire risk.

           .3 A yacht at all times when at sea, or in port (except when out of service), should be
              manned or equipped to ensure that any initial fire alarm is immediately received by a
              responsible member of the crew.

           .4 Furniture in corridors and escape routes should be of a type and quantity not likely to
              obstruct escape.

14.3.3     New Yachts

           New yachts should have a level of fire protection per the requirements of SOLAS Chapter II-
           2/Part A and comply with the following:

14.3.3.1   Ventilation systems

           .1 Ventilation ducts should be of non-combustible material. Short ducts, however, not
              generally exceeding 2m in length and with a cross-section not exceeding 0.02m2 need not
              be non-combustible, subject to the following conditions:

               (a) they should be of a suitable material having regard to the risk of fire;

               (b) they should be used only at the end of the ventilation device; and

               (c) they should not be situated less than 600mm, measured along the duct, from an
                   opening in an “A” or “B” class division including continuous “B” class ceilings.

           .2 Where ventilation ducts with a free cross-sectional area exceeding 0.02m2 pass through
              class “A” bulkheads or decks, the opening should be lined with a steel sheet sleeve unless
              the ducts passing through the bulkheads or decks are of steel in the vicinity of passage
              through the deck or bulkhead and the ducts and sleeves should comply in this part with
              the following:

               (a) Sleeves should have a thickness of at least 3mm and a length of at least 900mm.
                   When passing through bulkheads, this length should be divided preferably into
                   450mm on each side of the bulkhead. The ducts, or sleeves lining such ducts, should
                   be provided with fire insulation. The insulation should have at least the same fire
                   integrity as the bulkhead or deck through which the duct passes.

               (b) Ducts with a free cross-sectional area exceeding 0.075m2 should be fitted with fire
                   dampers in addition to the requirements of .1 above. The fire damper should operate


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               automatically but should also be capable of being closed manually from both sides of
               the bulkhead or deck. The damper should be provided with an indicator that shows
               whether the damper is open or closed. Fire dampers are not required, however,
               where ducts pass through spaces surrounded by “A” class divisions, without serving
               those spaces, provided those ducts have the same fire integrity as the divisions that
               they pierce.

        .3 Ducts provided for the ventilation of a machinery space of Category A or a galley, should
           not pass through accommodation spaces, service spaces or control stations unless they
           comply with the conditions specified in paragraphs (a) to (d) or (e) and (f) below:

           (a) they are constructed of steel having a thickness of at least 3mm and 5mm for duct
               widths or diameters of up to and including 300mm and 760mm and over respectively
               and, in the case of ducts with widths or diameters between 300mm and 760mm
               thickness should be obtained by interpolation;

           (b) they are suitably supported and stiffened;

           (c) they are fitted with automatic fire dampers close to the boundaries penetrated; and

           (d) they are insulated to “A-60” standard from a machinery space or galley to a point at
               least 5m beyond each fire damper; or

           (e) they are constructed of steel in accordance with (a) and (b) above; and

           (f) they are insulated to “A-60” standard throughout accommodation spaces, service
               spaces or control stations;

           except that penetrations of main zone divisions should also comply with the requirements
           of paragraph 14.3.3.1.8 below.

        .4 Ducts provided for ventilation to accommodation spaces, service spaces or control
           stations should not pass through a machinery space of Category A or a galley unless they
           comply with the conditions specified in paragraphs (a) to (c) or (d) and (e) below:

           (a) where they pass through a machinery space of Category A or galley, ducts are
               constructed of steel in accordance with paragraphs 14.3.3.1.3(a) & (b) above;

           (b) automatic fire dampers are fitted close to the boundaries penetrated; and

           (c) the integrity of the machinery space or galley boundaries is maintained at
               penetrations; or

           (d) where they pass through a machinery space of Category A or galley, ducts are
               constructed of steel in accordance with paragraphs 14.3.3.1.3(a) & (b) above; and

           (e) within a machinery space or galley, ducts are insulated to “A-60” standard;

        except that penetrations of main zone divisions should also comply with the requirements of
        paragraph 14.3.3.1.8 below.

        .5 Ventilation ducts with a free cross-sectional area exceeding 0.02m2 passing through “B”
           class bulkheads should be lined with steel sheet sleeves of 900mm in length divided
           preferably into 450mm on each side of the bulkheads, unless the duct is of steel for this
           length.


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           .6 For a control station outside machinery spaces, practical measures should be taken to
              ensure that ventilation, visibility and freedom from smoke are maintained so that, in the
              event of fire, the machinery and equipment contained in the control station may be
              supervised and continue to function effectively. Alternative and separate means of air
              supply should be provided; air inlets of the two (2) sources of supply should be so
              disposed that the risk of both inlets drawing in smoke simultaneously is minimized.
              These requirements need not apply to control stations situated on, and opening on to, an
              open deck, or where local closing arrangements would be equally effective.

           .7 Exhaust duct(s) from a galley range should be constructed of “A-60” class divisions
              where it passes through accommodation spaces and/or spaces containing combustible
              materials. An exhaust duct should be fitted with:

               (a) a grease trap readily removable for cleaning;

               (b) a fire damper located in the lower end of the duct;

               (c) arrangements for shutting off the exhaust fans, operable from within the galley; and

               (d) fixed means for extinguishing a fire within the duct.

           .8 When it is necessary for a ventilation duct to pass through a main vertical zone division, a
              fail-safe automatic closing fire damper should be fitted adjacent to the division. The
              damper should also be capable of being manually closed from each side of the division.
              The operating position should be readily accessible and be marked in red light-reflecting
              color. The duct between the division and the damper should be of steel or other
              equivalent material and, if necessary, insulated to comply with the requirements of
              SOLAS Chapter II-2/18.1.1. The damper should be fitted on at least one (1) side of the
              division with a visible indicator showing whether the damper is in the open position.

           .9 Inlets and outlets of ventilation systems should be capable of being closed from outside
              the space being ventilated.

           .10 Power ventilation of accommodation spaces, service spaces, control stations and
               machinery spaces should be capable of being stopped from an easily accessible position
               outside the space being served. This position should not be readily cut off in the event of
               a fire in the spaces served. The means provided for stopping the power ventilation of a
               machinery space should be entirely separate from the means provided for stopping
               ventilation of other spaces.

14.3.3.2   Structure

           .1 The hull, superstructures, structural bulkheads, decks and deckhouses should be
              constructed of steel or other equivalent material.

           .2 However, in cases where any part of the structure is of aluminum alloy, the following
              should apply:

               (a) Insulation of aluminum alloy components of “A” or “B” class divisions, except
                   structure that, in the opinion of the Appointed Representative, is non-load-bearing,
                   should be such that the temperature of the structural core does not rise more than
                   200°C above the ambient temperature at any time during the applicable fire exposure
                   to the standard fire test.




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              (b) Special attention should be given to the insulation of aluminum alloy components of
                  columns, stanchions and other structural members required to support lifeboat and
                  life raft stowage, launching and embarkation areas, and “A” and “B” class divisions
                  to ensure that for members:

                  (1) supporting lifeboat and life raft areas and “A” class divisions, the temperature
                      rise limitation specified in .1 above should apply at the end of one (1) hour; and

                  (2) supporting “B” class divisions, the temperature rise limitation specified in .1
                      above should apply at the end of half an hour.

           .3 Crowns and casings of a machinery space of Category A should be of steel construction
              adequately insulated and openings therein, if any, should be suitably arranged and
              protected to prevent the spread of fire.

           .4 In a yacht of less than 1000 GT, crowns and casings of a machinery space of Category A
              need not be of steel provided they are “A-60” divisions and provision is made for
              boundary cooling through two (2) fire hoses supplied simultaneously from the emergency
              fire pump with drainage of cooling water overside through scuppers of suitable capacity.

14.3.3.3   Main vertical zones and horizontal zones

           .1 Hull superstructure and deckhouses in way of accommodation and service spaces should
              be subdivided into main vertical zones by “A” class divisions. These divisions should
              have insulation values in accordance with Tables 3 and 4 below.

           .2 As far as practicable, the bulkheads forming the boundaries of the main vertical zones
              should be in line with watertight subdivision bulkheads.

           .3 Such bulkheads should extend from deck to deck and to the shell or other boundaries.

           .4 When a main vertical zone is subdivided by “A” class divisions for the purpose of
              providing an appropriate barrier between sprinklered and non-sprinklered spaces, the
              divisions should be insulated in accordance with the fire insulation and integrity values
              given in Tables 3 and 4 below.

14.3.3.4   Bulkheads within a main vertical zone

           .1 All bulkheads within accommodation and service spaces which are not required to “A”
              class divisions should be at least “B” class or “C” class divisions as prescribed in the
              Tables 3 and 4 below.

           .2 All such divisions may be faced with combustible materials in accordance with the
              provisions of Section 14.3.3.11 below.

           .3 All corridor bulkheads where not required to be “A” class should be “B” class divisions
              which should extend from deck to deck except:

              (a) when continuous “B” class ceilings or linings are fitted on both sides of the bulkhead,
                  the portion of the bulkhead behind the continuous ceilings or linings should be of
                  material which, in thickness and composition, is acceptable in the construction of “B”
                  class divisions but which should be required to meet “B” class integrity standards
                  only in so far as is reasonable and practical in the opinion of the Appointed
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               (b) throughout spaces protected by an automatic sprinkler, fire detection and fire alarm
                   system complying with the provisions of paragraph 14.3.3.13.1(a), the corridor
                   bulkheads of “B” class materials may terminate at a ceiling in the corridor provided
                   such a ceiling is of material which, in thickness and composition, is acceptable in the
                   construction of “B” class divisions. Notwithstanding the requirements of Section
                   14.3.3.5, such bulkheads and ceilings should be required to meet “B” class integrity
                   standards only in so far as is reasonable and practicable. All doors and frames in
                   such bulkheads should be so constructed and erected to provide substantial fire
                   resistance.

           .4 All bulkheads required to be “B” class divisions, except corridor bulkheads, should
              extend from deck to deck and to the shell or other boundaries unless continuous “B” class
              ceilings or linings are fitted on both sides of the bulkhead, in which case the bulkhead
              may terminate at the continuous ceiling or lining.

14.3.3.5   Fire integrity of bulkheads and decks

           .1 In addition to complying with the specific provisions for fire integrity of bulkheads and
              decks mentioned elsewhere in this section, the minimum fire integrity of bulkheads and
              decks should be as prescribed in Tables 3 and 4 below.

           .2 The following requirements should govern application of the Tables:

               (a) Tables 3 and 4 below should apply respectively to the bulkheads and decks
                   separating adjacent spaces.

               (b) For determining the appropriate fire integrity standards to be applied to divisions
                   between adjacent spaces, such spaces are classified according to their fire risk as
                   shown in categories (1) to (9) below. The title of each Category is intended to be
                   typical rather than restrictive. The number in parentheses preceding each Category
                   refers to the applicable column or row in the Tables.

                   (1) Control stations

                       Spaces containing emergency sources of power and lighting.
                       Wheelhouse and chartroom.
                       Spaces containing the yacht’s radio equipment.
                       Fire-extinguishing rooms, fire control rooms and fire-recording stations.
                       Control room for propulsion machinery when located outside the machinery
                       space.
                       Spaces containing centralized fire alarm equipment.

                   (2) Corridors and lobbies

                   (3) Accommodation spaces

                       Spaces so defined, excluding corridors.

                   (4) Stairways

                       Interior stairways, lifts and escalators (other than those wholly contained within
                       the machinery space(s)) and enclosures thereto.

                       In this connection, a stairway that is enclosed only at one (1) level should be
                       regarded as part of the space from which it is not separated by a fire door.


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            (5) Service spaces (low risk)

                Lockers and storerooms not having provisions for the storage of flammable
                liquids and having areas less than 4M² and drying rooms and laundries.

            (6) Machinery spaces of Category A

                Spaces so defined.

            (7) Other machinery spaces

                Spaces so defined, excluding machinery spaces of Category A.

            (8) Service spaces (high risk)

                Galleys, pantries containing cooking appliances, paint and lamp rooms, lockers
                and store-rooms having areas of 4m2 or more, spaces for the storage of
                flammable liquids, and workshops other than those forming part of the machinery
                spaces.

            (9) Open decks

                Open deck spaces and enclosed promenades having no fire risk. Air spaces (the
                space outside superstructures and deckhouses).

        (c) In determining the applicable fire integrity standard of a boundary between two (2)
            spaces within a main vertical zone or horizontal zone which is not protected by a
            sprinkler system complying with the provisions of paragraph 14.3.3.13.1(b) below or
            between such zones neither of which is so protected, the higher of the two (2) values
            given in Tables 3 and 4 should apply.

        (d) In determining the applicable fire integrity standard of a boundary between two (2)
            spaces within a main vertical zone or horizontal zone which is protected by a
            sprinkler system complying with the provisions of paragraph 14.3.3.13.1(b) below or
            between such zones both of which are so protected, the lesser of the two (2) values
            given in the Tables should apply. Where a sprinklered zone and a non-sprinklered
            zone meet within accommodation and service spaces, the higher of the two (2) values
            given in Tables 3 and 4 should apply to the division between the zones.




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                                                      Table 3
                              Fire integrity of bulkheads separating adjacent spaces
                     Spaces                (1)    (2)     (3)     (4)    (5)     (6)    (7)    (8)    (9)
        Control stations                  A-0c    A-0    A-60    A-0    A-15    A-60   A-15    A-60     *
            (1)
        Corridors and lobbies                     Cc     B-0c    A-0a    B-0c   A-60   A-0     A-15     *
            (2)                                                  B-0c                          A-0d
        Accommodation spaces                              Cc     A-0a    B-0c   A-60   A-0     A-15     *
            (3)                                                  B-0c                          A-0d
        Stairways                                                A-0a    A-0a   A-60   A-0     A-15     *
             (4)                                                 B-0c    B-0c                  A-0d
        Service spaces (low risk)                                         Cc    A-60   A-0     A-0      *
            (5)
        Machinery spaces of Category A                                                 A-0     A-60     *
           (6)
        Other machinery spaces                                                         A-0b    A-0      *
            (7)
        Service spaces (high risk)                                                             A-0b     *
            (8)
        Open decks
            (9)


                                                       Table 4
                                 Fire integrity of decks separating adjacent spaces
                Spaces above
                                           (1)    (2)     (3)     (4)    (5)     (6)    (7)    (8)    (9)
                Spaces below
        Control stations                  A-0     A-0    A-0     A-0     A-0    A-60   A-0     A-0      *
            (1)
        Corridors and lobbies             A-0      *      *      A-0      *     A-60   A-0     A-0      *
            (2)
        Accommodation spaces              A-60    A-0     *      A-0      *     A-60   A-0     A-0      *
            (3)
        Stairways                         A-0     A-0    A-0      *      A-0    A-60   A-0     A-0      *
             (4)
        Service spaces (low risk)         A-15    A-0    A-0     A-0      *     A-60   A-0     A-0      *
            (5)
        Machinery spaces of Category A    A-60   A-60    A-60    A-60   A-60      *    A-60f   A-60     *
           (6)
        Other machinery spaces            A-15    A-0    A-0     A-0     A-0     A-0    *      A-0      *
            (7)
        Service spaces (high risk)        A-60   A-30    A-30    A-30    A-0    A-60   A-0     A-0      *
            (8)                                  A-0d    A-0d    A-0d
        Open decks                         *       *      *       *       *       *     *       *       -
           (9)


        Notes: (to be applied to both Tables 3 and 4, as appropriate)

            a. For clarification on which applies, see Sections 14.3.3.4 above and 14.3.3.7 below.


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              b. Where spaces are of the same numerical Category and subscript b appears, a
                 bulkhead or deck of the rating shown in the Tables is only required when the adjacent
                 spaces are for a different purpose, e.g., in Category (9), a galley next to a galley does
                 not require a bulkhead but a galley next to a paint room requires an “A-0” bulkhead.

              c. Bulkheads separating the wheelhouse and chartroom from each other may be “B-0”
                 rating.

              d. See paragraphs 14.3.3.5.2(c) and 14.3.3.5.2(d) above.

              e. For the application of paragraph 14.3.3.3.1 above, “B-0” and “C”, where appearing in
                 Table 3, should be read as “A-0.”

              f.   Fire insulation need not be fitted if the machinery space in Category (7), in the
                   opinion of the Appointed Representative, has little or no fire risk.

              *    Where an asterisk appears in the Tables, the division is required to be of steel or other
                   equivalent material but is not required to be of “A” class standard.

              For the application of paragraph 14.3.3.3.1 above an asterisk, where appearing in Table 4,
              except for Category (9), should be read as “A-0.”

           .3 Continuous “B” class ceilings or linings, in association with the relevant decks or
              bulkheads, may be accepted as contributing wholly or in part to the required insulation
              and integrity of a division.

           .4 External boundaries, which are required to be of steel or other equivalent material, may
              be pierced for the fitting of windows and side scuttles provided that there is no
              requirement for such boundaries to have “A” class integrity elsewhere in this section.
              Similarly, in such boundaries, which are not required to have “A” class integrity, doors
              may be of combustible materials, substantially constructed.

14.3.3.6   Means of escape

           .1 Stairways and ladders should be arranged to provide ready means of escape to the
              lifeboat and life raft embarkation deck from all accommodation and service spaces other
              than machinery spaces. In particular, the following provisions should be complied with:

              (a) Below the lowest open deck two (2) means of escape, at least one (1) of which should
                  be independent of watertight doors, should be provided from each watertight
                  compartment, main vertical zone or similarly restricted group of spaces.
                  Exceptionally one (1) of the means of escape may be dispensed with, due regard
                  being paid to the nature and location of spaces and to the number of persons who
                  might normally be accommodated or employed there.

              (b) Above the lowest open deck there should be at least two (2) means of escape from
                  each main vertical zone or similarly restricted group of spaces.

              (c) Within each main vertical zone there should be at least one (1) readily accessible
                  enclosed stairway providing continuous fire shelter, where practicable at all levels up
                  to the appropriate lifeboat and life raft embarkation decks or the highest level served
                  by the stairway, whichever level is the highest. The width, number and continuity of
                  the stairways should be satisfactory for the number of persons likely to use them.



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               (d) Access from the stairway enclosures to the lifeboat and life raft embarkation areas
                   should avoid high fire risk areas.

               (e) Stairways serving only a space and a balcony in that space should not be considered
                   as forming one (1) of the required means of escape.

               (f) If a radio room or wheelhouse has no direct access to the open deck, two (2) means
                   of escape should be provided, one (1) of which may be a window of sufficient size or
                   another means.

               (g) Where a second means of escape is via a sealed window, then breakable glass, not
                   polycarbonate or laminated glass, which can be readily broken with a conveniently
                   located crash hammer, may be accepted. Such windows should be suitably placed as
                   to permit escape through it.

           .2 Two (2) means of escape should be provided from each machinery space. In particular,
              the following provisions should be complied with:

               (a) The two (2) means of escape should consist of either:

                   (1) two (2) sets of steel ladders as widely separated as possible, leading to doors in
                       the upper part of the space similarly separated and from which access is provided
                       to the appropriate lifeboat and life raft embarkation decks. One (1) of these
                       ladders should provide continuous fire shelter from the lower part of the space to
                       a safe position outside the space; or

                   (2) one (1) steel ladder leading to a door in the upper part of the space from which
                       access is provided to the embarkation deck and additionally, in the lower part of
                       the space and in a position well separated from the ladder referred to, a steel door
                       capable of being operated from each side and which provides access to a safe
                       escape route from the lower part of the space to the embarkation deck.

               (b) One (1) of the means of escape may be dispensed with, due regard being paid to the
                   width and disposition of the upper part of the space.

               (c) Two (2) means of escape should be provided from a machinery control room located
                   within a machinery space, at least one (1) of which should provide continuous fire
                   shelter to a safe position outside the machinery space.

           .3 In no case should lifts be considered as forming one of the required means of escape.

14.3.3.7   Protection of stairways and lifts in accommodation and service spaces

           .1 A stairway should be of steel frame construction except where the Appointed
              Representative sanctions the use of other equivalent material, and should be within
              enclosures formed of “A” class divisions, with positive means of closure at all openings,
              except that:

               (a) a stairway which penetrates a single deck only may be protected at one (1) level only
                   by at least “B” class divisions and self-closing door(s); and

               (b) stairways may be fitted in the open in a public space, provided they lie wholly within
                   such public space.



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           .2 A stairway enclosure should have direct communication with the corridors and be of
              sufficient area to prevent congestion, having in view the number of persons likely to use
              them in an emergency. In so far as is practicable, stairway enclosures should not give
              direct access to cabins, service lockers, or other enclosed spaces containing combustibles
              in which a fire is likely to originate.

           .3 A lift trunk should be so fitted to prevent the passage of flame from one (1) ’tween-deck
              to another and should be provided with means of closing to permit the control of draft
              and smoke.

14.3.3.8   Openings in “A” class divisions

           .1 Except for hatches between store and baggage spaces, and between such spaces and the
              weather decks, all openings should be provided with permanently attached means of
              closing which should be at least as effective for resisting fires as the divisions in which
              they are fitted.

           .2 The construction of all doors and door frames in “A” class divisions, with the means of
              securing them when closed, should provide resistance to fire as well as the passage of
              smoke and flame, as far as practicable, equivalent to that of the bulkheads in which the
              doors are situated. Such doors and door frames should be constructed of steel or other
              equivalent material. Watertight doors need not be insulated.

           .3 It should be possible for each door to be opened and closed from each side of the
              bulkhead by one (1) person only.

           .4 Fire doors in main vertical zone bulkheads and stairway enclosures, other than power-
              operated watertight doors and those which are normally locked, should be of the self-
              closing type capable of closing against an inclination of 3.5° opposing closure. The
              speed of door closure should, if necessary, be controlled to prevent undue danger to
              persons. All such doors, except those that are normally closed, should all be capable of
              release from a control station, either simultaneously or in groups, and also individually
              from a position at the door. The release mechanism should be so designed that the door
              will automatically close in the event of disruption of the control system; however,
              approved power-operated watertight doors will be considered acceptable for this purpose.
              Hold-back hooks not subject to control station release should not be permitted. When
              double swing doors are permitted, they should have a latch arrangement that is
              automatically engaged by the operation of the door release system.

           .5 When a space is protected by an automatic sprinkler system complying with the
              provisions of paragraph 14.3.3.13.1(b) or fitted with a continuous “B” class ceiling,
              openings in decks not forming steps in main vertical zones nor bounding horizontal zones
              should be closed reasonably tight and such decks should meet the “A” class integrity
              requirements in so far as is reasonable and practicable.

