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GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLANS AND PROCEDURES FOR RECOVERY OF PERSONS FROM THE WATER

Background.

 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-first session (26 to 30 November 2012), approved the Guidelines for the development of plans and procedures for recovery of persons from the water, set out in the annex, aiming at providing additional guidance on the application of the requirements in SOLAS regulation III/17-1

 Member Governments are invited to bring the annexed Guidelines to the attention of all interested parties.

INTRODUCTION

In continuation of P.M.S ,Circular /C012/14. A new SOLAS Regulation III/17-1 requires all cargo ships to have specific plans and procedures for the recovery of persons from the water.

 The new regulation adopted through Resolution MSC.338(91) requires that all ships, other than RO-RO passenger ships to have ship-specific plans and procedures for the recovery of person from water that are unconscious or otherwise unable to help themselves..

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