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

This document, in conjunction with ISO 18079‑1, provides provisions for servicing stations for marine evacuation systems referred to in SOLAS III (20.8). This document is applicable to non-SOLAS marine evacuation systems, as appropriate.

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 18079-4
First edition
2018-06
Ships and marine technology —
Servicing of inflatable life-saving
appliances —
Part 4:
Marine evacuation systems
Navires et technologie maritime — Entretien des dispositifs
de sauvetage gonflables —
Partie 4: Systèmes d'évacuation en mer gonflables
Reference number
ISO 18079-4:2018(E)
ISO 2018
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ISO 18079-4:2018(E)
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ISO 18079-4:2018(E)
Contents Page

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

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

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

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

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

4 Servicing of marine evacuation systems ...................................................................................................................................... 2

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

4.2 Container/stowage arrangement ........................................................................................................................................... 2

4.3 Bowsing arrangements .................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.4 Passage ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.4.1 Inflatable passage ........................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.4.2 Rigid passage....................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.5 Floating platform .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3

4.6 Inflation system ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.7 Associated liferafts .............................................................................................................................................................................. 4

4.8 Additional measures .......................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.9 Structural components .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.10 Test procedures for inflatable components ................................................................................................................... 4

4.10.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.10.2 Working pressure (WP) test .................................................................................................................................. 4

4.10.3 Necessary additional pressure (NAP) test ................................................................................................. 4

4.10.4 Floor seam (FS) test ...................................................................................................................................................... 5

5 Servicing records ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5

5.1 Overview ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.2 General information ........................................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.3 Information about marine evacuation system condition when received ............................................. 5

5.4 Test documentation to be recorded ...................................................................................................................................... 6

5.5 Condemnation documentation for marine evacuation systems .................................................................. 6

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

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

7 Rotational deployments of marine evacuation systems ............................................................................................. 7

Annex A (normative) Frequency of NAP tests, working pressure (WP) and

floor seam strength (FS) ............................................................................................................................................................................... 8

Annex B (informative) Guidelines for floor seam (FS) test supports .................................................................................. 9

Annex C (informative) Condemnation form for inflatable marine evacuation systems ..............................10

Annex D (informative) Record of marine evacuation system deployment ................................................................11

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................12

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ISO 18079-4:2018(E)
Foreword

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This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 8, Ships and marine technology,

Subcommittee SC 1, Maritime safety.
A list of all parts in the ISO 18079 series can be found on the ISO website.
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ISO 18079-4:2018(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 servicing of marine evacuation systems and it is intended for use as a

companion to the IMO recommendation.
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO 18079-4:2018(E)
Ships and marine technology — Servicing of inflatable life-
saving appliances —
Part 4:
Marine evacuation systems
1 Scope

This document, in conjunction with ISO 18079-1, provides provisions for servicing stations for marine

evacuation systems referred to in SOLAS III (20.8). This document is applicable to non-SOLAS marine

evacuation systems, as appropriate.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements 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.

ISO 18079-1, Ships and marine technology — Servicing of life-saving appliances — Part 1: General

ISO 18079-2, Ships and marine technology — Servicing of life-saving appliances — Part 2: Inflatable

liferafts
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

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— ISO Online browsing platform: available at http: //www .iso .org/obp
3.1
marine evacuation system
MES

appliance for the rapid transfer of persons from the embarkation deck of a ship to a floating platform or

survival craft by means of a passage (3.2)
3.2
passage

integral component of a MES (3.1) to provide a safe descent of persons from the embarkation station to

the floating platform or survival craft

Note 1 to entry: The passage can be an inflatable or rigid slide, a vertical passage (3.4) or any other arrangement

providing the same function.
3.3
inclined passage

horizontally-angled inflatable or rigid component which provide access for persons to a floating

platform (3.5) or directly into survival crafts
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3.4
vertical passage

vertically-angled passage (3.2) providing access for persons to a floating platform (3.5) or directly into

survival crafts
3.5
floating platform

inflatable component which may be fitted to the bottom of the passage (3.2) to hold evacuees awaiting

entry to survival craft
3.6
associated survival crafts
survival craft designed to be served by the marine evacuation system (3.1)
3.7
stowage container
container that stows the MES (3.1) or part of the MES
4 Servicing of marine evacuation systems
4.1 General

The following tests and procedures shall be carried out, except where noted otherwise, at every

servicing of a marine evacuation system fitted as life-saving equipment. Servicing of marine evacuation

systems shall be carried out in accordance with the appropriate manufacturer's servicing manual.

Necessary procedures shall include, but not be limited to, the following.
4.2 Container/stowage arrangement

The container/stowage arrangement shall be visually inspected before performing the tests required

according to 4.3 to 4.5.

This visual inspection shall, as a minimum, include the following in accordance with the instructions of

the manufacturers servicing manual.
4.2.1 Inspection of lowering winch (if fitted).
4.2.2 Inspection of the container/stowage arrangement for damage.

4.2.3 Inspection of the interior of the container/stowage arrangement for signs of dampness and

corrosion.

4.2.4 Inspection of hydraulic systems, gas cylinders, high pressure hoses, reduction valves, release

wires, locking systems for doors, seals for doors and transport safety devices, as appropriate.

4.2.5 Inspection of the required marking on the container/stowage arrangement.
4.3 Bowsing arrangements
The components of the bowsing system,
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