14.3.3.9   Openings in “B” class divisions

           .1 Doors and door frames in “B” class divisions and means of securing them should provide
              a method of closure which should have resistance to fire as far as practicable equivalent
              to that of the divisions except that a ventilation opening may be permitted in the lower
              portion of such doors. When such an opening is in or under a door the total net area of
              the opening(s) should not exceed 0.05m2. When such an opening is cut in a door it should
              be fitted with a grill made of non-combustible material. Doors should be non-
              combustible or of substantial construction.

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            .2 When a sprinkler system complying with the provisions of paragraph 14.3.3.13.1(b)
               below is fitted:

                (a) openings in decks not forming steps in main vertical zones nor bounding horizontal
                    zones should be closed reasonably tight and such decks should meet the “B” class
                    integrity requirements in so far as is reasonable and practicable in the opinion of the
                    Appointed Representative; and

                (b) openings in corridor bulkheads of “B” class materials should be protected in
                    accordance with the provisions of Section 14.3.3.4 above.

14.3.3.10   Windows and side scuttles (Also see Sections 5.4 and 5.5)

            .1 All windows and side scuttles in bulkheads within accommodation, service spaces and
               control stations should be so constructed to preserve the integrity requirements of the
               type of bulkheads in which they are fitted.

            .2 Notwithstanding the requirements of Tables 3 and 4 above all windows and side scuttles
               in bulkheads separating accommodation and service spaces and control stations from
               weather should be constructed with frames of steel or other suitable material. A metal
               glazing bead or angle should retain the glass.

14.3.3.11   Restricted use of combustible materials

            .1 Except in baggage rooms, or refrigerated compartments of service spaces, all linings,
               grounds, draught stops, ceilings and insulations should be of non-combustible materials.

            .2 Vapor barriers and adhesives used in conjunction with insulation, as well as insulation of
               pipe fittings, for cold service systems need not be non-combustible, but they should be
               kept to the minimum quantity practicable and their exposed surfaces should be low flame
               spread.

            .3 The following surfaces should be low flame spread:

                (a) exposed surfaces in corridors and stairway enclosures, and of bulkheads, wall and
                    ceiling linings in all service spaces and control stations;

                (b) concealed or inaccessible spaces in accommodation, service spaces and control
                    stations; and

                (c) exposed surfaces of bulkheads, wall and ceiling linings in accommodation spaces not
                    protected by a system complying with paragraph 14.3.3.13.1(b) or 14.3.3.13.1(c)
                    below.

            .4 The total volume of combustible facings, moldings, decorations and veneers in any
               accommodation and service space not protected by a system complying with paragraph
               14.3.3.13.1(b) or 14.3.3.13.1(c), should not exceed a volume equivalent to 2.5mm veneer
               on the combined area of the walls and ceilings.

            .5 Veneers used on surfaces and linings covered by the requirements of paragraph
               14.3.3.11(c) above should have a calorific value not, exceeding 45MJ/m2 of the area for
               the thickness used.



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            .6 Furniture in the corridors and escape routes should be of a type and quantity not likely to
               obstruct access.

            .7 Primary deck coverings, if applied within accommodation and service spaces and control
               stations, should be of material that will not readily ignite.

            .8 Upholstery composites (fabric in association with any backing or padding material) used
               throughout the yacht should satisfy fire test procedures of IMO Resolution MSC.61(67),
               Annex 1, Part 8, or an equivalent standard; and

                (a) Organic foams used in upholstered furniture and mattresses should be of the
                    combustion modified type satisfying the fire test procedures of IMO Resolution
                    MSC.61(67), Annex 1, Part 9, or an equivalent standard; and

                (b) Suspended textile materials such as curtains and drapes should satisfy the fire test
                    procedures of IMO Resolution MSC.61(67), Annex 1, Part 7, or be of equivalent
                    standard.

14.3.3.12   Details of construction

            .1 In accommodation and service spaces, control stations, corridors and stairways:

                (a) air spaces enclosed behind ceilings, paneling or linings should be suitably divided by
                    close-fitting draught stops not more than 7m apart; and

                (b) in the vertical direction, enclosed air spaces, including those behind linings of
                    stairways, trunks, etc. should be closed at each deck.

            .2 Without impairing the efficiency of the fire protection, the construction of ceilings and
               bulkheads should allow a fire patrol to detect any smoke originating in concealed and
               inaccessible places, except where there is no risk of fire originating in such places.

            .3 When gaseous fuel is used for domestic purposes, the arrangements for the storage,
               distribution and utilization of the fuel should be such that, having regard to the hazards of
               fire and explosion which the use of such fuel may entail, the safety of the yacht and the
               persons onboard are preserved.

            .4 In particular, open flame gas appliances provided for cooking, heating or any other
               purposes, should comply with the requirements of ISO 10239 or equivalent and, the
               installation of open flame gas appliances should comply with the appropriate provisions
               of Annex 3.

14.3.3.13   Fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems and automatic sprinkler, fire detection and
            fire alarm systems

            .1 Each separate zone in all accommodation and service spaces, except spaces which afford
               no substantial fire risk such as void spaces, sanitary spaces, etc., and, having regard for
               paragraph 14.3.3.11.4 above, should be provided throughout with either:

                (a) a fixed fire detection and fire alarm system of an approved type and complying with
                    the requirements of SOLAS Regulation II-2/12, installed and arranged to detect the
                    presence of fire in such spaces; or




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                (b) an automatic sprinkler, fire detection and fire alarm system of an approved type and
                    complying with the requirements of SOLAS Regulation II-2/12 and installed and
                    arranged to protect such spaces. Water-mist fire extinguishing systems complying
                    with the guidelines provided in MSC/Circ.668 and 728 may be approved for use by
                    the Administration in machinery spaces. In addition, a fixed fire detection and fire
                    alarm system of an approved type complying with the requirements of SOLAS
                    Regulation II-2/13 should be installed and arranged to provide smoke detection in
                    corridors, stairways and escape routes within accommodation spaces; or

                (c) a manual dry pipe sprinkler system of an approved type either complying with the
                    requirements of IMO Resolution MSC.44(65) or, to the satisfaction of the Appointed
                    Representative, an equivalent standard, which provides increased security against
                    damage caused by accidental discharge from sprinklers. The system should be
                    installed and arranged to protect such spaces. In addition, a fixed addressable fire
                    detection and alarm system of an approved type complying with the requirements of
                    SOLAS Chapter II-2 Regulation 13 should be installed and arranged to detect the
                    presence of fire in such spaces.

14.3.3.14   Fire detection and alarms

            .1 Manually operated call points complying with the requirements of SOLAS Regulation II-
               2/13 should be installed.

            .2 At all times, yachts when at sea and in port (except when out of service) should be
               manned and/or equipped to ensure that any initial fire alarm is immediately received by a
               responsible member of the crew.


15.0        FIRE APPLIANCES

15.1        Yachts of less than 500 GT

15.1.1      General Requirements

            Fire appliances of an approved type should be provided at least to the extent listed in Table 5
            below and, in any case, to the satisfaction of the Appointed Representative and the specific
            requirements of Section 15.1.2 below.

            Fire appliances provided in addition to those required by this section should be of an
            approved type.

            The location, installation, testing and maintenance of all equipment should be to the
            satisfaction of the Appointed Representative.

            Concealed fire appliances should be clearly marked; however the marking need not comply
            with IMO signs, but be suitable, taking into account décor.

15.1.2      Specific Requirements

15.1.2.1    Provision of water jet

            At least one (1) jet of water should be able to reach any part of the yacht normally accessible
            to passengers or crew while the yacht is being navigated and, any storeroom and any part of a
            storage compartment when empty.



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15.1.2.2   Fire pumps

           .1 The power driven fire pump should have a capacity of -

                         2.5 x (1+0.066 x (L(B+D))0.5)2 m3/hour

                where:     L is the load line length;
                           B is the greatest molded breadth; and
                           D is the molded depth measured to the bulkhead deck at amidships.

                When discharging at full capacity through two (2) adjacent fire hydrants, the pump
                should be capable of maintaining a water pressure of 0.2N/mm2 at any hydrant, provided
                the fire hose can be effectively controlled at this pressure.

           .2 The second fire pump may be:

                (a) a hand pump, sufficient to produce a throw of at least six (6) meters through a fire
                    hose with a 10mm diameter nozzle and which can be directed on any part of the
                    yacht; or

                (b) a power driven pump, at least 80% of that required by 15.1.2.2.1 and be fitted with an
                    input to the fire main; or

                (c) a portable fire pump with a throw-overboard weighted sea suction is acceptable on
                    existing yachts. For new yachts, a permanent sea connection external to the
                    machinery space is recommended. The pump should be placed on deck and be
                    capable of operating two (2) hoses. The hoses should be capable of reaching all
                    points of the yacht. The junction should be long enough to allow for worst list
                    conditions. The unit should be easily movable by the crew to all quarters of the
                    yacht.

                (d) Each centrifugal pump should be provided with a check valve in the connection to
                    the firemain.

                                                            Table 5
                                                  Fire Appliances - Yachts of
                                                 Less than 500 GT (see 15.1.1)
            1     PROVISION OF WATER JET - sufficient to reach any part of yacht                               1
            2     POWER DRIVEN FIRE PUMP - engine or independent drive                                         1
            3     ADDITIONAL HAND OR INDEPENDENT POWER DRIVEN FIRE PUMP AND ITS SEA                            1
                  CONNECTION - not located in the same space as item 2 or a machinery space containing
                  internal combustion type machinery
            4     FIRE MAIN & HYDRANTS - to achieve item 1 with a single length of hose                    Sufficient
            5     HOSES - with jet/spray nozzles each fitted with a shut-off facility                          3
            6     FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - portable, for use in accommodation and service spaces                   3
            7     FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - for a machinery space containing internal combustion type
                  machinery – the options are:
                  (a) a fixed fire extinguishing system complying with SOLAS Regulation 11-2/Part A; and
                  (b) (i) one (1) portable extinguisher for oil fires for each 74.6kW power; or             7 (max)
                       (ii) two (2) portable extinguishers for oil fires together with either:               2+1
                            - one (1) foam extinguishers with total of 451 capacity; or
                            - one (1) CO2 extinguishers with total of 16kg capacity
            8     FIREMANS OUTFIT - to include one (1) breathing apparatus                                     1
            9     FIRE BLANKET - in galley                                                                     1


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15.1.2.3   Fire main and hydrants

           .1 A fire main, water service pipes and fire hydrants should be fitted.

           .2 The fire main and water service pipe connections to the hydrants should be sized for the
              maximum discharge rate of the pump(s) connected to the main.

           .3 The fire main, water service pipes and fire hydrants should be constructed such that they
              will:

               (a) not be rendered ineffective by heat;

               (b) not corrode; and

               (c) be protected against freezing.

           .4 When a fire main is supplied by two (2) pumps, one (1) in the machinery space and one
              (1) elsewhere, provision should be made for isolation of the fire main within the
              machinery space and for the second pump to supply the fire main and hydrants external
              to the machinery space.

               The isolation valve(s) should be manually operated valves fitted outside the machinery
               space in a position easily accessible in the event of a fire.

           .5 The fire main should have no connections other than those necessary for fire fighting or
              washing down.

           .6 Fire hydrants should be located for easy attachment of fire hoses, protected from damage
              and distributed so that the fire hoses provided can reach any part of the yacht.

           .7 Fire hydrants should be fitted with valves that allow a fire hose to be isolated and
              removed when a fire pump is working.

15.1.2.4   Fire hoses

           .1 Fire hoses should not exceed 18 meters in length and, generally, the diameter of a lined
              hose for use with a powered pump should not be less than 45mm. Smaller diameter
              hoses may be accepted provided that two (2) such hoses of average length are capable of
              discharging the pump volumetric capacity in paragraph 15.1.2.2.1 above with adequate
              jets.

           .2 Fire hoses and associated tools and fittings should be kept in readily accessible and
              known locations close to the hydrants or connections on which they will be used. Hoses
              supplied from a powered pump should have jet/spray nozzles (incorporating a shut-off
              facility) of diameter 19mm, 16mm or 12mm depending on fire fighting purposes. (For
              accommodation and service spaces, the diameter of nozzles need not exceed 12mm.)

           .3 Hydrants or connections in interior locations on the yacht should have hoses connected at
              all times. For use within accommodation and service spaces proposals to provide smaller
              diameter of hoses and jet/spray nozzles will be considered.

           .4 The number of fire hoses and nozzles provided should correspond to the functional fire
              safety requirements, but be at least three (3).



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15.1.2.5   Portable fire extinguishers for use in accommodation and service spaces

           .1 The number, location, fire extinguishing medium type and capacity should be selected
              according to the perceived fire risk but at least three (3) portable fire extinguishers should
              be provided. As far as practicable, the fire extinguishers provided should have a uniform
              method of operation.

           .2 Portable fire extinguishers of carbon dioxide type should not be located or provided for
              use in accommodation spaces.

           .3 Except for portable extinguishers provided in connection with a specific hazard within a
              space when it is manned (such as a galley), portable extinguishers generally should be
              located external to but adjacent to the entrance of the space(s) in which they will be used.
              Extinguishers should be stowed in readily accessible and marked locations.

           .4 Spare charges should be provided onboard for at least 50% of each type and capacity of
              portable fire extinguisher onboard. When an extinguisher is not of a type that is
              rechargeable when the yacht is at sea, an additional portable fire extinguisher of the same
              type (or its equivalent) should be provided.

15.1.2.6   Fire extinguishing in machinery spaces

           .1 In a machinery space containing internal combustion type machinery fire appliances
              should be provided at least to the extent listed in item 7 of Table 5 above - Fire
              Appliances.

           .2 In a machinery space containing an oil fuel settling tank or oil fuel unit, a fixed fire
              extinguishing system complying with SOLAS Ch II-2/Part A should be installed.

           .3 Portable fire extinguishers should be installed and the number, location, fire
              extinguishing medium type and capacity should be selected according to the perceived
              fire risk in the space. Spare charges or spare extinguishers should be provided per
              paragraph 15.1.2.5.4 above. In any case, at least two (2) portable fire extinguishers for
              extinguishing oil fires should be fitted in any space containing any part of an oil fuel
              installation.

15.2       Yachts 500 GT and over

           Concealed fire appliances should be clearly marked; however the marking need not comply
           with IMO signs, but be suitable, taking into account the décor.

15.2.1     Existing Yachts

           An existing yacht should comply with the requirements for a new yacht so far as it is
           reasonable and practicable to do so but, in any case, as a minimum it should comply with the
           requirements for a yacht of less than 500 GT.

15.2.2     New Yachts

           A new yacht should comply with SOLAS Chapter II-2/Part A as appropriate to the yacht and
           its equipment. For the purpose of the SOLAS regulations the standards for a cargo ship
           apply.

           In no case should the standards applied be less than those applied to a yacht of less than 500
           GT.

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16.0     RADIO

16.1     General

         A Marshall Islands Ship Radio Station License is required on all yachts with a radio station
         on board. An appropriately certified radio operator must also be on board. A SOLAS
         Chapter IV Convention Safety Radio Certificate is required for all commercial yachts of 300
         gross tons and over which will entail GMDSS compliance and SOLAS Chapter V AIS and
         LRIT compliance. All yachts regardless of size should comply with the requirements of this
         Section.

16.1.1   Global Marine Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

         .1 Functions

             Each yacht should carry sufficient radio equipment to perform the following distress and
             safety communications functions throughout its intended voyage:

             .1 transmitting ship to shore distress alerts by at least two (2) separate and independent
                means, each using a different radiocommunication service;

             .2 receiving shore-to-ship distress alerts;

             .3 transmitting and receiving ship-to-ship distress alerts;

             .4 transmitting and receiving search and rescue coordinating communications;

             .5 transmitting and receiving on-scene communications;

             .6 transmitting and receiving signals for locating by radar;

             .7 transmitting and receiving maritime safety information; and

             .8 transmitting and receiving bridge-to-bridge communications.

16.1.2   Automatic Identification System (AIS)

         All vessels of 300 GT and over shall be fitted with an approved automatic identification
         system in accordance with SOLAS Chapter V, Reg. 19.2.4. Please refer to Marshall Islands
         Marine Notice 2-011-17.

16.1.3   Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)

         All vessels of 300 GT and over shall be capable of complying with the requirements of
         LRIT in accordance with SOLAS Chapter V, Reg. 19.1. Please refer to Marshall Islands
         Marine Notice 2-011-25.

16.2     Radio Station Equipment

16.2.1   Installations

         .1 Table 6 illustrates the radio installations to be carried to fulfill the functional
            requirements sailing at different distances from a safe haven.


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                                                           Table 6

                                   Radio Equipment                        Category 2   Category 1    Category 0

              VHF Radiotelephone with Digital Selective Calling (DSC)        One          One           One

              MF/HF Radiotelephone with Digital Selective Calling (DSC)     One1         One1           One1

              INMARSAT Ship Earth Station                                   None         One1           One1

              NAVTEX2 receiver                                              None          One           One


             Notes:

               1. An INMARSAT ship earth station or an MF/HF radiotelephone with DSC may be
                  fitted for operations over 60 miles from a safe haven. For yachts below 300 GT, a
                  fixed and registered satellite telephone may be substituted for an INMARSAT-C.

               2. If the yacht is sailing in an area where an international NAVTEX service is not
                  provided then the NAVTEX receiver should be substituted by an INMARSAT
                  enhanced group calling system.

         .2 Example

             As an illustration, the minimum equipment to be installed on a yacht engaged on world-
             wide operations south of 70° North and north of 70° South would be:

                 one (1) VHF radiotelephone with DSC;
                 one (1) INMARSAT-C ship earth station; and
                 one (1) NAVTEX receiver.

             Note also the requirement for the carriage of two-way radiotelephone sets, EPIRBs and
             SARTs given in Section 13, Table 2.

16.2.2   Operational performance

         All radiocommunications equipment should be of a type that is approved by the relevant
         authority.

16.2.3   Location, protection and markings

         The radio station should:

         .1 be so located to ensure the greatest possible degree of safety and operational availability;

         .2 be protected against harmful effects of water, extremes of temperature and other adverse
            environmental conditions; and

         .3 be clearly marked with the call sign, the yacht station identity and any other codes
            applicable to the use of the radio station installation.




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16.2.4   Sources of energy

         .1 There should be available at all times, while the yacht is at sea, a supply of electrical
            energy sufficient to operate the radio installations and to charge any batteries used as part
            of a reserve source or sources of energy for the radio installations.

         .2 A reserve source of energy, independent of the propelling power of the yacht and its
            electrical system, should be provided for the purpose of conducting distress and safety
            radiocommunications for a minimum of one (1) hour in the event of failure of the yacht’s
            main and, if provided, emergency sources of electrical power.

         .3 When a reserve source of energy consists of a rechargeable accumulator battery, a means
            of automatically charging such batteries should be provided which is capable of
            recharging them to minimum capacity requirements within 10 hours.

         .4 The siting and installation of accumulator batteries should ensure the highest degree of
            service and safety.

16.3     Watches

         A yacht, while at sea, should maintain a continuous watch:

         .1 where practicable, on VHF Channel 16;

         .2 where practicable, on VHF Channel 13;

         .3 on VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) channel 70;

         .4 on the distress and safety DSC frequency 2187.5kHz;

         .5 for satellite shore-to-ship distress alerts if fitted with a radio facility for reception of
            maritime safety information by the INMARSAT enhanced group calling system; and

         .6 for broadcasts of maritime safety information on the appropriate frequency or frequencies
            on which such information is broadcast for the area in which the yacht is navigating;
            normally using the International NAVTEX service or INMARSAT’s enhanced group
            calling facility.

16.4     Radio personnel

         A yacht should carry at least one (1) person qualified for distress and safety
         radiocommunication purposes, who should hold a certificate of competence acceptable to the
         Maritime Administrator. Refer to the Marshall Islands publication MI-118 “Requirements
         for Merchant Marine Personnel Certification.”


17.0     NAVIGATION LIGHTS, SHAPES and SOUND SIGNALS

         .1 Every yacht must comply with the requirements of the International Regulations For
            Preventing Collisions At Sea, 1972, as amended (COLREGS ‘72).

         .2 Yacht designers and builders must ensure that the yacht’s navigation lights and associated
            fittings are correctly installed on new yachts and on yachts undergoing extensive
            alterations. It is also the responsibility of an owner or managing agent to ensure that a


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             yacht being taken over, whether new or second-hand, is also in compliance with
             COLREGS ’72.

         .3 The Maritime Administrator may, if deemed necessary, require the submission of
            detailed plans to the Appointed Representative showing the positioning and arrangements
            of navigation lights for examination prior to registration.


18.0     NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT and WHEELHOUSE VISIBILITY

18.1     Navigational Equipment

18.1.1   A yacht should be fitted with an efficient magnetic compass complying with the following
         requirements, as appropriate:

         .1 On a steel yacht it should be possible to correct the compass for coefficients B, C and D.

         .2 The magnetic compass or a repeater should be so positioned as to be clearly readable by
            the helmsman at the main steering position. It should also be provided with an electric
            light, the electric power supply to be twin wire type.

         .3 Means should be provided for taking bearings as near as practicable over an arc of the
            horizon of 360º. This requirement may be met by the fitting of a pelorus or, on a yacht
            other than a steel yacht, a hand held compass.

18.1.2   A yacht should be fitted with an echo sounder.

18.1.3   A yacht should be provided with, the following additional equipment:

         .1 an electronic navigational positioning system appropriate to the area of operation;

         .2 a gyro compass or spare magnetic compass bowl;

         .3 a rudder angle indicator; and

         .4 a 9 GHz radar.

18.2     Wheelhouse Visibility

         .1 The normal conning position should permit a good all round view of the horizon. The
            sea surface should not be obscured for more than two (2) yacht lengths forward of the
            bow. Refer to SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 22.

         .2 Windows to the navigating position should not be of either polarized or tinted glass (see
            paragraph 5.5.5). Portable tinted screens may be provided for selected windows.


19.0     MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT

19.1     Publications

         Every yacht should comply with Marshall Islands Marine Notice 1-000-3 which provides
         guidance in a concise form of the IMO requirements on the carriage of publications. The
         specific requirements for commercial yachts over 24 meters are as per Table 7, below.


