Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations
(2) For the purposes of section 35, a carbon dioxide or dry chemical fire extinguisher is equivalent to a foam fire extinguisher if it has the capacity set out opposite the foam fire extinguisher capacity in the table to this subsection.
Item Foam CO2 Dry Chemical Litres Kilograms Kilograms 1 4.5 2.25 1 2 9 4.5 2.25
(3) Fire extinguishers required by these Regulations shall, where possible, be stowed near the entrance to the space where they are intended to be used.
(4) Fire extinguishers in which the extinguishing medium is stored under pressure shall not be located in any crew living quarters on a fishing vessel.
(5) Every fire extinguisher provided in compliance with these Regulations shall be kept fully charged at all times; carbon dioxide gas in steel bottles shall be renewed whenever the loss of gas exceeds 10 per cent of the original charge as stamped on the bottle.
(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in these Regulations, the use of a vaporizing liquid fire extinguisher is prohibited, except that in radio rooms and at switchboards such an extinguisher may be used if it contains not more than 1.136 L of vapourizing liquid and is used in addition to the other extinguishers required by these Regulations.
(7) Fire extinguishers containing chlorobromomethane may be accepted as the equivalent of carbon tetrachloride fire extinguishers if they comply with the requirements of subsections (6) and (8).
(8) A notice shall be posted on or adjacent to any carbon tetrachloride fire extinguisher indicating that if the extinguisher is used for extinguishing fire in a confined space dangerous fumes will be given off which must not be inhaled.
- SOR/95-372, s. 7(E)
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