Statutory guidance

Fire protection arrangements (MSIS 12)

For the guidance of surveyors in surveying fire protection arrangements to ensure compliance with requirements covering merchant ships

Documents

Part 1: general

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Part 2: submission of plans and approval of new appliances and fire protection materials

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Part 3: surveys and inspection

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Part 4: fire patrols, automatic sprinkler, fixed fire direction and sample extraction smoke detection systems

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Part 5: fire pumps, fire mains, water service pipes, hydrants, hoses, nozzles, couplings and international shore connections

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Part 6: fire extinguishers portable and non-portable

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Part 7: fixed fire extinguisher installations

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Part 8: specialised ships, tankers, chemical carriers, liquified gas carriers, dangerous goods and offshore installations

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Part 9 fire-fighters outfits and emergency escape breathing devices (EEBD)

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Part 10: miscellaneous items

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Part 11: general advice and comment

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Part 12: passenger ships of class I, II, II(A) (of 21.34 M in length and over) carrying more than 36 passengers

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Part 13: structural fire protection

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Part 14: structural fire protection

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Part 15: structural fire protection

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Part 16: means of escape passenger ships, cargo ships and tankers

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Details

The statutory provisions covering fire protection are:

  • the merchant shipping (fire protection: large ships) regulations 1998;
  • the merchant shipping (fire protection: small ships) regulations 1998;
  • merchant shipping notice MSN 1665(M) - fire fighting equipment;
  • merchant shipping notice MSN 1666(M) - fixed fire detection alarm and extinguishing systems;
  • merchant shipping notice MSN 1667(M) - fire integrity of bulkheads, decks and ventilation ducts (large ships);
  • merchant shipping notice MSN 1668(M) - fire integrity of bulkheads, decks and ventilation ducting (small ships);
  • merchant shipping notice MSN 1669(M) - special fire safety measures for ships carrying dangerous goods;
  • merchant shipping notice MSN 1670(M) - exemptions.
Published 17 April 2014
Last updated 19 June 2014 + show all updates
  1. Chapter 9 updated to revision 4/14
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