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out of Halon
IMO has prohibited new Halon installations
from 1994, but accepts existing Halon
systems installed prior to that date. Phase
out of Halon is consequently an issue for
each Flag State, with the phase out for EU
flagged ships as the most notable programme.
While the majority of Flag States accept
Halon to be used as fire extinguishing
system onboard their vessel, EU (including
NOR / NIS vessels) has banned use of this
agent from end of 2003. A new approved fire
extinguishing system should then be
installed (except for areas not required to
be protected) whereas the Halon containers
should be transported to a deposit.
BANKING AND RECEPTION FACILITIES
1 The Sub-Committee on Fire Protection, at
its fortieth session (17 to 21 July 1995),
having noted that, under the 1992 amendments
to the 1974 SOLAS Convention (resolution
MSC.27(61)), new installations of halon
fire-extinguishing systems had been
prohibited as from 1 October 1994, recalled
its previous decision that, for the time
being and until appropriate halon banking
facilities were established, halons need not
be withdrawn from existing systems.
2 The Sub-Committee considered it useful
that information on the availability of
halons at various ports of the world be
circulated, as existing halon systems may
need to be recharged with recycled halons to
comply with the relevant requirements of the
1974 SOLAS Convention.
4 The attached annex contains the revised
listing of halon banking and reception
facilities based on information received by
the Secretariat during 2008, which
supersedes that annexed to FP.1/Circ.35.
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