46 CFR 169.567 - Portable fire extinguishers.

§ 169.567 Portable fire extinguishers.

(a) The minimum number of portable fire extinguishers required on each vessel is determined by the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, in accordance with Table 169.567(a) of this section and other provisions of this subpart.

Table 169.567(a) - Required Portable Fire Extinguishers

Space Portable fire extinguishers
Minimum required rating Quantity and location
Propulsion machinery space without fixed extinguishing system 40-B:C 2.
Propulsion machinery space with fixed extinguishing system 40-B:C 1 in the vicinity of the exit.
Living space and open boats 2-A 1 per 1,000 cubic foot of space.
Galley (without fixed system) 40-B:C 1 per 500 cubic foot.
Spare Units 2-A 10 percent of the required number rounded up.
40-B:C 1.

(b) Table 169.567(a) of this section indicates the minimum required classification for each space listed. Extinguishers with larger numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be used if the extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.

(c) All portable fire extinguishers installed on vessels must be of an approved type.

(d) Portable fire extinguishers must be stowed in a location convenient to the space protected.

(e) Portable fire extinguishers must be installed and located to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.

(f) Portable fire extinguishers which are required to be protected from freezing must not be located where freezing temperatures may be expected.

[CGD 83-005, 51 FR 897, Jan. 9, 1986; 51 FR 3785, Jan. 30, 1986, as amended by USCG-2014-0688, 79 FR 58287, Sept. 29, 2014; USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48295, July 22, 2016]

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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