Regulation 8 - Surveys of life-saving appliances and other equipment of cargo ships
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Regulation 8 - Surveys of life-saving appliances and other equipment of cargo ships

  (a) The life-saving appliances and arrangements (except radio installations), the shipborne navigational equipment, the fire safety systems and appliances and the inert gas system of cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards to which chapters II-1, II-2, III and V apply, shall be subject to initial and subsequent surveys as prescribed for passenger ships in regulation 7 of this chapter with the substitution of 24 months for 12 months in subparagraph (a)(ii) of that regulation. The fire control plans in new ships and means of embarkation of pilots, nautical publications, lights, shapes and means of making sound signals carried by new and existing ships shall be included in the surveys for the purpose of ensuring that they comply fully with the requirements of the present regulations and, where applicable, the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea in force.footnote

  (b) Intermediate surveys shall be made for tankers of ten years of age and over, within three months before or after the anniversary date of the Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate, to ensure that equipment specified in paragraph (a) of this regulation has been maintained in accordance with regulation 11 of this chapter and that it is in good working condition. Such intermediate surveys shall be endorsed on the Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate issued in accordance with regulation 12(a)(iii) of this chapter.footnote

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