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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter HPart 76 → Subpart 76.05


Title 46: Shipping
PART 76—FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT


Subpart 76.05—Fire Detecting and Extinguishing Equipment, Where Required


Contents
§76.05-1   Fire detection and alarm systems.
§76.05-5   Manual alarm system.
§76.05-10   Supervised patrol system.
§76.05-15   Fire main system.
§76.05-20   Fixed fire extinguishing systems.
§76.05-25   Hand portable fire extinguishers and semiportable fire extinguishing systems.

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§76.05-1   Fire detection and alarm systems.

(a) Approved fire detection and alarm systems must be installed on the following vessels as set forth in subpart 76.27 of this part:

(1) Any vessel on an international voyage;

(2) Any vessel of more than 150 feet (45.72 meters) in length having sleeping accommodations for passengers; and

(3) Any vessel of 150 feet (45.72 meters) or less in length, not on an international voyage, having sleeping accommodations for 50 or more passengers. Vessels in this category are not required to have a fire detection system in the cargo spaces.

(b) The arrangements and details of the fire detection systems must be as set forth in subparts 76.25 through 76.33 of this part.

[USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48253, July 22, 2016]

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§76.05-5   Manual alarm system.

(a) An approved manual alarm system must be installed in all vessels as set forth in subpart 76.27 of this part.

(b) [Reserved]

[USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48253, July 22, 2016]

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§76.05-10   Supervised patrol system.

(a) A supervised patrol or watchman system must be provided on all vessels as set forth in §§78.30-10 and 78.30-15 of this subchapter.

(b) [Reserved]

[CGFR 65-50, 30 FR 16940, Dec. 30, 1965, as amended by USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48253, July 22, 2016]

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§76.05-15   Fire main system.

(a) Fire pumps, hydrants, hose, and nozzles shall be installed on the following vessels:

(1) On all self-propelled vessels.

(2) After July 1, 1957, on all barges with sleeping accommodations for more than six persons.

(b) The arrangement and details of the fire main system shall be as set forth in subpart 76.10.

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§76.05-20   Fixed fire extinguishing systems.

Approved fire extinguishing systems must be installed, as required by Table 76.05-20 on all self-propelled vessels and on all barges with sleeping accommodations for more than six persons. Previously approved installations may be retained as long as they are maintained in good condition to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.

Table 76.05-20—Required Fixed Extinguishing Systems

SpaceFixed extinguishing systems
Safety Areas
Wheelhouse or fire-control roomNone required.1
Stairway and elevator enclosuresNone required.1
Communication corridorsNone required.1
Lifeboat embarkation and lowering stationsNone required.
Radio roomNone required.1
Accommodations
Staterooms, toilet spaces, isolated pantries, etcNone required.1
Offices, lockers, and isolated storeroomsNone required.1
Public spacesNone required.1
Open decks or enclosed promenadesNone required.
Service Spaces
GalleysNone required.1
Main pantriesNone required.1
Motion picture booths and film lockersNone required.12
Paint and lamp roomsCarbon dioxide.3
Inaccessible baggage, mail, and specie rooms and storeroomsCarbon dioxide.3
Accessible baggage, mail, and specie rooms and storeroomsNone required.1
Refrigerated storeroomsNone required.
Carpenter, valet, photographic, and printing shops, sales rooms, etcNone required.1
Machinery spaces
Coal fired boilers: Bunker and boiler spaceNone required.1
Oil fired boilers: Spaces containing oil fired boilers either main or auxiliary, their fuel oil service pumps, and/or such other fuel oil units as the heaters, strainers, valves, manifolds, etc., that are subject to the discharge pressure of the fuel oil service pumps, together with adjacent spaces to which oil can drainCarbon dioxide or foam.4
Internal combustion or gas turbine propelling machinery spacesCarbon dioxide.5
Electric propulsive motors or generators of open typeNone required.
Enclosed ventilating systems for motors and generators of electric propelling machineryCarbon dioxide (in ventilating system).6
Auxiliary spaces, internal combustion or gas turbineCarbon dioxide.7
Auxiliary spaces, electric motors or generatorsNone required.
Auxiliary spaces, steamNone required.
Trunks to machinery spacesNone required.
Fuel tanksNone required.8
Cargo Spaces
Inaccessible during voyage (combustible cargo), including trunks (excluding tanks)Carbon dioxide.3
Accessible during voyage (combustible cargo)Automatic or manual sprinkler system.
Vehicular deck (except where no overhead deck is 30 feet (9.14 meters) in length or less)Manual sprinkler.
Cargo oil tanksCarbon dioxide or foam.3
Specially suitable for vehiclesCarbon dioxide, automatic or manual sprinkler system.

1Vessels of 100 GT or more contracted for on or before May 27, 1936, and having combustible joiner work must be fitted with an automatic sprinkler system, except in relatively incombustible spaces.

2Sprinkler heads may be attached to a potable water system provided electrical or pneumatic detecting is installed.

3On vessels contracted for prior to January 1, 1962, a steam smothering system may be accepted. However, although existing steam smothering systems may be repaired, replaced, or extended, no new system contracted for on or after January 1, 1962, will be permitted.

4Protection of auxiliary boilers, fuel oil units, valves, and manifolds not required on vessels contracted for prior to November 19, 1952.

5Not required on vessels of less than 300 GT (except on an international voyage) using fuel with a flashpoint higher than 110 °F, where the space is normally manned.

6Not required on vessels contracted for prior to November 19, 1952.

7Not required on vessels of less than 300 GT or on vessels contracted for prior to November 19, 1952, except where fuel, including starting fuel, has a flashpoint of 110 °F or less.

8Where fuel having a flashpoint of 110 °F or lower is used the space containing the fuel tanks must be protected by a carbon dioxide system.

[USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48253, July 22, 2016]

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§76.05-25   Hand portable fire extinguishers and semiportable fire extinguishing systems.

(a) Approved hand portable fire extinguishers and semiportable fire extinguishing systems shall be installed on all vessels as set forth in subpart 76.50.

(b) [Reserved]

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