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Fire buckets are carried on board pleasure craft to fight fires.

  • Fire buckets must:
    • Be painted red and…
    • Have a capacity of at least 10 litres and…
    • Be made of metal with a round bottom and a hole in the centre and…
    • Have an attached lanyard that is long enough to reach the water from the location where the bucket is stored.
  • The requirements for fire buckets are found in the Small Vessel Regulations and depend on the length of your pleasure craft.
    • Pleasure craft up to 12 metres (39.4 feet) in length are not required to carry a fire bucket on board.
    • Pleasure craft that are more than 12 metres in length up to 24 metres (39.4 feet to 78.7 feet) in length are required to carry two fire buckets.
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