|369AY||Title:||MERCHANT SHIPPING (SAFETY) (LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES) REGULATION||Gazette Number:||L.N. 226 of 2001|
|Section:||7||Heading:||Equivalents and exemptions||Version Date:||26/10/2001|
(1) Where this Regulation requires that a particular fitting, material, appliance or apparatus, or type thereof, shall be fitted or carried in a ship, or that any particular provision shall be made, the Director may permit any other fitting, material, appliance or apparatus, or type thereof, to be fitted or carried, or any other provision to be made in that ship if the Director is satisfied by trial thereof or otherwise that such other fitting, material, appliance or apparatus, or type thereof or provision is at least as effective as that required by this Regulation.
(2) The Director may exempt any ship or description of ships from all or any of the provisions of this Regulation (as may be specified in the exemption) if the Director is satisfied that compliance with such provision is either impracticable or unreasonable in the case of that ship or description of ships on such terms (if any) as he may specify and may, subject to giving reasonable notice, alter or cancel any such exemption.
(3) The Director may exempt any ship not normally engaged on international voyages but which, in exceptional circumstances, is required to undertake a single international voyage from any of the requirements of this Regulation, provided that the ship complies with the safety requirements which in the opinion of the Director are adequate for the voyage which is to be undertaken by the ship.