The Gibraltar Maritime Administration has issued the Shipping Guidance Notice regarding the use of overside working systems on commercial yachts, small commercial vessels, and loadline vessels.
This document is addressed to ship owners, operators, master’s, classification societies and recognised organisations.
It has been published on November 11th, 2022.
Ship-owners have a responsibility to ensure that:
- new systems comply with the current BS/EN Standards;
- systems are installed as per manufacturer’s instructions;
- existing systems have been checked to an equivalent standard; and
- maintenance is carried out according to manufacturer’s instructions.
The use of overside working systems are now considered standard on vessels especially commercial yachts. Such installations allow crew members to work outside conventional guardrails for cleaning and maintenance purposes.
RELEVANT DOCUMENT (AVAILABLE ONLY TO SUBSCRIBERS):
Use of Overside Working Systems on Commercial Yachts, Small Commercial Vessels, and Loadline Vessels
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