An incorrectly installed section of main engine fuel oil return tubing led to an engine room fire aboard a containership off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
Fire on ships occurs because of several reasons. In this article, we have mentioned a curious incident of fire on board ship which had a very rare cause – bacteria.
A purifier room is one of the most probable places in the engine room of the ship to catch fire. Find out more about the purifier room fire in the article inside.
An engine room fire is the worst form of fire on a ship. This type of fire needs great skills and courage to be handled. However, there are few steps which should be followed blindly before operating the CO2 fire extinguishing system to extinguish the fire.
An engine room fire on board a bulk carrier leads to thick black smoke which reduces the visibility in the engine room and forces all staff to evacuate the machinery space. Read inside to learn about the root cause of the fire.
In a real life incident, the engine room crew members on a product tanker suffer severe burns from a violent oil heater explosion while doing repair work. . The explosion triggers the engine room fire detection system, initiates a fire alarm on the panel at the fire control station, and also activates the local automatic water mist system.
On a tanker, the fire alarm in the engine room suddenly sounded. At the same time, the engine room crew saw small flames and smoke rising from the after exhaust manifold and cylinder heads of the running main engine. Read inside for the cause and solution.
Accidents on ships are mainly a result of unsafe practices that are followed by the ship’s crew. In this article we have describe a real life incident which explains how oily rags can lead to engine room fire.