SUMMARY OF SOLAS CHAPTER II-2

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CONSTRUCTION – FIRE PROTECTION, FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE EXTINCTION

Entry into force: 1 July 2002

PART A – GENERAL

Regulation 1 – Application – This chapter applies to ships built on or after 1st July 2002. Ships built before that date should follow with the chapter in force before 1st July 2002, but there are some requirements for existing ships in the revised chapter.

Regulation 2 – Fire safety objectives & functional requirements – Provides the fire safety objectives & functional requirements for the chapter.

Regulation 3 – Definitions – Gives definitions of the terms used in this chapter.

PART B – PREVENTION OF FIRE AND EXPLOSION

Regulation 4 – Probability of ignition – The purpose of this regulation is to restrict the ignition of combustible materials or flammable liquids.

Regulation 5 – Fire growth potential – The purpose of this regulation is to restrict the fire growth potential in every space of ship.

Regulation 6 – Smoke generation potential & toxicity – The objective of this regulation is to decrease the danger to the life from smoke & toxic products formed during the fire in spaces where individual normally work or live.

PART C- SUPPRESSION OF FIRE

Regulation 7 – Detection & alarm – The purpose of this regulation is to find the fire in the space of origin & to provide for alarm for safe escape & fire fighting activities.

Regulation 8 – Control of smoke spread – The purpose of this regulation is to control the advance of the smoke in order to minimize the dangers from smoke.

Regulation 9 – Containment of fire – The objective of this regulation is to contain a fire in the space of origin.

Regulation 10 – Fire fighting – The purpose of this regulation is to suppress & swiftly extinguish a fire in the space of origin.

Regulation 11 – Structural integrity – The purpose of this regulation is to maintain structural integrity of the ship averting partial or whole collapse of the ship structures due to strength failure by heat.

PART D – ESCAPE

Regulation 12 – Notification of crew & passengers – The purpose of this regulation is to inform crew & passengers of a fire for safe evacuation.

Regulation 13 – Means of escape -The objective of this regulation is to allow means of escape so that persons onboard can safely & swiftly escape to the lifeboat & liferaft embarkation deck.

PART E – OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Regulation 14 – Operational readiness & maintenance – The objective of this regulation is to sustain & watch the success of the fire safety measures the ship is provided with.

Regulation 15 – Instructions, onboard training & drills -The objective of this regulation is to reduce the chances of fire by means of proper supervision for training & drills for persons onboard responsible for carrying out ship methods under emergency conditions.

Regulation 16 – Operations -The objective of this regulation is to give information & directions for proper ship & cargo handling operations in relation to fire safety.

PART F – ALTERNATIVE DESIGN AND ARRANGEMENTS

Regulation 17 – Alternative design & arrangements – The purpose of this regulation is to impart a methodology for approving alternative design & arrangements for fire safety.

PART G – SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Regulation 18 – Helicopter facilities – The objective of this regulation is to provide extra procedures in order to address the fire safety purpose of this chapter for ships installed with special facilities for helicopters.

Regulation 19 – Carriage of dangerous goods – The purpose of this regulation is to provide extra safety measures in order to address the fire safety objectives of this chapter for the ships carrying dangerous goods.

Regulation 20 – Protection of vehicle, special category and ro-ro spaces – The purpose of this regulation is to provide additional safety measures in order to address the fire safety purpose of this chapter for ships installed with vehicle, special category & ro-ro spaces.