Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
330 AM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR THIS YEAR`S
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-I
COAST GUARD APPROVED FIRE EXTINGUISHER.  BOATS 26-40 FEET MUST CARRY
TWO B-I OR ONE B-II COAST GUARD APPROVED FIRE EXTINGUISHER. BOATS 40-
65 FEET MUST CARRY THREE B-I OR ONE B-II AND ONE B-I 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.
TYPE B EXTINGUISHERS FOR EXAMPLE ARE 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 THE
VESSEL TO GET TO THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER.  FIRE EXTINGUISHERS SHOULD
BE INSPECTED ANNUALLY TO ENSURE THEY ARE PROPERLY CHARGED, STORED
AND OR 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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