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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter MPart 144 → Subpart D


Title 46: Shipping
PART 144—CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT


Subpart D—Fire Protection


Contents
§144.400   Applicability.
§144.405   Fire hazards to be minimized.
§144.410   Separation of machinery and fuel tank spaces from accommodation spaces.
§144.415   Combustibles insulated from heated surfaces.
§144.425   Waste receptacles.
§144.430   Mattresses.

§144.400   Applicability.

Except for §144.415, which applies to each new and existing vessel, this subpart applies to each new towing vessel.

§144.405   Fire hazards to be minimized.

Each vessel must be designed and constructed to minimize fire hazards insofar as reasonable and practicable.

§144.410   Separation of machinery and fuel tank spaces from accommodation spaces.

Machinery and fuel tank spaces must be separated from accommodation spaces by bulkheads. Doors may be installed provided they are the self-closing type.

§144.415   Combustibles insulated from heated surfaces.

Internal combustion engine exhaust ducts, galley exhaust ducts and similar ignition sources must be insulated with noncombustible insulation if less than 450 mm (18 inches) away from combustible material. Installations in accordance with ABYC P-1 or NFPA 302 (incorporated by reference, see §136.112 of this subchapter) will be considered as meeting the requirements of this section.

§144.425   Waste receptacles.

Unless other means are provided to ensure that a potential waste receptacle fire would be limited to the receptacle, waste receptacles must be constructed of noncombustible materials with no openings in the sides or bottom.

§144.430   Mattresses.

Each mattress must comply with either:

(a) The Consumer Product Safety Commission Standard for Mattress Flammability (FF 4-72, Amended), 16 CFR part 1632, subpart A, and not contain polyurethane foam; or

(b) IMO Resolution A.688(17) (incorporated by reference, see §136.112 of this subchapter) in which case the mattress may contain polyurethane foam.

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