Maritime Rules Part 40B
Current version of Part 40B
This rule applies to:
- foreign-going passenger ships
- foreign-going non-passenger ships (other than fishing ships) of 500 tons gross tonnage or more (300 tons gross tonnage or more for radio requirements)
- ships (other than fishing ships) of 45 metres or more in length that proceed beyond restricted limits
- high speed craft.
Part 40B covers the requirement of SOLAS ships to comply with the design, construction and equipment applicable at the time the ship was built as specified in SOLAS 74.
Part 40B requires compliance with relevant IMO Codes for certain types of ship such as bulk chemical carriers and liquefied gas carriers. Requirements in respect of passenger accommodation and other relevant issues not covered by SOLAS 74 are also covered in Part 40B.