U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jul 12, 2020

§ 169.527 - Required equipment for lifeboats.

Lifeboats must be equipped in accordance with Table 169.527. This equipment is described in § 169.529.

Table 169.527

Letter identification and item Exposed and partially protected waters Protected waters
a - Bailer1None
b - Bilge pump1None
c - Boathooks21
d - Bucket21
e - Compass and mounting1None
f - Ditty bag1None
g - Drinking cup1None
h - Fire extinguisher (motor-propelled lifeboats only)22
i - First-aid kit1None
j - Flashlight1None
k - Hatchet21
l - Heaving line2None
m - Jackknife1None
n - Ladder, lifeboat, gunwale1None
o - Lantern11
p - Lifeline11
q - Life preservers22
r - Locker1None
s - Mast and sail (oar-propelled lifeboats only)1None
t - Matches (boxes)21
u - Mirror, signaling2None
v - Oars (units)11
w - Oil, illuminating (quarts)1None
x - Oil, storm, (gallons)1None
y - Painter21
z - Plug11
aa - Provisions (per person)2None
bb - Rowlocks (units)11
cc - Rudder and tiller1None
dd - Sea anchor1None
ee - Signals, distress, floating orange smoke2None
ff - Signals, distress, red hand flare (units)1None
gg - Signals, distress, red parachute flare (units)1None
hh - Tool kit (motor-propelled lifeboats only)11
ii - Water (quarts per person)3None
jj - Whistle, signaling1None
kk - Fishing kit1None
ll - Cover, protecting1None
mm - Signals, lifesaving1None