New Zealand – Investigation report on the 23 Sept 2017 KOKOPO CHIEF cargo hold fire

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) issued the report of its investigation of the 23 September 2017 fire in a cargo hold of the multipurpose/container vessel Kokopo Chief at the Port of Tauranga. The number 4 cargo hold was loaded with tiers of packaged timber. When loading was completed, the hatch lid…

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Unintentional release of carbon dioxide from fixed fire-extinguishing systems on Ro-Ro vessels Eddystone and Red Eagle

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 8 June 2016, the roll on, roll off (Ro-Ro) vessel Eddystone experienced an unintentional release of carbon dioxide (CO2) from its fixed fire-extinguishing system while in the Red Sea. A similar incident took place on 17 July 2017 on board the Ro-Ro passenger ferry Red Eagle while on passage from the Isle of…

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Risk Focus: Engine Room Fires

Considering the wide range of both sources of fuel and sources of ignition within the engine room, it should come as little surprise that a large proportion of fires onboard ships originate there. 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…

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