SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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31 Jan 2017
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EMSA issues final report of the Firesafe Study

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EMSA’s Firesafe study focuses on electrical fire as ignition risk and fire extinguishing failure, after consultation with experts from Maritime Administrations and Accident Investigation Bodies. The study showed that approximately 30% of fires on ro-ro passenger ships originate on the vehicle deck and 90% of these, in the cargo being transported.

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How to minimize the risk from ro-ro fires

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Roll-on-roll-off vessels and car carriers are twice as likely to catch fire as other ships and vehicle-deck fires are notoriously difficult to contain and put out. Therefore, the North P&I Club has published a new loss prevention briefing on how to prevent, detect and fight fires onboard such vessels.

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UK Club warns on the dangers of tumble dryer filters

During a number of recent ship visits, UK P&I Club's Risk Assessors have found many cases where the filter elements and filter chambers of the vessel’s tumble dryers (both domestic and industrial units) have not been cleared of lint build up. The Club highlights the dangers of blocked filters which may result in fire hazards onboard.

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