A UK ship is being fitted with safety equipment in excess of statutory requirements. Does the equipment have to meet any standards?

Yes. According to MGN 79 it must be safe, suitable for its intended purpose, maintained in good condition and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, and, if applicable, must comply with any conditions imposed by an approval certificate of non-statutory equipment.

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