46 CFR 169.559 - Fire pumps.

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§ 169.559 Fire pumps.

(a) Each sailing school vessel must be equipped with fire pumps as required in Table 169.559(a).

Table 169.559(a) - Fire Pumps

Length Exposed and partially protected water service Protected water service
65 feet but less than 90 feet 1 1 0
90 feet but less than 120 feet 2 1 1 1
120 feet or greater 3 2 1 1

1 May be driven off a propulsion engine and may be used as a bilge pump.

2 Must be driven by a source of power independent of the propulsion engine and may be used as a bilge pump.

3 One pump may be driven off a propulsion unit and one pump may be used as a bilge pump. Pumps must be located in separate spaces.

(b) Fire pump capacity must be in accordance with the following:

Vessel length Minimum capacity
Less than 90 ft 5.5 m 3/hr (25 gpm).
90 feet but less than 120 ft 11.0 m 3/hr (50 gpm).
Greater than 120 ft 14.3 m 3/hr (66.6 gpm).

(c) Each fire pump must be fitted with a pressure gage on the discharge side of the pump.

(d) Each vessel must have a hand operated portable fire pump having a capacity of at least 1.1 m 3/hr (5 gpm). This pump must be equipped with suction and discharge hose suitable for use in firefighting.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 46 - SHIPPING
Statutes at Large

Title 46 published on 09-May-2017 04:27

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 46 CFR Part 169 after this date.

  • 2016-07-22; vol. 81 # 141 - Friday, July 22, 2016
    1. 81 FR 48220 - Harmonization of Standards for Fire Protection, Detection, and Extinguishing Equipment
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      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective August 22, 2016. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register on August 22, 2016.
      33 CFR Parts 140, 145, 148, and 149