Appendix III of Annex I of NR-30 – Means of Rescue and Survival

1. The obligations set forth in this Appendix apply to all fishing vessels, considering:

a) the operational characteristics for which they were designed;

b) the maximum operating distance;

c) the navigation and fishing time autonomy;

d) the safety requirements of the workplaces or fishing activities; and

e) the circumstances or evidence of risks on board.

2 .Fishing vessels must have adequate means of rescue and survival, including those that allow the removal of workers from the water and those determined by maritime authority regulations.

3. All means of rescue and survival must be in an appropriate place and in good condition, ready for immediate use.

4. The fishing master or a professional fisherman designated by him must check the means of rescue before the vessel leaves the port.

5. The means of rescue and survival must be regularly supervised, in accordance with maritime authority regulations.

6. All professional fishermen must be properly trained and instructed for emergencies.

7. Vessels with a total length equal to or greater than 26.5 m (twenty-six meters and fifty centimeters) or Gross Tonnage equal to or greater than 100 (one hundred) must have a board with precise instructions on the procedures each worker must follow in case of emergency.

8. The annual rescue drill must be conducted in port or at sea and involve all professional fishermen.

8.1 The drills must ensure that professional fishermen are thoroughly familiar with the operations related to handling and functioning of rescue and survival means.

9. Professional fishermen must be familiar with the radiocommunication equipment installations and be trained in their operation.