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This standard provides fire and life safety requirements for boats (less than 300 gross tons) that are used for pleasure and commercial purposes.
Provisions apply to (1) elimination of ignition sources, (2) ventilation of accommodation spaces, fuel tank compartments, and machinery spaces, (3) use of combustible materials, (4) fire-extinguishing equipment and fire exits, (5) control of fire-extinguishing agents in machinery spaces, and (6) mitigation of carbon monoxide hazards. Specific criteria cover hull, engines and engine exhaust systems, cooking and heating appliances, electrical systems, lightning and fire protection, and carbon monoxide detection.
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