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Tag: fire onboard

Fire in engine room

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Fire broke out in vessel's engine room whilst returning to port from offshore. The crew were alerted when three sensors on the fire detection system activated, setting off the fire alarm and the vessel’s “flexifog” fixed firefighting system. The chief engineer, who had been close to the engine room, confirmed that smoke was present.

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UK Club says most onboard fires originate in the engine room

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Engine room fires are one of the most common fires on ships owing to the presence of a wide range of sources of fuel, sources of ignition and running machinery. An extended period of time onboard a ship without a fire incident can lead to complacency and a failure to prioritise fire prevention measures and simulated fire incident practices. Therefore, the UK Club has teamed up with experts in forensic investigation, Burgoynes, to produce the latest Risk Focus on Engine Room Fire.

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Car carrier in flames in Port of Antwerp

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The car carrier Silver Sky bursted into flames while it was docked at the Port of Antwerp, in the early hours, on October 20. The vessel was loaded with her usual cargo of second hand cars, intended for the export trade to Africa according to local media.

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