MERCHANT SHIPPING (SAFETY) (FIRE PROTECTION) (SHIPS BUILT BEFORE 25 MAY 1980) REGULATIONS
Machinery spaces containing steam engines
In every ship of Class I or Class II there shall be provided in spaces containing steam turbines or enclosed pressure lubricated steam engines used for main propulsion, or used for auxiliary purposes and having a total power of not less than 746 kilowatts-
(a) foam fire extinguishers each of at least 45 litres capacity or carbon dioxide fire extinguishers each of at least 16 kilograms capacity sufficient in number and so sited as to enable the extinguishing medium to be directed on to any part of the pressure lubrication system and on to any part of the casings enclosing pressure lubricated parts of the turbines, engines or associated gearing; provided that such extinguishers shall not be required if equivalent protection is provided in such spaces by a fixed fire extinguishing installation fitted in compliance with regulation 7(1); and
(b) 1 portable fire extinguisher, suitable for extinguishing oil fires, for each 746 kilowatts or part thereof of such machinery; provided that not less than 2 nor more than 6 such extinguishers shall be required in any such space and provided that such extinguishers shall not be required in addition to any required by regulation 8(2).