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Vessels less than 26 feet without a fixed system are exempt from the above requirement and do not need to carry a fire extinguisher if the following conditions are met.

  • The vessel is constructed such that flammable or explosive vapors cannot be trapped within it and ...
  • The engine compartments are not enclosed and ...
  • The fuel tanks are not installed permanently.

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.