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Tag: fire onboard

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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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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