Brannsikring av skip / Fire protection of vessels

Cefor has proposed that all vessels, including all categories of passenger ferries, shall be included in a new Norwegian regulation on fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction. 

The new and stricter requirements are agreed under SOLAS Chapter II-2, and thus mandatory to implement for all SOLAS contracting states; Norway included. However, as SOLAS does not apply to all types of vessels, including certain categories of coastal ferries, the Norwegian Maritime Directorate has proposed less strict requirements for these vessels. Cefor has opposed this proposal, and argues for safety reasons that all vessels should be included under the new regulation.