Ships and marine technology -- Servicing of inflatable life-saving appliances

This document, in conjunction with ISO 18079‑1, provides provisions for servicing stations servicing inflated rescue boats referred to in SOLAS III/20.8. This document is applicable to non-SOLAS inflated rescue boats, as appropriate.

Navires et technologie maritime -- Entretien des dispositifs de sauvetage gonflables

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 18079-5
First edition
2018-06
Ships and marine technology —
Servicing of inflatable life-saving
appliances —
Part 5:
Inflated rescue boats
Navires et technologie maritime — Entretien des dispositifs
de sauvetage gonflables —
Partie 5: Bateaux de sauvetage gonflables
Reference number
ISO 18079-5:2018(E)
ISO 2018
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ISO 18079-5:2018(E)
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ISO 18079-5:2018(E)
Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Inspection .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4.2 Visual inspection ................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4.2.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4.2.2 Air chamber and cordage ......................................................................................................................................... 1

4.2.3 Valves, valve mounting and cordage mountings ................................................................................... 2

4.2.4 Bonded parts ....................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2.5 Inflation valves and pressure relief valves ................................................................................................ 2

4.2.6 Retro-reflective materials ........................................................................................................................................ 2

4.2.7 Rigid floor .............................................................................................................................................................................. 2

4.2.8 Self-righting device ........................................................................................................................................................ 2

4.2.9 Marking .................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2.10 Fender/skate arrangements .................................................................................................................................. 2

4.2.11 External boundaries of void spaces ................................................................................................................. 2

4.3 Air chamber ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.3.1 Working pressure (WP) test .................................................................................................................................. 2

4.3.2 Necessary additional pressure (NAP) test ................................................................................................. 3

4.3.3 Overload suspension test for main air chambers ................................................................................ 3

4.4 Pressure relief valve ........................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.5 Equipment ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.6 Engines and propulsion system ............................................................................................................................................... 4

4.7 Manoeuvring system .......................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.8 Power supply system and electrical equipment ........................................................................................................ 4

4.9 Automatically self-bailing system ........................................................................................................................................... 4

5 Maintenance .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4

6 Documentation ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

6.1 Overview ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

6.2 General information ........................................................................................................................................................................... 5

6.3 Information about inflated rescue boat condition when received ............................................................. 5

6.4 Test documentation to be recorded ...................................................................................................................................... 5

6.5 Condemnation documentation for inflated rescue boats ................................................................................... 5

6.6 Control objects to be included in the inspection schedule ............................................................................... 6

7 Deficiency records .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 6

Annex A (informative) Condemnation form for inflated rescue boats .............................................................................. 7

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 8

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ISO 18079-5:2018(E)
Foreword

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A list of all parts in the ISO 18079 series can be found on the ISO website.
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ISO 18079-5:2018(E)
Introduction

The IMO International Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea of 1974 (SOLAS 74) Chapter III

Regulation 20.8 sets requirements for the annual servicing and inspection of inflatable life rafts,

inflatable lifejackets, marine evacuation systems, and maintenance and repair of inflated rescue boats

on ships. This regulation refers to the IMO Recommendation on the conditions for the approval of

servicing stations for inflatable life rafts Assembly resolution A.761(18).

However, this resolution only provides specific standards for the servicing, maintenance and repair

of inflatable life rafts and remains silent for other types of inflatable or inflated life-saving appliances

mentioned by SOLAS Chapter III Regulation 20.8 and consequently, the application of this statutory

requirement could vary widely in practice.

The ISO 18079 series addresses those areas in which the IMO recommendation is silent, in order to

facilitate consistent implementation by maritime Administrations. It is intended for use as a companion

to the IMO recommendation and also to encompass all other relevant life-saving appliances covered by

the ISO 18079 series and not necessarily regulated by IMO instruments.

The IMO Recommendation on the conditions for the approval of servicing stations for inflatable

life rafts Assembly resolution A.761(18) specifies obligations and responsibilities for Administrations,

manufacturers and ship owners. While the ISO 18079 series covers the requirements of this resolution,

it has been rearranged and reformulated in order to enable a single entity, i.e. a servicing station, to

attain certification in accordance with the ISO 18079 series. This does not mean that the specified

obligations and responsibilities are lifted, delegated or otherwise transferred by authority from those

parties to the single entity being certified.

This document addresses the maintenance and repair of inflated rescue boats and it is intended for use

as a companion to the IMO resolution.
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