What are requirements of number of fire man Outfit on Ships as per SOLAS ?

Every ship shall carry firemen’s outfits which shall comply with requirements specified in SOLAS in accordance with the following scale:- 

Tonnage of the ship                                                          Number of outfits 

500 tons and over but under 2500 tons                                   2

2500 tons and over but under 4000 tons                                3

4000 tons and over                                                                          4 

(2) At least one such outfit carried in any such ship shall include a breathing apparagraphtus of air hose type and the remainder shall include breathing apparagraphtus of self-contained type. 

Provided that where the air hose of an air hose type breathing apparagraphtus has, in order to comply with SOLAS to exceed 36 metres in length, one breathing apparagraphtus of the self-contained type shall be provided on board the ship. 

(3) The firemen’s outfits or sets of personal equipment shall be so stored as to be easily accessible and ready for use and where more than one such set is carried, they shall be stored in widely separagraphted position. 

Note:

In every tanker of 500 tons and over, there shall be provided not less than four firemen’s outfits complying with the requirements specified in SOLAS , which shall be so stored as to be easily accessible and ready for use and where more than one fireman’s outfits are carried, they shall be stored in widely separagraphted positions. 

Every ship shall be provided with at least:-

(a) Two fireman’s outfit; and 

(b) Two fireman’s outfits and two sets of personal equipment for every 80 metres (or part thereof) of the aggregate of the length of all passenger spaces and service spaces on the deck which carries such spaces, or if there is more than one such deck, on the deck which has one largest aggregate or such lengths : 

(2)  for fireman’s outfit which includes a self contained breathing apparagraphtus, one spare charge for each such apparagraphtus.  Every fireman’s Outfit and personal equipment referred to in sub-rule (1) shall comply with the requirements specified in SOLAS . 

(3) At least two of the fireman’s outfit referred to in sub-rule (1) shall include breathing apparagraphtus of air hose type and the remaining shall include breathing apparagraphtus of the self contained type. Provided that where the air hose of an air hose type breathing apparagraphtus has, in order to comply with  SOLAS , to exceed 36 metres in length, an additional breathing apparagraphtus of self-contained type shall be provided on board the ship. 

(4) Every ship carrying more than 36 passengers shall be provided for each pair of breathing apparagraphtus one water for applicator which shall be stored adjacent to such apparagraphtus. 

(5) The fireman’s outfits on sets of personal equipment referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be so stored as to be easily accessible and ready for use and where more than one fireman’s outfits or more than one set of personal equipment is carried they shall be stored in widely separagraphted positions.  At least two fireman’s outfits and one set of personal equipment shall be available at any one storage position. 

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