Seven OceanS® SURVIVIAL FOOD AND WATER FOR LIFEBOATS AND LIFERAFTS
Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirements
The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the UN organisation responsible for improving maritime safety, is in charge of implementing the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
Under chapter III of SOLAS, “the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code gives specific technical requirements for LSAs and is mandatory under Regulation 34, which states that all life-saving appliances and arrangements shall comply with the applicable requirements of the LSA Code” (www.imo.org, Conventions, SOLAS).
The LSA Code requires a specific list of emergency equipment to be carried on board each lifeboat and liferaft, including food rations and drinking water.
Seven OceanS® Survival
GC Rieber Compact produces survival food and water which comply with the latest SOLAS regulation valid from 1st of July 2008: