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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter LPart 132 → Subpart B


Title 46: Shipping
PART 132—FIRE-PROTECTION EQUIPMENT


Subpart B—Portable and Semiportable Fire Extinguishers


Contents
§132.200   General.
§132.220   Installation.
§132.230   [Reserved]
§132.240   Stowage of semi-portable fire extinguishers.
§132.250   Locations and number of fire extinguishers required for vessels constructed prior to August 22, 2016.

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§132.200   General.

(a) Except as provided by paragraph (b) of this section, each OSV must be equipped with portable and semiportable fire extinguishers that comply with this subpart.

(b) Each OSV of at least 6,000 GT ITC (500 GRT if GT ITC is not assigned) must, in addition to complying with the requirements necessary to satisfy §125.105(a) and (b) of this subchapter, be equipped with the number and type of portable and semiportable fire extinguishers listed in §34.50 of this chapter.

[USCG-2012-0208, 79 FR 48938, Aug. 18, 2014]

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§132.220   Installation.

(a) Each portable fire extinguisher approved under subpart 162.028 of this chapter and each semi-portable fire extinguisher approved under subpart 162.039 of this chapter must be installed in compliance with Table 132.220 of this section. The placement of each extinguisher must satisfy the cognizant OCMI, who may also deem added extinguishers necessary for the proper protection of the vessel.

Table 132.220—Required Portable and Semi-Portable Fire Extinguishers

SpaceMinimum required ratingNumber and placement
Safety areas: Communicating passageways2-A1 in each main passageway, not more than 45.7 m (150 ft) apart (permissible in stairways).
Pilothouse20-B:C2 in the vicinity of the exit.
Service spaces: Galleys40-B:C1 for each 230 sq m (2,500 sq ft) or fraction thereof, suitable for hazards involved.
Paint lockers40-B1 outside space, in the vicinity of the exit.
Accessible baggage and storerooms2-A1 for each 230 sq m (2,500 sq ft) or fraction thereof, located in the vicinity of the exits, either inside or outside spaces.
Workshops and similar spaces2-A1 outside space in the vicinity of the exit.
Machinery spaces: Internal-combustion propulsion-machinery40-B:C1 for each 1,000 brake horsepower, but not fewer than 2 and more than 6.
   120-B1 required.1 2
Electric propulsion motors or generators of open type40-B:C1 for each propulsion motor or generator unit.
Auxiliary spaces: Internal combustion40-B1 outside space in the vicinity of the exit.2
Electric motors and emergency generators40-B:C1 outside space in the vicinity of the exit.2
Spares2-A10 percent of the required number rounded up.
   40-B:C10 percent of the required number rounded up.

1Not required where a fixed gaseous fire extinguishing system is installed.

2Not required on vessels of less than 300 GT.

(b) Table 132.220 of this section indicates the minimum required number and type of extinguishers 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) Each semi-portable fire extinguisher must be mounted or otherwise placed in the open so as to be readily visible.

(d) Except as provided by paragraph (d) of this section, each portable fire extinguisher must be mounted or otherwise placed in the open or behind glass so as to be readily visible.

(e) A portable fire extinguisher may be mounted or otherwise placed in an enclosure together with the firehose, if the enclosure is marked in compliance with §131.830 of this subchapter.

(f) Each portable fire extinguisher and its station must be numbered to comply with §131.835 of this subchapter.

(g) No portable or semi-portable fire extinguisher with a nameplate indicating that it needs protection from freezing may be mounted or otherwise placed where freezing temperatures are foreseeable.

[CGD 82-004 and CGD 86-074, 62 FR 49348, Sept. 19, 1997, as amended by USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48271, July 22, 2016]

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§132.230   [Reserved]

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§132.240   Stowage of semi-portable fire extinguishers.

The frame or support of each semi-portable fire extinguisher must be secured to prevent the extinguisher from shifting in heavy weather.

[USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48272, July 22, 2016]

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§132.250   Locations and number of fire extinguishers required for vessels constructed prior to August 22, 2016.

Vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016, must meet the following requirements:

(a) Previously installed extinguishers with extinguishing capacities smaller than are required in Table 132.220 of this subpart need not be replaced and may be continued in service so long as they are maintained in good condition to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.

(b) All new equipment and installations must meet the applicable requirements in this subpart for new vessels.

[USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48272, July 22, 2016]

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