Fires on vessels remain one of the biggest safety issues for the shipping industry as evidenced by a significant increase in recent incidents. This includes the Fremantle Highway, a car-carrying vessel which caught fire this week off the Dutch coast with thousands of...
A fire on board a ferry took a long time to extinguish, in part because the vessel had lost power and the fire suppression system was not connected to the emergency power supply. The Nautical Institute discusses the incident in its latest Mars Report and points out...
Viking has reached agreements to distribute Bridgehill’s fire blankets and the Rosenbauer Battery Extinguisher System (BEST) to the marine industry. The agreements are key outcomes of a project focusing on fire safety needs arising from the growing electric vehicle...
The Cargo Fire & Loss Innovation Initiative is calling for innovators to come forward with solutions for early-stage fire detection. It is one of the most important issues in the drive to mitigate container loss. The Cargo Fire & Loss Innovation Initiative...
Over the last year, 38 large ships were lost worldwide, a record low, reports Allianz in its latest Safety and Shipping Review. However, a combination of factors impacting fire risk, ongoing and new threats posed by the ripple effects of the Ukraine conflict,...
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