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27.08.2018

Fire Fighting Supply

Fire supplies must meet safety requirements, be of an approved type (RMRS) and be ready for use at any time.

 Supplies  The number of supplies that each ship should have
Fire hoses with fittings
  1. for water; 
  2. for foaming solution
  1. According to the number of fire hydrants installed on the ship    
  2. According to the number of cranes, to which the supply of the foaming agent solution from the stationary foam suppression system is provided. The number of sleeves intended for connection to cranes located on the upper decks is allowed to count the sleeves required by 1.1 for supplying water if the size of these sleeves corresponds to what is required for feeding the frother solution

Manual fire barrels and their accessories: 
  1.  combined - to obtain a compact and sprayed jet
  2. air foam
  3.  foam extenders 
  4. portable foam generators or portable combi foam installations 
  5. extension pipes 
  1. According to the number of fire hydrants installed on the ship 
  2. According to the number of cranes, to which the supply of the foaming agent solution from the stationary foam suppression system is provided, but not less than 4 
  3. According to the number of air-foam trunks provided for extinguishing a fire in cargo tanks 
  4. Double calculated number 
  5. 50% of portable foam generators or combined foam installations provided for extinguishing a fire in cargo tanks
Portable foam kit
  1. In machine rooms - at least one set in the rooms where internal combustion engines are located, and one set in each boiler room or outside at the entrance to the boiler room 
  2. For storage of liquid fuel (with the exception of compartments in a double bottom) - 1 set per room, to which the walls and decks of tanks are facing. If the walls are facing machine rooms of category A, the kits located in these rooms can be counted as required for the protection of liquid fuel storages. 
  3. In each fuel distribution station and hose room - 1 set 
  4. In the production areas - 1 set for each installed fire hydrant, however more than 3 sets per room is not required. With a floor space of less than 150 m2, 1 set can be installed.
  5.  For open deck of container ships - 2 sets
Portable foam (OP), powder (P) and acid-acid (OU) fire  extinguishers Vessels of gross tonnage of 1000 and more must have at least 5 portable fire extinguishers.
The minimum number of fire extinguishers to be used inside control posts, residential and office premises should be determined at the rate of 2 fire extinguishers for each complete and incomplete 25 m length of deck sections on which these premises are located, but not less than required by the condition of their placement as indicated RMRS
Metal mailboxes with sand or sawdust 

1 box in each boiler room with liquid fuel-fired boilers for the part of the room to which the boiler fronts are facing, and every room where the fuel equipment is located, as well as in the area of ​​lamp, paint, at the fuel receiving and distribution points other fire hazardous places where fuel or other flammable liquids may spill (other than engine rooms).

Instead of 1 box of sand or dry sawdust soaked in soda, 1 portable handheld foam fire extinguisher can be allowed

  1. 1 for each complete and incomplete 40 m lengths of the open deck of oil and passenger ships
  2. On all other vessels - 1 with a gross tonnage of up to 1000 and 2 with a gross tonnage of 1000 and more
  3. In machine rooms of category A of ships with a gross tonnage of more than 500 - 1 for each room
  4. In the production areas - 1 for each room

Fire Tool Kits       With gross tonnage: up to 2000 - 1 set; from 2000 to 4000 - 2 sets; from 4,000 to 10,000 - 3 sets; from 10,000 or more - 4 sets
Equipment sets for firefighters 
  1. On passenger ships - 2 sets and additionally for every complete and incomplete 80 m of the total length of all passenger and service premises on the deck on which they are located, or, if there are more than one such deck, then on the deck with the longest total length of the indicated rooms - 2 sets each. On passenger ships carrying more than 36 passengers, two additional sets of fire equipment must be provided for each vertical zone. 
  2. On oil and combined vessels of 500 gross tonnage and more - 4 sets
  3. On cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and more - 2 sets
  4. On ships with a helicopter deck, additional equipment must be provided in accordance with 6.4.1.4.4 of Part XVII "Additional signs of the class symbol and verbal characteristics that determine the structural or operational characteristics of the vessel."
Portable electric or pneumatic drills       On all ships with a gross tonnage of 4,000 and more - 1 pc. on the ship
Portable fire motor pumps complete with receiving and discharge sleeves and fire barrels       On cargo ships with a gross tonnage of less than 500 - 1 pcs per ship 
Gas analyzers:
  1. flammable liquid vapors and waste gases;
  2. flammable liquid vapors;
  3. oxygen; 
  4. oxygen and gas detection
  1. On ships transporting motor vehicles with fuel in tanks (except diesel), as well as on ships with facilities - 1 pc.
  2. On oil and combined vessels - 1 pc. On oil tankers equipped with an inert gas system, there should additionally be a portable gas analyzer capable of operating in an inert gas environment - 1 pc.
  3. On oil and combined vessels - 1 pc
  4. On ships carrying solid bulk cargoes that may emit poisonous or flammable gases or may cause a decrease in the oxygen content in the cargo room - 1 pc.
 Fire Pails       On ships not equipped with a stationary water-fire system - 3 buckets
 Emergency breathing devices (HELL) Within the premises: 
  •  on cargo ships - 2 pcs .; 
  • on passenger ships - 2 pcs. in each main vertical zone. On passenger ships carrying more than 36 passengers - in addition to the indicated two more in each main vertical zone. This requirement does not apply to trap enclosures that form separate main vertical zones and to main vertical zones at both ends of the vessel.
In the machine rooms of the ADP, they should be located in clearly visible places that are easily accessible in the event of a fire, taking into account the location of the equipment and the number of normally working people in the room, while:
  • in engine rooms of category A, in which are internal combustion engines used as the main mechanisms: 
    •  in the central control of machinery, if it is located in the machine room - 1 pc;
    • in the workshop area - 1 pc. If there is a direct exit from the workshops, bypassing the MO, then HELL is not required; 
    •  next to the ladder, which is the day off from the engine room - one on each deck or platform; 
  •  in machine rooms of category A, other than those indicated above, - 1 pc, at least, 
  •  in other machine rooms, the need for availability, number and location of the ADP is determined by agreement with the Register 
 Should be provided spare HELL in the amount of 2 pieces. for passenger ships and 1 pc. for cargo ships
All ships must have at least one ADF for training purposes.


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