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Title 33 Part 145

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Title 33 Part 145

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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter N → Part 145


Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters


PART 145—FIRE-FIGHTING EQUIPMENT


Contents
§145.01   Portable and semi-portable fire extinguishers.
§145.05   [Reserved]
§145.10   Location, number, and installation of fire extinguishers.
§145.15   Location and number of fire extinguishers required for vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016.

Authority: Sec. 633, 63 Stat. 545; sec. 4, 67 Stat. 462; 14 U.S.C. 633; 43 U.S.C. 1333.

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§145.01   Portable and semi-portable fire extinguishers.

(a) On all manned platforms and on all unmanned platforms where crews are continuously working on a 24-hour basis, Coast Guard-approved portable fire extinguishers and/or Coast Guard-approved semi-portable fire extinguishers must be installed and maintained. On all unmanned platforms where crews are not continuously working on a 24-hour basis, Coast Guard-approved portable fire extinguishers and/or Coast Guard-approved semi-portable fire extinguishers are required to be installed and maintained only when crews are working on them.

(b) Portable and semi-portable fire extinguishers must be inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10 (incorporated by reference, see §140.7 of this chapter) as amended here:

(1) Certification or licensing by a state or local jurisdiction as a fire extinguisher servicing agency will be accepted by the Coast Guard as meeting the personnel certification requirements of NFPA 10 for annual maintenance and recharging of extinguishers.

(2) Monthly inspections required by NFPA 10 may be conducted by the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated member of the crew.

(3) Non-rechargeable or non-refillable fire extinguishers must be inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10. However, the annual maintenance need not be conducted by a certified person and can be conducted by the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated member of the crew.

(4) The owner or managing operator must provide satisfactory evidence of the required servicing to the marine inspector. If any of the equipment or records has not been properly maintained, a qualified servicing facility must perform the required inspections, maintenance procedures, and hydrostatic pressure tests. A tag issued by a qualified servicing organization, and attached to each extinguisher, may be accepted as evidence that the necessary maintenance procedures have been conducted.

[USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48242, July 22, 2016]

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§145.05   [Reserved]

§145.10   Location, number, and installation of fire extinguishers.

(a) Approved portable and semi-portable extinguishers must be installed in accordance with Table 145.10(a).

(b) Semi-portable extinguishers must be located in the open so as to be readily seen.

(c) Semi-portable extinguishers must be fitted with a suitable hose and nozzle, or other practicable means, so all of the space can be protected.

(d) Table 145.10(a) of this section indicates the minimum number and size of fire extinguishers required 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.

Table 145.10(a)—Portable and Semi-Portable Extinguishers

SpaceMinimum
required
rating
Quantity and location
Safety Areas:
Communicating corridors2-A1 in each main corridor not more than 150 ft apart. (May be located in stairways.)
Radio room20-B:C1 in the vicinity of the exit.
Accommodations:
Sleeping accommodations2-A1 in each sleeping accommodation space outfitted for 4 or more persons.
Service Spaces:
Galleys40-B:C1 for each 2,500 sq ft of floor space or fraction thereof.
Storerooms2-A1 for each 2,500 sq ft of floor space or fraction thereof. The extinguisher must be located in the vicinity of the exits, either inside or outside of spaces.
Machinery Spaces:
Gas-fired boilers40-B2 required.
   160-B1 required.1
Oil-fired boilers40-B2 required.
   160-B2 required.1
Internal combustion or gas turbine engines40-B1 for each engine.2
Electric motors or generators of open type40-B:C1 for each 2 motors or generators.3

1Not required where a fixed extinguishing system is installed.

2When the installation is on the weather deck or open to the atmosphere at all times, then one 40-B extinguisher for every three engines is allowable.

3Small electrical appliances, such as fans, are exempt.

[CGFR 56-4, 21 FR 903, Feb. 9, 1956, as amended by USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48243, July 22, 2016]

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§145.15   Location and number of fire extinguishers required for vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016.

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

(1) Previously installed extinguishers with extinguishing capacities smaller than what is required in table 145.10(a) of this part 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.

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

(b) [Reserved]

[USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48243, July 22, 2016]

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