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