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Category "D" Craft - Sheltered Coastal

1 Lifesaving and personal safety equipment  
1.1 A suitable PFD/Lifejacket for each person on board, of at least 150 Newtons (CE EN 396) (see appendix 5). (100N)
1.2 Crew safety harness/lifelines for all crew that may have to work on deck at any time  
1.3 Appropriate clothing X
1.4 An immersion suit per crewmember if operating in northern latitudes.  
1.5 Jack Lines capable of being rigged port & starboard and extending from the aft of the cockpit to the foredeck for use with crew lifelines.  
1.6 Life raft of sufficient capacity to cater for all crew carried. (Category Craft ''Inshore'' engaged on overnight coastal passages)  
1.7 Emergency Liferaft Grab Bag for abandoning ship.  
1.8 A buoyant heaving line/throw bag.  
1.9 Horseshoe type lifebelt with light. Danbuoy with flag fitted to one lifebelt.  
1.10 Buoyancy sling with floating line - can be fitted in lieu of one horseshoe lifebelt.  
1.11 Boarding Ladder  

 

2 Flares  
2.1 Hand held distress flares. 2
2.2 Hand held white flares.  
2.3 Parachute rocket red flares.  
2.4 Orange smoke signal canisters 2

 

3 Radios and Communications  
3.1 A suitable fixed Marine Band VHF radio transmitter, with DSC facility (Operators licence required from MRAU).  
3.2 Marine Band MF/HF/SSB and/or global satellite communication system  
3.3 EPIRB - type 406 - registered in the name of the vessel  
3.4 Radio Transponder unit - SART  
3.5 Waterproof hand held radio X
3.6 A radio receiver AM/FM, capable of receiving shipping forecasts, and national/local weather forecasts X

 

4 Fire Fighting
 
4.1 Fire blanket - CE marked. (* If carrying cooking equipment) *  
4.2 Fire extinguishers in addition to a suitable extinguisher to fight oil fires in engine spaces or fire bucket. (Do not deploy the bucket overboard while the boat is moving)  
4.3 All cooker/heaters using Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) should be installed as outlined in Marine Notice No. 1 of 2000 X

 

5 Navigation Equipment  
5.1 Echo Sounder.  
5.2 Steering Compass  
5.3 Hand Bearing Compass  
5.4 Speed Log  
5.5 GPS.  
5.6 Radar Reflector.  
5.7 Foghorn, powered or aerosol type. X
5.8 Barometer  
5.9 Clock  
5.10 Binoculars  
5.11 Sextant and tables.  
5.12 Navigation drawing instruments, parallel ruler, dividers or plotting instrument.  
5.13 Full set of fixed navigation lights including anchor lights  
5.14 Suitable up to date charts, nautical publications and tide tables for areas of cruising  


6 Bilge Pumping  
6.1 Manual bilge pump capable of pumping from any hull watertight compartment and with all hatches closed X
6.2 At least one complete repair kit including spares should be carried.  
6.3 An electric or engine driven pump can be substituted for a manual model  
6.4 A bucket of capacity 8-12 litres, siutably fitted with a rope lanyard. (Do not deploy the bucket overboard while the boat is moving) X
6.5 Softwood tapered plugs, located adjacent to all, through hull underwater fittings.  
6.6 All through hull fittings to be fitted with isolation valves.  

 

7 Anchors and Warps  
7.1 Anchor with chain/warp, as appropriate for a vessels size, and operating area ground holding conditions. X
7.2 Boats should have a suitably reinforced deck cleat/Samson post on the foredeck, and means of closing over the bow roller or fairlead used when anchoring. X
7.3 An adequate supply of warps and fenders, these should include siutable warps to allow the craft be towed if necessary. X

 

8 General Equipment  
8.1 Emergency steering means, i.e. tiller for vessels fitted with wheel steering as their primary means of steering. X
8.2 Waterproof torch, capable of also being used for signalling X
8.3 An appropriate tool kit and spare parts for the type of craft being used. X
8.4 Suitable secondary means of engine starting including battery or hand start.  
8.5 Suitable First Aid Kit including a First Aid manual. X
8.6 Storm sails which can be quickly rigged, or the facility to deep reef sails on yachts.  
8.7 Emergency repair kit including sail repair kit, spare wash boards and window blanks.  
8.8 Emergency water supply.  
8.9 Bosun's Chair  
8.10 Instruction manuals for vessels essential equipment.  
8.11 Rigid or inflatable tender.  
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