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                                                        Table 7.
           NAVIGATION PUBLICATIONS FOR A COMMERCIAL YACHT ABOVE 24 METERS
          COLREGS          Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
          IAMSAR           International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual Vol. III
          ICLL             International Convention on Load Lines
          ICS              International Code of Signals
          ISM              International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships
          ISPS             International Ship and Port Facility Security Code
          MARPOL           International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
          MI-103           Marshall Islands’ Commercial Yacht Code
          MI-300           Marshall Islands’ Combined Publication Folder
          NAUTAL           Nautical Almanac
          NAUTCH-E         Nautical Charts - Electronic
          NAUTCH-P         Nautical Charts - Paper
          NAUTPUB-E        Nautical Publications (Sailing Directions, Light List, Tide Tables, etc.)
          NAUTPUB-P        Nautical Publications (Sailing Directions, Light List, Tide Tables, etc.)
          NTVRP            Nontank Vessel Response Plan (when in US waters only)
          SOLAS            International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
          SOPEP            Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan
          STCW             International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarer
          STMAN            Safety and Training Manual (aka SOLAS Training Manual)


        Publication    Yachts up to 299 GT    Yachts from 300 GT      Yachts from 400 GT       Yachts greater than 500 GT
                                                 up to 399 GT            up to 499 GT

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   * Yachts certified to carry more than 15 people, regardless of tonnage, shall carry a copy of MARPOL.


19.2           Signaling Lamp

               Every yacht should carry an approved signaling lamp and/or handheld searchlight.


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19.3    Instruments

        Every yacht should carry a barometer. Every sailing yacht should carry an anemometer and
        an inclinometer.

19.4    Searchlight

        Every yacht should carry an efficient fixed or portable searchlight suitable for man-overboard
        search and rescue operations. This may be the approved signaling lamp required by Section
        19.2.


20.0    ANCHORS, CABLES and TOWING ARRANGEMENTS

20.1    Equipment

        .1 Yachts will be considered to have adequate equipment if fitted out in accordance with
           certification standards set by any of the Classification Societies listed in Section 28.1.

        .2 Yachts not built in accordance with paragraph 20.1.1 may be specially considered by the
           Administration provided full information is submitted to an Appointed Representative for
           review and recommendation of approval.

20.2    Sailing Yachts

        .1 The sizing of anchors and cables for sailing yachts should take into account the additional
           windage effect of the masts and rigging.

        .2 For square rigged sailing yachts, experience based guidance on approximate increase in
           anchor mass and cable strength required is:

            (a) for yachts up to 50 meters in load line length, typically 50% above the requirements
                for a typical motor yacht having the same total longitudinal profile area of hull and
                superstructure as the sailing yacht under consideration; and

            (b) for yachts 100 meters in load line length and over, typically 30% above the
                requirements for a typical motor yacht having the same total longitudinal profile area
                of hull and superstructure as the sailing yacht under consideration.

            For a square rigged sailing yacht of between 50 and 100 meters in load line length the
            increase should be obtained by linear interpolation.

20.3    Towing Arrangements

        Accessible efficient strong securing points should be provided for the attachment of towlines
        for the yacht to tow and be towed.


21.0    ACCOMMODATIONS

21.1    General

        An adequate standard of accommodation should be provided to ensure the comfort,
        recreation, health and safety of all persons on board.


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        Attention is drawn to the achievement of appropriate standards for means of access and
        escape, lighting, heating, food preparation and storage, safety of movement about the yacht,
        ventilation and water services.

        Generally, accommodation standards for the crew should be at least equivalent to the
        standards set by the International Labor Organization conventions.

        The following standards are described by general principles that need to be expanded to meet
        the requirements that relate to the use and areas of operation of a particular yacht.

21.2    Access/Escape Arrangements

        See Sections 14.2.4 and 14.3.3.6.

21.3    Lighting

        An electric lighting system should be installed which is capable of supplying adequate light
        to all enclosed accommodation and working spaces. The system should be designed and
        installed in accordance with Section 8.0.

21.4    Heating

        As considered appropriate, an adequate heating installation should be provided.

21.5    Food Preparation and Storage

        .1 The galley should be provided with a cooking stove fitted with fiddle bars and a sink, and
           have adequate working surface for the preparation of food.

        .2 The galley floor should be provided with a non-slip surface and provide a good foothold.

        .3 When a cooking appliance is gimbaled, a crash bar or other means to prevent personal
           injury should protect it. Means should be provided to lock the gimbaling mechanism.

        .4 Means should be provided to allow the cook to be secured in position, with both hands
           free for working, when the yacht motions threaten safe working.

        .5 Secure and hygienic storage for food should be provided.

21.6    Hand Holds and Grab Rails

        There should be sufficient hand holds and grab rails within the accommodation to allow safe
        movement around the accommodation at all times.

21.7    Ventilation

        .1 Effective means of ventilation should be provided to all enclosed spaces that are entered
           by personnel.

        .2 Mechanical ventilation should be provided to all accommodation spaces on yachts that
           are intended to make long international voyages or operate in tropical waters.




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        .3 As a minimum, mechanical ventilation should be capable of providing six (6) changes of
           air per hour, when all access and other openings (other than ventilation intakes) to the
           spaces are closed.

21.8    Water Services

        .1 An adequate supply of fresh filtered drinking water should be provided and piped to
           convenient positions throughout the accommodation spaces, especially the galley.

        .2 In addition, an emergency reserve supply of drinking water should be carried, sufficient
           to provide at least two (2) liters per person.

        .3 If a yacht cannot produce its own water supply, sterilization by UV is not acceptable on
           its own, but may be accepted as a secondary means.

21.9    Sleeping Accommodation

        A bed (bunk or cot) should be provided for every person on board. Where considered
        appropriate, means for preventing the occupants from falling out should be provided.

21.10   Toilet Facilities

        .1 Adequate sanitary toilet facilities should be provided on board. The facilities should be
           at least one (1) water closet, one (1) wash hand basin and one (1) shower for every four
           (4) persons or part thereof.

        .2 In yachts where a sanitary system, including a holding tank, are provided, care should be
           taken to ensure that there is no possibility of fumes from the tank finding their way back
           to a toilet, should the water seal at the toilet be broken.

21.11   Stowage Facilities for Personal Effects

        Adequate stowage facilities for clothing and personal effects should be provided for every
        person on board.

21.12   Securing of Heavy Equipment

        .1 All heavy items of equipment such as ballast, batteries, cooking stove, etc, should be
           securely fastened in place.

        .2 All stowage lockers containing heavy items should have lids or doors that are capable of
           being securely fastened.

21.13   Elevators (Lifts), Escalators and Other Accommodation Lifting Devices

        .1 For new yachts, lifting devices must be designed and constructed to recognized
           international standards.

        .2 Before a lifting device is put into service, it must be tested and examined by a competent
           person and a certificate issued to the yacht.

        .3 For all commercial yachts, regular in service examination must be carried out by a
           competent person and this should be verified by the Appointed Representative as part of
           the annual safety inspection, to ensure continuing compliance.


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22.0    PROTECTION OF PERSONNEL

22.1    Deckhouses and Superstructures

        The structural strength of any deckhouse or superstructure should comply with the
        requirements of one of the Classification Societies listed in Section 28.1, as appropriate to the
        yacht and its areas of operation.

22.2    Bulwarks and Guard Rails

        .1 Wherever reasonable and practicable, yachts should comply with ILLC requirements and
           the interpretation used by any of the Classification Societies listed in Section 28.1.

        .2 When it can be justified that such standards cannot be complied with, compliance with
           the following guidelines will be considered by an Appointed Representative:

            (a) Where the function of the yacht is not impeded and there are frequently people on the
                deck, bulwarks or three (3) courses of rail or taut wires should be fitted around the
                deck at a height of not less than 1000mm above the deck. They should be supported
                at intervals not exceeding 2.2 meters. Intermediate courses of rails or wires should
                be evenly spaced.

            (b) Where the function of the yacht would be impeded by the provision of bulwarks
                and/or guard rails complying with Section 22.2, alternative proposals detailed to
                provide equivalent safety for persons on deck should be submitted to the Appointed
                Representative of the Administration for review and approval.

22.3    Safe Work Aloft and on the Bowsprit of Sailing Yachts

        .1 When access to the rig is an operational necessity, provision should be made to enable
           people to work safely aloft and out on the bowsprit, to the satisfaction of the Appointed
           Representative.

        .2 The arrangements provided should be based on established safe working practices for the
           type of yacht. The arrangements may include but not be limited to:

            (a) Safety nets below the bowsprit.

            (b) Safety grab-rails in wood (or jackstays in metal) fixed along the bowsprit to act as
                handholds and safety points for safety harnesses.

            (c) Mandatory use of safety harnesses aloft and for work on the bowsprit.

            (d) Sufficient footropes and horses in wire (or rope) permanently rigged to enable
                seamen to stand on them while working out on the yards or on the bowsprit.

            (e) Safety jackstays (in metal) fixed along the top of the yards, to provide handholds and
                act as strong points for safety harnesses.

            (f) Means of safely climbing aloft, such as:

                (1) fixed metal steps or ladders attached to the mast; or



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                (2) traditional ratlines (rope) or, rattling bars (wood/steel), fixed across the shrouds
                    to form a permanent ladder.

22.4    Recovery of Persons from the Sea

        .1 Means should be provided for the recovery of a person from the sea to the yacht. The
           means should allow that the person is unconscious or unable to assist in the rescue. This
           may be satisfied by an inflatable boat or rescue boat provided with a suitable davit should
           it not be possible for the yacht itself to be used to recover persons from the sea.

        .2 The means of recovery by whatever intended means should be demonstrated to the
           satisfaction of an Appointed Representative.

        .3 If an over side boarding ladder or scrambling net is provided to assist in the recovery of
           an unconscious person from the water, the ladder or net should extend from the weather
           deck to at least 600mm below the lowest operational waterline.

22.5    Personal Clothing

        It should be the responsibility of the owner or managing agent to ensure that the following
        requirements and recommendations for items of personal clothing are maintained:

        .1 All persons on board should have suitable protective clothing and equipment appropriate
           to the prevailing air and sea temperatures and weather conditions.

        .2 It is strongly recommended that all persons on board wear footwear provided with non-
           slip soles, particularly on the open deck.

22.6    Noise

        .1 Attention is drawn to the IMO Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships - Resolution
           A.468(XII) (the Noise Code).

        .2 New yachts covered by this Code should meet the recommendations of the Noise Code so
           far as reasonable and practicable.

        .3 Existing yachts should be considered with particular regard to the recommendations of
           the Noise Code for protection of the crew from noise levels that may give rise to noise-
           induced hearing loss.

        .4 The Administration recognizes that the scope for strict application of recommended noise
           levels on small yachts can be limited and will consider other means of protecting the
           seafarer from the risk of noise-induced hearing loss under conditions where, at the
           present time, it is not technically feasible to limit the noise to a level which is not
           potentially harmful.

        .5 For safe navigation, so that sound signals and VHF communications can be heard, it is
           recommended that a noise level of 65dB(A) at the navigating position should not be
           exceeded.

        .6 For machinery spaces, workshops and stores, which are manned either continuously or
           for lengthy periods, the recommended limits are 90dB(A) (see paragraph 22.6.7 below)
           for machinery spaces and 85dB(A) for workshops and stores. For any space which is
           required to be manned and in which the noise level exceeds 90dB(A), consideration
           should be given to providing a designated refuge area from noise.


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             (a) For machinery spaces, which are not intended to be continuously manned or are
                 attended for short periods only, the recommended limit is 110dB(A) (see paragraph
                 22.6.7 below).

              (b) The limits have been set from hearing damage risk considerations and the use of
                  suitable ear protectors.

         .7 To indicate the need to wear ear protectors in spaces in which the noise level exceeds
            85dB(A), each entrance to the space should be provided with a warning notice
            comprising a symbol and supplementary sign stating: “High Noise Levels. Use Ear
            Protection.” Efficient ear protectors should be provided for use in such spaces.

22.7     Training Manual

22.7.1   The yacht’s training manual should include details of established safe working practices
         specific to the yacht, guidance on training for members of the crew, personal clothing and
         protection from injury, health and safety awareness, and prevention of pollution.

22.7.2   The training manual should contain instructions and information on the life-saving appliances
         provided in the yacht and on the best methods of survival in easily understood terms and
         illustrations where appropriate. Depending on the life-saving appliances provided, the
         following should be explained in reasonable detail:

         .1 donning of lifejackets, immersion suits, and thermal protective aids, as appropriate;

         .2 mustering at assigned stations;

         .3 boarding, launching and clearing survival craft, rescue boats, fast rescue boats, free-fall
            boats and inflated boats;

         .4 illumination in launching areas;

         .5 location and use of pyrotechnics;

         .6 use of all survival equipment;

         .7 use of all detection equipment;

         .8 with the use of illustrations, the use of radio life-saving appliances;

         .9 use of sea anchors;

         .10 use of engine and accessories;

         .11 recovery of survival craft, rescue boats, fast rescue boats, free-fall boats and inflated
             boats including stowage and securing;

         .12 hazards of exposure and the need for warm clothing;

         .13 best use of the survival craft facilities in order to survive;

         .14 methods of retrieval, including the use of helicopter rescue gear, breeches-buoy and shore
             life-saving apparatus and yacht’s line-throwing apparatus;

         .15 all other functions contained in the muster list and emergency instructions;


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         .16 instructions for emergency repair of the life-saving appliances;

         .17 means of rescue arrangements;

         .18 marine evacuation systems; and

         .19 helicopter landing and pick-up area operations.

22.7.3   In addition to the requirements of paragraph 22.7.2 above, the skipper should routinely drill
         the crew who will be sailing on the voyage regarding the following:

         .1 location of life rafts and the method of launching;

         .2 procedures for the recovery of a person from the sea;

         .3 first aid;

         .4 procedures and operation of radios carried on board;

         .5 location of navigation and other light switches;

         .6 location and use of firefighting equipment on various types of fires;

         .7 method of starting, stopping, and controlling the main engine; and

         .8 method of navigating to a suitable port of refuge.

22.8     Safety Briefing

         Before the commencement of any voyage the Master should ensure that all persons on board
         are briefed on the stowage and use of personal safety equipment such as lifejackets, thermal
         protective aids and life buoys, and the procedures to be followed in cases of emergency.

22.9     Instructions for on-board maintenance

         Instructions should be provided describing the maintenance procedures for all safety and
         firefighting appliances in easily understood terms and illustrated wherever possible. The
         instructions should include:

         .1 a checklist for use when carrying out required inspections;

         .2 maintenance and repair instructions;

         .3 a schedule of periodic maintenance;

         .4 a diagram of lubrication points with the recommended lubricants;

         .5 a list of replacement parts;

         .6 a list of sources of spare parts; and

         .7 a record of inspection and maintenance.




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22.10     Safety Management System

22.10.1   Yachts of less than 500 GT

              For all commercially registered vessels of less than 500 GT, where full certification to
              the ISM Code is not currently required, it is strongly recommended that a safety
              management system (Annex 13), be implemented at the earliest opportunity, as this will
              become a mandatory requirement of this Administration as of 1 January 2010.

22.10.2   Yachts of 500 GT and over

              All vessels of 500 GT and over must comply with the ISM Code. A safety management
              system should be in place to show that:

              .1 A documented system exists to ensure that all safety and critical equipment are
                 regularly checked and maintained and that this is recorded.

              .2 The yacht has identified and prepared for known risks, such as fires, man overboard,
                 grounding and heavy weather.

              .3 There is a system of basic on-board training for the crew and the instruction of guests
                 regarding actions to be taken in the event of an emergency.

22.11     Ship Security System

          All SOLAS yachts must comply with the ISPS Code requirements. See also Section 29.1.1.5.

23.0      MEDICAL STORES

          .1 A yacht should carry medical stores as outlined by the Marshall Islands Marine Guideline
             7-42-1, Ship’s Medicine Chest, which provides details of medicines and medical stores to
             be carried or their suitable equivalent (see Annex 10).

          .2 Medical training requirements for members of the complement of the yacht are given in
             Section 26 and Marshall Islands publication “Requirements for Merchant Marine
             Personnel Certification” (MI-118).


24.0      SHIP-SHORE TRANSFER of PERSONNEL

24.1      Tenders

          .1 A rigid or inflatable tender carried on a yacht should be fit for its intended use.
             (Such a tender would be in addition to any lifeboat, rescue boat or inflatable boat which
             may be carried in compliance with life-saving appliance requirements).

          .2 Safety equipment should be provided in each tender as appropriate to its intended range
             and areas of operation.

          .3 Tenders should be clearly marked with the number of persons (mass 75 kg) that they can
             safely carry, and the name of the parent yacht.




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         .4 Inflatable tenders should be of types which have a minimum of three (3) buoyancy
            compartments built into them, and should be maintained in a safe condition by the
            operator.

         .5 In the case of gasoline engine powered tenders, see Section 14.1 for the safety
            requirements for the carriage of gasoline.

24.2     Helicopters

         .1 When provision is made for helicopter operations to and from the yacht, the arrangements
            should comply with, as a minimum, the requirements of SOLAS Chapter II-2 Regulation
            18 - specifically as regards compliance with the Helideck structure, firefighting,
            refueling, hanger facilities and operations, the provision of an operations manual and
            appropriate training.

         .2 The structural strength of the helicopter landing area should be designed and constructed
            in accordance with a recognized Classification Society’s Rules on helicopter landing
            areas for vessels and a Certificate of Compliance issued.

         .3 Compliance with the requirements of SOLAS should be confirmed by a Recognized
            Organization and a Certificate of Compliance issued to the Administration.

24.3     Harbor Pilots for Yachts

         Boarding arrangements provided for pilots should have due regard for the international
         standards of safe practice for the boarding and landing of pilots by pilot boat as recommended
         in IMO Resolution A.889(21).

24.4     Gangways and Accommodation Ladders

         .1 Gangways and accommodation ladders, when provided, should be manufactured to a
            recognized national or international standard and be clearly marked with the
            manufacturer’s name, the model number and the maximum design angle of use and the
            maximum safe loading by number of persons and by total weight.

         .2 A gangway to international standards should be carried on a yacht of 30 meters in load
            line length and over.

         .3 Accommodation ladders to international standards should be provided on a yacht of 120
            meters in load line length and over.

         .4 Access equipment and immediate approaches to it should be adequately illuminated.


25.0     POLLUTION PREVENTION

25.1     MARPOL.

         Compliance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships,
         1973, as amended by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL), is required as follows:

25.1.1   Annex I – Oil

         .1 Annex I applies to all yachts regardless of size unless expressly provided otherwise.


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         .2 All yachts are required to maintain an oil record book.

         .3 All yachts of 400 gross tons or more are required to be issued and carry on board an
            International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate (IOPPC) in accordance with Regulation
            5 of Annex I.

25.1.2   Annex IV – Sanitation

         Annex IV applies to all yachts certified to carry more than 15 persons on board and to all
         yachts of 400 gross tons or more regardless of the number of persons on board in accordance
         with Regulation 2, which must carry on board an International Sewage Pollution Prevention
         Certificate (ISPPC).

25.1.3   Annex V – Garbage

         The provisions of this Annex applies to all yachts of 400 gross tons or more and/or certified
         to carry 15 persons or more. Such yachts shall also be required to carry a Garbage
         Management Plan, which should include written procedures for collecting, storing,
         processing and disposing of garbage, including the use of equipment on board. A Garbage
         Record Book should be provided to record all disposal and incineration operations.

25.1.4   Annex VI – Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships

         The provisions of this Annex shall apply to all yachts 400 gross tons or more having diesel
         engines with an individual power output of more than 130 kW, except where expressly
         provided otherwise in regulations 3, 5, 6, 13, 15, and 18 of this Annex.

25.2     The International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on
         Ships

         .1 The International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships
            prohibits the use of harmful organotins in anti-fouling paints used on vessels and
            establishes a mechanism to prevent the potential future use of other harmful substances in
            anti-fouling systems.

         .2 Yachts of 400 gross tons or more and engaged in international voyages are be required
            to undergo an initial survey before the yacht is put into service or before the International
            Anti-fouling System Certificate is issued for the first time; and a survey when the anti-
            fouling systems are changed or replaced.

         .3 Yachts of 24 meters or more in length but less than 400 gross tons engaged in
            international voyages are required to carry a Declaration on Anti-fouling Systems signed
            by the owner or authorized agent. The Declaration will have to be accompanied by
            appropriate documentation such as a paint receipt or contractor invoice.

25.3     Coastal State Regulations

         Special local requirements may exist in national sea areas, ports and harbors. The attention of
         owners and managing agents is drawn to the need to comply with local requirements as
         appropriate.




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26.0    MANNING AND CERTIFICATION

26.1    Owners Responsibility

        It is the responsibility of the owners or managing agents of seagoing commercial yachts of 24
        meters in load line length or over to ensure that they are safely manned. The master and,
        where necessary, other members of the crew of a yacht should have, in addition to the
        qualifications required in Annex 4, recent and relevant experience with the type and size of
        yacht and of the type of operation in which she is engaged. The Administration recommends
        that operators of private yachts be guided by these requirements as well.

26.2    Requirements

        .1 In accordance with Marshall Islands Maritime Regulation 7.38.5, minimum safe manning
           levels will be established by the Office of the Maritime Administrator for every
           commercial yacht 24 meters and over, and/or 80 gross tons and over.

        .2 Levels are determined by yacht size and propulsion power on either long or short
           international voyages and operating area Category.

        .3 All seagoing commercial yachts of more than 24 meters load line length but less than
           3000 gross tons should carry qualified Deck and Engineer Officers as required in Annex
           4.

        .4 All seagoing commercial yachts of more than 3000 gross tons should carry qualified
           Deck Officers as required by the Marshall Islands publication “Requirements for
           Merchant Marine Personnel Certification” (MI-118).

        .5 All seagoing commercial yachts of 3000 gross tons and over should carry qualified
           Engineer Officers as required by the Marshall Islands publication “Requirements for
           Merchant Marine Personnel Certification” (MI-118).

        .6 Officers who have qualifications issued by administrations and/or yachting associations
           that are recognized by this Administration will be considered by the Maritime
           Administrator on an individual basis.

        .7 Personnel within the commercial yachting industry who wish to obtain any of the
           qualifications listed in Annex 4 should refer to the Marshall Islands publication
           “Requirements for Merchant Marine Personnel Certification” (MI-118).

        .8 The Minimum Safe Manning Certificate should be kept on board the yacht at all times.

26.3    Radio Qualifications

        Every yacht should carry, as a minimum, one (1) person who holds an appropriate radio
        operator’s certificate that is suitable for the radio installation and equipment on board, and
        reflects the operating area of the yacht. Refer to the Marshall Islands publication
        “Requirements for Merchant Marine Personnel Certification” (MI-118).

