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NFPA 312

2016 Edition, January 1, 2016

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Standard for Fire Protection of Vessels During Construction, Conversion, Repair, and Lay-Up

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EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/29/2014
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  • Revision: 2016 Edition, January 1, 2016
  • Published Date: January 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Page Count: 21
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

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This standard shall apply to vessels during the course of construction, conversion, repairs, or while laid up.

This standard shall not apply to situations where it is in conflict with or superseded by requirements of any government regulatory agency.


Every reasonable means of preventing fire shall be provided and supplemented by means of detection and protection equipment that permit the prompt discovery, retard the spread, and permit extinguishment of any fire before it has passed the incipient stage.

These fire-fighting methods shall include full coordination and cooperation with municipal fire departments.

Nothing in this document shall be construed as prohibiting the immediate dry-docking of a vessel whose safety is imperiled, as by being in a sinking condition or by being seriously damaged.

In such cases, all necessary precautionary measures shall be taken as soon as practicable.