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The Safety Guide

Published 17 Oct 2019
The Safety Guide

Safety of life at sea is achieved in many ways and covers the ship and its equipment and the skills and competencies of seafarers. The design and construction of the ship is a vital element and takes up a large part of the SOLAS Convention, but this guide is concerned less with ship construction and more with the training of crew, fire detection and fighting and lifesaving appliances.

Although the source for most international regulations on crew competency, safety and survival matters is the SOLAS convention, finding much of the detail within the SOLAS text itself is not possible because the individual subjects have codes of their own.

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