33 CFR 143.405 - Equipment.
(a) Standby vessels must have, at least, the following equipment:
(1) Multiple propellers or propulsion devices.
(2) Two searchlights.
(5) A Stokes or comparable litter.
(7) Means for safely retrieving persons, including injured or helpless persons, from the water. The means of retrieval must be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.
(8) A scramble net that can be rigged on either side of the standby vessel.
(9) A minimum of four Coast Guard approved ring life buoys, each equipped with 15 fathoms of line.
(10) An immersion suit approved by the Coast Guard under 46 CFR 160.171, or a buoyant suit meeting Supplement A of ANSI/UL- 1123-1987 and approved under 46 CFR 160.053, for each member of the standby vessel's crew when the standby vessel operates north of 32 degrees north latitude in the Atlantic Ocean or north of 35 degrees north latitude in all other waters.
(11) Two boat hooks.
(12) A fire monitor with a minimum flow rate of, at least, 500 gallons per minute.
(15) A copy of “The Ship's Medicine Chest and Medical Aid at Sea”, DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 84-2024, available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.