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(1) Motorboats or vessels on the waters of this state shall have the following fire extinguishing equipment:

(a) less than 26 feet in length if the motorboat or vessel carries passengers for hire or has any of the conditions listed in subsection (d) of this rule -- one B-I type approved hand portable fire extinguisher or a fixed fire extinguisher system;

(b) 26 feet to less than 40 feet in length -- two B-I type approved hand portable fire extinguishers; or at least one B-II type; when an approved fixed system is installed, one less B-I type is required;

(c) 40 feet to not more than 65 feet in length -- three B-I type approved portable fire extinguishers, or at least one B-I type plus one B-II type; when approved fixed system is installed, one less B-I type is required;

(d) fire extinguishers must be carried on all motorboats that have one or more of the following conditions that make the boat of closed construction:

(i) inboard engines; or

(ii) closed compartments under thwarts and seats wherein portable fuel tanks may be stored; or

(iii) double bottoms not sealed to the hull or which are not completely filled with flotation material; or

(iv) closed living spaces; or

(v) closed storage compartments in which combustible or flammable material is stored; or

(vi) permanently installed fuel tanks.

History: 23-2-521, 87-1-301, 87-1-303, MCA; IMP, 23-2-521, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 1063, Eff. 3/28/80; AMD, 1987 MAR p. 1073, Eff. 7/17/87; TRANS, from ARM 12.6.703, 2001 MAR p. 18, Eff. 1/12/01.

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