What are Stowage Requirements for Rescue Boat as per SOLAS ?

(1) Rescue boats required to be provided under SOLAS shall be stowed :-

  1. in a state or continuous readiness for launching in not more than 5 minutes
  2. in a position suitable for launching and recovery; and 
  3. 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.  manish-mayank  

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