domingo, 6 de mayo de 2012

Life-Saving Appliances

Life-Saving Appliances, 2010 Edition, just published

Briefing: 53/2010, November 9, 2010


The 2010 edition of Life Saving Appliances is now available from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
This publication includes the latest consolidated versions of the mandatory International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code, the Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances and the Code of Practice for the Evaluation, Testing and Acceptance of Prototype Novel Life-Saving Appliances.
The updated requirements and recommendations in the new edition include those relating to:  

• stowage, fitting and equipment of liferafts;
• certification and fitting of lifeboats;
• new requirements for fast rescue boats;
• requirements for lifeboat and rescue boat launching appliances;
• carrying capacity of free-fall lifeboats;
• changes in the average weight of persons to be used for the design and equipment of life-saving appliances;
• extensive new requirements for lifejackets, including the introduction of infant and child lifejackets;
• extensive associated changes to testing requirements for life-saving appliances, including the introduction of reference test devices.

Life-Saving Appliances




Radar is an object-detection system which uses radio waves to determine the range, altitude, direction, or speed of objects. It can be used to detect aircraft, ships, spacecraft, guided missiles, motor vehicles, weather formations, and terrain.


  • HEAD MARKER: Línea de Proa
  • STERN MARKER: Línea de Popa
  • SWEEP: Barrido de pantalla
  • CROSS: Cruz
  • AUTOACQUIRE: Automático por defecto
  • PLOT: Ploteo
  • TRUE VECTOR: Vector Verdadero
  • RINGS OFF: Quitar anillos
  • COLLISION WARNING: Aviso de colisión
  • NEW TARGET: Blanco nuevo (nuevo barco)
  • LOST TARGET: Blanco perdido
  • COURSE UP: Curso arriba
  • VRM - VARIABLE RANGE MARKER:  Línea variable 
  • OWN HISTORY: Ruta propia (historia propia)
  • HEADING: Rumbo/ Proa
  • NORTH UP: Norte arriba
  • TRUE SCALE: Escala verdadera
  • RANGE: Distancia