26.4    Medical Fitness Certificates

        .1 All ratings and officers who are required to hold Marshall Islands Officer Certificates of
           Competency and/or Special Qualification Certificates, are required to hold current
           Marshall Islands Physical Examination Report/Certificates (form MI-105M) or similar


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            form issued by a National Administration in compliance with the requirements of Article
            2(a)(iii) of the convention concerning minimum standards in Merchant Ships, Convention
            1976 (ILO No 147), under Regulations accepted as equivalent to Medical Examination
            (Seafarers) Convention 1946 (No 73).

        .2 All seafarers are required to provide evidence of medical fitness. A registered medical
           practitioner should complete the Form MI-105M, or its equivalent in the certificate
           format specified at Annex 9. It is this certificate that needs to be produced by the seafarer
           concerned as evidence of medical fitness. The seafarer should retain a copy of the
           MI-105M.

26.5    Basic Training Certification

        .1 All members of the yacht’s crew must hold a Basic Training Certificate that is recognized
           by the Administration.

        .2 Basic Training Certificates must show evidence of having received appropriate
           instruction in (a) personal survival techniques, (b) fire prevention and fire fighting, (c)
           elementary first aid, and (d) personal safety and social responsibilities.

26.6    First Aid Certification

        .1 All officers on commercial yachts must hold a First Aid Certificate, which is acceptable
           to the Administration. Reference should be made to the “Requirements for Merchant
           Marine Personnel Certification”, Publication MI-118, as amended.

        .2 All masters on commercial yachts operating more than 60 miles from a safe haven, or on
           commercial yachts which are operating in an area where no adequate medical facilities
           are available, must hold Medical Care Person In Charge Certification, which is
           acceptable to the Administration.

26.7    Fire Fighting Course

        All officers should hold an Advanced Fire Fighting Course Certificate that is acceptable to
        the Administration.

26.8    Revalidation of Certificates and Licenses

        .1 All Master of Yacht Certificates, Officer Certificates of Competency and Special
           Qualifications Certificates should be revalidated every five (5) years. To revalidate, a
           submitted applicant should prove at least one (1) year’s service on seagoing yachts of
           more than 24 meters Load Line length or of over 80 gross tons during the previous
           five (5) years and be in possession of a valid Medical Fitness Certificate.

        .2 Applicants for revalidation who are not able to prove the requisite sea service but are able
           to demonstrate that during at least half of the five (5) year period they have been
           employed on duties closely associated with the management and operation of one (1) or
           more of the appropriate types of yachts, may have their Certificates considered for
           revalidation.




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27.0    PASSENGERS

27.1    Limitations

        .1 No yacht to which this Code applies shall carry more than 12 passengers on an
           international voyage. The limitation to 12 passengers is a statutory constraint and has no
           connection with the number of beds or berths provided for such persons. Yachts of any
           gross tonnage carrying more than 12 passengers for consideration will be considered
           passenger vessels that must be Classed as such and must meet SOLAS passenger ship
           requirements.

        .2 Yachts to which this Code applies may apply to the Administration to carry more than
           twelve (12) passengers, as guests, on an excursion of very limited duration and range,
           during which no guest would be berthed on board for an overnight passage and subject to
           the provision of sufficient life saving appliances. The Owner/Master must provide the
           Administration with the full particulars of the excursion, full description of LSA,
           extraordinary safety precautions, local PSC approval, to the complete satisfaction of the
           Administration.

27.2    Definitions

        .1 A passenger is any person, including a business guest, carried in a yacht except:

            (a) a person employed or engaged in any capacity on board the yacht on the business of
                the yacht;

            (b) a person on board the yacht either in pursuance of the obligation laid upon the Master
                to carry shipwrecked, distressed or other persons, or by reason of any circumstances
                that neither the master nor the owner nor the charterer (if any) could have prevented;

            (c) a social guest; and

            (d) a child under one (1) year of age.

        .2 A person employed or engaged in any capacity on board the yacht on the business of the
           yacht may include:

            (a) bona-fide members of the crew over the minimum age 16 years who are properly
                employed on the operation of the yacht;

            (b) a person or persons employed by the owner in connection with business interests and
                providing a service available to all passengers; and

            (c) a person or persons employed by the owner in relation to social activities on board
                and providing a service available to all passengers.

            (d) The above persons should be included in the crew agreement required for the yacht,
                should have received on board familiarization training as required by STCW, and
                should not be assigned duties on the muster list.




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27.3    Supernumeraries

           Supernumeraries are to be treated as passengers with implications for the service
           classification of the yacht, unless such supernumeraries are employed by the owner/yacht,
           directly or indirectly, and have received basic safety training while on board.


28.0       RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS

28.1       Recognized Classification Societies

           .1 The organizations recognized by the Administration for the survey and certification of
              any size yacht are the following:

               American Bureau of Shipping                     Korean Register of Shipping
               Bureau Veritas                                  Lloyd’s Register
               China Classification Society                    Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
               Det Norske Veritas                              Polski Rejestr Statkow
               Germanischer Lloyd                              Registro Italiano Navale
               Hellenic Registry of Shipping                   Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

           .2 Recognized Classification Societies are aware of the extent to which responsibility has
              been delegated to issue Load Line Certificates and Cargo Ship Safety Construction
              Certificates. International Conventions give specific discretion to an Administration to
              either make exemptions or accept equivalent equipment or arrangements. The formal
              agreement between the Administration and a recognized Classification Society governs
              the relationship between the two (2) parties.

28.2       Classification Society Surveyor

           .1 An exclusive surveyor from a recognized Classification Society appointed by the Society
              to make the visit necessary for a survey shall be considered acting on behalf of the
              Administration.

           .2 When a Classification Society surveyor is so appointed, actions taken will be under direct
              instruction of the Classification Society. The Classification Society will provide the
              appointed surveyor with detailed guidance on the scope of survey and report required.

28.3       Appointed Representatives

           .1 The organizations recognized by the Administration to perform plan review and approval,
              inspections and examinations and issuance of certain international convention certificates
              to private yachts of any size and commercial yachts of less than 500 gross tons are the
              following:

               •   International Yacht Bureau (www.yachtbureau.org)
               •   Regs4ships Ltd (www.regs4ships.com)




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29.0     SURVEYS, CERTIFICATION, and INSPECTIONS

29.1     General

29.1.1   International Conventions

         .1 All commercial yachts covered by this Code must be surveyed and certificated in
            accordance with the applicable provisions of the International Load Line Convention as
            modified by this Code.

         .2 All commercial yachts greater than 24 meters load line length must be admeasured to
            the International Tonnage Convention.

         .3 All commercial yachts of 500 gross tons and over are required to be surveyed and
            certificated under the construction and safety equipment requirements of the SOLAS
            Convention as modified by this Code.

         .4 All yachts of 300 gross tons and over are required to be surveyed and certificated under
            the radio requirements of SOLAS Chapter IV as modified by this Code.

         .5 All yachts of 300 gross tons and over are required to be surveyed and certificated under
            the LRIT requirements of SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19.1. Please refer to Republic
            of the Marshall Islands Marine Notice 2-011-25.

         .6 All commercial yachts of 500 gross tons and over are required to be audited and
            certificated under the safety management requirements of SOLAS Chapter IX and the
            ISM Code.

         .7 All commercial yachts of 500 gross tons and over are required to be audited and
            certificated under the security requirements of SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code.
            For commercial yachts 300 GT and over but under 500 GT, voluntary compliance
            applies. Please see Marshall Islands Marine Notice 2-011-16.

         .8 All yachts of 400 gross tons and over are required to be surveyed and certificated under
            the MARPOL Convention.

         .9 All yachts of 400 gross tons and over and engaged in international voyages must be
            surveyed and certificated in accordance with the International Convention on the Control
            of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships.

         .10 All yachts of 1000 gross tons and over are required to be insured and certificated under
             the Bunker Convention. Please refer to Marshall Islands Marine Notice 2-011-27.

         .11 All commercial yachts of 80 gross tons and over shall have a Minimum Safe Manning
             Certificate.

         .12 The Administration considers the Code and its application to commercial yachts to be an
             equivalent arrangement under the provisions of the applicable Conventions. Annex 5 is
             the list of certificates to be issued.




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29.1.2   Survey Standards

         The underlying principle is that for all vessels registered in the Marshall Islands, the same
         survey standards will apply. Therefore, it has been agreed that this statutory work may be
         undertaken by Appointed Representatives which are inspectors of the Administration,
         Authorized Surveyors appointed by the Administration, recognized Classification Society
         surveyors and, for safety radio, an appropriate service provider in relation to radio
         installations.

29.1.3   Survey Requests

         All requests for survey and certification must be made to an appropriate Appointed
         Representative of the Administration to make the required arrangements at the required
         intervals.

29.2     Initial Survey (including newbuilding commercial yachts)

29.2.1   General

         .1 Requests for survey and certification should be made by the owner or managing agent
            direct to the Administration for referral to an Appointed Representative or a recognized
            Classification Society.

         .2 For new construction and existing yachts, Classification Society Surveyors or Authorized
            Surveyors will be appointed to undertake the day-to-day surveys required and to act as a
            focal point between the shipbuilders/ship repairers and the Administration.

         .3 Fees for the surveys conducted by surveyors of the Administration and surveyors of other
            Appointed Representatives will be recovered directly from the owner or managing agent
            by the organization providing the service at its prevailing rates.

         .4 Where a vessel is Classed, the Classification Society will normally issue the Statutory
            certificates. However, if for some reason this is not possible, then the Administration
            will agree to this being done by an Appointed Representative upon application from the
            owner.

29.2.2   Load Line Certificate

         .1 When a commercial yacht is either in class or under survey to be Classed with a
            Classification Society, that Classification Society will be authorized to do the survey and
            the issuance of an International Load Line Certificate (1966).

         .2 In any other case, the Administration will assist the owner where possible to arrange the
            survey by an Appointed Representative and issuance of an International Load Line
            Certificate (1966).

         .3 Exemption from the requirements of the Code for load line marking, conditions of
            assignment and protection of the crew may be granted only by the Administrator, which
            is the sole authority for the issuance of a load line exemption certificate. It is not
            Administration policy to exercise this authority for commercial yachts, except for
            acceptable conditions within the scope of Article 8 of the ILLC cited as not in
            compliance with the ILLC in order to facilitate the issuance of an international load line
            certificate.


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29.2.3   Document of Compliance (Yacht of less than 500 gross tons)

         The Administration or its Appointed Representative will issue a Marshall Islands Document
         of Compliance with the Code. A sample of the certificate is in Annex 6.

29.2.4   Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate (Yacht of 500 gross tons and over)

         Classification Societies recognized by the Administration will survey these yachts and issue
         Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificates.

29.2.5   Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate (Yacht of 500 gross tons and over)

         A surveyor of a Classification Society recognized by the Administration will carry out
         surveys and certification of safety equipment on these yachts.

29.2.6   Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate (Yacht of 300 gross tons and over)

         The survey of radio equipment in accordance with the issuance of a Cargo Ship Safety Radio
         Certificate will be undertaken by a recognized Classification Society surveyor or an
         Authorized Surveyor considered by the Administration to be appropriate in relation to radio
         installations.

29.2.7   LRIT Conformance Test Report Certificate (Yachts of 300 gross tons and over)

         The conformance test has been designed to demonstrate compliance of the shipborne
         equipment with the functional requirements of SOLAS V/19-1.5 and of section 4 of the
         Performance Standards. Pole Star and Transas Telematics Limited (Transas), both UK
         companies and leading providers of satellite tracking services, have been appointed to act on
         behalf of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Administration as authorized testing
         ASPs.

29.2.8   International Safety Management Certificates (Yacht of 500 gross tons and over)

         The review and audit of safety management system in accordance with the issuance of a
         Company Document of Compliance (DOC) and Yacht Safety Management Certificate (SMC)
         will be undertaken by a recognized Classification Society surveyor or an Appointed
         Representative considered by the Administration to be appropriate.

29.2.9   International Ship and Port Facility Security Certificates (Yacht of 300 gross tons and
         over)

         The review and audit of ship security system in accordance with the issuance of an
         International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) will be undertaken by a recognized
         Classification Society surveyor or an Appointed Representative considered by the
         Administration to be appropriate. Commercial yachts, 300 or more but less than 500 gross
         tonnage (ITC 69), were requested by the IMO to participate in voluntary compliance as from
         1 July 2006. The gross tonnage (ITC 69) threshold was reduced to 300 as of 1 July 2008 for
         certain vessels. While still voluntary for commercial yachts under 500 gross tonnage,
         mandatory compliance must be anticipated in the very near future. It is a requirement that the
         vessel’s IMO Identification number be conspicuously marked on a horizontal surface in such
         a way that allows it to be also read from above.




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29.2.10   International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate (Yacht of 400 gross tons and over)

          A recognized Classification Society surveyor or an Authorized Surveyor appointed by the
          Administration will undertake the survey of yachts for issuance of the initial International Oil
          Pollution Prevention Certificate.

29.2.11   International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate

          Annex IV, Regulation 2, applies to all yachts certified to carry more than 15 persons on
          board and to all yachts of 400 gross tons and over regardless of the number of persons on
          board. A recognized Classification Society surveyor or an Authorized Surveyor appointed by
          the Administration will undertake the survey of yachts for issuance of the initial International
          Sanitation Certificate.

29.2.12   Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships

          Annex VI applies to commercial yachts of 400 gross tons or more with diesel engines having
          an individual power output of more than 130 kW installed. A recognized Classification
          Society or an Authorized Surveyor appointed by the Administration will undertake the survey
          of yachts for the issue of the International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (IAPPC).

29.2.13   International Anti-Fouling Certificate

          .1 The International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships
             prohibits the use of harmful organotins in anti-fouling paints used on vessels and
             establishes a mechanism to prevent the potential future use of other harmful substances in
             anti-fouling systems.

          .2 Yachts of 400 gross tonnage and above engaged in international voyages are required to
             undergo an initial survey before the yacht is put into service or before the International
             Anti-fouling System Certificate is issued for the first time; and a survey when the anti-
             fouling systems are changed or replaced. A recognized Classification Society or an
              Authorized Surveyor appointed by the Administration will undertake the survey
              of yachts for the issue of the Certificate.
          .3 Yachts of 24 meters or more in length but less than 400 gross tonnage engaged in
             international voyages will be required to carry a Declaration on Anti-fouling Systems
             signed by the owner or authorized agent. The Declaration will have to be accompanied by
             appropriate documentation such as a paint receipt or contractor invoice.

29.2.14   International Tonnage Certificate

          .1 Compliance with the 1969 Tonnage Convention and the issuance of a 1969 Certificate of
             Tonnage Measurement is required for commercial yachts. A recognized Classification
             Society surveyor or an Authorized Surveyor appointed by the Administration may
             perform the admeasurements and certification.

          .2 Private yachts and yachts operating exclusively in the domestic waters of the Marshall
             Islands will not require an international certificate of tonnage measurement regardless of
             size.

          .3 For yachts of less than 24 meters, a National Tonnage Certificate may be issued based
             on using the simplified tonnage measurement method as detailed in Annex 2 subject to
             the restrictions in that Annex.

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29.2.15   Crew accommodation

          .1 The approval of crew accommodation will be undertaken by an Appointed
             Representative in compliance with the standards defined in Section 21.0.

          .2 Any request for exemption from a specified standard should be made to the
             Administration via an Appointed Representative for a decision.

          .3 No certificate is required, however, an optional Statement of Compliance will be
             provided by the Administration or the Appointed Representative upon request.

29.2.16   Exemption from certain safety regulations

          If an owner or managing agent seeks an exemption from the application of specific safety
          regulations, formal application must be made via an Appointed Representative to the Office
          of the Maritime Administrator. The Office of the Maritime Administrator will issue an
          exemption if and when appropriate.

29.3      Periodic Surveys

29.3.1    Load Line Certificates, Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificates and Documents of
          Compliance

          .1 Annual, intermediate and renewal surveys with respect to the Load Line Certificates, the
             Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificates and Documents of Compliance should be
             carried out to the satisfaction of an Appointed Representative.

          .2 Valid for five (5) years in general. No extension is permitted to the five (5) year period
             of validity of these certificates.

29.3.2    Cargo Ship Safety Equipment and Safety Radio Certificates

          .1 Safety Equipment Certificates and Safety Radio Certificates are valid for five (5) years.
             Annual and renewal surveys should be carried out by a Classification Society surveyor or
             by an appropriate Authorized Surveyor in relation to radio installations.

          .2 An extension to the certificate will be agreed only in cases when it appears proper and
             reasonable.

29.3.3    Administration Safety Inspections and Document of Compliance

          .1 Commercial Yachts of 400 gross tons and above are subject to an annual safety
             inspection performed by nautical inspectors assigned by the Office of the Maritime
             Administrator on or before the anniversary date of the issuance of the Commercial Yacht
             Permanent Certificate of Registry (see sample in Annex 8). Completion of annual safety
             inspections and surveys are conditions for the continued validity of the Commercial
             Yacht Permanent Certificate of Registry. Commercial yachts of 400 gross tons and
             above, but less than 500 gross tons, may be considered to have satisfied this annual
             inspection requirement upon confirmation by an Appointed Representative that a
             Commercial Yacht Document of Compliance has been issued and remains valid,
             provided this is agreed to by the Administration. This will be determined on a case by
             case basis, and if agreed, a separate annual safety inspection by a nautical inspector will
             not be required.


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        .2 Commercial Yachts of less than 400 gross tons must also carry out an annual safety
           inspection as a condition for the continued validity of the Commercial Yacht Permanent
           Certificate of Registry.

        .3 The annual inspection requirement may be satisfied upon confirmation by an Appointed
           Representative that a Commercial Yacht Document of Compliance has been issued and
           remains valid, provided this is agreed to by the Administration. This will be determined
           on a case by case basis, and if agreed, a separate annual safety inspection by a nautical
           inspector will not be required.


30.0    ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS

        .1 The Administration with which the yacht is registered is obliged under SOLAS
           Regulation I/21 and MARPOL 73/78 articles 8 and 12 to investigate accidents or
           incidents. Apart from this legal requirement, the Office of the Maritime Administrator
           investigates such occurrences to demonstrate the effective control and importance
           Marshall Islands attaches to safety at sea.

        .2 It is an offense under Section 720 of the Marshall Islands Maritime Act for the yacht’s
           Master or owner not to inform the Office of the Maritime Administrator of a reportable
           accident shortly after it occurs and to provide details so that an assessment of its
           seriousness can be made quickly. The Office of the Marine Administrator will appoint a
           suitable Surveyor or Investigator whenever an investigation is required. The Office of
           the Marine Administrator will then receive the Surveyor’s or the Investigator’s report and
           will deal with the follow up action.

        .3 All serious casualties in accordance with the International Maritime Organization’s
           (IMO) definition will be reported to IMO by the Office of the Maritime Administrator in
           the manner prescribed in the Marshall Islands publication “Rules for Marine
           Investigations and Hearings” (MI-260)




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                                                  ANNEX 1

                      GUIDELINES FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF VARIATIONS
                         TO THE STANDARDS APPLIED BY THE CODE

1.      Section 3.3 recognizes that variations to the standards applied by the Code can be considered on the
        basis that the variations provide equivalent standards of safety by taking into account specific local
        conditions that are certain to exist.

2.      Applications for the acceptance of alternatives must be supported by justifications and be formally
        made via the Appointed Representative to the Office of the Maritime Administrator.

3.      Variations are expected to be either a direct alternative to a requirement or a reduced requirement
        based upon factors that compensate for the reduction.

4.      Justifications made formally in support of an application for acceptance of a reduced requirement
        are to be arranged in priority order, according to the judgment of the applicant.

5.      Although not an exhaustive list, factors that will be considered individually and combined by the
        Office of the Maritime Administrator will include:

        1.    area of operations significantly reduced;

        2.    a guaranteed control of yacht which restricts operations to sea and weather conditions such
              that there is a very low risk of an accident;

        3.    the certainty of readily available means of emergency rescue;

        4.    operations wholly within sight of the local authority and means of emergency rescue;

        5.    seasonal limitations, such as, between 1 June and 31 October or some lesser period;

        6.    yachts operating in close proximity to one another and equipped to provide efficient safety
              back-up to each other in an emergency;

        7.    provision or wearing of additional (special) individual personal survival equipment or
              clothing which will protect lives in an emergency;

        8.    enhanced communications between the yacht(s) and constantly attended shore base with
              readily available emergency rescue craft at the base;

        9.    the nature of the sport or pleasure activity involving very low risk of participants accidentally
              entering the water or causing the yacht to capsize;

        10.   very restricted operations to sea from a safe beach;

        11.   inherent safety of the yacht by design, test and experience;

        12.   a high ratio of professional Master and crew numbers to the number of other persons on
              board;

        13.   the number of safety craft provided to protect the yachts operating commercially for sport or
              pleasure;

        14.   enhanced provisions for distress alert and rescue; and

        15.   means provided for “dry” rescue from a yacht in emergency situations.


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                                               ANNEX 2

                        SIMPLIFIED TONNAGE MEASUREMENT METHOD

The following simplified method of measurement may be used, if necessary, for commercial yachts less
than 24 meters in load line length and private yachts that do not have their tonnages calculated in
accordance with the International Tonnage Convention, 1969:

1.0     Applicability

        This simplified tonnage assignment criterion is applicable to monohull and multihull yachts of
        normal proportions and form. A National Tonnage Certificate should be issued by an Appointed
        Representative.

2.0     Definitions – For the purpose of this simplified measurement scheme only

        .1 Length (L) – Distance in meters measured along the main deck at the centerline of the yacht
           from the fore side of the hull to the aft side of the transom. Bowsprits, stern mounted diving
           platforms, and other appendages that do not contribute to the volume of the yacht are not to
           be included in this measurement.




        .2 Breadth (B) – Maximum width of the yacht, excluding rub rails and deck caps, measured in
           meters from the outside of the hull on one side to the outside of the hull on the other side of
           the yacht.

        .3 Depth (D) – Maximum depth of the yacht measured in meters vertically from the top of the
           deck at the side to the underside of the hull where it meets the keel or to the point where the
           projected line of the bottom intersects the yacht’s centerline.

        .4 Volume (V) – The product of length, breadth, and depth.

3.0     Measurements

        .1 All lengths and depths must be measured in a vertical plane at centerline and breadths must
           be measured in a line at right angles to that plane. All dimensions must be expressed in
           meters.

