9. Safe movement about the ship
9.1. General provisions
9.1.1. Seafarers should move about the ship bearing in mind the possibility of an
unusual lurch or heavy roll by the ship while at sea.
9.1.2. Permanent fittings which cause obstruction and which may be dangerous to
vehicles, lifting appliances or persons should be made conspicuous by means of
colouring, marking or lighting.
9.1.3. (1) Any deck obstructions and head-height obstructions that are a hazard
should be painted a bright, conspicuous colour.
(2) Where necessary, warning notices should be posted. Graphic symbols should
be utilized where possible.
(3) Head-height obstructions should be padded.
9.1.4. The stowage of deck cargoes should take account of the requirements for
safe access to crew quarters, for crew working the ship, for boarding of pilots, and
access to safety equipment.
9.2. Passageways and walkways
9.2.1. All passageways, walkways, stairs and all deck surfaces used for transit
should be properly maintained and kept free from materials or substances liable to
cause slips or falls.
9.2.2. Transit areas should, where practicable, be provided with a surface which
is slip resistant in dry as well as in wet conditions.
9.2.3. Walkways on deck should be delineated by painted lines or otherwise and
indicated by signs.
9.2.4. Any gear or equipment stowed to the side of a passageway or walkway
should be securely fixed or lashed against the movement of the ship when at sea.
9.2.5. When rough weather is expected, lifelines should be rigged securely across
9.3. Watertight doors
9.3.1. All seafarers who may have to use watertight doors should be instructed in
their safe use.