Which types fire extinguisher is used in lifeboat as per SOLAS ?

Lifeboats with permanently installed internal combustion engines are to be equipped with portable fire extinguishers for class A and B fires.


Preferably only dry powder extinguishers should beused.

  • The use of extinguishers containing Halon is no longer permitted.
  • The charge of the extinguishers shall be at least 2 kg and should not to exceed 6 kg.
  •  The extinguishers are to be arranged conveniently and with suitable brackets.
  •  For fighting a fire within the engine cover, closeable discharge ports are to be provided allowing the discharge of the extinguishing agent without prior.