        .2 For multihull yachts, each hull must be measured separately for overall length, breadth, and
           depth and the yacht as a whole must be measured.

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4.0     Deck Structures

        .1 For most yachts, the formulas listed below account for the volumes of deck structures such as
           cabins and deckhouses. However, if deck structures are excessive in size, the gross tonnage
           is calculated by adding the principal deck structure tonnage to the gross tonnage(s) of the
           yacht’s hull(s).

        .2 Deck structures are considered excessive in size if the tonnage of the principal deck structure
           calculated using the formula below is equal to or exceeds the gross tonnage(s) of the yacht’s
           hull(s).




                                Principal Deck Structure Tonnage = L x B x D / 2.831

5.0     Calculations




6.0     Multihull Yachts

        Gross Tonnage of a multihull yacht is the sum of the gross tonnages of each hull as calculated
        using the formulas listed above. For example:




        Where L is the length of the center hull and L1 is the length of the outside hulls.



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                                               ANNEX 3

                               OPEN-FLAME GAS INSTALLATIONS

1.0     General Information

        .1 Possible dangers arising from the use of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) open flame appliances in
           the marine environment include fire, explosion and asphyxiation, due to leakage of gas from
           the installation.

        .2 Consequently, the location of gas-consuming appliances and storage containers and the
           provision of adequate ventilation to spaces containing them, is most important.

        .3 It is dangerous to sleep in spaces where gas-consuming open flame appliances are left
           burning, because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

        .4 LPG, which is heavier than air, when released, may travel some distance while seeking the
           lowest part of a space. Therefore, it is possible for gas to accumulate in relatively
           inaccessible areas, such as bilges, and diffuse to form an explosive mixture with air, as in the
           case of petroleum vapor.

        .5 A frequent cause of accidents involving LPG installations is the use of unsuitable fittings and
           improvised “temporary” repairs.

2.0     Stowage of Gas Containers

        .1 Gas containers should be stowed on the open deck or in an enclosure opening only to the
           deck or overboard and otherwise gastight, so that any gas, which may leak from the
           containers, can disperse overboard.

        .2 In multiple container installations a non-return valve should be placed in the supply line near
           to the stop valve on each container. If a changeover device is used, it should be provided
           with non-return valves to isolate any depleted container.

        .3 Where more than one (1) container can supply a system, the system should not be used with a
           container removed.

        .4 Containers not in use or not being fitted into an installation should have the protecting cap in
           place over the container valve.

3.0     Fittings and Pipework

        .1 Solid drawn copper alloy or stainless steel tube with appropriate compression or screwed
           fittings is recommended for general use for pipework in LPG installations.

        .2 Aluminum or steel tubing, or any material having a low melting point, such as rubber or
           plastic, should not be used, except as permitted by paragraph 3.3.

        .3 Lengths of flexible piping (if required for flexible connections) should be kept as short as
           possible and be protected from inadvertent damage. Also, the piping should conform to an
           appropriate standard.

            Proposals for a more extensive use of flexible piping (which conforms to an internationally
            recognized standard for its application) should be submitted to the Administration via its
            Appointed Representative for approval on an individual basis.


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4.0     Open Flame Heaters and Gas Refrigerators

        .1 When such appliances are installed, they should be well secured to avoid movement and,
           preferably, be of a type where the gas flames are isolated in a totally enclosed shield where
           the air supply and combustion gas outlets are piped to open air.

        .2 In refrigerators, where the burners are fitted with flame arrester gauze, shielding of the flame
           may be an optional feature.

        .3 Refrigerators should be fitted with a flame failure device.

        .4 Flue-less heaters should be selected only if fitted with atmosphere-sensitive cut-off devices to
           shut off the gas supply at a carbon dioxide concentration of not more than 1.5% by volume.

        .5 Heaters of a catalytic type should not be used.

5.0     Flame Failure Devices

        All gas consuming devices should be fitted, where practicable, with an automatic gas shut-off
        device that operates in the event of flame failure.

6.0     Gas Detection

        .1 Suitable means for detecting the leakage of gas should be provided in any compartment
           containing a gas-consuming appliance, or in any adjoining space of a compartment into
           which the gas (more dense than air) may seep.

        .2 Gas detectors should be securely fixed in the lower part of the compartment in the vicinity of
           the gas-consuming appliance and in other space(s) into which gas may seep.

        .3 Any gas detector should, preferably, be of a type that will be actuated promptly, and
           automatically by the presence of a gas concentration in air of not greater than 0.5%
           (representing approximately 25% of the lower explosive limit) and should incorporate an
           audible and a visible alarm.

        .4 Where electrical detection equipment is fitted, it should be certified as being flameproof or
           intrinsically safe for the gas being used.

        .5 In all cases, the arrangements should be such that the detection system can be tested
           frequently while the yacht is in service.

7.0     Emergency Action

        .1 A suitable notice, detailing the action to be taken when an alarm is given by the gas detection
           system, should be displayed prominently in the yacht.

        .2 The information given should include the following:

            (a) The need to be ever alert for gas leakage; and

            (b) When leakage is detected or suspected, all gas-consuming appliances should be shut off
            at the main supply from the containers, and NO SMOKING should be permitted until it is
            safe to do so.

            (c) Naked lights should never be used as a means of locating gas leaks.



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                                                ANNEX 4

          MINIMUM MANNING LEVELS FOR COMMERCIAL YACHTS OVER 24M


1.0     GENERAL

        It is the overriding responsibility of the owner or managing agent of a commercial yacht to ensure
        that the yacht’s Master and, where necessary, members of the crew have, in addition to the
        qualifications required in this Annex, recent and relevant experience on the type and size of yacht
        and with the type of operation for which the yacht is certified. The Administration recommends
        that operators of private yachts be guided by these requirements as well.

        A Minimum Safe Manning Certificate (MSMC), issued from the Office of the Maritime
        Administrator, is required for all commercial yachts of 24 meters load line length or more, and/or,
        of 80 gross tons or more.

        All Officers, and some ratings, on Marshall Islands registered commercial yachts, and private
        yachts over 24 meters and 80 GT, and engaged in chartering, under the 84 day provision, must be
        issued an original Marshall Islands Certificate of Competence which will state their position and
        limitations corresponding to the MSMC. An exception would be for endorsements of recognized
        Certificates from other jurisdictions which match exactly or exceed the Certificate needed for the
        position to be held on a Marshall Islands registered yacht. Renewals of existing endorsement
        Certificates may require the issuance of a new Marshall Islands Certificate, which will state their
        position and limitations corresponding to the MSMC.

        Marshall Islands certificates are issued either as original documents or endorsements. Applicants
        for an endorsement of their National Certificate of Competency (CoC, also called a License)
        should complete application MI-105.

        Original documentation is issued on the basis of passing an examination. All applicants who
        have passed an examination for an Officer’s License that was administered by an entity who has
        been recognized by the Administration are eligible to receive Marshall Islands original
        certificates equivalent in grade to the level of examination that was passed. If the examination
        was not administered by the Marshall Islands, a letter of fact stating that the applicant received a
        passing grade on the examination must be submitted with his/her application. Candidates
        applying for a Marshall Islands examination or for certification based upon passing an
        examination administered by a recognized facility should use application MI-105E.

        All applications must be supplemented with copies of the applicant’s current certifications,
        training course certificates and training history, past sailing experience including sea time, and
        particulars of the MI registered yacht on which they will serve (i.e. Gross tonnage, propulsion
        power, and trading area).

        Upon review of all submitted materials the Marshall Islands will issue a “YACHT ONLY”
        Certificate of Competency. Depending upon the examination of specified items the Certificate
        may or may not cover the operating area and the Kw level required for employment.

        Consideration may be given on a case by case basis for Kw limitations to take into consideration
        the individual Kw of each main propulsion unit of the yacht.




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                        MARSHALL ISLANDS' YACHT CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY

                                                                            Yacht Size
    Category        Personnel
                                            <200 GT             200 – 350 GT         300 – 500 GT     500 – 3000 GT
        2      Master                   MOY, 200, Offshore         MI-350                 MI-500         MI-3000
               Chief Mate                      ---           MOY, 200, Offshore MOY, 200, Offshore     MI-CM-3000
               OINW / DOOW                     ---                   ---                    ---             ---
               Yacht Ratings - Deck        MI Deckhand          MI Deckhand         2 x MI Deckhand   2 x MI Deckhand
                                                                Yacht Power
                    Personnel
                                            <750 kW            >750 – 3000 kW            >3000 kW
               Chief Engineer                  ---              MI-ENG-3000          MI-ENG-UNL
               Second Engineer                 ---                   ---                    ---
               OIEW / EOOW                     ---                   ---                    ---
               Yacht Ratings - Engine        MI GEK                  ---                    ---


    Category          Personnel                                             Yacht Size
                                             <200 GT            200 – 350 GT         300 – 500 GT     500 – 3000 GT
        1      Master                   MOY, 200, Offshore         MI-350                 MI-500         MI-3000
               Chief Mate               MOY, 200, Offshore MOY, 200, Offshore MOY, 200, Offshore       MI-CM-3000
               OINW                             ---                  ---                    ---             ---
               Yacht Ratings - Deck        MI Deckhand          MI Deckhand         2 x MI Deckhand   2 x MI Deckhand
                                                                Yacht Power
                      Personnel
                                             <750 kW           >750 – 3000 kW            >3000 kW
               Chief Engineer                   ---             MI-ENG-3000          MI-ENG-UNL
               Second Engineer                  ---                  ---                    ---
               OIEW                             ---                  ---                 MI-OIEW
               Yacht Ratings - Engine        MI GEK                  ---                    ---


                                                                            Yacht Size
    Category         Personnel
                                             <200 GT            200 – 350 GT         300 – 500 GT     500 – 3000 GT
        0      Master                    MOY, 200, Ocean           MI-350                 MI-500         MI-3000
               Chief Mate               MOY, 200, Offshore     MOY, 200, Ocean     MOY, 200, Ocean     MI-CM-3000
               OINW / DOOW                      ---                  ---                    ---         MI-OINW
               Yacht Ratings - Deck        MI Deckhand          MI Deckhand         2 x MI Deckhand   2 x MI Deckhand
                                                                Yacht Power
                     Personnel
                                             <750 kW           >750 – 3000 kW            >3000 kW
               Chief Engineer                   ---             MI-ENG-3000          MI-ENG-UNL
               Second Engineer                  ---               MI-OIEW            MI-ENG-3000
               OIEW / EOOW                  MI-OIEW                  ---                    ---
               Yacht Ratings - Engine        MI GEK                  ---                    ---




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                                           REQUIRED BY STCW

                                                                       Yacht Size
    Category            Personnel
                                        <200 GT          200 – 350 GT         300 – 500 GT    500 – 3000 GT
        2      Master                    A-II/3             A-II/3                  A-II/3       A-II/2
               Chief Mate                 ---               A-II/3                  A-II/3       A-II/2
               OINW / DOOW                ---                 ---                     ---          ---
               Yacht Ratings - Deck      A-II/4             A-II/4              2 x A-II/4      2 x A-II/4
                                                         Yacht Power
                        Personnel
                                        <750 kW          >750 – 3000 kW         >3000 kW
               Chief Engineer              ---               A-II/3                 A-II/2
               Second Engineer             ---                 ---                    ---
               OIEW / EOOW                 ---                 ---                    ---
               Yacht Ratings - Engine    A-II/4                ---                    ---


    Category            Personnel                                      Yacht Size
                                        <200 GT          200 – 350 GT         300 – 500 GT    500 – 3000 GT
        1      Master                    A-II/2             A-II/2                  A-II/2       A-II/2
               Chief Mate                A-II/1             A-II/1                  A-II/1       A-II/2
               OINW / DOOW                ---                 ---                     ---          ---
               Yacht Ratings - Deck      A-II/4             A-II/4              2 x A-II/4      2 x A-II/4
                                                         Yacht Power
                        Personnel
                                        <750 kW          >750 – 3000 kW         >3000 kW
               Chief Engineer              ---               A-III/3                A-III/2
               Second Engineer             ---                 ---                    ---
               OIEW / EOOW                 ---                 ---                  A-III/1
               Yacht Ratings - Engine    A-III/4             A-III/4                  ---


                                                                       Yacht Size
    Category            Personnel
                                        <200 GT          200 – 350 GT         300 – 500 GT    500 – 3000 GT
        0      Master                    A-II/2             A-II/2                  A-II/2       A-II/2
               Chief Mate                A-II/1             A-II/1                  A-II/2       A-II/2
               OINW / DOOW                ---                 ---                     ---        A-II/1
               Yacht Ratings - Deck      A-II/4             A-II/4              2 x A-II/4      2 x A-II/4
                                                         Yacht Power
                        Personnel
                                        <750 kW          >750 – 3000 kW         >3000 kW
               Chief Engineer              ---               A-III/3                A-III/2
               Second Engineer             ---               A-III/3                A-III/2
               OIEW / EOOW               A-III/1               ---                  A-III/1
               Yacht Ratings - Engine    A-III/4               ---                    ---




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                                                                                           ANNEX 5

                                                                       LIST OF CERTIFICATES TO BE ISSUED

                 Certification              Subject & Convention    Marshall Islands   Survey & Certification Tasked To           Limits                     Detail & Remarks
                                                                     Regulations

         Certificate of Registry        Nationality                Reg. 2.20           Office of the Maritime Administrator     All Yachts    Required to fly the flag of the Marshall
                                                                                                                                              Islands

         International Tonnage          Tonnage                    Reg. 2.19           Class/Appointed Representative           Yachts over   Required for registration.
         Certificate                    ITC 69                                                                                 24m Loadline
                                                                                                                                 Length.

         International Load Line        Load Line                  Reg. 2.15           Class/Appointed Representative          > 24 meters    Intact Stability & Subdivision Standard;
         Certificate                    ILLC66                                                                                                Using equivalent standards of the Code

         Safety Management              Safe Operation of Ships    Reg. 2.11.4         Class/Appointed Representative           > 500 GT
         Certificate                    SOLAS 74

         Document of Compliance         Various                    Reg. 2.11.6         Office of the Maritime Administrator/    ≤ 500 GT      Covers aspects surveyed under the Code for
                                        Commercial Yacht Code                          Class/ Appointed Representative                        which other certificates are not required
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         Safety Construction            Construction               Reg. 2.11/2.17      Class                                    > 500 GT      Construction
         Certificate                    SOLAS 74

                                        Fire Protection            Reg. 2.11/2.17      Class                                    > 500 GT      Structural Fire Protection & Means of Escape
                                        SOLAS 74

         Safety Equipment Certificate   Fire Fighting Appliances   Reg. 2.11/2.17      Class                                    > 500 GT      Fire Appliances
                                        SOLAS 74

                                        Life-Saving Appliances     Reg. 2.11/2.17      Class                                    > 500 GT      Life-Saving Appliances
                                        SOLAS 74

                                        Navigation Equipment       Reg. 2.11.3/2.17    Class/Appointed Representative           All Yachts    Navigation lights, sounds, signals, etc.
                                        COLREGS 72

         Safety Radio Certificate       Radio SOLAS 74             Reg. 2.11.7/2.17    Class/Appointed Representative           > 300 GT

         International Ship Security    Maritime Security          Reg. 2.11.5         Class/Appointed Representative           > 300 GT      Special measures to enhance maritime
         Certificate                    SOLAS 74                                                                                              security

         LRIT Conformance Test          Safety of Navigation       MN 2-011-25         Appointed Representative                 > 300 GT      Long Range Identification and Tracking of
         Report                         SOLAS 74                   MG 2-11-6                                                                  ships to enhance maritime security
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         International Oil Pollution    Pollution                  Reg. 2.13.2         Class/Appointed Representative           > 400 GT      Pollution prevention equipment
         Prevention Certificate         MARPOL Annex I
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         International Sewage           Pollution                        Reg. 2.13.5          Class/Appointed Representative              > 15 Persons    Sewage treatment equipment
         Pollution Prevention           MARPOL Annex IV
         Certificate                                                                                                                       > 400 GT

         International Air Pollution    Pollution                        Reg. 2.13.7          Class/Appointed Representative               > 400 GT       Having diesel engines with an individual
         Prevention Certificate         MARPOL Annex VI                                                                                                   power output of more than 130 kW

         International Anti-fouling     Anti-fouling Systems                                  Class/Appointed Representative               > 400 GT       Precautions required to protect the marine
         System Certificate             Convention                                                                                                        aquatic environment

         Ship Radio Station License     Communications                   Reg. 4.33            Office of the Maritime Administrator         All Yachts     Radio Call and Signal Letters, frequency
                                                                                                                                                          assignments, station licensing, Inmarsat, etc.

         Minimum Safe Manning           Manning                                               Office of the Maritime Administrator         > 24m load     Levels and Qualifications
         Certificate                    STCW/SOLAS                                                                                         line length,
                                                                                                                                          and/or 80 GT

         Bunker Convention Certificate Civil Liability for Bunker Oil    Reg. 2.11.2          Office of the Maritime Administrator         > 1000 GT      Applies to Commercial and Private Yachts
         CLBC                          Pollution Damage Convention

         Exemption Certificate          Various                          As Applicable to     Office of the Maritime Administrator         All Yachts     Covers exemption from the regulations
                                                                         the subject                                                                      relative to the subject
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         NOTES: 1.       The Administration retains the right to survey and issue certificates for all of the above items.
                   2.    References to regulations mentioned above should be construed as including any amendment to those regulations that may be made from time to time.
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                                                            ANNEX 6

                     DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE – COMMERCIAL YACHT

               REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
                         OFFICE OF THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR


                                    COMMERCIAL YACHT
                                  DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE



                                               OFFICIAL              PORT OF                TONNAGE      GROSS
            NAME OF YACHT                      NUMBER               REGISTRY                 LENGTH     TONNAGE




THIS IS TO CERTIFY

1.      that the yacht has been surveyed in accordance with the Marshall Islands Maritime Regulations (as amended);

2.      that the yacht has been found to be in compliance with the requirements of the Marshall Islands Commercial
        Yacht Code for the construction, machinery, equipment, stability and inspection of Motor/Sailing Yachts, of
        24 meters or more in load line length; and less than 500 gross tons; in commercial use for sport and pleasure,
        and not carrying cargo or more than 12 passengers;

3.      that the total number of persons for which life-saving appliances are provided is                           ;

4.      that the hull of the yacht was surveyed on                                                                ; and

5.      that the following operational limitations apply:




This certificate is issued under the authority of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
It will remain in force, unless previously cancelled, until the                     day of            , 20
subject to the yacht, its machinery and equipment being efficiently maintained, annually surveyed and manned in
compliance with the Commercial Yacht Code.




Issued at                                            on the                       day of                     20

The undersigned declares that he is duly authorized by the said Government to issue this certificate.



(Print Name & Sign)                                                      Authorized Agent of the Republic of the Marsha

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Note:Annual surveys should be carried out within a three month period either side of the anniversary of the date on which
the hull was surveyed as recorded at 4. on page 1.



1st Annual Survey                        Place

Official Stamp                           Date

                                         Surveyor



2nd Annual Survey                        Place

Official Stamp                           Date

                                         Surveyor



3rd Annual Survey                        Place

Official Stamp                           Date

                                         Surveyor



4th Annual Survey                        Place

Official Stamp                           Date

                                         Surveyor




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                                                             ANNEX 7

                           DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE – PRIVATE YACHT

                REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
                          OFFICE OF THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR


                                       PRIVATE YACHT
                                   DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE



                                                OFFICIAL              PORT OF                TONNAGE    GROSS
             NAME OF YACHT                      NUMBER               REGISTRY                 LENGTH   TONNAGE




THIS IS TO CERTIFY

1.       that the yacht has been surveyed in accordance with the Marshall Islands Maritime Regulations (as amended);

2.       that the yacht has been found to be in compliance with the requirements of the Marshall Islands Commercial
         Yacht Code for the construction, machinery, equipment, stability and inspection of Motor/Sailing Yachts in
         private use for sport and pleasure;

3.       that the total number of persons for which life-saving appliances are provided is                         ;

4.       that the hull of the yacht was surveyed on                                                              ; and

5.       that the following operational limitations apply:




This certificate is issued under the authority of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
It will remain in force, unless previously cancelled, until the                     day of            , 20
subject to the yacht, its machinery and equipment being efficiently maintained, annually surveyed and manned in
compliance with the Commercial Yacht Code.




Issued at                                             on the                       day of                   20

Signed                                                Name                                   Date




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Note:     If a three (3) year certificate is issued, annual surveys should be carried out within a three month period either side
of the anniversary of the date on which the hull was surveyed as recorded at 4. on page 1.



1st Annual Survey                           Place

Official Stamp                              Date

                                            Surveyor



2nd Annual Survey                           Place

Official Stamp                              Date

                                            Surveyor




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                                                                   ANNEX 8

                     COMMERCIAL YACHT PERMANENT CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRY
                                                                                                                        Certificate Number



                                        Republic of the Marshall Islands
                                            Office of the Maritime Administrator

                                                 Commercial Yacht
                                           Permanent Certificate of Registry

OFFICIAL NUMBER:                                        CALL LETTERS:                             SERVICE:           MOTOR / SAIL
VESSEL NAME:                                                                                              HOME PORT:
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT pursuant to the provisions of the Marshall Islands Maritime Act 1990, [Name of Authorized Signatory]
having submitted the required declaration of ownership does depose and say that:
NAME                                                        RESIDENCE                        CITIZENSHIP               PROPORTION




is (are) the sole owner(s) of the herein named and described vessel
FORMER NAME:                                                                                              YEAR BUILT:

BUILT BY:                                                                     PLACE BUILT:

CLASS SOCIETY:                                                                GROSS TONS:                      NET TONS:

ENGINE MANUFACTURER:

NO. AND TYPE OF ENGINES:                                                                PROPELLING POWER (KW):

NUMBER OF MASTS:                     NUMBER OF DECKS:                   HULL MATERIAL:           [Wood/ Steel/Aluminum/Composite]
LENGTH:                         BREADTH:                           DEPTH:                     HEIGHT (if applicable):

and WHEREAS the Maritime Administrator, on behalf of the Government of the Marshall Islands approved the application of the aforesaid
owner for registration of the vessel and whereas the owner has complied with the requirements for registration and submitted same, the
vessel is therefore duly registered under the Laws and Flag of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

This vessel is subject to the following operational limitations:




This Certificate of Registry and all rights and privileges accorded thereunder, shall remain valid on a continuous basis, provided the owner
has complied with the requirements for revalidation and a copy of the current year’s Annual Tonnage Tax Receipt is attached hereto.

