b'General Provisions Lifesaving Equipment and Arrangements2. Lifejackets stowed more than seven feetParts 114 (K) and 175 (T) Parts 117 and 180 above the deck on an existing vessel, a ExistingvesselsmustcomplywiththeExisting vessels must comply with the currentquick release mechanism is not required.current regulations. regulations with the following exceptions:3. An existing vessel required a rescue boatInspection and Certification 1. Liferafts,inflatablebuoyantapparatusmay comply with the rescue boat require-Parts 1l5 and 176 (IBA), life floats and buoyant apparatusments in effect prior to March 11, 1996. Existingvesselsmustcomplywiththeinstalledonboardthevesselpriorto current regulations. March 11, 1996, can continue to be usedFire Protection Equipmentas long as they are in good and serviceableParts 118 and181Construction and Arrangement condition.OnceBuoyantApparatusExisting vessels must comply with theap-Parts 116 and 177 arenolongerserviceabletheymustbeplicable fire protection equipment require-Existing vessels must comply with the appli- replaced by Life Floats or a greater level ofments in old Subchapter T with the excep-cable construction and arrangement require- primary lifesaving equipment. tion that installation of new fire protection ments in old subchapter T (1995 edition of the CFR or before) with the following exceptions:1. Repairs and modifications to the vesselthat are considered a major conversion must comply with the new regulations.2.Replacementfurnishingsandmattresses must comply with the current regulations. For example, if your vessel was built in 1990 with 36-inch high rails, and you need to re-place part or all the railing on the main deck, you can go back in with 36-inch high rails versus installing 39.5-inch high rails.Donations Make a Difference:Intact Stability and Seaworthiness Donations Make a Difference:Part 178 (T-boats only)Annual giftsExisting vessels must comply with the applica-Annual gifts Planned givingble intact stability and seaworthiness require-Planned givingments in old Subchapter S, Parts 170 and 171 Memorials Memorials(1995 edition of the CFR or before). Tributes to honor a birthday, anniversary or other Tributes to honor a birthday, anniversary or other special eventspecial event tching gifts Subdivision. Damage Stability and Employer maWatertight IntegrityEmployer matching gifts The Passenger Vessel Foundation, Inc is a 501(c)(3) Part 179 (T-boats only) nonprofit corporation. The Foundation was begun to Existing vessels must comply with the applicableThe Passenger Vessel Foundation, Inc is a 501(c)(3) ensure that the passenger vessel industry continues its subdivision, damage stability, and watertightnonprofit corporation. The Foundation was begun to integrity requirements in old Subchapter S,dedication to furthering education and development of ensure that the passenger vessel industry continues its Parts 170 and 171. safety resources.dedication to furthering education and development of For More Information and to Donate Online safety resources.If your vessel was builtPlease Visit: pvfoundation.com/donate/in 1990 with 36-inchFor More Information and to Donate Online Please Visit: pvfoundation.com/donate/Supporting the passenger vessel industryhigh rails, and you needthrough education and safety resources.to replace part or allSupporting the passenger vessel industrythe railing on the mainthrough education and safety resources.deck, you can go back in with 36-inch high rails versus installing 39.5-inch high rails. Contact Us At:Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: pvfoundation.com27 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2023Contact Us At:Email: email@example.comWebsite: pvfoundation.com'