What are the SOLAS requirements for lifebuoys?

SOLAS Regulations For Lifebuoys:  

  • Not less than one half of the total number of lifebuoys shall be provided with lifebuoy self-igniting lights;
  • not less than two shall also be provided with lifebuoy self-activating smoke signals and be capable of quick release from the navigation bridge;
  • lifebuoys with lights and those with lights and smoke signals shall be equally distributed on both sides of the ship;
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  • SIZE: Inner diameter should not be less than 400 mm or 16 inch Outer diameter should not be more than 800 mm or 32 inch
  • WEIGHT: total mass must not be less than 2.5 kg not be more than 6 kg
  • MADE: Inherently buoyant material
  • COLOUR: internationally ORANGE in color, highly visible.
    1. Retro-reflective tape (Retro-reflective tape reflects the light in the opposite direction when a beam of light is directed on it from any angle)
    2. Grab line:
      • Its diameter must not be less than 9.5 mm and length of line not be less than 4 times the outer diameter of body in length.
      • It must be secured at 4 equidistant points around the life buoys.   
    3. Self igniting light:   


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