Issued by the Authority of the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands at [Reston, Virginia, U. S. A. / New York, New York,
U.S.A.] this [ ] day of [     ], 20[ ].



                                                                                             Guy E. C. Maitland
                                                                                         Senior Deputy Commissioner




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                                                                           ANNEX 9
                                                      CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL FITNESS
                     PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REPORT/CERTIFICATE
                                                  MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR
                                        REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
 SURNAME                                                                  GIVEN NAME(S)


 DATE OF BIRTH                                                            PLACE OF BIRTH                                                    SEX

            MONTH           DAY              YEAR                         CITY                             COUNTRY                            MALE     FEMALE
 EXAMINATION FOR DUTY AS:                                                 MAILING ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
                    MASTER
                    MATE
                    ENGINEER
                    RADIO OFF
                    RATING

            MEDICAL EXAMINATION (SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS) STATE DETAILS ON REVERSE SIDE
 HEIGHT         WEIGHT        BLOOD PRESSURE              PULSE                      RESPIRATION                   GENERAL APPEARANCE


 VISION:                          RIGHT EYE            LEFT EYE                      HEARING:
 WITHOUT GLASSES                                  /
 WITH GLASSES                                     /                                  RT. EAR                                   LEFT EAR

    COLOR TEST TYPE: BOOK                 LANTERN               CHECK IF COLOR TEST IS NORMAL - YELLOW                       RED        GREEN        BLUE
 HEAD AND NECK                                                                       HEART (CARDIOVASCULAR)


 LUNGS                                                                               SPEECH (DECK/NAVIGATIONAL OFFICER AND RADIO OFFICER)
                                                                                     IS SPEECH UNIMPAIRED FOR NORMAL VOICE COMMUNICATION?



 EXTREMITIES:
                    UPPER                                                                   LOWER

 IS APPLICANT SUFFERING FROM ANY DISEASE LIKELY TO BE AGGRAVATED BY, OR TO RENDER HIM UNFIT FOR SERVICE AT SEA OR LIKELY TO ENDANGER THE
 HEALTH OF OTHER PERSONS ON BOARD?




                 SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT                                                                                             DATE
   THIS SIGNATURE SHOULD BE AFFIXED IN THE PRESENCE OF THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN.


   THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION WAS GIVEN TO:
                                                                                                                          (NAME OF APPLICANT)
   (HE) (SHE) IS FOUND TO BE (FIT) (NOT FIT) FOR DUTY AS A: (MASTER, MATE, ENGINEER, RADIO OFFICER OR RATING)

 NAME AND DEGREE OF PHYSICIAN
 ADDRESS
 NAME OF PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATING AUTHORITY
 DATE OF ISSUE OF PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE
 SIGNATURE OF PHYSICIAN
                                                                                                                                              DATE
                            This certificate is issued by authority of the Maritime Administrator and in compliance with the requirements
                                                 of the Medical Examination (Seafarers) Convention 1946 (ILO No. 73)
Rev. 5/08                                                                                                                                               MI-105M


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                                                   MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

  All applicants for an officer certificate, Seafarer's Identification and Record Book or certification of special qualifications
  shall be required to have a physical examination reported on this Medical Form completed by a certificated physician. The
  completed medical form must accompany the application for officer certificate, application for seafarer's identity document,
  or application for certification of special qualifications. This physical examination must be carried out not more than 12
  months prior to the date of making application for an officer certificate, certification of special qualifications or a seafarer's
  book. Such proof of examination must establish that the applicant is in satisfactory physical condition for the specific duty
  assignment undertaken and is generally in possession of all body faculties necessary in fulfilling the requirements of the
  seafaring profession. In addition, the following minimum requirements shall apply:


  (a)       All applicants must have hearing unimpaired for normal sounds and be capable of hearing a whispered voice in
            better ear at 15 feet and in poorer ear at 5 feet.

  (b)       Deck officer applicants must have (either with or without glasses) at least 20/20 vision in one eye and at least 20/40
            in the other. If the applicant wears glasses, he must have vision without glasses of at least 20/160 in both eyes. Deck
            officer applicants must also have normal color perception and be capable of distinguishing the colors red, green, blue
            and yellow.

  (c)       Engineer and radio officer applicants must have (either with or without glasses) at least 20/30 vision in one eye and
            at least 20/50 in the other. If the applicant wears glasses, he must have vision without glasses of at least 20/200 in
            both eyes. Engineer and radio officer applicants must also be able to perceive the colors red, yellow and green.

  (d)       An applicant's blood pressure must fall within an average range, taking age into consideration.

  (e)       Applicants afflicted with any of the following diseases or conditions shall be disqualified: epilepsy, insanity, senility,
            alcoholism, tuberculosis, acute venereal disease or neurosyphilis, AIDS and/or the use of narcotics.

  (f)       Deck/Navigational officer applicants and Radio officer applicants must have speech which is unimpaired for normal
            voice communication.

  (g)       Applicants for able seaman, bosun, GP-1, ordinary seaman and junior ordinary seaman must meet the physical
            requirements for a deck/navigational officer's certificate.

  (h)       Applicants for fireman/watertender, oiler/motorman, pumpman, electrician, wiper, tankerman and survival
            craft/rescue boat crewman must meet the physical requirements for an engineer officer's certificate.


                                                        IMPORTANT NOTE:
  A copy of the MI-105M must accompany the application. The applicant must retain the original of the MI-105M as
  evidence of physical qualification while serving on board a vessel.


                                            DETAILS OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION
                                               (To be completed by examining physician)




Rev. 5/08                                                                                                                     MI-105M




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                                              ANNEX 10

        MARSHALL ISLANDS MARINE GUIDELINE 7-42-1, SHIP’S MEDICINE CHEST



                                     REPUBLIC OF                                       Marine Guideline
                                THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
                                                                                               No. 7-42-1
                                  OFFICE OF THE
                              MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR                                                10/06


TO:             ALL SHIPOWNERS, OPERATORS, MASTERS AND OFFICERS OF MERCHANT
                SHIPS, AND RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS

SUBJECT:        Ship’s Medicine Chest.

Reference:      (a)     Maritime Regulation 7.42.5
                (b)     World Health Organization (WHO) International Medical Guide

PURPOSE:

        The purpose of this Marine Guideline is to provide guidance for vessel owners, operators and
managers of the Marshall Islands as to the National requirements for Ship’s Medicine Chests. This
Guideline supersedes previously numbered Marshall Islands Marine Notice 7-041-5, Rev. 12/05.

APPLICABILITY:

         This instruction should be followed by all Marshall Islands vessels engaged in commerce and on
international voyages.

GUIDELINES:

1.0     General

        Every Marshall Islands vessel is required to have on board a Ship’s Medicine Chest to ensure the
        health and safety of the vessel’s crew. The World Health Organization (WHO), which is a
        specialized agency of the United Nations, has set standards for medicines and medical supplies
        that should be maintained on board vessels. The Marshall Islands has accepted these basic
        standards, and this Guideline is intended for use by vessels that have not yet adopted a standard.

2.0     Equivalencies

        The Marshall Islands is aware that other administrations have established standards that are equal
        to, exceed, and/or are more up-to-date than the WHO standards. For example, European Union
        Member States use Council Directive 92/29/EEC of 31 March 1992 as a basis for establishing
        minimum medical supplies and equipment required to be carried on Member State ships.
        Provided these inventories are effectively equal to, or exceed, WHO standards, they shall be
        considered in compliance with Administration requirements.




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3.0     Assumptions

        In determining these guidelines, several assumptions have been made:

3.1     The officers on board whom are designated, as “medical care providers” will have sufficient
        training per STCW standards to ensure proper utilization of all medicines or medical supplies on
        board.

3.2     Sufficient reference material or product use and identification cards related to the medicines
        carried will be available on board the vessel.

3.3     Medical instructions and, if necessary, the medicine labeling are in a language understood by the
        crew.

3.4     The Ship’s Captain’s Medical Guide, or equivalent, is being referred to, and/or appropriate radio
        medical consultation is being received for help with diagnosis and treatment.

4.0     Vessel Requirements

4.1     The requirements of the Ship’s Medicine Chest vary depending on the vessel’s route and number
        of persons on board.

4.2     The minimum carriage requirements for medicines and medical equipment to be carried by ships
        set forth by the WHO standards are detailed in Annex 1. When observing an equivalency to the
        WHO standards, the corresponding equivalency carriage requirement shall be used. In any case,
        the minimum carriage requirements for medicines and medical equipment shall be consistent with
        the guidelines in use.

4.3     Mobile and immobile floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSOs) and floating
        storage units (FSUs): Owners and operators may, on advice of a qualified medical practitioner or
        pharmacist, establish the requisite Medicine Chest based upon the nature of vessel employment,
        number of crew, distance offshore, availability of immediate MEDEVAC, industry standards, etc.
        This applies to both WHO standards and equivalency guidelines.

5.0     Other Requirements

5.1     All medicines should be kept by the Master, or other responsible officer, to ensure that the
        medications are properly dispensed and that records are kept of their disposition.

5.2     It must be remembered that WHO standards and equivalency guidelines are minimum carriage
        requirements. For this reason, the Ship’s Medicine Chest must be inventoried frequently and re-
        supplied as necessary. In any event, the medicine chest should be inventoried no less than once a
        year.

5.3     Medicines with expiration dates shall be replaced at the earliest possible date after the expiration
        date, and in any case within three (3) months of the expiration date. Once replaced, expired
        medicines should be removed from the vessel and disposed of properly.

6.0     Controlled Drugs

6.1     Controlled drugs are drugs that are graded according to the harmfulness attributed to the drug
        when it is misused. For this purpose, there are three drug categories:
        Class A includes heroin, morphine, and opium
        Class B includes barbiturates and codeine
        Class C includes, among other drugs, anabolic steroids

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6.2     A ship must not carry excess quantities of Class A or Class C drugs unless authorized by the
        Administration. Morphine Sulphate is the only Class A drug authorized to be carried aboard
        Marshall Islands flagged ships.

6.3     It is illegal to destroy Class A and Class B drugs. They can be disposed of by giving them to a
        person who may lawfully supply them, such as a qualified doctor or pharmacist. An appropriate
        receipt shall be obtained and an entry made in the medical log regarding their disposition.

6.4     Some countries do not allow the sale of controlled drugs to ships not registered in that country;
        therefore, shipmanagers are encouraged to become familiar with the controlled drug distribution
        laws in the countries where their ships are trading and to communicate directly with the cognizant
        authorities to learn of the options available for the procurement and delivery of controlled drugs
        to ships operating in these areas.

7.0     Carriage of Defibrillators

7.1     There is no statutory requirement under international or national legislation for ships to carry
        defibrillators. It is accordingly a matter for individual operators to decide whether or not to
        include a defibrillator with the medical stores or doctor’s bag.

7.2     If a defibrillator is carried, the Administration recommends that systems be in place to ensure
        regular maintenance of the equipment (in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions), and
        adequate training for the first aid providers, including regular refresher training (at least every six
        months). Training should also particularly cover care of the patient after defibrillation, bearing in
        mind that immediate hospitalization may not be possible.

8.0     Medicines for Ship’s Carrying Dangerous Cargoes

8.1     Ships, including ferries, carrying dangerous cargoes or their residues, should comply with the
        International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and the guidance in the IMO/WHO/ILO
        Medical First Aid Guide for use in accidents involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG) 1994 and any
        subsequent amendments.




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                                              Annex 1

              Minimum Carriage Requirements for Medicines and Medical Supplies

                     Vessel                               Number of Persons        Requirement

                                                              Up to 40                Table I

Oceangoing ships                                               41 to 99            Double Table I

                                                              Over 100            Doctor on board

Fishing vessels on extended voyages                           Up to 40                Table II

Coastal, Great Lakes or nearby foreign ports with
                                                              Up to 25                Table II
voyages not more than 12 hours

Fishing vessels on voyages of seven days or less
and in close proximity to a port of call and
                                                              Up to 15                Table III
pleasure yachts on voyages more than 175 miles
from safe harbor

Mobile and immobile floating production, storage
and offloading units (FPSOs) and floating storage                n/a                See Note (1)
units (FSUs)

Pleasure yachts on voyages not more than 60                  Up to 15                Table IV
miles from safe harbor                                      More than 15          Double Table IV

Pleasure yachts on voyages more than 60 miles                Up to 15             Double Table IV
but less than 175 miles from safe harbor                    More than 15             Table III

Ro-Ro Passenger Ships not normally carrying a
                                                                N/A                   Table V
medical doctor – Emergency Medical Kit/Bag

Vessels that normally carry six (6) or fewer                                  Commercially available
                                                              6 or fewer
persons                                                                               kit

Note: Owners and operators may, on advice of a qualified medical practitioner or pharmacist, establish
the requisite Medicine Chest based upon the nature of vessel employment, number of crew, distance
offshore, availability of immediate MEDEVAC, industry standards, etc.




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                                                   Table I

                       INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GUIDE FOR SHIPS
                      WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) A-LIST

                                  Product                           Size     Quantity
 Aspirin 325 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                             100         6
 Alcohol 70% Rubbing Isopropyl-16 oz bottles                        16 oz       6
 Aluminum Acetic Acid 2% Otic Solution (Domeboro) 60 ml            60 ml        2
 Aluminum Acetate Powder (Domeboro)-12 oz                           12 oz       2
 Alumina and Magnesia Gel (Maalox)-12 oz                            12 oz       6
 Alumina and Magnesia Tablets (Maalox)-100 tablets per              100        10
 Aminophylline 500 mg Suppositories Disc By Mfg.-10 pack           10 pack      2
 Amitriptyline 25 mg Tablets (Elavil)-100 tablets per               100         1
 Ampicillin 250 mg Capsules-100 capsules per                        100         3
 Hemorrhoidal Suppositories-12 pack                                12 pack      6
 Vitamin C 250 mg Tablets (Ascorbic Acid)-100 tablets per           100         3
 Atropine Sulfate 0.4 mg/ml Injection-1 ml units                    1 ml       60
 Ampicillin 1 gm Injection-Each                                     Each       20
 Tolnaftate 1% Cream (Tinactin)-15 gm tube                         15 gm        4
 Calamine Lotion-4 oz size                                          4 oz        8
 Calcium Gluconate 648 mg Tablets-Each                              Each       30
 Hibiclens Solution (Chlorhexidine Gluconate)-16 oz                 16 oz       3
 Charcoal, Activated Powder-227g                                    227g        1
 Chloroquine 250 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                         100         1
 Chlorphenamine Maleate 4 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                100         1
 Diphenhydramine 50 mg/ml Injection (Benadryl)-1 ml units           1 ml       20
 Chlorpromazine 25 mg Tablets (Thorazine)-Each                      Each       100
 Chlorpromazine 25 mg/ml Injection (Thorazine)-1 ml units           1 ml       20
 Clove Oil-1 oz                                                     1 oz        2
 Acetaminophen W/Codeine 30 mg Tablets (Tylenol)-100 tablets per    100         1
 Meclizine 25 mg Tablets (Antivert)-100 tablets per                 100         4
 Dextran 6% & 0.9% Sodium Chloride IV Injection-500 ml units       500 ml       6
 Diazepam 5 mg/ml Injection (Valium)-2 ml units                     2 ml       20
 Diazepam 5 mg Tablets (Valium)-100 tablets per                     100         2
 Dimercaprol 100 mg/ml Injection-2 ml units                         2 ml        6
 Doxycycline 100 mg Capsules-50 capsules per                         50         4
 Ephedrine Sulfate 25 mg Capsules-100 capsules per                  100         1
 Epinephrine 1 mg/ml Injection-1 ml units                           1 ml       20


10/08                                               115                         MI-103
                                  Product                          Size    Quantity
 Methergine 0.2 mg/1 ml Injection-1 ml units                       1 ml      10
 Erythromycin 250 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                       100        3
 Tetracaine 0.5% Ophth Solution (Pontocaine)-15 ml units          15 ml       2
 Triple Antibiotic Ophth Solution-10 ml units                     10 ml       3
 Triple Antibiotic Ophth Ointment (Neosporin)-3.5 gm              3.5 gm      6
 Eye Wash Sterile-4 oz                                             4 oz       6
 Fluorets Sodium Eye Strips-100 per box                            100        2
 Furosemide 40 mg Tablets (Lasix)-100 tablets per                  100        1
 Nitro-Quick 0.4 mg Sublingual Tablets-25                          25         2
 Solu-Cortef 100 mg Vial Injection (Hydrocortisone)-Each          Each        5
 Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment-1 oz                                   1 oz       6
 Ichthammol 10% Ointment-1 oz                                      1 oz       6
 Insect Repellent Pump-2 oz                                        2 oz      12
 Iodine Tincture 2% Mild-1 oz                                      1 oz      10
 Xylocaine 1% 10 mg/ml Injection (Lidocaine)-2 ml units            2 ml      12
 Lindane Lotion (Kwell)-2 oz                                       2 oz      12
 Milk Of Magnesia-12 oz                                           12 oz       8
 Metronidazole 250 mg Tablets (Flagyl)-100 tablets per             100        5
 Miconazole Vaginal Cream (Micatin)-45 gm                         45 gm       5
 Miconazole Vaginal Suppositories 7 W/Applicator-Each             Each        3
 Mineral Oil Heavy-16 oz                                          16 oz       1
 Morphine Sulfate 10 mg/ml Injection-1 ml units                    1 ml      20
 Naloxone Hydrochloride 0.4 mg/ml Injection (Narcan)-1 ml units    1 ml       6
 Triple Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin)-1 oz                       1 oz      20
 Electrolyte Tablets-100 tablets per                               100        1
 Oxygen Refill Size “D”-Each                                      Each        2
 Acetaminophen 500 mg Tablets (Tylenol)-100 tablets per            100        3
 Petrolatum Ointment-1 oz                                          1 oz      12
 Phenobarbital 30 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                       100        3
 Penicillin VK 250 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                      100        3
 Pilocarpine 2% Ophth Solution (Isopto Carpine)-15 ml units       15 ml       2
 Potassium Permanganate Crystal-500g                              500g        1
 Probenecid 500 mg Tablets (Benemid)-100 tablets per               100        2
 Ampicillin 500 mg Injection-Each                                 Each       20
 Proguanil 100 mg (Pauludrine)-100                                 100        1
 Pinworm Caplets (Pyrantel)-24                                     24         2
 Quinine Sulfate 325 mg Capsules-100 capsules per                  100        2

10/08                                             116                         MI-103
                                  Product                                  Size       Quantity
 Quinine Dihydrochloride Injection 300 mg/ml-2 ml units                    2 ml         20
 Albuterol 17g Inhalation (Proventil)-200 Metered                       200 Metered      2
 Sodium Chloride 0.9% IV Injection-1000 ml units                         1000 ml         6
 IV Solution Set Vented W/Injection Site 15 drop/ml Each                   Each          6
 IV Solution Set 15 Drops/ml Macrodrip –Each                               Each          6
 Thermotabs (Enteric Coated Salt Tablets)-100 tablets per                  100          20
 Trobicin Sterile Powder Injection (Spectinomycin)                          2g          20
 Sulfamethoxazole/Trimeth 400 mg/80 mg Tabs (Bactrim)-100 tablets per      100           2
 Baby Powder J & J (Talc)-4 oz                                             4 oz          6
 Tetanus Immune Globulin (Human) Prefilled Syringe-250 Units             250 Units       5
 Tetanus Toxoid Prefilled Syringe Injection-0.5 ml units                  0.5 ml        10
 Antibiotic Otic Solution (Generic Cortisporin)-10 ml units                10 ml        10
 Tetracycline 250 mg Capsules (Achromycin)-100 capsules per                100           3
 Water For Injection Sterile-5 ml units                                    5 ml         30
 Zinc Oxide Ointment-1 oz                                                  1 oz         12
 Emesis Basin-Each                                                         Each          1
 Wash Basin Plastic-Large                                                 Large          1
 Bed Pan Fracture-Each                                                     Each          1
 Cane Aluminum Adjustable #A756-Each                                       Each          1
 Crutches Aluminum Complete-Adult Regular                                  Adult         1
                                                                          Regular
 Eye Cup Glass-Each                                                        Each          2
 Funnel Stainless Steel-6 oz                                               6 oz          1
 Cylinder Glass Double Scale-50 ml                                         50 ml         1
 Cylinder Glass Double Scale-500 ml                                       500 ml         1
 Heating Pad Cara Dry #50-Each                                             Each          1
 Hot Water Bottle/Ice Bag 2 Quart-Each                                     Each          1
 Stokes Litter Basket-Each                                                 Each          1
 Magnifying Glass 2-1/2”-Each                                              Each          1
 Stretcher Neil Robertson-Each                                             Each          1
 Oxygen Unit (Complete) W/Case For “D” Size Tank-Each                      Each          1
 Oxygen Cylinder Size “D” Empty-Each                                       Each          1
 Refrigerator Walnut Color-Each                                            Each          1
 Restraints Wrist/Ankle Padded Pair-Each                                   Each          1
 Straight Jacket-Each                                                      Each          1
 Bedrails Home Style #32-GF6408 -1-Pair                                    Pair          1
 Resuscitator Bag Adult Disp. w/Mask & Tubing-Each                         Each          1


