(a) The liferaft manufacturer shall make maintenance instructions available in English to purchasers of inflatable liferafts approved by the Coast Guard, to enable vessel operators to meet regulations III/19.3 and III/52 of SOLAS.
(b) The maintenance instructions required by paragraph (a) of this section must include—
(1) A checklist for use in monthly, external, visual inspections of the packed liferaft;
(2) An explanation of the requirements for periodic servicing of the liferaft by an approved servicing facility; and
(3) A log for maintaining records of inspections and maintenance.
Title 46 published on 2012-10-01
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