Cargo ship safety equipment certificate-A record of equipment (Form E)

The SEC extra information

Added to the cargo ship safely equipment certificate is a document that is of great use to ship’s personnel preparing for surveys. This is Form E, a form that lists the equipment the surveyor will be looking for. This post is a summary of the equipment listed on the form. 

Details of life-saving appliances

Lifeboats

  • Total number of persons for which life-saving appliances are provided
  • Total number of davit launched lifeboats
  • Total number of persons accommodated by them
  •  Number of self-righting partially enclosed lifeboats (regulation III/431)
  • Number of totally enclosed lifeboats (regulation III/31 and LSA Code, section 4.6)
  • Number of lifeboats with a self-contained air support system (regulation III/31 and LSA Code, section 4.8)
  •  Number of fire-protected lifeboats (regulation III/31 and LSA Code, section 4.9)
  •  Other lifeboats
  • Total number of free-fall lifeboats
  • Total number of persons accommodated by them
  •  Number of motor lifeboats (included in the total lifeboats)
  •  Number of lifeboats fitted with searchlights
  •  Number of rescue boats
  •  Number of boats which are included in the total lifeboats

Liferafts

  • Number of persons accommodated by them
  • Those for which approved launching appliances are not required
  • Those for which approved launching appliances are required Number of liferafts

Other LSA

  •  Number of lifebuoys
  •  Number of lifejackets
  •  Immersion suits
  •  Total number
  • Number of suits complying with the requirements for lifejackets
  • Number of anti-exposure suits

Radio installations used in life-saving appliances

  •  Number of search and rescue locating devices
  • Radar search and rescue transponders (SART)
  •  AIS search and rescue transmitters (AIS-SART)
  • Number of two-way VHF radiotelephone apparatus

Details of navigational systems and equipment

Compasses

  • Standard magnetic compass
  •  Spare magnetic compass
  • Gyro-compass
  •  Gyro-compass heading repeater
  • Gyro-compass bearing repeater
  •  Heading or track control system
  • Pelorus or compass bearing device
  • Means of correcting heading and bearings
  • Transmitting heading device (THD)

Charts and publications

  • Nautical charts/Electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS)
  • Back-up arrangements for ECDIS
  • Nautical publications
  • Back-up arrangements for electronic nautical publications

Position fixing

Receiver for a global navigation satellite system/terrestrial radionavigation system

Radar

  •  9 GHz radar
  • Second radar (3 GHz/9 GHz3)
  • Automatic radar plotting aid (ARPA)
  • Automatic tracking aid
  • Second automatic tracking aid
  • Electronic plotting aid

Other navigation systems

  •  Automatic identification system (AIS)
  • Long-range identification and tracking system
  • Voyage data recorder (VDR)
  • Simplified voyage data recorder (S-VDR)
  • Speed and distance measuring device (through the water)
  • Speed and distance measuring device (over the ground in the forward and athwartships direction)
  • Echo-sounding device
  • Rudder, propeller, thrust, pitch and operational mode indicator
  • Rate-of-turn indicator
  •  Sound reception system
  •  Telephone to emergency steering position
  • Daylight signalling lamp
  •  Radar reflector
  • International Code of Signals
  •  IAMSAR Manual, Volume III
  • Bridge navigational watch alarm system (BNWAS)

 

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