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All vessels are required to have a Type B fire extinguisher(s) on board except:

  • Outboard vessels less than 26 feet in length and of open construction (construction that does not permit the entrapment of flammable vapors or gases)
  • PWCs operating on New York state waters (PWCs are required to carry a fire extinguisher on joint jurisdictional waters)

Approved types of fire extinguishers are identified by the following marking on the label—“Marine Type USCG Approved”—followed by the type and size symbols and the approval number.