What official records must be made on a ship concerning the appointment of safety officials?

The appointment of a person (1) as the “competent person providing protective and preventive services”,Β 

(2) as the ship’s safety officer, (3) as a safety representative, or (4) onto a safety committee must be “recorded in writing”. COSWP advises that this record should be in the Official Log Book. (Not all ships covered by the Regulations are required to have an OLB; the record should be made in the minutes of a safety committee meeting in those ships in which an OLB is not kept. )


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