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Old 07-04-2019, 14:42   #1
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SOLAS A/SOLAS B

I have been doing a little reading into SOLAS A and SOLAS B pack liferafts (not debating having/not having a liferaft. We WILL have one). Having read this:



https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/...art160-151.pdf


I am struggling to differentiate what differences are between A and B. Seems that there is a high standard and same gear in them as a minimum requirement.



Any help for my ignorance please?


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Re: SOLAS A/SOLAS B

That reference only sets out specifications for the various items included in SOLAS A or B packs, it doesn't specify which items are required for A as opposed to B packs.


Many of the items listed are not required for SOLAS B.

SOLAS A packs have, in addition to SOLAS B requirements:
Extra flares, water, food, fishing line, can opener


Here's one link that sets out the actual contents (Canadian, so there are a few other things there as well):


https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/...6/page-24.html
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Re: SOLAS A/SOLAS B

StuM,


Thanks for that. I kind of figured it was something like that. We will have extra items in grab bag anyway.
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