Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
832 AM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

...FIRE EXTINGUISHERS...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR THIS YEAR`S
NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK.

U.S. COAST GUARD APPROVED MARINE TYPE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ARE
REQUIRED ON BOATS WHERE A FIRE HAZARD COULD BE EXPECTED FROM THE
ENGINES OR FUEL SYSTEM.

WHEN REQUIRED, BOATS LESS THAN 26 FEET MUST CARRY AT LEAST ONE
B-1, COAST GUARD APPROVED FIRE EXTINGUISHER. BOASTS 26 TO 40 FEET
MUST CARRY TWO B-1 OR ONE B-2 COAST GUARD APPROVED FIRE
EXTINGUISHERS. BOATS 40 TO 65 FEET MUST CARRY THREE B-1 OR OR ONE
B-2 AND ONE B-1 COAST GUARD APPROVED EXTINGUISHERS.

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ARE CLASSIFIED BY A LETTER AND A NUMBER SYMBOL.
THE LETTER INDICATES THE TYPE OF FIRE THE UNIT IS DESIGNED TO
EXTINGUISH AND THE NUMBER INDICATES THE SIZE OF THE EXTINGUISHER.
A TYPE B EXTINGUISHER FOR EXAMPLE, IS INTENDED TO EXTINGUISH
BURNING LIQUIDS SUCH AS GASOLINE, OIL OR GREASE. ALL COMMON ON A
BOAT.

THE BOATER SHOULDN`T HAVE TO TRAVEL MORE THAN HALF THE LENGTH OF
THEIR BOAT TO GET TO THEIR FIRE EXTINGUISHER. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
SHOULD BE INSPECTED ANNUALLY BY THE BOATER TO ENSURE THEY ARE
PROPERLY CHARGED, STORED AND ARE UNDAMAGED.

THIS MESSAGE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
AND THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL. VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE ON THE WEB AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV AND THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL AT WWW.SAFEBOATINGCOUNCIL.ORG

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