(1) Rescue boats required to be provided under SOLAS shall be stowed :-
- in a state or continuous readiness for launching in not more than 5 minutes;
- in a position suitable for launching and recovery; and
- so that neither the rescue boat nor its stowage arrangements will interfere with the operation of any survival craft.
(2) Where the rescue boat is also a lifeboat, then its stowage shall comply with the requirements specified.