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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter HPart 76 → Subpart 76.60


Title 46: Shipping
PART 76—FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT


Subpart 76.60—Fire Axes


Contents
§76.60-1   Application.
§76.60-5   Number required.
§76.60-10   Location.

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§76.60-1   Application.

(a) The provisions of this subpart shall apply to all vessels.

(b) [Reserved]

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§76.60-5   Number required.

(a) All vessels except barges shall carry at least the minimum number of fire axes as set forth in table 76.60-5(a). Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as limiting the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, from requiring such additional fire axes as he deems necessary for the proper protection of the vessel.

Table 76.60-5(a)

Gross tonsNumber of axes
OverNot over
501
502002
2005004
5001,0006
1,0008

(b) Covered barges shall carry at least three fire axes and uncovered barges shall carry at least two fire axes.

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§76.60-10   Location.

(a) Fire axes shall be distributed throughout the spaces available to passengers and crew so as to be most readily available in the event of emergency.

(b) If fire axes are not located in the open or behind glass so that they may be readily seen, they may be placed in enclosures together with the fire hose, provided such enclosures are marked as required by §78.47-20 of this subchapter.

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