(a) Fire extinguisher systems.
(1) Fire extinguisher system installed in engine space. When a vessel has an approved fixed fire extinguisher system installed in the engine space, the system is installed in the engine space with a temperature operated release control or, if manual, the release is to be installed outside of the engine space, and must be of an approved carbon dioxide or Halon type. The record of service must indicate that service has been completed and the cylinders have been weighed within the past year.
(2) Fixed fire extinguisher system in machinery space. Vessels whose fixed fire extinguisher system in the machinery space does not comply with the above requirements shall comply with the requirements of those vessels without such assistance.
(b) Hand portable fire extinguisher requirements.
(1) In general. Hand portable fire extinguishers shall be capable of extinguishing burning fuel, U.S. Coast Guard approved, in good serviceable condition and be readily accessible to the vessel operator.
(2) fire extinguisher system. The minimum number of hand portable fire extinguishers required for power-driven vessels with fixed fire extinguisher system in the machinery space shall be:
(A) Power-driven vessels less than twenty-six feet (26') in length require no additional fire extinguishers.
(B) Power-driven vessels twenty-six feet (26') to less than forty feet (40') in length shall be equipped with at least one (1) B-I Coast Guard approved fire extinguisher.
(C) Power-driven vessels forty feet (40') to less than sixty-five feet (65') in length shall be equipped with at least two (2) B-I or one B-II Coast Guard approved fire extinguishers.
(3) Without fixed fire extinguisher system. The minimum number of hand portable fire extinguishers required for power-driven vessels without fixed fire extinguisher system in the machinery shall be:
(A) Power-driven vessels less than twenty-six feet (26') in length shall be equipped with at least one (1) B-I Coast Guard approved fire extinguisher.
(B) Power-driven vessels at least twenty-six feet (26') but less than forty feet (40') in length shall be equipped with at least three (3) B-I or one B-II and one B-I Coast Guard approved fire extinguishers.
(C) Power-driven vessels at least forty feet (40') but less than sixty-five (65') in length shall be equipped with at least three (3) B-I or oneB-II and one B-I Coast Guard approved fire extinguishers.
(c) Capacity plates.
(1) Requirements. Monohull vessels less than twenty feet (20') in length, manufactured or imported into this State for sale after July 1, 1974, designed to carry two or more persons and to be propelled by machinery as its principal source of power, shall have a capacity plate affixed permanently on the vessel by the builder.
(2) Visibility. A capacity plate shall bear the required information using permanent markings and in such a manner as to be clearly visible and legible from the position designed for, or normally intended to be occupied by, the operator of the vessel when under way.
(3) Information. A capacity plate shall bear the following information:
(A) Total weight of persons, motor, gear and other articles placed aboard which the vessel is capable of carrying with safety under normal conditions.
(B) Recommended number of persons commensurate with the weight capacity of the vessel and the presumed weight in pounds of each such person. In no instance shall the presumed weight per person be less than one hundred fifty (150) pounds.
(C) Clear notice that the information appearing on the capacity plate is applicable under normal conditions and that the weight of the outboard motor and its associated equipment is considered to be part of the total weight capacity.
(D) Maximum horsepower, for all vessels designed for or represented by the builder or manufacturer as being suitable for use with outboard motor.
(4) Exemptions. The Commissioner of Public Safety or an officer of the Lake Patrol Section of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol may, upon written application from the vessel owner, exempt any vessel from the requirements of this section if, after an inspection by the Commissioner or officer, it is determined that compliance would not materially contribute to and enhance the safe operation of the vessel.
[Source: Amended at 10 Ok Reg 3219, eff 6-25-93; Amended at 21 Ok Reg 3037, eff 7-25-04]