|369C||Title:||MERCHANT SHIPPING (INSTRUCTIONS TO SURVEYORS) (PASSENGER SHIPS) REGULATIONS||Gazette Number:|
|Regulation:||34||Heading:||Hand gear for watertight doors||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
The mechanism required for closing sliding watertight doors by hand from above the bulkhead deck shall be expeditious in its action and sufficiently powerful to be capable of closing the door under unfavourable circumstances. The operating gear shall be accessible in all cases. It should, if possible, consist of a crank handle or a wheel and handle, and be permanently attached to the shafting so as to be always ready for use. If this cannot be done, the handle or wheel must be stowed immediately alongside the working position. There shall be an index at the operating position showing whether the door is open or closed. The lead of shafting to the door should be as direct and free from complications as possible. All screws, rods and other apparatus for raising and lowering watertight doors must be provided with proper lubrication, and guarded where necessary.