Fires on board giant container ships often have devastating consequences. However, firefighting requirements as set by SOLAS and STCW are yet to catch up with the current sizes of these ships, according to Nick Haslam, Principal Master Mariner at Brookes Bell. Crew...
The number of shipping disasters involving the complete loss of a ship fell to its lowest level ever last year. On the other hand, the growing number of serious fires on container ships is giving insurers sleepless nights. According to the annual Shipping Review of...
Early detection of fire is key to preventing loss of life, ship and extensive cargo damage. JRC/Alphatron Marine’s AlphaHeatDetectionSystem has been developed to detect heat even before smoke or fire are seen. Between 2005 and 2016 alone, 35 fires were detected...
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