Originally Posted by Jono Garton
How can these guys
get a 60 mile code on a open rib?
Good to see you the other day.
We are about to CAT 2 a twin diesel cabin RHIB for the 60 mile limit. We have negotiated with CA that the toilet, accomodation & toilet may be exempted provided that voyage is limited to 24 hours. In most cases this will be acceptable for application.
Cabin must be a permanent and purpose built structure ( in our case aluminium full length cabin). Prior to harmonised codes a means of protection for PAX was accepatble ie. canvas/fold down cover etc. I guess these guys had gone for a CAT 3 but with condition of daylight only, portable cover etc. The vessel now has "grandfather" rights.
There are other means of exemtion eg. if open RHIB is operating with a mother ship etc.
Of more interest though is the manning requirments for this boat. If they have gone for a 24 hour application/60 miles then coding for 12&2 could cause working time difficulties if they stay out the full 24. To ensure compliance they could have gone 12&3. From memory I think that on the CAt 2 they also require a competent engineer on board but that can be a dual role person.