What is FSS or Fire Safety System code, its purpose and content?

The International code for Fire Safety System (FSS CODE) was adopted  by Maritime Safety Committee ( MSC) in order too provide international standard for Fire Safety System and equipement required by chapter II – 2 for the 1974  SOLAS convention.

This code is mandatory under SOLAS.

The purpose of this Code is to provide international standards of specific engineering specifications for fire safety systems required by chapter II-2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974.


1 Application
2 Definitions
3 Use of equivalents and modern technology
4 Use of toxic extinguishing media

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