PVAG Chapter 2, V210-V219

V210 Rinsing Showers

V210.1 General.  Where rinsing showers are provided at a location, at least one shall comply with V608.

V211 Drinking Fountains

V211.1 General.  Where drinking fountains are provided on a deck and within a detention facility, they shall be provided in accordance with V211.

EXCEPTION:  In detention facilities, drinking fountains only serving cells not required to comply with V230 shall not be required to comply with V211.

V211.2 Minimum Number.  No fewer than two drinking fountains shall be provided.  One drinking fountain shall comply with V602.1 through V602.6 and one drinking fountain shall comply with V602.7.

EXCEPTION:  Where a single drinking fountain complies with V602.1 through V602.6 and V602.7 it shall be permitted to be substituted for two separate drinking fountains. 

V211.3 More Than Minimum Number.  Where more than the minimum number of drinking fountains specified in V211.2 are provided, 50 percent of the total number of drinking fountains provided shall comply with V602.1 through V602.6 and 50 percent of the total number of drinking fountains provided shall comply with V602.7.

EXCEPTION:  Where 50 percent of the drinking fountains yields a fraction, 50 percent shall be permitted to be rounded up or down provided that the total number of drinking fountains complying with V211 equals 100 percent of drinking fountains.

V212 Kitchens, Kitchenettes, and Sinks

V212.1 General.  Where provided, kitchens, kitchenettes, and sinks shall comply with V212.1.

V212.2 Kitchens and Kitchenettes.  Kitchens and kitchenettes shall comply with V804.

V212.3 Sinks.  Where sinks are provided, at least 5 percent, but no fewer than one, of each type provided in each accessible room or space shall comply with V606.

EXCEPTION:  Mop or service sinks shall not be required to comply with V212.3.

V213 Toilet Facilities and Bathing Facilities

V213.1 General.  Where toilet facilities and bathing facilities are provided, they shall comply with V213.

V213.2 Toilet Rooms and Bathing Rooms.  Where toilet rooms are provided, each toilet room shall comply with V603.  Where bathing rooms are provided, each bathing room shall comply with V603.

EXCEPTIONS:  1.  In alterations where it is technically infeasible to comply with V603, altering existing toilet or bathing rooms shall not be required where a single unisex toilet room or bathing room complying with V213.2.1 is provided and located in the same area and on the same deck as existing inaccessible toilet or bathing rooms.

2.  Where exceptions for alterations to qualified historic passenger vessels are permitted by V202.5, no fewer than one toilet room for each sex complying with V603 or one unisex toilet room complying with V213.2.1 shall be provided.

3.  Where multiple single user portable toilet or bathing units are clustered at a single location, no more than 5 percent of the toilet units and bathing units at each cluster shall be required to comply with V603.  Portable toilet units and bathing units complying with V603 shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with V703.7.2.1.

4.  Where multiple single user toilet rooms are clustered at a single location, no more than 50 percent of the single user toilet rooms for each use at each cluster shall be required to comply with V603.

V213.2.1 Unisex (Single-Use or Family) Toilet and Unisex Bathing Rooms.  Unisex toilet rooms shall contain not more than one lavatory, and two water closets without urinals or one water closet and one urinal.  Unisex bathing rooms shall contain one shower or one shower and one bathtub, one lavatory, and one water closet.  Doors to unisex toilet rooms and unisex bathing rooms shall have privacy latches.

V213.3 Plumbing Fixtures and Accessories.  Plumbing fixtures and accessories provided in a toilet room or bathing room required to comply with V213.2 shall comply with V213.3.

V213.3.1 Toilet Compartments (Stalls).  Where toilet compartments are provided, at least one toilet compartment shall comply with V604.8.1.  In addition to the compartment required to comply with V604.8.1, at least one compartment shall comply with V604.8.2 where six or more toilet compartments are provided, or where the combination of urinals and water closets totals six or more fixtures.

V213.3.2 Water Closets.  Where water closets are provided, at least one shall comply with V604.

V213.3.3 Urinals.  Where more than one urinal is provided, at least one shall comply with V605.

V213.3.4 Lavatories.  Where lavatories are provided, at least one shall comply with V606 and shall not be located in a toilet compartment.

V213.3.5 Mirrors.  Where mirrors are provided, at least one shall comply with V603.3.

