MSC.1-Circ.1554 - Unified Interpretation Of Chapter 9 Of The Fss Code (Secretariat)

MSC.1/Circ.1554 25 November 2016

UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF CHAPTER 9 OF THE FSS CODE
1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-seventh session (21 to 25 November 2016), with a view to providing more specific guidance on sizing the emergency power source for the fire detection and alarm system, approved a unified interpretation of chapter 9 of the FSS Code, prepared by the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment at its third session (14 to 18 March 2016), as set out in the annex.
2 Member States are invited to use the annexed unified interpretation as guidance when applying paragraph 2.2.4 of chapter 9 of the FSS Code and to bring the unified interpretation to the attention of all parties concerned.
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MSC.1/Circ.1554 Annex, page 1
https://edocs.imo.org/Final Documents/English/MSC.1-CIRC.1554 (E).docx
ANNEX
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF CHAPTER 9 OF THE FSS CODE
CHAPTER 9 OF THE FSS CODE
Fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems
The "30 minutes" in paragraph 2.2.4 of chapter 9 of the FSS Code means the last 30 minutes of the periods required under SOLAS regulations II-1/42 and II-1/43 (18 hours for cargo ships and 36 hours for passenger ships).
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