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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-20061: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government which CalMac ferries carry a defibrillator; how often these are tested; what proportion of the fleet this represents; by what date these will be rolled out across every vessel, and whether it will provide a breakdown of all other medical equipment that is carried by each craft.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 6 December 2018

All CalMac vessels carry a defibrillator. These were rolled out across the CalMac fleet in June and July 2012. These defibrillators are maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

In regard to medical equipment kept on board CalMac vessels, CalMac comply with the requirements of the UK legislation below:

Merchant Shipping & Fishing Vessels (Medical Stores) Regulations 1995 and

Merchant Shipping & Fishing Vessels (Medical Stores) (Amendment) Regulations 1996.

For full details of these regulations, please follow the links below:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1995/1802/made

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1996/2821/contents/made

Further information can also be found within Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1786
(M+F), by following the link below:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment
_data/file/282054/msn1768.pdf