Yep, we've carried the fire axe for Swiftsure, Van Isle, etc.We actually had to run out and buy a fire axe to pass the inspection for Van Isle 360 a few years ago.
I asked the inspector where he would actually use a fire ax on an all carbon & epoxy boat with mostly crawling head room. Other than to scuttle the boat. Safely storing the damn thing was way scarier than any possible use scenario.
I believe most off-shore Cat 1 and 0 rules require 2 buckets. Fisheries Supply in Seattle carries good ones.
Note that the OSR bucket is not the same as the TC Fire bucket.