V213.3.6 Bathing Facilities.  Where bathtubs or showers are provided, at least one bathtub complying with V607 or at least one shower complying with V608 shall be provided.

V213.3.7 Coat Hooks and Shelves.  Where coat hooks or shelves are provided in toilet rooms without toilet compartments, at least one of each type shall comply with V603.4.  Where coat hooks or shelves are provided in toilet compartments, at least one of each type complying with V604.8.3 shall be provided in toilet compartments required to comply with V213.3.1.  Where coat hooks or shelves are provided in bathing facilities, at least one of each type complying with V603.4 shall serve fixtures required to comply with V213.3.6.

V214 Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers

V214.1 General.  Where provided, washing machines and clothes dryers shall comply with V214.

V214.2 Washing Machines.  Where three or fewer washing machines are provided, at least one shall comply with V611.  Where more than three washing machines are provided, at least two shall comply with V611.

V214.3 Clothes Dryers.  Where three or fewer clothes dryers are provided, at least one shall comply with V611.  Where more than three clothes dryers are provided, at least two shall comply with V611.

V215 Emergency Alarm Systems

V215.1 General.  Where emergency alarm systems provide audible alarm coverage to alert passengers, alarms shall comply with V215.

EXCEPTION:  In existing passenger vessels, visible alarms shall not be required except where an existing alarm system is upgraded or replaced, or a new alarm system is installed.

V215.2 Public Areas.  Alarms in public areas shall comply with V702.

V215.3 Guest Rooms.  Guest rooms required to comply with V224.4 shall provide alarms complying with V702.

V216 Signs

V216.1 General.  Signs shall be provided in accordance with V216 and shall comply with V703.

EXCEPTIONS:  1.  Vessel directories, menus, seat and row designations in assembly areas, occupant names, vessel names, and company names and logos shall not be required to comply with V216.

2.  In parking facilities, signs shall not be required to comply with V216.2, V216.3, and V216.6 through V216.9.

3.  Temporary, 7 days or less, signs shall not be required to comply with V216.

V216.2 Designations.  Interior and exterior signs identifying permanent rooms and spaces shall comply with V703.1, V703.2, and V703.5.  Where pictograms are provided as designations of permanent interior rooms and spaces, the pictograms shall comply with V703.6 and shall have text descriptors complying with V703.2 and V703.5.

EXCEPTION:  Exterior signs that are not located at the door to the space they serve shall not be required to comply with V703.2.

V216.3 Directional and Informational Signs.  Signs that provide direction to or information about spaces and facilities of the passenger vessel shall comply with V703.5.

V216.4 Means of Escape.  Signs for means of escape shall comply with V216.4.

V216.4.1 Exit Doors.  Exit doors identified with illuminated exit signs shall be identified by tactile signs complying with V703.1, V703.2, and V703.5.

V216.4.2 Areas of Temporary Refuge.  Areas of temporary refuge shall comply with V216.4.2.

V216.4.2.1 Identification.  Each door providing access to an area of temporary refuge from an adjacent deck area shall be identified by a sign complying with V703.5, stating “AREA OF TEMPORARY REFUGE”, and the sign shall include the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with V703.7.2.1.  Where exit sign illumination is required by the administrative authority, the area of temporary refuge sign shall be illuminated.  Additionally, a tactile sign complying with V703.2 shall be located at each door to an area of temporary refuge.

V216.4.2.2 Instructions.  In each area of temporary refuge provided with a two-way communication system, instructional signage on the use of the area under emergency conditions shall be posted under the communications system and shall comply with V703.5.  The instructions shall include all of the following:

1.  Directions to other accessible means of escape;

2.  Directions that persons able to use the stairways do so as soon as possible unless they are assisting others;

3.  Information on planned availability of assistance in the use of stairs or supervised operation of elevators and how to summon such assistance; and

4.  Directions for use of emergency communications system.

V216.4.3 Directional Signs.  At exit doors and elevators serving an accessible space but not serving as an accessible means of escape, signage complying with V703.5 shall be provided indicating the location of the nearest accessible means of escape.

V216.5 Exterior Doors.  Where not all exterior public doors comply with V404, public doors complying with V404 shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with V703.7.2.1.  Directional signs complying with V703.5 that indicate the location of the nearest public door complying with V404 shall be provided at exterior public doors that do not comply with V404.

