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Life-Saving Appliances, 2010 Edition, just published

Briefing: 53/2010, November 9, 2010

The 2010 edition of Life Saving Appliances is now available from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
This publication includes the latest consolidated versions of the mandatory International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code, the Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances and the Code of Practice for the Evaluation, Testing and Acceptance of Prototype Novel Life-Saving Appliances.
 
The updated requirements and recommendations in the new edition include those relating to: 
• stowage, fitting and equipment of liferafts;
• certification and fitting of lifeboats;
• new requirements for fast rescue boats;
• requirements for lifeboat and rescue boat launching appliances;
• carrying capacity of free-fall lifeboats;
• changes in the average weight of persons to be used for the design and equipment of life-saving appliances;
• extensive new requirements for lifejackets, including the introduction of infant and child lifejackets;
• extensive associated changes to testing requirements for life-saving appliances, including the introduction of reference test devices.

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The publication is available from authorized distributors of IMO publications (http://www.imo.org/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx ) and via IMO’s online bookshop.
 
For further information, please consult the IMO website at www.imo.org.
 
Technical details:
288 pp A5, product code: ID982E, ISBN: 978-92-801-1507-9, price £23.
Also available as an e-book (ED982E, £23).
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IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.
Web site: www.imo.org

For further information please contact:
Lee Adamson, Head, Public Information Services on 020 7587 3153 (media@imo.org )
Natasha Brown, External Relations Officer on 020 7587 3274 (media@imo.org ).

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