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Q. How many immersion suits must be provided to each lifeboat?

A. Three per boat (assuming totally enclosed boats) if the boat is a designated rescue boat.

Note: New legislation (2006) will require immersion suits for all the ship’s complement.


Q. How many lifejackets must be carried aboard a passenger carrying vessels over 500 grt?

A. One for every person on board plus an additional 5% and enough child lifejackets equal to 10% of the total number of persons on board to ensure one lifejacket for every child on board.


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