V216.6 Elevators.  Where existing elevators do not comply with V407, elevators complying with V407 shall be clearly identified with the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with V703.7.2.1.

V216.7 Toilet Rooms and Bathing Rooms.  Where existing toilet rooms or bathing rooms do not comply with V603, directional signs indicating the location of the nearest toilet room or bathing room complying with V603 within the facility shall be provided.  Signs shall comply with V703.5 and shall include the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with V703.7.2.1.  Where existing toilet rooms or bathing rooms do not comply with V603, the toilet rooms or bathing rooms complying with V603 shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with V703.7.2.1.  Where clustered single user toilet rooms or bathing facilities are permitted to use V213.2 Exceptions 3 or 4, toilet rooms or bathing facilities complying with V603 shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with V703.7.2.1 unless all toilet rooms and bathing facilities comply with V603.

V216.8 Assistive Listening Systems.  Each assembly area and public seating area required by V219 to provide assistive listening systems shall provide signs informing patrons of the availability of the assistive listening system.  Assistive listening signs shall comply with V703.5 and shall include the International Symbol of Access for Hearing Loss complying with V703.7.2.2.

EXCEPTION:  Where ticket offices or windows are provided, signs shall not be required at each assembly area provided that signs are displayed at each ticket office or window informing patrons of the availability of assistive listening systems.

V216.9 Check-Out Aisles.  Where more than one check-out aisle is provided, check-out aisles complying with V904.3 shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with V703.7.2.1.  Where check-out aisles are identified by numbers, letters, or functions, signs identifying check-out aisles complying with V904.3 shall be located in the same location as the check-out aisle identification.

EXCEPTION:  Where all check-out aisles serving a single function comply with V904.3, signs complying with V703.7.2.1 shall not be required.

V217 Telephones

V217.1 General.  Where coin-operated pay telephones, coinless pay telephones, closed-circuit telephones, courtesy telephones, or other types of public telephones are provided, public telephones shall be provided in accordance with V217 for each type of public telephone provided. 

V217.2 Minimum Number.  No fewer than two public telephones shall be provided at each location containing telephones.  At least one shall be a wheelchair accessible public telephone complying with V704.2 and at least one shall be a public TTY complying with V704.4.

V217.3 Volume Controls.  All public telephones shall have volume controls complying with V704.3.

V218 Two-Way Communication Systems

V218.1 General.  Where a two-way communication system is provided to gain admittance to a passenger vessel or to restricted areas open to passengers within a passenger vessel, the system shall comply with V705.

V219 Assistive Listening Systems

V219.1 General.  Assistive listening systems shall be provided in accordance with V219 and shall comply with V706.

V219.2 Required Systems.  In each assembly area and public seating area where audible communication is integral to the use of the space, an assistive listening system shall be provided.

EXCEPTION:  Assistive listening systems shall not be required where audio amplification is not provided.

V219.3 Receivers.  Receivers complying with V706.3 shall be provided for assistive listening systems in assembly areas and public seating areas in accordance with Table V219.3 and calculated according to the total number of seats in the vessel required to comply with V219.2.  Twenty-five percent minimum of receivers provided, but no fewer than two, shall be hearing-aid compatible in accordance with V706.4.

EXCEPTION:  Where all seats in an assembly area or public seating area are served by an induction loop assistive listening system, the minimum number of receivers required by Table V219.3 to be hearing-aid compatible shall not be required to be provided.

Table V219.3 Receivers for Assistive Listening Systems (text version)

Capacity of Seating

Minimum Number of Required Receivers

Minimum Number of Required Receivers Required to be Hearing-Aid Compatible

50 or less

2

2

51 to 200

2, plus 1 per 25 seats over 50 seats1

2

201 to 500

2, plus 1 per 25 seats over 50 seats1

1 per 4 receivers1

501 to 1000

20, plus 1 per 33 seats over 500 seats1

1 per 4 receivers1

1001 to 2000

35, plus 1 per 50 seats over 1000 seats1

1 per 4 recievers1

2001 and over

55, plus 1 per 100 seats over 2000 seats1

1 per 4 receivers1

1.  or fraction thereof