Risk of fires on Ro-Ro ships (guidance)

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) commissioned a study which investigates risk control options (RCOs) for mitigating the risk from fires on ro-ro decks. The first part considers RCOs in relation to Electrical Fire as ignition risk and the second part considers RCOs to mitigate the risk of Fire Extinguishing Failure. With regards to extinguishing failure the focus has…

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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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Study investigating cost effective measures for reducing the risk from fires on Ro-Ro passenger ships (FIRESAFE)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ships have been designed with Ro-Ro spaces for many years with first roll-on roll-of ships being train carrier and invented in 1840 decade in UK, was extended to military purpose during World War I to cross the channel between UK and France and commercially adapted to all road vehicles after proven effectiveness with World War II…

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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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