Regulation 8 - Life Saving Signals

Summary

  • Contracting Governments to ensure that standard signals are used during SAR operations.
Regulation 8

Contracting Governments undertake to arrange that life-saving signals are used by search and rescue facilities engaged in search and rescue operations when communicating with ships or persons in distress.

 

MCA Guidance
1. This Regulation is self-explanatory. The international lifesaving signals are contained in the IAMSAR Manual and the International Code of Signals. (Obtainable from IMO Publications http://www.imo.org)
2. Refer to Regulation 29 which requires the ready availability to the OOW of a table describing the lifesaving signals.
3.

Details of lifesaving signals are provided in the MCA leaflet LIFESAVING SIGNALS for Ships, Aircraft or Persons in Distress.

 

 

 


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