"Plus the 5 needed to man the boat (that is far to few for a rescue effort) in each boat that is 30 men"... Where does number "5" come from? I'm trying to find a regulation document stating the number of crewmen required/allowed on each lifeboat in case of a wreck. Can't find anything in Mersey's report nor in the Merchant Shipment act of 1894. Does anyone have the answer? Thanks a lot!