Chapter 8:

life saving

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 8 contains requirements that provide for safe escape, evacuation, and survival under various operating conditions. Provisions contained in this chapter of the Polar Code will apply to new and existing vessels if such vessels may encounter the conditions the provisions are intended to address. Requirements for partially or totally enclosed lifeboats are stricter in the Polar Code than in the otherwise applicable SOLAS requirements. This includes having specific means in place to assist with escape or evacuation in ice and snow conditions, and provision for personal survival equipment that provide sufficient frostbite protection. These are set out in the text of Chapter 8 below, and in the Part 1B Additional Guidance.


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CHAPTER 8 –  LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES AND ARRANGEMENTS: 
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As adopted from IMO - Full Polar Code text

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