U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jul 12, 2020

§ 169.569 - Fire axes.

(a) Each vessel must carry at least the number of fire axes set forth in Table 169.569(a). The Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection may require additional fire axes necessary for the proper protection of the vessel.

Table 169.569(a)

Length Number of axes
Over Not over
650
65901
901202
1201503
1504

(b) Fire axes must be stowed so as to be readily available in the event of emergency.

(c) If fire axes are not located in the open or behind glass, they must be placed in marked enclosures containing the fire hose.