Access openings on barges ( Regulation 27(11) ) (IACS interpretation LL.42)
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Access openings on barges ( Regulation 27(11) ) (IACS interpretation LL.42)

 In applying regulation 27(11) only those openings which are less than 1.5 m2 in area should be considered as ôsmall access openings".

 Access plates should be considered as being equivalent to an intact deck on unmanned barges, provide they are secured by closely spaced bolts, are properly gasketted and for all practical purposes have equivalent structural integrity and tightness as an intact deck.

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