|369E||Title:||MERCHANT SHIPPING (MINIMUM PASSENGER SPACE) REGULATIONS||Gazette Number:|
|Regulation:||31||Heading:||Fresh water supply||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) In every ship to which these regulations apply, there shall be fitted an adequate number of fresh water tanks having an aggregate capacity sufficient for the total number of passengers that the ship is certificated to carry or is intended to carry, whichever is the greater number, and for the voyages anticipated.
(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), the total quantity of fresh water required to be carried shall be deemed to be adequate if the minimum capacity of the fresh water storage is sufficient for the consumption of at least 5 gallons of fresh water per day per passenger, exclusive of the water required for boiler purposes and for the crew of the ship.
(3) Where facilities referred to in paragraph (1) are available for distilling water on board a ship the total capacity of available fresh water storage tanks may be reduced; but at least half the total quantity required shall be supplied from sources other than the distiller.
(4) All fresh water storage tanks shall be clean and watertight and shall, if they are situated adjacent to oil fuel storage tanks, be separated therefrom by a cofferdam to prevent contamination.
(5) No fresh water storage tank shall be fitted below a deep tank not used for storing water of similar purity.
(6) No piping other than for a fresh water delivery system shall pass through a fresh water storage tank.
(7) The internal structure of every fresh water storage or service tank shall be such as to facilitate draining and cleaning thereof.
(8) All access manholes to fresh water storage tanks shall be sited clear of any sewerage tank, piping or other source of contamination and shall, if situate on a tank crown, be fitted with raised coamings or spurn waters.
(9) Every air pipe and filling pipe to any such tank shall be led well clear of the deck and any other source of contamination.
(10) Any pump used for delivering fresh water shall, except in case of emergency, be reserved exclusively for that purpose.
(11) There shall be fitted, independent of the main fresh water supply system, an adequate number of drinking water stations, fitted with suitable draw-off taps and suitably distributed, for the use of unberthed passengers.
(12) Such drinking fresh water draw-off taps shall be provided in addition to those provided in galleys and in washing accommodation.
(13) For the purposes of paragraph (11), the number of drinking water stations shall be deemed to be adequate if there is provided not less than one for every 200 unberthed passengers or part thereof that the ship is certificated to carry or is intended to carry, whichever is the greater number.
(14) There shall be fitted to each such drinking water system filtering equipment approved by the Director.