Every vessel shall be required to carry fire axes in accordance with the following table:

Vessel Length   Minimum Number of Fire Axes
Under 70 feet 2
Over 70 feet and under 110 feet 3
Over 110 feet and under 150 feet 4

All fire axes are to be located and secured so as to be readily at hand and to be used for emergency purposes only.

History: Bd. of Mar. Insp. Regs., eff 16 Oct 72, § 4.21.