1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its
eighty-first session (10 to 19 May 2006), with a view to providing more
specific guidance for vague expressions which are open to different
interpretations contained in IMO instruments, approved the unified
interpretations of SOLAS chapter II-2 and the fire test procedures referred
to in the FTP Code, prepared by the Sub-Committee on Fire Protection, at its
fiftieth session (9 to 13 January 2006), as set out in the annex.
2 Member Governments are invited
to use the annexed unified interpretations as guidance when applying
relevant provisions of SOLAS chapter II-2 and the fire test procedures
referred to in the FTP Code to fire protection construction, installation,
arrangements and equipment to be installed on board ships on or after 19 May
2006 and to bring the unified interpretations to the attention of all
Annex Unified interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2 and fire test procedures referred to in the FTP Code
Regulation II-2/3.34 . Definition for oil fuel
Oil fuel unit includes any equipment used for the
preparation and delivery of oil fuel, heated or not, to boilers
(including inert gas generators) and engines (including gas turbines) at
a pressure of more than 0.18 N/mm2. Oil fuel transfer pumps are not
considered as oil fuel units.
Regulation II-2/220.127.116.11.5 . Protection from cargo area
For the portions which face the cargo area, the .A-60.
class insulation should be provided up to the underside of the deck of
the navigation bridge.
II-2/9.3.1 . Penetrations in fire-resistive divisions and prevention
of heat transmission
This regulation should be applied to all penetrations
at the exterior boundaries of superstructures and deckhouses which,
according to SOLAS regulation II-2/18.104.22.168.5, are required to be .A-60.
II-2/10.7.1.4 . Fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems for general
1 Non-combustible cargoes, such as materials
listed in paragraph 1 of Annex 2 to the FTP Code, need not be mentioned
on exemption certificates issued under regulation II-2/10.7.1.4.
2 The document of compliance with regulation
II-2/19 may not permit more cargoes than indicated in the list of
cargoes attached to the exemption certificate issued under regulation
II-2/19.3.2 . Sources of ignition
1 Reference should be made to IEC 60092-506
standard, Special features . Ships carrying specific dangerous goods and
materials hazardous only in bulk.
2 For pipes
having open ends (e.g., ventilation and bilge pipes, etc.) in a
hazardous area, the pipe itself should be classified as a .hazardous
area.. See IEC 60092-506 table B1, item B.
Enclosed spaces (e.g., pipe tunnels, bilge pump-rooms, etc.) containing
such pipes with equipment such as flanges, valves, pumps, etc., should
be regarded as an extended hazardous area, unless provided with
overpressure in accordance with IEC 60092-506 clause 7.
Resolution A.754(18) . Fire resistant windows
Windows to be fitted at the forward bulkhead of
accommodation block on tankers should correspond to prototype subjected
to the .A. class standard fire test with the fire against its external
side (i.e., the side which, after the installation on board, will be
exposed to the weather). The insulation of the bulkhead used along with
the window.s specimen should be fitted on the unexposed face of the