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Water-based local fire fighting system


According to SOLAS 2000-Amendments and IMO MSC/Cir. 913 vessels constructed on and after 1st July 2002 have to be provided with type approved fixed water-based local fire-fighting systems in addition to the main system. Such systems can be activated without the necessity of engine shutdown, personnel evacuation or sealing of the spaces. Fixed local systems are to protect areas such as the fire hazard portions of engines used for propulsion and power generation, boiler fronts, the fire hazard portions of incinerators, and purifiers of heated fuel oil.

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