Safety Guidance for stowage of dangerous goods on containerships (Fire Risk)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Container ship fires are a growing concern. Fires, originating from dangerous goods in containers, whether wrongfully declared or not, occur with alarming frequency. Such fires endanger the lives of the crew, harm the environment and cause damage to cargo and property. The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) has published a new safety guidance for…

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ABS issues guide for Fire-fighting systems for Cargo Areas of Container Vessels

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) ABS has recently updated their 2017 guide on FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR ON-DECK CARGO AREAS OF CONTAINER CARRIERS, which now includes guidance for fire stowed below deck, for fire on the deckhouse and finally guidance concerning container hold flooding as a measure for fire-fighting. The new guide is called: FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR CARGO AREAS OF…

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Guide to Safe Container Ship Operations published by the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Guide to Safe Container Ship Operations published by the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) objectively sets out the practices and procedures associated with safe container ship operations. These practices and procedures are meant to be challenging – but, having said that, in the vast majority of instances they are already being pursued by…

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