Use a Class C fire extinguisher. Because gasoline fires are the most common type of boat fire, marine-rated Class B fire extinguishers are the class required on most boats. The number after the B, for example a B1 or B2 extinguisher, indicates the capacity of the extinguisher.
Do you need a special fire extinguisher for a boat?
The Coast Guard requires boats to have at least one B-1 marine fire extinguisher on board. Depending on the size of your boat you may need more than one. Boats less than 26′ have to have at least one B-1 fire extinguisher on board. Boats 26′-40′ need to have at least two B-1 fire extinguishers on board.
What kind of fire extinguisher is required on a boat?
Pleasure craft may be required by the Small Vessel Regulations to carry a 5B:C or a 10B:C fire extinguisher, depending upon the type and length of the boat, and the equipment on board. PWCs must have one 5B:C fire extinguisher on board unless everyone on board is wearing a lifejacket or PFD.
What are the 4 types of fire extinguishers?
There are four classes of fire extinguishers – A, B, C and D – and each class can put out a different type of fire. Multipurpose extinguishers can be used on different types of fires and will be labeled with more than one class, like A-B, B-C or A-B-C.
Are marine fire extinguishers different?
If your boat is less than 26 feet, you need one B1 fire extinguisher on board. If your boat is between 26 and 40 feet, you need either two B1 or a single B2 fire extinguisher. And finally, if your boat is between 40 and 65 feet, you need either three B1 extinguishers or two B2 extinguishers.
What is the difference between 5BC and 10BC fire extinguisher?
In our tests, the 10BC units discharged only a fraction of a second longer than the 5BC, hardly “twice” anything. The 10BC, on average, discharged only 25% more fire suppressant than the 5BC.
Which of the following is the most suitable place to store a Marine fire extinguisher?
Experts recommend storing your fire extinguishers in an upright position and mounted in an easily accessible place. You should keep them in rooms where fires are more likely to break out such as the hull, cabin, kitchen and bilge.
What are boats 24m in length required to carry?
Motorized boats 12 m in length to 24m in length are required to carry two buckets, with a minimum capacity of 10 litres. Motorized boats over 24 m in length are required to carry four buckets with a minimum capacity of 10 litres.