For the carriage of flammable liquids identified
in appendix 1, the requirements for tankers in chapter II-2 of the 1974 SOLAS
Convention, as amended, should apply to vessels covered by the Guidelines,
irrespective of tonnage, including vessels of less than 500 tons gross tonnage,
- regulations 60, 61, 62 and 63 should not be applied;
- regulation 56.1 (i.e., positioning of machinery spaces aft of cargo
tanks, slop tanks, cargo pump-rooms and cofferdams), regulation 56.2 (i.e, the
requirements for location of the main cargo control station), regulations 56.4
and 56.8 need not be applied. Additionally, regulation 56.7 need not be applied
provided that the exterior boundaries of superstructures and deckhouses
enclosing accommodation and including any overhanging decks which support such
accommodation are spaced at least 7 m away from the cargo area. The insulation
of such boundaries should however be to the satisfaction of the Administration;
- with regard to regulation 57.1, the Administration may permit use of a
method other than IC as defined in regulation 42.5.1 where considered
- the requirements of regulation 44 may be applied in lieu
of those in regulation 58, where considered appropriate by the Administration;
- the provisions of regulation 59 need be applied only where considered
appropriate by the Administration, taking into account the requirement in 3.6.2
of the Guidelines that cargo tank vent systems should meet the relevant
requirements of the International Bulk Chemical Code;
- regulation 4, as
applicable to cargo ships, and regulation 7 should apply as they would apply to
tankers of 2,000 tons gross tonnage and over;
- the provisions of 126.96.36.199
should be applied in lieu of regulation 61; and
- the provisions of
188.8.131.52 should be applied in lieu of regulation 63.
The following provisions also apply for the carriage of flammable
liquids identified in appendix 1:
.1 During cargo transfer,
water pressure should be maintained on the fire main system.
Fire hoses, fitted with approved dual-purpose nozzles (i.e. spray/jet type with a
shutoff), should be attached to each fire hydrant in the vicinity of the flammable
liquid to be carried.
.3 Either a fixed deck foam system or a
fixed fire-extinguishing system of the dry chemical type complying with the
following should be provided:
.3.1 the system should be located to
protect the deck within the cargo area;
.3.2 the system should be
capable of covering the deck within the cargo area without being moved;
.3.3 when a fixed deck foam system is provided, it should comply
with the requirements of 11.3.3 to 11.3.12 of the International Bulk Chemical Code.
Only foam suitable for the products carried should be used.
Administrations may approve a fixed fire-extinguishing system provided that:
.3.4.1 on a deck area of 45m2
or less, there are two or
more dry chemical extinguishers whose total capacity is not less than 135 kg;
.3.4.2 on a deck area of more than 45m2
, there are three
or more dry chemical extinguishers whose total capacity of extinguishing agent is
not less than:
C = 3 A kg
where A is the deck
area (in square m);
.3.4.3 the minimum rate of supply of the
extinguishing agent is not less than 3 kg/min per square metre.
An alternative to the systems required in 184.108.40.206 above may be approved in
accordance with the procedures contained in regulation II-2/22 of the 1974 SOLAS
Convention, as amended.
.5 The cargo pump-room where flammable
liquids are handled should be provided with a fixed fire-extinguishing system in
accordance with 11.2 of the International Bulk Chemical Code.
3.9.3 For vessels which carry only liquids identified as non-flammable in appendix
1, the fire-fighting requirements should be to the satisfaction of the