|369R||Title:||MERCHANT SHIPPING (SAFETY) (CARGO SHIP CONSTRUCTION AND SURVEY) (SHIPS BUILT BEFORE 1 SEPTEMBER 1984) REGULATIONS||Gazette Number:|
|Regulation:||4||Heading:||Bilge pumping and drainage arrangements||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Every ship to which these regulations apply shall be provided with efficient bilge pumping plant and means for drainage so arranged that water entering any part of the hull, up to the bulkhead deck, other than a space permanently appropriated for the carriage of fresh water, water ballast, oil fuel or liquid cargo and for which other efficient means of pumping or drainage are provided, can be pumped out through at least one suction pipe when the ship is on an even keel or is listed not more than 5 degrees either way. Wing suctions shall be provided where necessary for this purpose. Efficient means shall be provided whereby water may easily flow to the suction pipes: The means of pumping and drainage in compartments of the ship is dispensed with provided that the Director is satisfied the safety of the ship is not thereby impaired.
(2) Provision shall be made for the drainage of enclosed cargo spaces situated on the bulkhead deck of any ship: The means of drainage in compartments of the ship is dispensed with provided that the Director is satisfied that, by reason of the size or internal subdivision of the enclosed cargo spaces situated on the bulkhead deck of the ship, the safety of the ship is not thereby impaired. Where the freeboard to the bulkhead deck is such that the deck edge is not immersed when the ship heels 5 degrees either way, the required drainage shall be by means of a suitable number and size of deck scuppers discharging directly overboard fitted in accordance with paragraph 12 of Schedule 4 to the Merchant Shipping (Safety) (Load Line) Regulations (Cap 369 sub. leg. AD). In all other cases, internal drainage shall be led to a suitable space or spaces of adequate capacity, having a high water-level alarm and provided with suitable arrangements for discharge overboard.