Life-saving and s.i. articles, extinguisher, prohibition sign and sticker

SOLAS stands for Safety Of Life At Sea and describes the requirements to be satisfied by seagoing vessels. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is an international convention first passed in 1914. It was passed in response to the disaster with the Titanic in 1912.

In 1948 the participating member states of the United Nations decided to set up an organisation which specialised in safety at sea, the International Maritime Organization (IMO). SOLAS has come under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) since 1954.

IMO is responsible for compliance with SOLAS, although this task is subcontracted increasingly to classification societies.

The Marine Equipment Directive 96/98/EC (MED 96/98/EC)
comprises the requirements established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for commercial shipping. These requirements apply to all new ships and to all existing ships which have not yet been fitted with approved equipment.

The MED 96/98/EC applies to the following parts of the shipping equipment:

• life-saving equipment;
• prevention of sea pollution;
• fire protection;
• navigation equipment;
• radio communication equipment.

The MED 96/98/EC relates to the EU requirements for transport and international maritime conventions (IMO, SOLAS) and international standards (IEC, ISO). Equipment which has been approved is given the mark of conformity, a ship’s wheel.

is the Dutch abbreviation for the Inspection Regulations for Ships on the Rhine, 1995 and the regulations are generally known under this abbreviation.
The regulations stipulate the technical requirements for inland and seagoing vessels to be allowed to sail in the Rhine catchment.

The regulations apply to:

• ships with a length of 20 m or longer;
• ships whose volume, calculated as the product of L x B x T, is 100 m³ or more;
• all tug and push boats which are intended to tow, push or sail linked alongside ships or floating equipment;
• all ships which have a certificate of approval as specified in the ADN;
• all passenger ships;
• all floating equipment.

The regulations are issued by the Central Commission for Rhineshipping (CCR). The CCR has its headquarters in Strasbourg.


Life buoys
Life buoy accessories
Life raft
Flotation aids
Life jackets
Life jackets, co2 cartridges
Survival suit
Rescue clothing
Fire extinguishers
Rosr articles
Rosr signs, stickers
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