CONSTRUCTION – FIRE PROTECTION, FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE EXTINCTION
Entry into force: 1 July 2002
PART A - GENERAL
Regulation 1 - Application applies to ships built on or after 1 July 2002. Ships constructed before that date should comply with the chapter in force prior to 1 July 2002, however there are some requirements for existing ships in the revised chapter.
Regulation 2 - Fire safety objectives and functional requirements provides the fire safety objectives and functional requirements for the chapter.
Regulation 3 - Definitions gives definitions of terms used in the chapter.
PART B - PREVENTION OF FIRE AND EXPLOSION
Regulation 4 - Probability of ignition: Prevention of the ignition of combustible materials or flammable liquids.
Regulation 5 - Fire growth potential: Limiting the fire growth potential in every space of the ship.
Regulation 6 - Smoke generation potential and toxicity: Reducing the hazard to life from smoke and toxic products generated during a fire in spaces where persons normally work or live.
PART C- SUPPRESSION OF FIRE
Regulation 7 - Detection and alarm:Detecting a fire in the space of origin and to provide for alarm for safe escape and fire-fighting activities.
Regulation 8 - Control of smoke spread: Controlling the spread of smoke in order to minimize the hazards from smoke.
Regulation 9 - Containment of fire: Containment of a fire in the space of origin.
Regulation 10 - Fire fighting: The suppression and swiftly extinguishing of a fire in the space of origin.
Regulation 11 - Structural integrity: Preventing partial or whole collapse of the ship structures due to strength deterioration by heat.
PART D - ESCAPE
Regulation 12 - Notification of crew and passengers: Notifying crew and passengers of a fire for safe evacuation.
Regulation 13 - Means of escape :Providing means of escape so that persons onboard can safely and swiftly escape to the lifeboat and liferaft embarkation deck.
PART E - OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Regulation 14 - Operational readiness and maintenance: Maintaining and monitoring the effectiveness of the fire safety measures the ship is provided with.
Regulation 15 - Instructions, onboard training and drills: Mitigating the consequences of fire by means of proper instructions for training and drills for persons onboard responsible for carrying out ship procedures under emergency conditions.
Regulation 16 – Operations -Providing information and instructions for proper ship and cargo handling operations in relation to fire safety.
PART F - ALTERNATIVE DESIGN AND ARRANGEMENTS
Regulation 17 - Alternative design and arrangements: Providing a methodology for approving alternative design and arrangements for fire safety.
PART G - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Regulation 18 - Helicopter facilities: Providing additional measures in order to address the fire safety objectives of this chapter for ships fitted with special facilities for helicopters.
Regulation 19 - Carriage of dangerous goods: Providing additional safety measures in order to address the fire safety objectives of this chapter for ships carrying dangerous goods.
Regulation 20 - Protection of vehicle, special category and ro-ro spaces: Providing additional safety measures in order to address the fire safety objectives of this chapter for ships fitted with vehicle, special category and ro-ro spaces.
Regulation 21 - Casualty threshold, safe return to port and safe areas: Etablishing design criteria for a ship’s safe return to port under its own propulsion after a casualty and also providing functional requirements and performance standards for safe areas.
Regulation 22 - Design criteria for systems to remain operational after a fire casualty: Providing design criteria for systems required to remain operational for supporting the orderly evacuation and abandonment of a ship.
Regulation 23 - Safety centre on passenger ships: Poviding a space to assist with the management of emergency situations.