Difference between SOLAS A Pack and SOLAS B Pack

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  • SOLAS Pack A is used for Vessels on Long International Voyages and all other vessels to which SOLAS applies on International and Domestic voyages.
  • SOLAS Pack B is used for Vessels engaged on Short International or Domestic voyages.

Standard Liferaft Equipment (For all types of Liferafts)

  • Sea Anchor(Automatically Deployed)
  • Floating/Heaving Line (Length 100 ft.)
  • Rain Water Collector
  • Floatable Knife
  • Waterproof Equipment Bag
  • Raft Use Instructions
  • Individual Thermal Protective Aids (2 nos.)
  • Floatable Paddles (1 pair)
  • Manual Inflation/Bilge Pump
  • Repair Clamps (6 nos.)
  • Adhesive & Patch Repair Kit

Liferaft SOLAS Pack A​

In addition to all equipment described above,

  • Waterproof Flashlight
  • Spare Flashlight Bulb
  • Spare Flashlight “D” Cell Batteries (3 nos.)
  • Sponges (2 nos.)
  • Bailer
  • Seasick Bags (1 Per Person)
  • Water Storage Bag
  • Thermal Protective Aid
  • Heliograph Mirror (For Signalling)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Signaling Whistle
  • Anti-Seasickness Pills (6 per Person)
  • Spare Sea Anchor
  •  Graduated Drinking Cup
  • Drinking Water (6-20 Person Capacity– 1½ litres per person)
  • Food Ration (10 kJ per Person)
  • Can Opener
  • Fishing Kit
  • SOLAS Handheld Flares (Total 6 nos.)
  • SOLAS Rocket Parachute Flare (Total 4 nos.)
  • Buoyant Smoke Signal (Total 2 no.)

Liferaft SOLAS Pack B​

In addition to all equipment described above, 

  • Waterproof Flashlight
  • Spare Flashlight Bulb
  • Spare Flashlight “D” Cell Batteries (3 nos.)
  • Sponges (2 nos.)
  • Bailer
  • Seasick Bags (1 per Person)
  • Water Storage Bag
  • Thermal Protective Aid
  • Heliograph Mirror (For Signalling)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Signaling Whistle
  • Anti-Seasickness Pills (6 per Person)
  • Spare Sea Anchor
  • SOLAS Handheld Flares (3 nos.)
  • SOLAS Rocket Parachute Flares (2 nos.)
  • Buoyant Smoke Signal (1 no.)

In addition, SOLAS Pack C

SOLAS Pack C is used for Vessels which are in Coastal Navigation and Not engaged in International Voyages.

  • SART (Search and Rescue Radar Transponder) (1 No.)
  • Heliograph Mirror (For Signalling) (1 No.)
  • First Aid Kit (1 No.)
  • Signaling Whistle (1 No.)
  • SOLAS Handheld Flares (1 No.)
  • Table of life-saving signals (1 No.)

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