1. The Cyprus Administration has issued Circular No. 41/2021, specifying following revised requirements in respect of the arrangement and number of Emergency Escape Breathing Device (EEBDs) onboard Cyprus flagged ships;
a) Both MSC/Circ.849 and MSC/Circ.1081 in respect of the “Guidelines on the performance, location, use and care of emergency escape breathing devices (EEBDs)” are to be followed.
b) Irrespective of number of EEBD in place, at least 1 additional EEBD is to be provided onboard solely for training purposes and to be clearly marked as "training".
2. Owners/ operators and masters of Cyprus flagged ships are advised to be guided by above and accordingly ensure that required number of EEBDs are provided onboard ships.
3. Compliance to above requirement will be verified at the next scheduled periodical survey for Safety Equipment.
This Technical Circular and the material contained in it is provided only for the purpose of supplying current information to the reader and not as an advice to be relied upon by any person. While we have taken utmost care to be as factual as possible, readers/ users are advised to verify the exact text and content of the Regulation from the original source/ issuing Authority.