Liferaft Requirements in the Med
We are coming down to the final of purchasing
our boat in Italy
. Under Italian law a liferaft
is required for yachts. The boat has a Plastimo liferaft
that is two years out of certification
. I plan on doing mostly coastal cruising so am not that concerned about having a liferaft. We will have an inflatable
on board and not be too far off of shore. If a boat is flagged in the UK under SSR III and is travelling to foreign ports
, and possibly France
. Is it required to carry a liferaft? Which law would be applicable the Italian or the UK law?
Applying the logic that NZ is not able to enforce its stringent requirements on boats that are under Non NZ ownership
I would think that the UK laws would apply but am looking for verification.
Between us there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea. Besides holding our hearts together through long periods of separation, it had the effect of making us tolerant of each other's yarns -- and even convictions. Heart of Darkness