The Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection: Small Ships) Regulations 1998

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I— PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Citation, commencement, interpretation and application

    2. 2.Classification of ships

  3. PART II— FIRE PREVENTION AND FIRE APPLIANCES

    1. Passenger Ships

      1. SHIPS OF CLASS II(A) OF LESS THAN 21.34 METRES IN LENGTH

        1. 3.Fire pumps, fire main, water service pipes, hydrants, hoses and nozzles

        2. 4.Portable fire extinguishers

        3. 5.Machinery spaces of Category A and spaces containing oil fuel settling tanks

      2. SHIPS OF CLASS III OF 21.34 METRES IN LENGTH OR OVER

        1. 6.Fire pumps, fire main, water service pipes, hydrants, hoses and nozzles

        2. 7.Portable fire extinguishers

        3. 8.Machinery spaces of Category A

        4. 9.Firemen’s outfits

      3. Ships of Class III of less than 21.34 metres in length

        1. 10.Regulations 3, 4 and 5 shall apply to ships of...

      4. Ships of Class IV of 21.34 metres in length or over

        1. 11.Regulations 6, 7 and 8 shall apply to ships of...

      5. Ships of Class IV of less than 21.34 metres in length

        1. 12.Regulations 3, 4 and 5 shall apply to ships of...

      6. SHIPS OF CLASS V

        Fully-decked ships

        1. 13.(1) Regulations 6, 7 and 8 shall apply to fully-decked...

      7. Ships not fully-decked

        1. 14.(1) Every ship of Class V which is not fully-decked...

      8. SHIPS OF CLASSES VI AND VI(A)

        Fully-decked ships

        1. 15.(1) Regulations 6, 7 and 8 shall apply to fully-decked...

      9. Ships not fully-decked

        1. 16.Regulation 14 shall apply to ships of Classes VI and...

  4. PART III— FIRE PREVENTION AND FIRE APPLIANCES

    1. Ships Other Than Passenger Ships and Tankers

      1. Ships of class vii of under 500 tons

        1. 17.(1) This regulation applies to ships of Class VII of...

      2. SHIPS OF CLASS VII(A)

        Ships of under 500 tons

        1. 18.Every ship of Class VII(A) of less than 500 tons...

      3. SHIPS OF CLASS VIII

        Ships of 150 tons or over but under 500 tons

        1. 19.Regulations 17 shall apply to ships of Class VIII of...

      4. Ships of under 150 tons

        1. 20.(1) This regulation applies to ships of Class VIII of...

      5. SHIPS OF CLASS VIII(A), IX AND IX(A)

        Ships of under 500 tons

        1. 21.(1) Regulation 17 shall apply to ships of Classes VIII(A),...

      6. SHIPS OF CLASS XI

        Ships of under 500 tons

        1. 22.(1) Regulation 17 shall apply to ships of Class XI...

      7. SHIPS OF CLASS XII

        Ships of under 500 tons

        1. 23.(1) Regulation 17 shall apply to ships of Class XII...

  5. PART IV— FIRE PREVENTION AND FIRE APPLIANCES

    1. TANKERS OF CLASS VII(T)

      1. Tankers of under 500 tons

        1. 24.(1) Regulation 17 shall apply to every tanker of Class...

        2. 25.Cargo tank purging or gas freeing Requirements for ships constructed after 1 September 1984

        3. 26.Cargo pump rooms

      2. TANKERS OF CLASS VIII(T)

        Tankers of 150 tons or over but under 500 tons

        1. 27.(1) Regulations 17, 24(2) and 26 shall apply to tankers...

      3. Tankers of under 150 tons

        1. 28.Regulation 20 shall apply to tankers of Class VIII(T) of...

      4. TANKERS OF CLASSES VIII(A) AND IX(A)(T)

        Tankers of under 500 tons

        1. 29.(1) Regulations 27 and 28 shall apply to tankers of...

  6. PART V— FIRE PREVENTION AND FIRE APPLIANCES

    1. GENERAL

      1. 30.Fire pumps

      2. 31.Fire main, water service pipes and hydrants

      3. 32.Fire hoses, nozzles, etc.

      4. 33.Fixed low-expansion foam fire-extinguishing systems in machinery spaces fitted in addition to requirements of these Regulations

      5. 34.Fixed fire-extinguishing systems not required by these Regulations

      6. 35.Fire extinguishers

      7. 36.Fire buckets

      8. 37.Fireman’s outfits

      9. 38.Means for stopping machinery, shutting off oil fuel suction pipes and closing of openings

      10. 39.Availability of fire-fighting appliances

  7. PART VI— STRUCTURAL FIRE PROTECTION

    1. PASSENGER SHIPS

      1. SHIPS OF CLASSES II(A) TO VI(A) INCLUSIVE TO WHICH THESE REGULA TIONS APPLY

        1. 40.Application

        2. 41.Structure

        3. 42.Divisions

        4. 43.Restriction of Combustible Materials

        5. 44.Means of escape

  8. PART VII— SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPS CARRYING DANGEROUS GOODS

    1. 45.Requirements for ships constructed on or after 1st February 1992 Application and special requirements

  9. PART VIII— EQUIVALENTS, EXEMPTIONS, PENALTIES AND DETENTION

    1. 46.Alternative construction and equivalents

    2. 47.Exemptions

    3. 48.Penalties

    4. 49.Powers to detain

  10. Signature

  11. Explanatory Note