(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation of the 24 February 2017 fire in the upper vehicle deck of the US-flagged roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) vehicle carrier HONOR which was en route from Southampton, England, to Baltimore, Maryland.
The fire was extinguished by the crew using the vessel’s CO2 fixed firefighting system. One injury was attributed to the firefighting efforts.
The accident resulted in extensive damage, amounting to more than $700,000, to the HONOR’s hold as well its cargo of about 5,000 vehicles.
No pollution resulted from the accident. The probable cause of the fire was a fault in the starter motor solenoid in one of the personally owned vehicles being transported in the vessel’s cargo space.
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