U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jul 12, 2020
(a) Each sailing school vessel must be equipped with fire pumps as required in Table 169.559(a).
|Length||Exposed and partially protected water service||Protected water service|
|65 feet but less than 90 feet||1 1||0|
|90 feet but less than 120 feet||2 1||1 1|
|120 feet or greater||3 2||1 1|
1 May be driven off a propulsion engine and may be used as a bilge pump.
2 Must be driven by a source of power independent of the propulsion engine and may be used as a bilge pump.
3 One pump may be driven off a propulsion unit and one pump may be used as a bilge pump. Pumps must be located in separate spaces.
(b) Fire pump capacity must be in accordance with the following:
|Vessel length||Minimum capacity|
|Less than 90 ft||5.5 m 3/hr (25 gpm).|
|90 feet but less than 120 ft||11.0 m 3/hr (50 gpm).|
|Greater than 120 ft||14.3 m 3/hr (66.6 gpm).|
(c) Each fire pump must be fitted with a pressure gage on the discharge side of the pump.
(d) Each vessel must have a hand operated portable fire pump having a capacity of at least 1.1 m