10/08                                               117                                  MI-103
                                   Product                   Size       Quantity
 Inflatable Ring Rubber-Each                                Each           1
 Scale Doctor Plus 0-300 lb. -Each                          Each          1*
 Sphygmomanometer Aneroid #115-Each                         Each           1
 Splint Inflatable Kit-4 per kit                            Each           1
 Finger Splint Padded Assorted Sizes-3-Each                 Each           2
 Sterilizer Dri-Clave 15-1/2x10-1/2x9-1/2 115 Volt-Each     Each           1
 Stethoscope Black-22”                                       22”           1
 Thermometer Bath Flat Wood #50-1537-Each                   Each           2
 Instrument Tray Stainless Steel-8-1/2 x 3x1-1/2          8-1/2 x 3 x      1
                                                             1-1/2
 Urinal Male Disposable-Each                                Each           2
 Waste Receptacle Step On 32 Qt White #58-8286-Each         Each           1
 International Medical Guide For Ships-Each                 Each          1*
 Medical First Aid/Dangerous Goods-Each                     Each          1*
 International Health Regulations-Each                      Each          1*
 Vaccination Certificate Manual (WHO)-Each                  Each           1
 Airway Kit Nasopharyngeal -5 Sizes w/Case                 5 Sizes         1
 Scalpel Blades #10-Each                                    Each           6
 Scalpel Blades #15-Each                                    Each           6
 Forceps Dressing Bayonet-Shaped 7”-Each                    Each           1
 Forceps Halsted Mosquito Curved #20-2673-Each              Each           2
 Forceps Kelly Straight-5-1/2”                              5-1/2”         2
 Forceps Kelly Curved-5-1/2”                                5-1/2”         2
 Forceps Splinter-3-1/2”                                    3-1/2”         1
 Forceps Tissue 1x2 teeth-4-1/2”                            4-1/2”         1
 Scalpel Handle #3-Each                                     Each           2
 Scissors Bandage-7-1/2”                                    7-1/2”         3
 Scissors Operating Straight Sharp/Sharp-5-1/2”             5-1/2”         2
 Hammer Taylor Type Reflex #15-1305-1-Each                  Each           1
 Needle Holder Mayo-Hager 5-1/2”-Each                       Each           2
 Tape Micropore Paper 2” x 10 yd -Each                      Each           4
 Tape Micropore Paper 1” x 10 yd -Each                      Each           4
 IV Butterfly Needle W/Tubing 19g x 3/4”-12”-Each           Each           6
 Cotton Tipped Applicators 6”-100 per box                    100           2
 Elastic Bandage 4” x 4.5 yd -Each                          Each          12
 Elastic Bandage 3” x 4.5 yd -Each                          Each          12
 Elastic Bandage 2” x 4.5 yd -Each                          Each          12


10/08                                              118                     MI-103
                                   Product                        Size     Quantity
 Elastic Bandage Cotton 2”-Each                                   Each       12
 Flexilite Conforming Gauze Bandage 2”x4-1/2’-Each                Each       200
 Flexilite Conforming Gauze Bandage 6”x4-1/2’-Each                Each       40
 Flexilite Conforming Gauze Bandage 4”x4-1/2’-Each                Each       60
 Gauze Telfa “Ouchless” Adhesive Pads 3”x4” Sterile-100 per box    100       30
 Band Aid Adhesive Surgical Dressing 8”x6”-Each                   Each       20
 Triangular Bandage-Each                                          Each        4
 Surgitube #2 7/8” x 5 yd -Each                                   Each       10
 Bandage Spray-3 oz                                               3 oz        4
 Vaseline Dressing 3”x18”-Each                                    Each        5
 Vaseline Dressing 3”x9”-Each                                     Each       10
 Vaseline Dressing 6” x 36”-Each                                  Each        5
 Bandage Compress 4” (1 Per Box)-Each                             Each       20
 Bandage Compress 2” (4 Per Box)-Each                             Each        3
 Bandage Compress 3” (2 Per Box)-Each                             Each       10
 Bottle Plastic-2 oz                                              2 oz       50
 Catheter Urethral –12 Fr                                         12 Fr       1
 Catheter Urethral –14 Fr                                         14 Fr       1
 Catheter Urethral - 6 Fr-Each                                    Each        1
 Catheter Urethral – 8 Fr                                         8 Fr        1
 Catheter Urethral - 16 Fr                                        16 Fr       1
 Catheter Tray Urethral – 14 Fr                                   14 Fr       3
 Clinical Record Chart-                                           Each       50
 Temperature Chart-50                                              50         1
 Medical Report For Seafarers-Each                                Each      100*
 Cervical Collar Universal-3”                                      3”         1
 Cotton Rolled Sterile-2 oz                                       2 oz        3
 Cotton Rolled Sterile-1/2 oz                                     1/2 oz     20
 Cotton Rolled Sterile-4 oz                                       4 oz       10
 Finger Cots Assorted Sizes Sm., Med., & Large-12                  12         1
 Penlight Heavy Duty W/batteries-Each                             Each        1
 Surgitube #1 5/8” x 5 yd - Each                                  Each        5
 Gloves Latex Surgical “Sterile” Size 8-Each                      Each       12
 Gown Surgical Disposable-Each                                    Each        5
 Face Mask W/Elastic Band “Unigloves”-50 per box                   50         1
 Medicine Cups Plastic 1 oz-100                                    100        1
 Microscope Slides 1x3 Plain-Each                                 Each       100

10/08                                          119                            MI-103
                                  Product                 Size       Quantity
 Body Bag-Each                                            Each          2
 Needle Disposable 25g x 5/8”-Each                        Each         36
 Needle Disposable 18g x 1-1/2”-Each                      Each         18
 Needle Disposable 21g x 1-1/2”-Each                      Each         12
 Hematest Reagent Tablets-100 tablets per                 100           1
 Surgipad Combine Dressing 8”x10” Sterile-Each            Each          6
 Eye Pad Large Sterile-12 per box                          12           1
 Gauze Pads Non-Adherent 3”x4” Sterile-100 per box        100           1
 Safety Pins Assorted Sizes-50 per                      50 each         2
 Brush (Surgeons Scrub)-Each                              Each          2
 Condoms Lubricated-Each                                  Each         50
 Sheet waterproof 36x72”-Each                             Each          2
 Butterfly Closure Medium-100-Each                        Each          1
 Steri Strip 1/2”x4”-6 per                                 6            2
 Sutures Chromic Gut 2-0 27” FS1 Needle #637G-Each        Each         12
 Sutures Silk 3-0 18” FS-2 Needle #684G-Each              Each         24
 Sutures Chromic Gut 3-0 27” FS2 Needle #636G-Each        Each         12
 Sutures Nylon 5-0 18” FS-2 Needle #661G-Each             Each         12
 Suture Removal Kit-Each                                  Each          1
 Glass Syringe 2 ml-Each                                  Each          4
 Glass Syringe 20 ml-Each                                 Each          2
 Glass Syringe 5 ml-Each                                  Each          4
 Syringe & Needle 3 cc 21g x 1-1/2”-Each                  Each         50
 Syringe & Needle 5 cc 21g x 1-1/2”-Each                  Each         30
 Syringe & Needle 3 cc 25g x 5/8”-Each                    Each         50
 Chemstrip 9 -100                                         100           1
 Clinitest Tablets/Urine Sugar-36 tablets per              36           3
 Kleenex-250 sheets per box                            250 per box      6
 Thermometer Dual Scale Oral-Each                         Each          6
 Tourniquet Grafkette Adult Size-Each                     Each          1
 Tongue Depressors Wood 6” Senior-Each                    Each         100
 Towels Poly-lined 18”x26”-Each                           Each         24
 Towels Cotton 18”x33”-12 Each                            Each         12
 Sterilized Pouches Tower Self Seal 3.5x8”-100 per        100           1
 “Sharps” Disposal Box-Each                               Each          1




10/08                                            120                    MI-103
                                                Table II

                       INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GUIDE FOR SHIPS
                      WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) B-LIST

                                 Product                            Size    Quantity
 Aspirin 325 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                             100        3
 Alcohol 70% Rubbing Isopropyl-16 oz bottles                       16 oz       2
 Aluminum Acetic Acid 2% Otic Solution (Domeboro) 60 ml units      60 ml       2
 Alumina and Magnesia Tablets (Maalox)-100 tablets per              100        3
 Aminophylline 500 mg Suppositories Disc By Mfg.-10                 10         1
 Amitriptyline 25 mg Tablets (Elavil)-100 tablets per               100        1
 Ampicillin 250 mg Capsules-100 capsules per                        100        1
 Hemorrhoidal Suppositories-12 per unit                             12         1
 Vitamin C 250 mg Tablets (Ascorbic Acid)-100 tablets per           100        1
 Atropine Sulfate 0.4 mg/ml Injection-1 ml units                    1 ml      10
 Tolnaftate 1% Cream (Tinactin)-15 gm tube                         15 m        2
 Calamine Lotion-4 oz                                               4 oz       1
 Hibiclens Solution (Chlorhexidine Gluconate)-16 oz                16 oz       1
 Charcoal, Activated Powder-227g                                   227g        1
 Chloroquine 250 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                         100        1
 Chlorphenamine Maleate 4 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                100        1
 Diphenhydramine 50 mg/ml Injection (Benadryl)-1 ml units           1 ml      10
 Chlorpromazine 25 mg Tablets (Thorazine)-Each                     Each       40
 Chlorpromazine 25 mg/ml Injection (Thorazine)-1 ml units           1 ml      10
 Clove Oil-1 oz                                                     1 oz       1
 Acetaminophen w/Codeine 30 mg Tablets (Tylenol)-100 tablets per    100        1
 Meclizine 25 mg Tablets (Antivert)-100 tablets per                 100        1
 Diazepam 5 mg Tablets (Valium)-100 tablets per                     100        1
 Dimercaprol 100 mg/ml Injection-2 ml units                         2 ml       2
 Epinephrine 1 mg/ml Injection-1 ml units                           1 ml      10
 Erythromycin 250 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                        100        1
 Tetracaine 0.5% Ophth Solution (Pontocaine)-15 ml units           15 ml       1
 Triple Antibiotic Ophth Solution-10 ml units                      10 ml       2
 Triple Antibiotic Ophth Ointment (Neosporin)-3.5 gm               3.5 gm      3
 Eye Wash Sterile-4 oz bottle                                       4 oz       1
 Nitro-Quick 0.4 mg Sublingual Tablets-25 tablets per               25         1
 Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment-1 oz                                    1 oz       2



10/08                                              121                          MI-103
                                  Product                                  Size       Quantity
 Ichthammol 10% Ointment-1 oz                                              1 oz          4
 Insect Repellent Pump-2 oz                                                2 oz          6
 Iodine Tincture 2% Mild-1 oz                                              1 oz          5
 Lindane Lotion (Kwell)-2 oz                                               2 oz          2
 Milk Of Magnesia-12 oz                                                    12 oz         2
 Metronidazole 250 mg Tablets (Flagyl)-100 tablets per                     100           2
 Miconazole Vaginal Cream (Micatin)-45 gm                                 45 gm          2
 Miconazole Vaginal Suppositories 7 W/Applicator-7 per                      7            2
 Mineral Oil Heavy-16 oz                                                   16 oz         1
 Morphine Sulfate 10 mg/ml Injection-1 ml units                            1 ml          1
 Triple Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin)-1 oz                               1 oz         10
 Electrolyte Tablets-100 tablets per                                       100           1
 Oxygen Refill Size “D”-Each                                               Each          1
 Acetaminophen 500 mg Tablets (Tylenol)-100 tablets per                    100           1
 Petrolatum Ointment-1 oz                                                  1 oz          4
 Phenobarbital 30 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                               100           1
 Penicillin VK 250 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                              100           1
 Pilocarpine 2% Ophth Solution (Isopto Carpine)-15 ml units                15 ml         1
 Potassium Permanganate Crystal-500g                                       500g          1
 Probenecid 500 mg Tablets (Benemid)-100 tablets per                       100           1
 Ampicillin 500 mg Injection-Each                                          Each         10
 Proguanil 100 mg (Pauludrine)-100                                         100           1
 Albuterol 17g Inhalation (Proventil)-200 Metered                       200 Metered      1
 Sodium Chloride 0.9% IV Injection-1000 ml units                         1000 ml         2
 IV Solution Set Vented W/Injection Site 15 drop/ml Each                   Each          2
 IV Solution Set 15 Drops/ml Macrodrip -Each                               Each          2
 Thermotabs (Enteric Coated Salt Tablets)-100 tablets per                  100          10
 Sulfamethoxazole/Trimeth 400 mg/80 mg Tabs (Bactrim)-100 tablets per      100           1
 Baby Powder J & J (Talc)-4 oz                                             4 oz          3
 Antibiotic Otic Solution (Generic Cortisporin)-10 ml units                10 ml         5
 Tetracycline 250 mg Capsules (Achromycin)-100 capsules per                100           1
 Water For Injection Sterile-5 ml units                                    5 ml         20
 Zinc Oxide Ointment-1 oz                                                  1 oz          3
 Emesis Basin-Each                                                         Each          1
 Wash Basin Plastic-Large                                                 Large          1
 Bed Pan Fracture-Each                                                     Each          1
 Cane Aluminum Adjustable #A756-Each                                       Each          1

10/08                                             122                                     MI-103
                                   Product                 Size     Quantity
 Eye Cup Glass-Each                                        Each        1
 Funnel Stainless Steel-6 oz                               6 oz        1
 Cylinder Glass Double Scale-50 ml                        50 ml        1
 Cylinder Glass Double Scale-500 ml                       500 ml       1
 Heating Pad Cara Dry #50-Each                             Each        1
 Hot Water Bottle/Ice Bag 2 Quart-Each                     Each        1
 Stokes Litter Basket-Each                                 Each        1
 Magnifying Glass 2-1/2”-Each                              Each        1
 Stretcher Neil Robertson-Each                             Each        1
 Oxygen Unit (Complete) W/Case For “D” Size Tank-Each      Each        1
 Oxygen Cylinder Size “D” Empty-Each                       Each        1
 Refrigerator Walnut Color-Each                            Each        1
 Restraints Wrist/Ankle Padded Pair-Each                   Each        1
 Straight Jacket-Each                                      Each        1
 Bedrails Home Style #32-GF6408 -1-Pair                    Pair        1
 Resuscitator Bag Adult Disp. W/Mask & Tubing-Each         Each        1
 Sphygmomanometer Aneroid #115-Each                        Each        1
 Splint Inflatable Kit-4 per kit                           Each        1
 Finger Splint Padded Assorted Sizes-3-Each                Each        2
 Sterilizer Dri-Clave 15-1/2x10-1/2x9-1/2 115 Volt-Each    Each        1
 Stethoscope Black-22”                                     22”         1
 Thermometer Bath Flat Wood #50-1537-Each                  Each        1
 Urinal Male Disposable-Each                               Each        1
 International Medical Guide For Ships-Each                Each        1
 Medical First Aid/Dangerous Goods-Each                    Each        1
 International Health Regulations-Each                     Each        1
 Airway Kit Nasopharyngeal -5 Sizes w/Case                5 Sizes      1
                                                          w/Case
 Scalpel Blades #10-Each                                   Each        6
 Scalpel Blades #15-Each                                   Each        6
 Forceps Dressing Bayonet-Shaped 7”-Each                   Each        1
 Forceps Splinter-3-1/2”                                  3-1/2”       1
 Forceps Tissue 1x2 teeth-4-1/2”                          4-1/2”       1
 Scalpel Handle #3-Each                                    Each        1
 Scissors Bandage-7-1/2”                                  7-1/2”       1
 Scissors Operating Straight Sharp/Sharp-5-1/2”           5-1/2”       1
 Needle Holder Mayo-Hager 5-1/2”-Each                      Each        1


10/08                                             123                   MI-103
                                   Product                        Size     Quantity
 Tape Micropore Paper 2” x 10 yd -Each                            Each        3
 Tape Micropore Paper 1” x 10 yd -Each                            Each        3
 IV Butterfly Needle W/Tubing 19g x 3/4”-12”-Each                 Each        1
 Cotton Tipped Applicators 6”-100 per box                          100        1
 Elastic Bandage 3” x 4.5 yd -Each                                Each        6
 Elastic Bandage 2” x 4.5 yd -Each                                Each        6
 Elastic Bandage Cotton 2”-Each                                   Each       12
 Flexilite Conforming Gauze Bandage 2”x4-1/2’-Each                Each       100
 Flexilite Conforming Gauze Bandage 6”x4-1/2’-Each                Each       20
 Flexilite Conforming Gauze Bandage 4”x4-1/2’-Each                Each       30
 Gauze Telfa “Ouchless” Adhesive Pads 3”x4” Sterile-100 per box    100       15
 Band Aid Adhesive Surgical Dressing 8”x6”-Each                   Each       10
 Triangular Bandage-Each                                          Each        2
 Surgitube #2 7/8” x 5 yd -Each                                   Each        5
 Bandage Spray-3 oz                                               3 oz        2
 Vaseline Dressing 3”x18”-Each                                    Each        2
 Vaseline Dressing 3”x9”-Each                                     Each        5
 Vaseline Dressing 6” x 36”-Each                                  Each        2
 Bandage Compress 4” (1 Per Box)-Each                             Each       10
 Bandage Compress 2” (4 Per Box)-Each                             Each        3
 Bandage Compress 3” (2 Per Box)-Each                             Each        5
 Bottle Plastic-2 oz                                              2 oz       20
 Catheter Urethral –12 Fr                                         12 Fr       1
 Catheter Urethral –14 Fr                                         14 Fr       1
 Catheter Urethral - 6 Fr-Each                                    Each        1
 Catheter Urethral – 8 Fr                                         8 Fr        1
 Catheter Urethral - 16 Fr                                        16 Fr       1
 Catheter Tray Urethral – 14 Fr                                   14 Fr       1
 Clinical Record Chart-Each                                       Each       10
 Temperature Chart-50                                              50         1
 Medical Report For Seafarers-Each                                Each       50
 Cotton Rolled Sterile-2 oz                                       2 oz        1
 Cotton Rolled Sterile-1/2 oz                                     1/2 oz     10
 Cotton Rolled Sterile-4 oz                                       4 oz        5
 Finger Cots Assorted Sizes Sm., Med., & Large-12                  12         1
 Penlight Heavy Duty W/batteries-Each                             Each        1
 Surgitube #1 5/8” x 5 yd - Each                                  Each        2

10/08                                          124                             MI-103
                                  Product                 Size       Quantity
 Face Mask W/Elastic Band “Unigloves”-50 per box           50           1
 Medicine Cups Plastic 1 oz-100                           100           1
 Microscope Slides 1x3 Plain-Each                         Each         50
 Body Bag-Each                                            Each          1
 Needle Disposable 25g x 5/8”-Each                        Each          6
 Needle Disposable 18g x 1-1/2”-Each                      Each          6
 Needle Disposable 21g x 1-1/2”-Each                      Each          6
 Surgipad Combine Dressing 8”x10” Sterile-Each            Each          3
 Eye Pad Large Sterile-12 per box                          12           1
 Gauze Pads Non-Adherent 3”x4” Sterile                    Each         50
 Safety Pins Assorted Sizes-50 per                         50           1
 Brush (Surgeons Scrub)-Each                              Each          2
 Condoms Lubricated-Each                                  Each         50
 Sheet waterproof 36x72”-Each                             Each          1
 Butterfly Closure Medium-100-Each                        Each          1
 Steri Strip 1/2”x4”-6                                     6            1
 Sutures Silk 3-0 18” FS-2 Needle #684G-Each              Each         12
 Glass Syringe 2 ml-Each                                  Each          2
 Glass Syringe 20 ml-Each                                 Each          1
 Glass Syringe 5 ml-Each                                  Each          2
 Syringe & Needle 3 cc 21g x 1-1/2”-Each                  Each         25
 Syringe & Needle 5 cc 21g x 1-1/2”-Each                  Each         25
 Syringe & Needle 3 cc 25g x 5/8”-Each                    Each         25
 Chemstrip 9 -100                                         100           1
 Kleenex-250 sheets per box                            250 per box      3
 Thermometer Dual Scale Oral-Each                         Each          2
 Tourniquet Grafkette Adult Size-Each                     Each          1
 Tongue Depressors Wood 6” Senior-Each                    Each         50
 Towels Poly-lined 18”x26”-Each                           Each         12
 “Sharps” Disposal Box-Each                               Each          1




10/08                                            125                     MI-103
                                                 Table III

                        INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GUIDE FOR SHIPS
                       WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) C-LIST


                                  Product                         Size    Quantity
  Aspirin 325 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                          100        2
  Alcohol 70% Rubbing Isopropyl-16 oz                            16 oz       1
  Aluminum Acetic Acid 2% Otic Solution (Domeboro) 60 ml units   60 ml       2
  Alumina and Magnesia Tablets (Maalox)-100 tablets per           100        3
  Calamine Lotion-4 oz                                            4 oz       1
  Hibiclens Solution (Chlorhexidine Gluconate)-16 oz             16 oz       1
  Charcoal, Activated Powder-227g                                227g        1
  Chloroquine 250 mg Tablets-100 tablets per                      100        1
  Chlorpromazine 25 mg Tablets (Thorazine)-Each                  Each       20
  Clove Oil-1 oz                                                  1 oz       1
  Meclizine 25 mg Tablets (Antivert)-100 tablets per              100        1
  Dimercaprol 100 mg/ml Injection-2 ml units                      2 ml       1
  Epinephrine 1 mg/ml Injection-1 ml units                        1 ml      10
  Triple Antibiotic Ophth Solution-10 ml units                   10 ml       1
  Triple Antibiotic Ophth Ointment (Neosporin)-3.5 gm            3.5 gm      1
  Eye Wash Sterile-4 oz                                           4 oz       1
  Nitro-Quick 0.4 mg Sublingual Tablets-25 tablets per            25         1
  Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment-1 oz                                 1 oz       2
  Ichthammol 10% Ointment-1 oz                                    1 oz       1
  Insect Repellent Pump-2 oz                                      2 oz       2
  Iodine Tincture 2% Mild-1 oz                                    1 oz       2
  Milk Of Magnesia-12 oz                                         12 oz       2
  Triple Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin)-1 oz                     1 oz       5
  Electrolyte Tablets-100 tablets per                             100        1
  Acetaminophen 500 mg Tablets (Tylenol)-100 tablets per          100        1
  Petrolatum Ointment-1 oz                                        1 oz       4
  Proguanil 100 mg (Pauludrine)-100                               100        1
  Thermotabs (Enteric Coated Salt Tablets)-100 tablets per        100       10
  Baby Powder J & J (Talc)-4 oz                                   4 oz       3
  Antibiotic Otic Solution (Generic Cortisporin)-10 ml units     10 ml       1
  Zinc Oxide Ointment-1 oz                                        1 oz       3
  Eye Cup Glass-Each                                             Each        1


