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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter UPart 193 → Subpart 193.60


Title 46: Shipping
PART 193—FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT


Subpart 193.60—Fire Axes


Contents
§193.60-1   Application.
§193.60-5   Number required.
§193.60-10   Location.

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§193.60-1   Application.

(a) The provisions of this subpart shall apply to all vessels other than unmanned barges.

(b) Unmanned barges are exempted from the requirements in this subpart. However, if such barges carry on board fire axes, then such equipment shall be in accordance with this subpart for manned barges.

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§193.60-5   Number required.

(a) All vessels shall carry at least the minimum number of fire axes as set forth in Table 193.60-5(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 193.60-5(a)

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

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§193.60-10   Location.

(a) Fire axes shall be distributed throughout the spaces available to persons on board 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 firehose, provided such enclosures are marked as required by §196.37-15 of this subchapter.

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