This publication has been prepared to help ship-owners, masters, crews and industry to understand and comply with the new regulations.
Please note that this document reflects the 1 July 2002 edition of the SOLAS provisions for Chapter II-2 on fire protection. This remains the applicable legal instrument where certain regulations refer to compliance with its provisions as opposed to those of the International Convention. The MCA is working to update the regulations and this document. In the meantime, please contact the MCA if in doubt.