1 The Administration shall be satisfied that adequate
arrangements are in place to ensure that the performance of the equipment
required by this chapter is maintained.
2 Except as provided in regulations
I/7(b)(ii), I/8 and I/9, while all reasonable steps shall
be taken to maintain the equipment required by this chapter in efficient
working order, malfunctions of that equipment shall not be considered
as making the ship unseaworthy or as a reason for delaying the ship
in ports where repair facilities are not readily available, provided
suitable arrangements are made by the master to take the inoperative
equipment or unavailable information into account in planning and
executing a safe voyage to a port where repairs can take place.