Fire is the root cause of all the major accidents taking place on board ships around the world. We bring to you a list of 16 fire fighting appliances and preventive measures present onboard ships to fight, suppress, and prevent fire.
A ship’s accommodation is one of the most fire sensitive areas on board ship. Several fires accidents in the past, have had their roots in ship’s accommodation areas. In this article we provide you with the dos and don’ts to prevent fire in ship’s accommodation.
In case of ship’s cargo hold fire at port, it may be far easier to get assistance as opposed to that at sea but that doesn’t discount the urgency and severity of the same. Learn how to fight cargo hold fire of ship in the article inside.
The best way to deal with a fire on board ships is to prevent them rather than letting them occur. In this article, Chief Engineer Mahendra Singh provides an excellent general overview on the basics of fire prevention on board ships.
CO2 fire fighting system is the last resort on ships to fight fire in the ship’s engine room or compartments. Learn about eight mistakes mariners must not make while operating CO2 fire fighting system.
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.
The major fire that broke out on the Maersk Honam in the Arabian Sea earlier this month serves as a reminder of the importance of cargo insurance, says 100% online freight forwarder iContainers.
The Maersk Kensington reported a container on fire in a cargo hold while en route from Salalah, Oman, towards Suez. All 26 crew members are safe and accounted for and the fire is reported to be contained.
Human remains of three of the four missing crew members after the fire aboard Maersk Honam have been found on board the vessel. At this point in time, the crew members remain unidentified.