Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations

Version of the schedule from 2006-03-22 to 2017-07-12:


Watertight bulkheads shall consist of two layers of plank fitted at right angles to each other and diagonally to the centre line of the ship. The layers shall be not less in thickness than that set out in the table. The bulkheads shall be efficiently stiffened and connected. To ensure watertightness felt or canvas shall be fitted between the two layers of planking.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, any form of construction that, in the opinion of the inspector, gives equivalent strength and watertightness may also be accepted.


Maximum depth of bulkhead at centre in millimetresStiffeners Sided × moulded in millimetresSpacing of stiffeners in millimetresThickness of each layer in millimetres
1 22050 × 6546019
1 83065 × 9051025
2 44075 × 10056032
3 05090 × 12561038
3 660100 × 15066045

For bulkheads of a depth greater than that set out in the table, special consideration will be given by the Board.

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