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Ships are not required a lifeboat for everybody!

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I thought they must have as many seats as there are passengers and crew - well, not so!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/17/costa-concordia-questions-maritime-law?newsfeed=true

"maritime law only requires lifeboat capacity for 75% of passengers – 50% in traditional boats hanging off the side, 25% in inflatables on board"

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