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    ON-BOARD RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

    Executive Order on Notice B from the Faroese Maritime Authority, technical regulation on the construction and equipment, etc. of ships

    Notice D from the Faroese Maritime Authority, technical regulation on the construction and equipment, etc. of passenger ships engaged in domestic voyages

    Recreational facilities
    Requirements for recreational facilities are regulated by chapter II-3 of Notice B and Notice D, respectively. Notice B applies to new cargo ships with a length (L) of or above 15 metres or with scantlings of or above 100 and to passenger ships engaged in international voyages. Notice D applies to all new passenger ships engaged on domestic voyages.

    The regulation contains provisions on outdoor areas/recreational areas and recreational rooms.

    The requirements implementing this part, in which it is related to ship construction and equipment, apply only to ships the keel of which is laid or which are at a similar stage of construction on or after 20 August 2013, when the MLC enters into force.

    As regards ships constructed before this date, the requirements on ship construction and equipment stipulated in ILO Conventions no. 92 no. 133 on the accommodation of ships crews on board will continue to apply if they applied before the relevant date according to law and practice. A ship must be considered to be constructed on the date when the ship's keel is laid or when it is at a similar stage of construction.

    Both Conventions are fully implemented in Faroese law.

    Thus, chapter II-3 issued in connection with the implementation of the MLC on accommodation spaces fully takes account of the requirements of regulation 3.1.

    Exemptions and equivalents

    Any exemptions or equivalent solutions in relation to chapter II-3 must be documented on board so that it is possible to verify compliance with the regulations during an inspection in a manner that is easy for the surveyor.