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Fire Extingushers

  • Andy Soper
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07 Nov 2023 13:46 #1 by Andy Soper
Replied by Andy Soper on topic Fire Extingushers
Minimum of 2 x 6kg. (Yes - we now many crew will struggle to lift and use a 6kg extinguisher but the techies in CCNR would not budge!)  

Must be Wheelmarked / MED.

Summary of Regs - scroll down to Chapter 13
HERE

You can have as many extra extinguishers as you like of any type......

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Andy Soper
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Cookham
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07 Nov 2023 12:46 #2 by Lorna Baker
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Hi Andy,

yes we do have gas onboard.

I am currently looking at having 3 x 2kg powder, 2 x 3l water mist and 1 x 2kg CO2.

I'm a bit confused as to whether each powder extinguisher has to be 6kg or if the total combined powder has to be 6kg.

Also, do the extinguishers have to be MED marked?

Thanks
Lorna

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07 Nov 2023 12:40 #3 by Judy Evans
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Whilst we do have conventional extinguishers on board (galley and engine compartment) we have also invested in a Fire Safety stick - in the event of a fire we think we stand a better chance with an extinguisher that lasts for 100 seconds rather than a traditional powder extinguisher that lasts for 20. Easy to stow, easy to use (we hope 🤞).

firesafetystick.com/

Judy EVANS
MV Mon Amie
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  • Andy Soper
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07 Nov 2023 12:26 #4 by Andy Soper
Replied by Andy Soper on topic Fire Extingushers
Hello Lorna,
Do you have gas on board?  If not ES-TRIN allows 9ltr foam to replace the powder.  We have just two foam extinguishers to meet ES-TRIN - one in the wheelhouse and one at the engine room door.

But backed up by a 2kg powder in the forward bedroom for escape purposes and a large CO2 at the engine room door for electrical fires.

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Andy Soper
DBA Director Representation and Treasurer
mv Neeltje
Cookham
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07 Nov 2023 11:40 #5 by Peter Milne
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Quo Vadis, I keep two powder extinguishers as required (for me) by ESTRIN - plus a few small/large Water Mist extinguishers in strategic places. 

Powder extinguishers make a HUGE mess and are quite disproportionate for a minor domestic fire.   
It took my neighbour weeks to clean up their 29m barge after using powder in a toilet at one end of the ship. 

Safelincs have a good summary of extinguisher types HERE .   WaterMist may not be certified for Class C but are effective - and clean!  

Pete Milne, Quo Vadis & De Zwaan , Gent.
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07 Nov 2023 11:12 #6 by Lorna Baker
Fire Extingushers was created by Lorna Baker
Hi,
It's time to update our fire extinguishers.
Waterdog is 27m, in the UK, but has the ES-TRIN certificate.
We were going to reduce our powder in favour of water mist, but SafeLincs have told us that, though they are suitable for A, B and C fires, water mist are not actually rated for class C. Hmm.
What should we get?
Thanks
Lorna

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