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5.6. Fire protection PDF Print E-mail

Essential requirements:
5.6.1. General
The type of equipment installed and the layout of the craft shall take account of the risk and spread of fire. Special attention shall be paid to the surroundings of open flame devices, hot areas or engines and auxiliary machines, oil and fuel overflows, uncovered oil and fuel pipes and avoiding electrical wiring above hot areas of machines.

5.6.2. Fire-fighting equipment
Craft shall be supplied with fire-fighting equipment appropriate to the fire hazard, or the position and capacity of fire-fighting equipment appropriate to the fire hazard shall be indicated. The craft shall not be put into service until the appropriate fire-fighting equipment is in place. Petrol engine enclosures shall be protected by a fire extinguishing system that avoids the need to open the enclosure in the event of fire. Where fitted, portable fire extinguishers shall be readily accessible and one shall be so positioned that it can easily be reached from the main steering position of the craft.

Harmonized standards:
EN ISO 9094-1:2003 Small craft - Fire protection - Part 1: Craft with a hull length of up to and including 15 m
EN ISO 9094-2:2002 Small craft - Fire protection - Part 2: Craft with a hull length of over 15m

Extinguisher Escape requirements:
For the escape requirements, please follow this link.

Portable fire extinguishers:
Minimum rate of an individual fire extinguisher: 5A/34B.

Portable fire extinguisher shall be stored at the following locations:
Fire_extinguisher
A single extinguisher may meet more than one of the required locations.

Protection of the engine and/or fuel space:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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