Merchant Shipping Act, 1966

Damage control plans and stability information for passenger steamers.

9.—Construction rules (that is to say, rules made under section 10 of the Act of 1952 relating to the hull, equipment and machinery of passenger steamers registered in the State) may require the provision in such ships—

(a) of plans exhibited as provided by or under the rules, and of other information, relating to the boundaries of watertight compartments, the openings therein, the means of closing such openings and the arrangements for correcting any list due to flooding; and

(b) of information necessary for the guidance of the master in maintaining sufficient stability to enable the ship to withstand damage.