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CHAPTER II-2 OF SOLAS: CONSTRUCTION - FIRE PROTECTION, FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE EXTINCTION

Contents

   Change Document
   Introduction
   Part A - General
       Regulation 1 - Application
           1    Application
           2    Applicable requirements to existing ships
           3    Repairs, alterations, modifications and outfitting
           4    Exemptions
           5    Applicable requirements depending on ship type
           6    Application of requirements for tankers
       Regulation 2 - Fire safety objectives and functional requirements
           1    Fire safety objectives
           2    Functional requirements
           3    Achievement of the fire safety objectives
       Regulation 3 - Definitions
   Part B - Prevention of Fire and Explosion
       Regulation 4 - Probability of ignition
           1    Purpose
           2    Arrangements for oil fuel, lubrication oil and other flammable oils
           3    Arrangements for gaseous fuel for domestic purposes
           4    Miscellaneous items of ignition sources and ignitability
           5    Cargo areas of tankers
       Regulation 5 - Fire growth potential
           1    Purpose
           2    Control of air supply and flammable liquid to the space
           3    Fire protection materials
       Regulation 6 - Smoke generation potential and toxicity
           1    Purpose
           2    Paints, varnishes and other finishes
           3    Primary deck coverings
   Part C - Suppression of Fire
       Regulation 7 - Detection and alarm
           1    Purpose
           2    General requirements
           3    Initial and periodical tests
           4    Protection of machinery spaces
           5    Protection of accommodation and service spaces and control stations
           6    Protection of cargo spaces in passenger ships
           7    Manually operated call points
           8    Fire patrols in passenger ships
           9    Fire alarm signalling systems in passenger ships
       Regulation 8 - Control of smoke spread
           1    Purpose
           2    Protection of control stations outside machinery spaces
           3    Release of smoke from machinery spaces
           4    Draught stops
           5    Smoke extraction systems in atriums of passenger ships
       Regulation 9 - Containment of fire
           1    Purpose
           2    Thermal and structural boundaries
           3    Penetration in fire resisting divisions and prevention of heat transmission
           4    Protection of openings in fire-resisting divisions
           5    Protection of openings in machinery spaces boundaries
           6    Protection of cargo space boundaries
           7    Ventilation systems
       Regulation 10 - Fire fighting
           1    Purpose
           2    Water supply systems
           3    Portable fire extinguishers
           4    Fixed fire extinguishing systems
           5    Fire-extinguishing arrangements in machinery spaces
           6    Fire extinguishing arrangements in control stations, accommodation and service spaces
           7    Fire extinguishing arrangements in cargo spaces
           8    Cargo tank protection
           9    Protection of cargo pump-rooms in tankers
           10    Fire-fighter’s outfits
       Regulation 11 - Structural integrity
           1    Purpose
           2    Material of hull, superstructures, structural bulkheads, decks and deckhouses
           3    Structure of aluminium alloy
           4    Machinery spaces of category A
           5    Materials of overboard fittings
           6    Protection of cargo tank structure against pressure or vacuum in tankers
   Part D - Escape
       Regulation 12 - Notification of crew and passengers
           1    Purpose
           2    General emergency alarm system
           3    Public address systems in passenger ships
       Regulation 13 - Means of escape
           1    Purpose
           2    General requirements
           3    Means of escape from control stations, accommodation spaces and service spaces
           4    Means of escape from machinery spaces
           5    Means of escape on passenger ships from special category and open ro-ro spaces to which any passengers carried can have access
           6    Means of escape from ro ro spaces
           7    Additional requirements for ro ro passenger ships
   Part E - Operational Requirements
       Regulation 14 - Operational readiness and maintenance
           1    Purpose
           2    General requirements
           3    Additional requirements for passenger ships
           4    Additional requirements for tankers
       Regulation 15 - Instructions, onboard training and drills
           1    Purpose
           2    General requirements
           3    Additional requirements for passenger ships
       Regulation 16 - Operations
           1    Purpose
           2    Fire safety operational booklets
           3    Additional requirements for tankers
   Part F - Alternative Design and Arrangements
       Regulation 17 - Alternative design and arrangements
           1    Purpose
           2    General
           3    Engineering analysis
           4    Evaluation of the alternative design and arrangements
           5    Exchange of information
           6    Re-evaluation due to change of conditions
   Part G - Special Requirements
       Regulation 18 - Helicopter facilities
           1    Purpose
           2    Application
           3    Structure
           4    Means of escape
           5    Fire fighting appliances
           6    Drainage facilities
           7    Helicopter refuelling and hangar facilities
           8    Operations manual and fire fighting arrangements
       Regulation 19 - Carriage of dangerous goods
           1    Purpose
           2    General requirements
           3    Special requirements
           4    Document of compliance
       Regulation 20 - Protection of vehicle, special category and ro-ro spaces
           1    Purpose
           2    General requirements
           3    Precaution against ignition of flammable vapours in closed vehicle spaces, closed ro ro spaces and special category spaces
           4    Detection and alarm
           5    Structural protection
           6    Fire extinction
   Appendix
        List of references in SOLAS text and explanatory guidance notes