Ships and marine technology — Marine evacuation systems — Means of communication

ISO 27991:2008 specifies means of communication between a marine evacuation system (MES) embarkation station and the platform or survival craft secured to the end of system passage as required by SOLAS regulation III/6.4.4.

Navires et technologie maritime — Systèmes d'évacuation en mer — Moyens de communication

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Published
Publication Date
17-Aug-2008
Current Stage
9093 - International Standard confirmed
Start Date
14-Jan-2013
Completion Date
20-Aug-2018
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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 27991
First edition
2008-09-01
Ships and marine technology — Marine
evacuation systems — Means of
communication
Navires et technologie maritime — Systèmes d'évacuation en mer —
Moyens de communication
Reference number
ISO 27991:2008(E)
ISO 2008
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ISO 27991:2008(E)
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ISO 27991:2008(E)
Contents Page

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

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

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

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

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

4 General................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.1 General principles................................................................................................................................. 2

4.2 Means of communication..................................................................................................................... 2

5 Performance requirements .................................................................................................................. 3

5.1 General................................................................................................................................................... 3

5.2 Visual signals ........................................................................................................................................ 3

5.3 Audible communication ....................................................................................................................... 4

6 Testing ................................................................................................................................................... 4

Bibliography ....................................................................................................................................................... 5

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ISO 27991:2008(E)
Foreword

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ISO 27991 was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 8, Ships and marine technology, Subcommittee

SC 1, Lifesaving and fire protection.
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ISO 27991:2008(E)
Introduction

This International Standard is intended to provide guidelines on how to ensure safe communication and aid

the control of an evacuation between the embarkation station and the platform or survival craft on ships fitted

with marine evacuation systems (MES) as required by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at

Sea (SOLAS). Considering the importance of the availability of uniform and clearly perceptible means of

communication, this International Standard is intended to define and specify acceptable means of

communication in conjunction with the operation of MES in order to ensure safe and rapid evacuation of ships

fitted with MES.
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO 27991:2008(E)
Ships and marine technology — Marine evacuation systems —
Means of communication
1 Scope

This International Standard specifies means of communication between an MES embarkation station and the

platform or survival craft secured to the end of system passage as required by SOLAS regulation III/6.4.4.

2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.
IEC 60529, Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1
communication

means of passing essential information between the relevant persons assigned to operate the MES

3.2
controller
person in charge overall at the embarkation station
3.3
marine evacuation system
MES

appliance for the rapid transfer of persons from the embarkation deck of a ship to a floating survival craft

3.4
passage

portion of the MES that provides the means of transfer of persons between the embarkation station and the

platform or survival craft
3.5
platform

floating platform which may be fitted at the bottom of the passage to hold evacuees awaiting entry to survival

craft
3.6
receiver
person normally located at the exit o
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