What is the regulation for carrying minimum number of lifebuoys on ship as per SOLAS?

The no. and location of life buoys on your ship can always be found in the “fire control and safety plan” of the ship which is always posted on bridge & other conspicuous places.

According to SOLAS CH III, Section III, regulation 32:

The minimum carrying capacity of the lifebuoys is as per Ship’s length

  • Under 100 m = 8 no’s
  • 100 m to 150 m = 10 no’s
  • 150 m to 200 m = 12 no’s
  • Above 200 m = 14 no’s