1.1 Lifebuoys complying with the requirements
of paragraph 2.1.1 of the Code shall
.1 so distributed as to be readily available on
both sides of the ship and as far as practicable on all open decks
extending to the ship's side; at least one shall be placed in the
vicinity of the stern; and
.2 so stowed as to be capable of being rapidly
cast loose, and not permanently secured in any way.
1.2 At least one lifebuoy on each side of the
ship shall be fitted with a buoyant lifeline complying with the requirements
of paragraph 2.1.4 of the Code equal
in length to not less than twice the height at which it is stowed
above the waterline in the lightest seagoing condition, or 30 m, whichever
is the greater.
1.3 Not less than one half of the total number
of lifebuoys shall be provided with lifebuoy self-igniting lights
complying with the requirements of paragraph
2.1.2 of the Code; not less than two of these shall also be
provided with lifebuoy self-activating smoke signals complying with
the requirements of paragraph 2.1.3 of
the Code 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 and shall not be
the lifebuoys provided with lifelines in compliance with the requirements
of paragraph 1.2.
1.4 Each lifebuoy shall be marked in block capitals
of the Roman alphabet with the name and port of registry of the ship
on which it is carried.