For ships constructed on or after 1 July 2014, a minimum of two two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus for each fire party for fire-fighter's. Those two twoway radiotelephone apparatuses shall be of an explosion-proof type or intrinsically safe. Ships are constructed before July 1, 2014.
The requirement of SOLAS to equip ships with fire fighting equipment:
Chapter II-2 SOLAS requires from each SOLAS regulated vessel built after 1 July 2014 the installation of fire safety equipment before July 1, 2018. Vessels failing to do so may be detained, which entails significant costs and delays in their delivery schedule.