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How many fire axes are required on a “T-Boat”?

Ref: 46 CFR 181.600
A vessel over 65 feet must have at least one fire axe.


What are the additional firefighting requirements for a vessel with more than 150 passengers?

Ref: 46 CFR 177.10-5(a)
Shall meet the requirements of Subchapter H.


Is it ok to substitute a larger quantity of smaller capacity fire extinguishers that add up to an equal amount of a required semi-portable extinguisher?

Ref: 46 CFR 181500( c )
No The cognizant OCMI may permit the use of a larger portable fire extinguisher, or a semi portable fire extinguisher, in lieu of those required by this section.


Where should the fire axe be mounted on a “T-Boat”?

Ref: 46 CFR 181.600
located in or adjacent to the primary operating station.


What standard must fire hoses meet for subchapter T?

Ref: 46 CFR 181.320(b) and
On a vessel of not more than 19.8 meters (65 feet) in length carrying more than 49 passengers, and on a vessel of more than 19.8 meters (65 feet) in length, each hose must:
(1) Be lined commercial fire hose that conforms to UL 19 (incorporated by reference, see 46 CFR 175.600) or hose that is listed and labeled by an independent laboratory recognized by the Commandant as being equivalent in performance;
(2) Be 15.25 meters (50 feet) in length and 40 millimeters (1.5 inches) in diameter; and
(3) Have fittings of brass or other suitable corrosion-resistant material that comply with NFPA 1963 (incorporated by reference, see 46 CFR 175.600) or other standard specified by the Commandant.
Each fire hose on a vessel of not more than 19.8 meters (65 feet) in length carrying not more than 49 passengers must:
(1) Comply with paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(3) of this section or be garden type hose of not less than 16 millimeters (0.625 inches) nominal inside diameter;
(2) Be of one piece not less than 7.6 meters (25 feet) and not more than 15.25 meters (50 feet) in length; and
(3) If of the garden type, be of a good commercial grade constructed of an inner rubber tube, plies of braided fabric reinforcement, and an outer cover of rubber or equivalent material, and of sufficient strength to withstand the maximum pressure that can be produced by the fire pump. All fittings on the hose must be of suitable corrosion-resistant material.


The hand portable fire pump may also serve as a ____ pump

Ref: 46 CFR 181.10-5(B)


What is the fire main pressure required on “T-Boats”?

Ref: 46 CFR 181.300
60 PSI at the pump outlet.


If a “T-Boat” carries more than 150 passengers what additional firefighting equipment is required?

Ref: 46 CFR 177.10-5(a)
Shall meet the requirements of Subchapter H.


What are the additional fire protection requirements when a “T” carries MPTs with combustible and/or flammable liquids?

Ref: 49 CFR 176.315
For each 79,500 L (21,000 U.S. gallons) or part thereof of any Class 3 (flammable) or combustible liquid being transported on board a vessel in a portable tank, rail tank car, or a motor vehicle cargo tank, there must be provided at least one B-V semi portable foam (152 L/40 gallon capacity) (see 46 CFR 95.50), dry chemical (45.4 kg (100 pounds) minimum capacity) or equivalent fire extinguisher, or a fire hose fitted with an approved portable mechanical foam nozzle with pick-up tube and two 19 L (5 gallon) cans of foam liquid concentrate. Each foam system must be suitable for use with each Class 3 (flammable) or combustible liquid for which it is required. Each fire extinguisher must be accessible to the tank it is intended to cover.
The fire hose at each fire hydrant in the vicinity of Class 3 (flammable) and combustible liquids stowage areas must be fitted with an approved combination solid stream and water spray nozzle.
The pressure must be maintained in the vessel's fire mains during the loading and unloading of any Class 3 (flammable) or combustible liquids.


What is the volume rating for the fire monitor on a vessel on stand-by service? (??)

Ref: 33 CFR 143.405(a)(12)
A fire monitor with a minimum flow rate of, at least, 500 gallons per minute.


What is NFPA10?

Standard for Portable fire Extinguishers.


What is NFPA 14?

Standard for the installation of Standpipe and Hose systems.


Who can perform maintenance or recharge a portable fire extinguisher?

Ref: NFPA10.
Only a person certified by the manufacturer, an organization acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction or who holds a certification by a state or local authority having jurisdiction


How often are portable fire extinguishers to be inspected?

Ref: NFPA 10.10.