Passenger Vessels Access Advisory Committee
Chapter 7 Lodging
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER ONLY APPLIES TO PASSENGER VESSELS SUBJECT TO SUBCHAPTERS K OR H, EXCEPT WHERE SECTIONS ARE REFERENCED BY CHAPTER 12 WHICH ADDRESSES SUBCHAPTERS C AND T VESSELS.
224 Passenger Staterooms
**224.1 General. **Passenger vessels shall provide passenger staterooms in accordance with 224.
224.1.1 Alterations. Where staterooms are altered or added, the requirements of 224 shall apply only to the staterooms being altered or added.
**EXCEPTION: **The requirement for making altered staterooms accessible may be met by altering staterooms in other locations in the vessel if equivalent or greater access is provided. Staterooms that are substituted in lieu of the altered staterooms must comply with dispersion requirements of 224.5.
**224.1.2 Staterooms Doors and Doorways. **Entrance and passage doors and doorways into and within all staterooms shall provide clear width complying with 404.2.3.
EXCEPTION: On each deck, staterooms narrower than the width of the smallest accessible stateroom are not required to comply with this section, where:
(1) at least one accessible hospitality room is provided per 100 staterooms on the vessel or at least one accessible hospitality room is provided on each stateroom deck with stateroom doors not complying with 404.2.3; and
(2) all passenger staterooms in the vessel required to comply with 805.2 (wheelchair accessible room) have at least one door complying with 404.2.3 which provides access directly into an adjacent passenger stateroom which is not required to comply with 805.2. Each accessible hospitality room, provided under this exception, shall comply with 805.4 and must have a size equal to or greater than the size of an average passenger stateroom in the vessel and must contain an accessible toilet room equipped with at least a water closet and lavatory, if other staterooms on the deck have toilet rooms. Stateroom width is the largest interior dimension of a stateroom measured parallel to the corridor from which the stateroom is entered.
Advisory 224.1.2 - Doors not requiring full user passage, such as shallow closets, are not covered by this provision. However, shower doors would be covered.
224.2 Accessible Staterooms. In passenger vessels, accessible staterooms shall be provided in accordance with Table 224.2 and shall comply with 805.2.
**EXCEPTION: **This section does not apply where at least five percent of the passenger staterooms comply with 805.2 and at least 33 percent of these accessible staterooms are provided with roll-in showers.
Comment: Because the table produces in some cases a percentage higher than 5 percent, a 5 percent cap was established by adding the exception. For example, under the table, a vessel with 101 staterooms would be required to have 7 accessible staterooms which equals 6.9 percent. However, under the exception, the above vessel would need 6 (5.05 rounded up) accessible staterooms. This exception only impacts results in the 4rd through 6th row of the table.
Table 224.2 Accessible Staterooms
|Total Number of Staterooms Provided||Minimum Required Number of Accessible Rooms With Transfer Showers, Roll-In Showers, or Tubs||Minimum Required Number of Accessible Rooms With Roll-In Showers||Total Number of Required Accessible Rooms|
|1 to 25||1||0||1|
|26 to 50||2||0||2|
|51 to 75||3||1||4|
|76 to 100||4||1||5|
|101 to 150||5||2||7|
|151 to 200||6||2||8|
|201 to 300||7||3||10|
|301 to 400||8||4||12|
|401 to 500||9||4||13|
|501 to 1000||2% of total||1% of total||3% of total|
|1001 and over||20 plus 1 for each 100 over 1000||10 plus 1 for each 100 over 1000||30 plus 2 for each 100 over 1000|
224.3 Accessible Beds. In staterooms required to comply with 805.2 having four or more beds, the number of beds in the room or space required to have clear deck space complying with 805.2.3 shall comply with Table 224.3.
