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

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14.—(1) Every ship of Class V which is not fully-decked shall be provided with—

(a)a receptacle containing an adequate quantity of sand or other dry material suitable for extinguishing oil fires;

(b)a scoop for distributing the contents of the receptacle;

(c)the number of portable foam fire extinguishers shown in the following table—

Length of ShipNumber of Foam Extinguishers
Not over 9.14 metres2
Over 9.14 metres but under 15.24 metres3
Over 15.24 metres5

(d)in the case of any ship of 12.20 metres in length or over, two fire buckets, and, in the case of any ship of less than 12.20 metres in length, one fire bucket, unless the equipment required by paragraph (2) is provided.

(2) Every ship of Class V which is not fully-decked but is decked in way of the machinery spaces shall be provided in a position outside such spaces with a hand pump, a hose with a 10 millimetre diameter nozzle capable of producing a jet of water having a throw of not less than 6 metres which can be directed onto any part of the ship.

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