Category "E" Craft

1 Lifesaving and personal safety equipment  
1.1 An approved PFD/Lifejacket for each person on board, of at least 100 Newtons (see appendix 5) X
1.2 Appropriate clothing. X
1.3 A buoyant heaving line/throw bag. X
1.4 Horseshoe type lifebelt with light X
1.5 Boathook (telescopic/fixed long shaft) X
1.6 Boarding Ladder X


2 Flares (all to be used within expiry date)
2.1 Hand held distress flares or a red flag. 2
2.2 Orange smoke signal canisters. 2


3 Fire Fighting
3.1 Fire blanket - CE marked X
3.2 Fire extinguishers one of which is suitable to fight oil fires in engine spaces or fire bucket. (Do not deploy the bucket overboard while the boat is moving) 2
3.3 All cooker/heaters using Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) should be installed as outlined in Marine Notice No. 1 of 2000. X


4 Navigation Equipment  
4.1 Steering Compass. X
4.2 Foghorn, powered or aerosol type. X
4.3 Binoculars X
4.4 Navigation drawing instruments, parallel ruler, dividers or plotting instrument X
4.5 Navigation lights as required by boat length. X
4.6 Suitable up to date charts for areas of cruising. X


5 Bilge Pumping  
5.1 Manual/Electric Bilge pump capable of pumping from any hull watertight compartment and with all hatches closed. X
5.2 At least one complete repair kit including spares should be carried. X
5.3 A bucket fitted with a rope lanyard (Do not use bucket overboard while the boat is moving) X
5.4 All through hull fittings to be fitted with isolation valves. X
5.5 Softwood tapered plugs located adjacent to each through hull underwater fitting. X


6 Anchors and Warps  
6.1 Anchor with chain/warp, as appropriate for a vessels size, and operating area ground holding conditions. X
6.2 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
6.3 An adequate supply of warps and fenders, these should include siutable warps to allow the craft be towed if necessary. X


7 General Equipment  
7.1 Emergency steering means, i.e. tiller for vessels fitted with wheel steering as their primary means of steering X
7.2 Waterproof torch X
7.3 An appropriate tool kit and spare parts for the type of craft being used X
7.4 Suitable secondary means of engine starting including battery or hand start. X
7.5 Appropriate First Aid Kit. X
7.6 Storm Sail which can be quickly rigged, or the facility to deep reef existing sails (Yachts). X
7.7 Set of Oars / Oarlocks / Paddles X
7.8 Suitable Knife X
7.9 Instruction manuals for vessels essential equipment. X
7.10 Rigid or inflatable tender. X
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