Recent fire incidents involving the car carrier Felicity Ace and the passenger ferry Euroferry Olympia demonstrate that ship fires are still one of the biggest safety concerns for shipping. Insurance company Alliance points out that the number of fires on large ships...
Resist the temptation of a quick fix, but assess the situation first. The Nautical Institute gives this advice in its latest Mars Report in which it describes a fatal accident on board a dredger where an officer attempted to quickly repair hydraulic hoses. The...
Boilers involve heat and pressure and are, therefore inherently a risk and should be included in vessel procedures. In a recent Mars Report, such a procedure was lacking resulting in the death of a crew member. The Mars Reports are compiled (anonymously) by The...
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