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What are the UK statutory requirements for launching rescue boats in drills?

As far as reasonable and practicable, rescue boats other than those which are also lifeboats, must be launched each month with their rescue boat crews aboard and manoeuvred in the water. 

The interval between drills must not exceed 3 months. Emergency boats carried on passenger ships which do not carry rescue boats should be launched at similar intervals and should carry out similar drill procedures.

 

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