Table 224.3 Accessible Beds
|Total Number of Beds in a Stateroom||Minimum Required Number of Accessible Beds|
|4 to 25||1|
|26 to 50||2|
|51 to 75||4|
|76 to 100||5|
|101 to 150||7|
|151 to 200||8|
|201 to 300||10|
|301 to 400||12|
|401 to 500||13|
|501 to 1000||3% of total|
|1001 and over||30 plus 2 for each 100 over 1000|
224.4 Communication Features.
**224.4.1 Visual Alarms. **In passenger vessels, all passenger staterooms shall have permanently installed visual alarms complying with 702.3.6, where such staterooms are served by audible alarms.
**224.4.2 Notification Devices. **Passenger staterooms with accessible notification devices shall be provided in accordance with Table 224.4 and shall comply with 805.3. The accessible notification devices are permitted to be portable.
Table 224.4 Staterooms with Accessible Notification Devices
|Total Number of Staterooms Provided||Minimum Required Number of Staterooms with Accessible Notification Devices|
|1 to 25||2|
|26 to 50||4|
|51 to 75||7|
|76 to 100||9|
|101 to 150||12|
|151 to 200||14|
|201 to 300||17|
|301 to 400||20|
|401 to 500||22|
|501 to 1000||5% of total|
|1001 and over||50 plus 3 for each 100 over 1000|
**224.5 Dispersion. **Where notification devices are permanently installed, no more than ten percent, but not less than one, of the staterooms required to comply with 805.2 (mobility accessible) shall also comply with 805.3 (notification device accessible). Staterooms required to comply with 805.2 and staterooms required to comply with 805.3 shall be dispersed among the various categories of staterooms and shall provide choices of categories of staterooms, types of beds, and other amenities comparable to the choices provided to other passengers. Where the minimum number of staterooms or beds required to be accessible is not sufficient to allow for complete dispersion, rooms or beds shall be dispersed in the following priority: stateroom category, bed type, and amenities.
Advisory 224.5 - Factors to be considered in providing an equivalent range of options may include, but are not limited to, stateroom size, bed size, cost, view, bathroom fixtures such as hot tubs and spas, smoking and nonsmoking, the number of beds, and the number of staterooms provided.
805 Passenger Staterooms
**805.1 General. **Passenger staterooms required to be accessible shall comply with 805.2. Passenger staterooms required to have accessible communication features shall comply with 805.3.
**805.2 Accessible Rooms. **Accessible staterooms shall comply with 805.2.1 through 805.2.6.
**805.2.1 Living and Dining Areas. **Living and dining areas shall be accessible.
**805.2.2 Exterior Spaces. **Exterior spaces, including patios, terraces and balconies, that are a part of the stateroom shall be accessible.
**805.2.3 Sleeping Areas. **Not less than one sleeping area shall provide a clear deck space complying with 305 on both sides of a bed. The clear deck space shall be positioned for parallel approach to the side of the bed.
**EXCEPTION 1. **This requirement shall not apply where a single clear deck space complying with 305 positioned for parallel approach is provided between two beds.
**EXCEPTION 2. **This requirement shall not apply to subchapter K vessels where technically infeasible, where a single clear deck space complying with 305 positioned for parallel approach is provided on one side of built-in beds (berths).
**EXCEPTION 3. **This requirement shall not apply to subchapter C&T vessels where a single clear deck space complying with 305 positioned for parallel approach is provided on one side of built-in beds (berths).
**805.2.4 Toilet and Bathing Facilities. **Not less than one water closet, one lavatory, and one bathtub or shower shall comply with the applicable provisions of chapter 5 of this report. Required roll-in shower compartments shall comply with 608.2.2 or 608.2.3.
**805.2.5 Kitchens, Kitchenettes and Wet Bars. **Kitchens, kitchenettes and wet bars shall comply with 805.2.5.1 through 805.2.5.4.
**805.2.5.1 Clear Deck Space. **A clear deck space complying with 305 shall be provided at sinks, appliances, cabinets and counters.
**805.2.5.2 Cabinets. **At least 50 percent of shelf space in cabinets shall comply with 905.
**805.2.5.3 Sinks. **Sinks shall comply with 606.
EXCEPTION: Where a cook top or conventional oven is not provided, a forward approach with knee and toe clearance is not required.
