What are regulations for capacity of portable Fire Extinguishers on ships?

The capacity of required portable fluid extinguishers should not exceed more than 13,5 litres but not less than 9 litres. Other extinguishers should be at least as portable as the 13,5 litre fluid extinguishers, and should have a fire-extinguishing capability at least equivalent to a 9 litre fluid extinguisher.

The following capacities may be taken as equivalents:
  • 9 litre fluid extinguisher (water or foam).
  • 5 kg dry powder.
  • 5 kg carbon dioxide.


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