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ABYC Fire Extinguisher Guidelines

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ABYC GUIDELINES FOR FIXED FIRE EXTINGUISHERS FOR BOATS 65 FEET OR LESS IN LENGTH

Type of Boat

No. Of Extinguishers

USCG Type (see note 1)

ANSI/UL 711 Type (see notes 2&3)

Location

Open boats under 16

1

B-1

ABC

steering position

Open boats over 16ft. in length

2

B-1

ABC

steering position and galley or passenger cockit

Boats under 26ft. in length

2

B-1

ABC

steering position and galley (see note 4) or passenger cockpit

Boats 26 ft. to under 40 ft. in length

3

B-1

ABC

outside engine compartment steering position adn gallery (see note 4), or passenger cockpit

Boats 40 ft. and over, but not over 65 ft. in length

4

B-1

ABC

outside engine compartment, steering position, crew's quarters, and galley (see Note 4) or passenger cockpit


Notes:
1. If a discharge port is installed (ABYC A-4.5.2.2), a USCG Type B-I portable fire extinguisher may not be adequate.
2. Extinguishers intended for engine compartment protection in accordance with A-4.5.2.2 or A-4.6.4 are not required to have a Class A rating.
3. Boats under 26 feet in length without enclosed accommodation spaces or enclosed galleys may be equipped with a bucket with attached lanyard and a Class BC-rated extinguisher in lieu of Class ABC-rated portable fire extinguishers.
4. On boats having galley stoves, one of the required extinguishers shall be readily accessible thereto.

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