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

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Protection of cargo spaces, other than special category spaces and ro-ro cargo spaces intended for the carriage of motor vehicles with fuel in their tanks for their own propulsion

66.  In every ship the following provisions shall apply to any cargo space, other than a special category space or ro-ro cargo space containing motor vehicles with fuel in their tanks for their own propulsion—

(a)a fixed fire detection and fire alarm system of an approved type complying with the requirements specified in Schedule 5 or a sample extraction smoke detection system complying with Schedule 6 in Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1666 shall be provided;

(b)a fixed pressure water-spraying system complying with the requirements specified in Schedule 3 in Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1666 or a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system complying with the requirements specified in Schedule 4 in Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1666 shall be provided; and

(c)the outlet from any exhaust ventilation duct shall be sited in a safe position having regard to possible sources of ignition; ventilation ducts, including dampers, shall be of steel.

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