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Small craft — Man-overboard prevention and recovery

ISO 15085:2003 specifies the design as well as the construction and strength requirements for safety devices and arrangements intended to minimize the risk of falling overboard, and requirements to facilitate reboarding.

It describes means which can be used individually or combined to achieve these objectives, and applies to small craft of up to 24 m length of hull.

ISO 15085:2003 is not applicable to the following boat types:

  • aquatic toys;
  • canoes, kayaks, or other boats with a beam less than 1,1 m;
  • personal watercraft, covered by ISO 13590;
  • inflatable boats with a hull length of less than 8 m, covered by ISO 6185.

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