Location of Lifejacket Stowage

CLIA's oceangoing members have adopted this additional policy to reflect best practices for the stowage of lifejackets onboard newly-constructed cruise ships. Under this policy, a number of lifejackets equal to or greater than the number required onboard under the relevant international and flag State regulations, are to be stowed in close proximity to either muster stations or lifeboat embarkation points, and be readily available for use in case of emergency. Implementation of this policy will continue to result in spare lifejackets being carried in excess of the number required by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
For the purpose of this policy, “newly-constructed cruise ships” are defined as those cruise ships for which the building contract is placed on or after July 1, 20132.