per the first Schedule of the Pleasure Craft (issue of Certificate of
Competency) regulations 2001 at part E (Safety at Sea), it is specified at
paragraphs 9 and 10 that:
law requires that there is a lifejacket for every person on board.
sure everyone aboard knows where lifejackets are and how to use them
order to reinforce the safety and security of the public and users of the sea,
the following conditions are henceforth attached to all commercial pleasure
craft licence and skipper’s licence:
is the skipper’s legal responsibility to ensure that Personal Floatation
Devices are worn in situation of heightened risks, such as when crossing a
bar, navigating through a pass, in rough water, during an emergency and by
pleasure craft must make provision for Personal Floatation Devices as per
SOLAS code of practice, for the number of persons on board, taking into
consideration the weight/size ratio of the users such as Lifejacket,
self-rescue bracelet, inflatable belt pack.
casting off, all passengers must be briefed on how to use the Personal
Floatation Devices provided on board.
should be made for various sizes of Personal Floatation Devices to
accommodate the different sizes and weights of persons on board.
skipper and/or any trained crew member must ensure that every person on
board is aware of where the Personal Floatation Devices are stowed. The
stowage location should be easily accessible.
Personal Floatation Devices should be properly maintained
of Personal Floatation Devices is compulsory for all persons on board of
commercial pleasure craft (PC) when navigating outside the lagoon.
Friday 27th March