Requirement of lifebuoy as per LSA code


    􀂙 have an outer diameter of not more than 800 mm and an inner diameter of not less than
    400 mm;
    􀂙 be constructed of inherently buoyant material; it shall not depend upon rushes, cork
    shavings or granulated cork, any other loose granulated material or any air compartment
    which depends on inflation for buoyancy;
    􀂙 be capable of supporting not less than 14.5 kg of iron in fresh water for a period of 24
    􀂙 have a mass of not less than 2.5 kg;
    􀂙 not sustain burning or continue melting after being totally enveloped in a fire for a period
    of 2 seconds;
    􀂙 be constructed to withstand a drop into the water from the height at which it is stowed above the waterline in the lightest
    seagoing condition or 30 m, whichever is the greater, without impairing either its operating capability or that of its attached
    􀂙 if it is intended to operate the quick release arrangement provided for the self-activated smoke signals and self-igniting lights,
    have a mass sufficient to operate the quick release arrangement;
    􀂙 be fitted with a grabline not less than 9.5 mm in diameter and not less than 4 times the outside diameter of the body of the
    buoy in length. The grabline shall be secured at four equidistant points around the circumference of the buoy to form four
    equal loops.

    Jagades Babu | | EDIT | REPLY


      characteristics of lifebuoy is given in lsa code whereas its req(how many to carry) is given in solas capter 3
      Characteristics  are outer dia not more tahn 800 mm inner not less than 400mm,capable of supporting 14.5 kg of iron in fresh water for 24 hrs and have a mass not less than 2.5 kg.

      CARRIAGE requirement is 8,10,12and 14 for 200m respectively for cargo ships and 8,12,18,24 and 30 for unser 60,60-120,120-180,180-240 and over 240 respectively.
      out of the total no. of lifebuoy on any ship halh must be fitted with light out of which 2 with smoke signal and one on each side with line................thanu

      Ravindra Singh | | EDIT | REPLY

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