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                                    Product                     Size     Quantity
  Funnel Stainless Steel-6 oz                                   6 oz        1
  Cylinder Glass Double Scale-50 ml                            50 ml        1
  Cylinder Glass Double Scale-500 ml                           500 ml       1
  Stokes Litter Basket-Each                                     Each        1
  Resuscitator Bag Adult Disp. W/Mask & Tubing-Each             Each        1
  Sphygmomanometer Aneroid #115-Each                            Each        1
  Splint Inflatable Kit-4 per kit                               Each        1
  Finger Splint Padded Assorted Sizes-3-Each                    Each        2
  Stethoscope Black-22”                                         22”         1
  International Medical Guide For Ships-Each                    Each        1
  Medical First Aid/Dangerous Goods-Each                        Each        1
  International Health Regulations-Each                         Each        1
  Airway Kit Nasopharyngeal -5 Sizes w/Case                    5 Sizes      1
                                                               w/Case
  Forceps Dressing Bayonet-Shaped 7”-Each                       Each        1
  Forceps Splinter-3-1/2”                                      3-1/2”       1
  Forceps Tissue 1x2 teeth-4-1/2”                              4-1/2”       1
  Scissors Bandage-7-1/2”                                      7-1/2”       1
  Scissors Operating Straight Sharp/Sharp-5-1/2”               5-1/2”       1
  Tape Micropore Paper 2” x 10 yd -Each                         Each        1
  Tape Micropore Paper 1” x 10 yd -Each                         Each        1
  Cotton Tipped Applicators 6”-100 per box                      100         1
  Elastic Bandage 3” x 4.5 yd -Each                             Each        6
  Elastic Bandage 2” x 4.5 yd -Each                             Each        6
  Elastic Bandage Cotton 2”-Each                                Each       12
  Flexilite Conforming Gauze Bandage 2”x4-1/2’-Each             Each       100
  Flexilite Conforming Gauze Bandage 6”x4-1/2’-Each             Each       10
  Flexilite Conforming Gauze Bandage 4”x4-1/2’-Each             Each       30
  Gauze Telfa “Ouchless” Adhesive Pads 3”x4” Sterile-100 per    100        10
  Band Aid Adhesive Surgical Dressing 8”x6”-Each                Each        5
  Triangular Bandage-Each                                       Each        1
  Surgitube #2 7/8” x 5 yd -Each                                Each        2
  Bandage Spray-3 oz                                            3 oz        1
  Vaseline Dressing 3”x18”-Each                                 Each        1
  Vaseline Dressing 3”x9”-Each                                  Each        2
  Vaseline Dressing 6” x 36”-Each                               Each        1
  Bandage Compress 4” (1 Per Box)-Each                          Each        5


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                                    Product             Size       Quantity
  Bandage Compress 2” (4 Per Box)-Each                  Each          2
  Bandage Compress 3” (2 Per Box)-Each                  Each          5
  Medical Report For Seafarers-Each                     Each         50
  Cotton Rolled Sterile-2 oz                            2 oz          1
  Cotton Rolled Sterile-1/2 oz                         1/2 oz         5
  Cotton Rolled Sterile-4 oz                            4 oz          5
  Finger Cots Assorted Sizes Sm., Med., & Large-12       12           1
  Penlight Heavy Duty W/batteries-Each                  Each          1
  Surgitube #1 5/8” x 5 yd - Each                       Each          1
  Medicine Cups Plastic 1 oz-100                        100           1
  Surgipad Combine Dressing 8”x10” Sterile-Each         Each          3
  Eye Pad Large Sterile-12 per                           12           1
  Gauze Pads Non-Adherent 3”x4” Sterile                 Each         20
  Safety Pins Assorted Sizes-50 per                      50           1
  Brush (Surgeons Scrub)-Each                           Each          1
  Condoms Lubricated-Each                               Each         30
  Sheet waterproof 36x72”-Each                          Each          1
  Butterfly Closure Medium-100-Each                     Each          1
  Syringe & Needle 3 cc 21g x 1-1/2”-Each               Each         10
  Syringe & Needle 5 cc 21g x 1-1/2”-Each               Each         10
  Syringe & Needle 3 cc 25g x 5/8”-Each                 Each         10
  Kleenex-250 sheets per box                         250 per box      1
  Thermometer Dual Scale Oral-Each                      Each          2
  Tourniquet Grafkette Adult Size-Each                  Each          1
  Tongue Depressors Wood 6” Senior-Each                 Each         20
  “Sharps” Disposal Box-Each                            Each          1




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                                                         Table IV

                                Product                                          Size     Quantity
    Commercially Available First Aid Kit with at least
     Meclizine 25 mg Tablets (Antivert)-50 tablets per                             50        1
     Acetaminophen 500 mg Tablets (Tylenol)-50 tablets per                         50        1
     Gloves, Latex Surgical “Sterile” Size 8                                      Pair       4
     Stethoscope                                                                  22”        1
     Medical First Aid Manual                                                     Each      1*
     Forceps Dressing Bayonet-Shaped 7”                                           Each      1*
     Scissors Bandage-7                                                          7-1/2”     1*
     Flexilite Conforming Gauze Bandage 2”x4-1/2’                                 Each       6
     Flexilite Conforming Gauze Bandage 6”x4-1/2’                                 Each       2
     Band Aid, Medicated in assorted sizes                                        Each      20
     Triangular Bandage                                                           Each       2
     Cotton Rolled Sterile                                                        2 oz       2
     Surgipad Combine Dressing 8”x10” Sterile                                     Each       2
     Safety Pins Assorted Sizes-50 per                                             50        1
     Butterfly Closure Medium                                                     Each      10
     Thermometer, Ordinary Range Clinical                                         Each      1*

* Only one (1) required if quantities must be doubled.

                                              Recommended additional equipment

                                         Product                               Size       Quantity
    Face masks disposable-Each                                                 Each           6
    Plastic measuring jug ½ liter size                                        ½ liter         1
    Disposable paper towels-units of 100 each                                   100           1
    Latex gloves surgical quality – sterile (large)                            Large       5 pairs
    Waterproof plastic sheeting, size 1m x 2m-Each                           1m x 2m          1
    “Sharps” disposal box-Each                                                 Each           1
    Lotion bowl (Size at least 200mm x 90mm, stainless steel or              200mm x          1
    sterilisable plastic, to be marked “medical”)                             90mm
    Kidney dish (Size 250mm stainless steel or sterilizable plastic)          250mm          1
    Magnifying glass 7.5 cm diameter on handle                              7.5 cm dia.      1
    Nail brush-Each                                                            Each          1
    Stretcher equipment (A system for trauma management, i.e.,                 Each          1
    immobilization and stretcher equipment most suited for treatment
    on the vessel concerned)




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                                                 Table V

              “EMERGENCY MEDICAL KIT/BAG” FOR RO-RO PASSENGER SHIPS
                   NOT NORMALLY CARRYING A MEDICAL DOCTOR

                                           Medical Equipment
Airway – Ventilation:
Oxygen giving set – (small portable)                                                            1
Manual Resuscitator: (bag-valve – mask-resuscitator complete with oxygen                        1
reservoir and facemasks in 2 sizes
Guedel Airway                                                                               in 3 sizes
Nebulizer with aerosol mask and oxygen tubing                                                   1
Manual suction pump with:                                                                       1
    Yankauer suction catheters                                                                  2
    Flexible catheters FG 14 size                                                               2
Laryngoscope with McIntosh spatula small, medium, large                                         1
Endotracheal tubes                                                                        range of sizes
Magill-forceps                                                                                  1
Flexible introducer for endotracheal tube                                                       1
Diagnostic:
Anaeroid Sphygmomanometer                                                                        1
Stethoscope                                                                                      1
Diagnostic penlight                                                                              1
Blood test sticks – glucose                                                                    1 set
Blood test sticks – sterile                                                                    1 set
                                                                                                 *
Electro-Cardiogram Monitor with telemetry facility
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)                                                          *
Infusion – Injection:
Disposable infusion set                                                                          2
IV indwelling cannulas (G 16, 18, 20)                                                        2 of each
Adhesive dressing for indwelling cannulas                                                        2
Disposable syringes 2, 5, 10 ml                                                              2 of each
Sterile disposable Needles                                                               6 (various sizes)
Tourniquet                                                                                       1
“Sharps” disposable box                                                                          1
Sterile/antiseptic swabs                                                                         5
Miscellaneous:
Scissors (EMT shears)                                                                            1
Disposable gloves                                                                             2 pairs
Thoracic drainage set + dual suction and discharge valve                                         *




*
    Recommended depending on risk assessment, taking account of e.g. length of voyage.

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                                            Medicines
Cardiovascular:
Atropine (1mg ampoule)                                                                   3
Adrenaline/Epinephrine (1 mg / 1 ml ampoule)                                             5
Adrenaline/Epinephrine (10 mg / 1 ml ampoule)                                            5
Furosemide (20 mg ampoule                                                                4
Glyceryl trinitrate (spray)                                                              1
                                                                                          *
Anti-Arrhythmics (If ECG monitoring available):
    Digoxin, Lidocaine, Amiodarone, Adenosine, Magnesium Sulphate                        *
Beta Blockers: Propanolol or equivalent (Ampoule)                                        1
Anti-Hypertension: Urapidil (ampoule)                                                    1
Anticoagulants / Thrombolytics:
    Heparin or alternative (ampoule)                                                     1
    Acetyl salicylic acid (250 – 500 mg)                                                 1
Respiratory:
Salbutamol aerosol inhaler unit                                                          1
Salbutamol for nebulization (5 mg ampoule)                                               5
Beclomethasone Diproponate (Aerosol Inhaler)                                             1
Aminophylline and/or Salbutamol (IV) (ampoule)                                           1
Steroids: Methlprednisolone (250 mg) / Hydrocortisone (100 mg) (ampoule)                 1
Antihistamines: Promethazine or equivalent (25 mg ampoule)                               1
Analgesics:
    Morphine sulphate (10 mg ampoule)                                                    3
    Ketamine (50 mg ampoule)                                                             2
    Tramadol or alternative (100 mg ampoule)                                             2
Sedatives:
    Diazepam injection (10 mg ampoule) or equivalent                                     2
    Neuroleptic: chlorpromazine (25 mg ampoule) or equivalent                            2
    Naloxone injection (0.4 mg ampoule)                                                  *
Antiemetic: Metoclopramide (10 mg ampoule) or equivalent                                 1
IV Anesthetics:
    Etomidate (20 mg ampoule) or equivalent                                              2
    Midazolam (10 mg ampoule)                                                            2
    Suxamethonium (100 mg ampoule)                                                       1
IV Fluids:
    Ringer solution or NaCl solution 0.9%                                              1000 ml
    HEA or Modified Gelatine Infusion Solution (for plasma substitution)               1000 ml
    Hypertonic Glucose for IV infusion (30% - 50%)                                      50 ml
    Physiologic saline (10 ml ampoule)                                                    2

                                              First Aid Kit
            •   One (1) to be included or attached to the Emergency Medical Kit/Bag.
            •   Contents as defined in National regulations.




*
    Recommended item

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                                                              ANNEX 11

                                   PRIVATE YACHT CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRY
                                                                                                                        Certificate Number


                                       Republic of the Marshall Islands
                                           Office of the Maritime Administrator

                                       Private Yacht Certificate of Registry

OFFICIAL NUMBER:                                      CALL LETTERS:                               SERVICE:

VESSEL NAME:                                                                                              HOME PORT:
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT pursuant to the provisions of the Marshall Islands Maritime Act 1990, [Name of Authorized Signatory]
having submitted the required declaration of ownership does depose and say that:
NAME                                                      RESIDENCE                          CITIZENSHIP               PROPORTION




is (are) the sole owner(s) of the herein named and described vessel

FORMER NAME:                                                                                              YEAR BUILT:

BUILT BY:                                                                     PLACE BUILT:

CLASS SOCIETY:                                                                GROSS TONS:                      NET TONS:

ENGINE MANUFACTURER:

NO. AND TYPE OF ENGINES:                                                                PROPELLING POWER (KW):

NUMBER OF MASTS:                    NUMBER OF DECKS:                    HULL MATERIAL:

LENGTH                         BREADTH:                         DEPTH:                        HEIGHT (if applicable):

and WHEREAS the Maritime Administrator, on behalf of the Government of the Marshall Islands approved the application of the aforesaid
owner for registration of the vessel and whereas the owner has complied with the requirements for registration and submitted same, the
vessel is therefore duly registered under the Laws and Flag of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

This Certificate of Registry and all rights and privileges accorded thereunder, shall remain valid on a continuous basis, provided the owner
has complied with the requirements for revalidation and a copy of the current year’s Annual Tonnage Tax Receipt is attached hereto.


                                        Issued by the Authority of the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands at
                                              this    day of     , 20 .



                                                                                             Guy E. C. Maitland
                                                                                         Senior Deputy Commissioner




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                                                        ANNEX 12

                              PRIVATE YACHT DECLARATION OF PRIVATE USE



                                         REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
                                                          MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR

                                              TELEPHONE:                         FAX:
          Office of the                    EMAIL:              @register-iri.com WEBSITE: www.register-iri.com
     Maritime Administrator

                                      DECLARATION OF PRIVATE USE
            AFFIDAVIT RE:       NON-CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS OR CARGO FOR HIRE, CHARTERING
                                AND SALE OF YACHT OR INTEREST IN OWNING ENTITY

I,                                                                                                      having been sworn,

depose and say that I am                                                                                                  of
                                                                        (title)
                                                                                  , owner or prospective owner of the yacht

                                                                  to be registered in The Republic of the Marshall Islands

under Official Number                                       ; and that such is a pleasure yacht which complies with the

requirements of a Private Yacht as defined in Section 1.12 of the Marshall Islands Maritime Regulations; and further:

            (a) That said yacht will not be offered for any type of charter operation; or be engaged in trade for
                the transportation of merchandise or the carriage of passengers for reward, remuneration or
                gain (other than as a contribution to the actual cost of the yacht or its operation for the period
                of the voyage or excursion).
            (b) That the owner further understands that under paragraph (a) the Registry permits a private
                yacht of 18 meters or greater in length to be demise/bareboat, time, or voyage chartered out
                for up to 84 days in any one (1) calendar year to allow for the yacht owner to recoup some of
                his/her operating expenses. This chartering privilege exempts the yacht from having to be
                registered as a commercial yacht. However those who wish to charter their private yacht of
                18 meters or greater in length in accordance with these privileges will be required to satisfy
                the following additional requirements:
                i.   At time of application for registry in the Marshall Islands, the owner will declare on the
                     application form, MI-101PY, the intention to avail the yacht of the 84 days of chartering
                     per calendar year.
                ii. If the owner declares his intention to charter the yacht, it must pass an enhanced survey
                    conducted by a Marshall Islands Appointed Representative. The enhanced survey will
                    address the yacht’s equivalency to commercial equipment standards for life saving
                    apparatus, safety and fire-fighting equipment in addition to the Fit for Purpose survey.
                iii. Effective 1 January 2010, all private yachts engaged in chartering will be required to have
                     a Safety Management System approved by a Marshall Islands Appointed Representative.
                     It is strongly recommended that an Approved Safety Management System be put in place
                     as soon as possible.
                iv. All private yachts of 80 gross tons or greater, or 24 meters or greater in length, and
                    engaged in chartering, must apply for, and operate under, a Minimum Safe Manning
                    Certificate, MI-282-10, which requires crew members to hold Marshall Islands
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                     Certificates of Competency or Marshall Islands endorsements on their national licenses
                     for the position in which they are serving aboard the yacht. Additionally, all crew
                     members must hold a valid Marshall Islands Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book,
                     which requires the minimum STCW training.

                v.   Private yachts of 18 meters or greater in length, engaged in chartering, must have annual
                     compliance verification by way of an Appointed Representative’s survey to maintain
                     chartering privileges.

                vii. Demise/Bareboat Charter Party and/or the Yacht Service Agreement must have specific
                     language clearly stating that a “competent master and crew will operate the yacht in
                     accordance with the Marshall Islands Law and Regulations.”

                viii. Proper P&I and Hull and Machinery insurance coverage in place for the period and scope
                      of the charter.

            (c) That the owner understands that in the event of the sale of the yacht or the interest in the
                owning entity, the purchaser will have no automatic right to re-register the yacht in their
                ownership or to continue the registration of the yacht under the Marshall Islands Flag.

            (d) That the owner understands that if it is determined after registration of the yacht that this
                Declaration has been deliberately and fraudulently filed with the Maritime Administrator, it
                will result in the immediate termination of the Private Yacht Certificate of Registry and the
                striking of the yacht from the registry.



                                                                                  (signature)

Subscribed and sworn to before me

this             day of                   20

at


        Signature of Notary Public, Deputy
         Commissioner or Special Agent

                                      ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FROM MASTER

Master, [YACHT NAME]
c/o [Company Name]
Marshall Islands

Dear Captain,

Please acknowledge receipt and understanding of this Declaration of Private Use by signing the below and promptly
returning this document to the Office of the Maritime Administrator at the office address shown in the letterhead.

Sincerely,

[Signator]
[Signator Title]
Office of the Maritime Administrator
Republic of the Marshall Islands

Receipt is herewith acknowledged:

Date:                                          Signature of Master:

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                                               ANNEX 13

                SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR YACHTS UNDER 500 GT

1.0     INTRODUCTION

1.1     The purpose of this Annex is to provide guidance on how to develop and implement an effective
        management system for commercial yachts under 500 GT, where full certification to the
        International Safety Management (ISM) Code and the International Ship and Port Facility
        Security Code (ISPS) is not a requirement.

1.2     The objectives of the Annex are to ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life,
        avoidance of damage to the environment, and security of people and property.

2.0     GENERAL

2.1     Each operator should create a proper working environment, which should include the following:

        2.1.1   Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection Policy

                .1 This must address the issues of health, safety, security, and the environment as they
                   affect the company and its staff, both ashore and afloat. The objectives of the
                   Company should be:

                    (a) to provide for safe practices in yacht operation and a safe working environment;
                    (b) to establish safeguards against all identified risks; and
                    (c) to continuously improve management skills of personnel ashore and aboard
                        yachts, including preparing for emergencies related both to health, safety,
                        security, and environmental protection.

2.2     Procedures to ensure safe operation of yachts in compliance with the regulations and rules.

        2.2.1   The management system should ensure:

                    (a) compliance with mandatory rules and regulations; and
                    (b) that applicable codes, guidelines, and standards recommended by the
                        Organization, Administrations, Classification Societies, and maritime industry
                        organizations are taken into account.

        2.2.2   The company shall establish procedures to ensure that safe working practices are carried
                out in the operation of the yacht. These may be in the form of checklists which can be
                followed by all personnel.

        2.2.3   For some yachts, it may be appropriate to have permanently exhibited checklists, e.g. in
                the wheelhouse for navigational items. Alternatively, in a smaller yacht, the record could
                take any suitable form such as a diary as distinct from a specially printed logbook.

2.3     Lines of communication between personnel, ashore and afloat.

        2.3.1   Responsibility and authority of each employee should be clear.          This may be best
                illustrated in a simple diagram, showing who reports to whom.




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2.4     Procedures for reporting accidents and incidents.

        2.4.1   The requirement for reporting accidents should be well understood by all personnel and
                in so doing improve the safety and security culture practiced on board.

2.5     Procedures for responding to emergency situations.

        2.5.1   There should be clearly stated procedures for responding to emergency situations. These
                may include but not be limited to:

                •   fire
                •   collision
                •   grounding
                •   security / violent act
                •   main propulsion or steering failure
                •   man overboard

        2.5.2   Checklists may be useful in this regard.

3.0     HEALTH, SAFETY, SECURITY, and ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION POLICY

3.1     One or more competent persons should be delegated to take responsibility for health, safety,
        security, and environmental protection. That person/persons should be clearly identified. It is the
        responsibility of the owner/operator to ensure that the policy is complied with, and that the
        responsibilities are understood.

3.2     The company/owner should develop a policy on prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.

3.3     All personnel both ashore and afloat have a duty to take care of themselves and other persons
        who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

3.4     It is essential that, in the event of an emergency, there is the ability to communicate with the
        emergency services via a shore base. The shore base may be the company office ashore, the local
        Coastguard, Police, or Fire Station, or another office as may be agreed between the yacht and the
        shore base.

4.0     RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY

4.1     The Master must have authority at all times, to make decisions with regard to the safety and
        security of the yacht and the persons on board. To ensure that there is no ambiguity regarding the
        authority of the Master, there should be a simple written statement to this effect. It should
        emphasize the Master’s overriding authority and the responsibility to make decisions with respect
        to health, safety, security, and pollution prevention and to request the assistance as may be
        necessary.

5.0     RESOURCES, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING

5.1     All personnel should receive training appropriate to the tasks they are assigned and undertake. It
        is the responsibility of the company/owner to ensure that this training is given, and that the
        personnel have an understanding of the relevant regulations and rules.

5.2     As a minimum, this means:

        •   for the Master, the relevant qualifications;

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        •   for the crew, relevant qualifications and any additional training appropriate to their
            designated duties.

5.3     Prior to the first occasion of working on the yacht, each employee must receive appropriate
        familiarization training and proper instruction in onboard procedures. This could include, but not
        necessarily be, limited to:

        •   mooring and unmooring;
        •   launching and recovery of survival craft;
        •   evacuation from all areas of the yacht;
        •   donning of lifejackets;
        •   use and handling of firefighting equipment; and
        •   security prevention / response.

6.0     ONBOARD PROCEDURES

6.1     Simple procedures should be developed for the operation of the yacht. These should include, but
        not be limited to:

        •   testing of equipment, including steering gear, prior to commencing a passage;
        •   navigation and handling of the yacht;
        •   maintenance routines;
        •   bunkering operations;
        •   watertight / weathertight integrity;
        •   stability of the yacht;
        •   conduct of passengers and crew while on board; and
        •   security of the yacht.

7.0     EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

7.1     The potential emergencies likely to be encountered by the yacht should be considered. Drills
        should then be carried out in the handling of these emergencies and evacuation from the yacht.

7.2     Where possible, all personnel should be involved in these drills, both ashore and afloat.

7.3     The roles and responsibilities of all personnel in an emergency situation should be defined.

7.4     The drills should be recorded. The names of those who participated should also be documented.

8.0     REPORTING OF ACCIDENTS

8.1     Yachts operating under this Code are required to report any accidents to the Administration and
        the company must therefore have a procedure in place. Additionally, all accidents and near
        accidents should be recorded and reported to the operator/owner, who should implement
        corrective and preventive action.

9.0     MAINTENANCE OF THE YACHT AND ITS EQUIPMENT

9.1     Maintenance of the yacht and equipment is an essential ingredient of safety and security
        management. The equipment should be checked and tested daily when in use, in addition to the
        tests referred to in the ONBOARD PROCEDURES section of the Code.




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9.2      There should be procedures for a more detailed inspection and maintenance program of the yacht
        and equipment.

9.3     The frequency of the inspections should be determined by the owner/operator, but every event
        should be recorded, as applicable.

9.4     A checklist could be employed as an aide for the inspection of equipment.

10.0    VERIFICATION, REVIEW, AND EVALUATION

10.1    Every company/owner should undertake a review of the management system of all yachts at least
        once per twelve months.




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