Fire is one of the most common and dangerous emergency onboard ship which has lead to disastrous results including loss of property and life. As the resources available onboard to fight fire are limited, preventive measures are more effective than fire fighting measures. For this reason, an international safety system was laid down by regulating authorities to make a ship fully prepared for fighting any kind of fire. The main purpose of FSS code is to provide specific standards of engineering specification for fire safety system present onboard. It includes total of 15 chapters.
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During these examinations plastic collars etc. Each extinguisher should be provided with a sign indicating it has been examined. In cargo ships of 1, gross tonnage and upwards, the number of fire hoses to be provided shall be one for each 30 m length of the ship and one spare, but not less than five in all. May be increased if the administration requires , Ships carrying dangerous goods in addition be provided with three hoses and nozzles. Nozzles shall be of an approved dualpurpose type i.
At least one should be discharged annually and the retention of contents checked. A ship engaged in the carriage of dangerous goods in any cargo spaces shall be provided with a fixed carbon dioxide or inert gas fire-extinguishing system.
Regulation Cargo tank protection. For each pair of breathing apparatus, one water fog applicator which shall be stored adjacent. You just clipped your first slide! Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. Visibility Others can see my Clipboard. Cancel Save.
PART IV: SOLAS CHAPTER II-2 Construction – Fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction
What is Fire Safety System (FSS) Code on Ships?
Manual fire dampers must be operable from both sides of the deck or bulkhead. If multiple stairways are arranged to connect several decks using the arrangement shown in figure 2. See also Regulation Every pressure container for a fixed fire-extinguishing system must bear a mark indicating that it:.
Summary of SOLAS Chapter II-2
Ships constructed before that date should comply with the chapter in force prior to 1 July , however there are some requirements for existing ships in the revised chapter. Chapter 6 Fixed foam fire-extinguishing systems. Chapter 7 Fixed pressure water-spraying and water-mist fire-extinguishing systems. Chapter 8 Automatic sprinkler, fire detection and fire alarm systems.