**805.2.5.4 Appliances. **Controls and operating mechanisms of appliances shall comply with 309. At least 50 percent of shelf space in refrigerators and freezers shall be within at least one of the reach ranges in 308.
Advisory 805.2.5.4 - Vessel operators should place tactile labels on the controls which identify the name and function of the controls on appliances and the thermostats in all sleeping rooms for use by persons with visual impairments. Additionally, vessel operators should provide operating instructions in each sleeping room for items such as telephones, televisions, alarm clocks and radios. These instructions should be made available in a number of formats including Braille, large print, and audio tape.
**805.2.6 Windows. **Where operable windows are provided, at least one window shall comply with 309. Each window required to be operable by local code or regulation shall comply with 309.
805.3 Notification Devices. Visual notification devices shall be provided to alert room occupants of incoming telephone calls and a door knock or bell. Notification devices shall not be connected to visual alarm signal appliances. Permanently installed telephones shall have volume controls complying with 704.3 and shall have an electrical outlet complying with 309 located within 48 inches (1220 mm) of the telephone to facilitate the use of a TTY.
805.4 Accessible Hospitality Room. A fully accessible reserved room which includes:
(1) a 32 inch (815 mm) clear entrance door;
(2) a 32 inch (815 mm) bathroom door;
(3) accessible turning areas in both the hospitality room and bathroom;
(4) accessible lavatory and toilet;
(5) accessible hardware including controls and operating mechanisms;
(6) furnishings similar to public area lounges on the vessel; and
(7) amenities that are similar to those found in non-accessible staterooms on that deck.
The hospitality room will be equivalent in size to the other non-accessible stateroom on that deck. A hospitality room does not necessarily contain any sleeping facilities, but if provided, shall be accessible as per Section 805.2.3. The accessible hospitality room will be used only by passengers with mobility disabilities who are unable to enter inaccessible staterooms or those non-disabled passengers unable to invite passengers with mobility disabilities into their non-accessible stateroom. Passenger vessel operators must provide a means of entry to the accessible hospitality rooms that ensure passengers with mobility disabilities have similar spontaneous social experiences that they would get if the non-accessible staterooms were accessible.
Comment: Whereas the committee recognizes that this provision is operational in scope, the exception for the requirement for 32 inch minimum doors is contingent upon this specific operational requirement.
**702.3.6 Alarms in Staterooms. **Passenger staterooms required to have visual alarms shall comply with 702.3.6.1 through 702.3.6.3.
**702.3.6.1 Activation. **Activation of such installed alarms shall be an integral part of a supervised alarm system in accordance with the regulations of the administrative authority having jurisdiction.
**702.3.6.2 Location. **In sleeping rooms or suites having a linear dimension exceeding 16 feet (4880 mm), the appliance shall be located 16 feet (4880 mm) maximum from the head end of the bed location, measured horizontally. An appliance shall be provided in each sleeping room/stateroom. The alarm signal shall be visible from all parts of each sleeping room.
**702.3.6.3 Minimum Effective Intensity and Mounting Height. **Wall mounted appliances located 24 inches (610 mm) minimum below the ceiling shall have a minimum effective intensity of 110 candela. Ceiling mounted appliances and wall mounted appliances located less than 24 inches (610 mm) below the ceiling shall have a minimum effective intensity of 177 candela.
**704.3 Volume Control Telephones. **Public telephones required to have volume controls shall be equipped with a receive volume control that provides 12 dB of gain minimum and up to 20 dB of gain maximum. An automatic reset shall be provided.
905.1 General. Storage facilities required to be accessible shall comply with 905.
**905.2 Clear Deck Space. **A clear deck space complying with 305 shall be provided.
**905.3 Height. **Storage facilities shall comply with at least one of the reach ranges specified in 308. Clothes rods shall be 54 inches (1370 mm) maximum above the finished deck surface.
905.4 Hardware. Hardware for storage facilities shall comply with 309.