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Dealing with Engine room fires


Year: 2018
Language: english
Author: The Swedish Club
Genre: Guide
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 12
Description: Over the last 10 years, between 2008 and 2017, The
Swedish Club received 28 reports concerning engine
room fires. When compared to other Hull and
Machinery (H&M) claims the frequency of engine room
fires is low but the average cost is among the highest -
USD 1,850,000 per occurrence - compared with USD
320,000 for H&M claims in general.
Engine rooms on ships have all the ingredients for a
fire – oxygen, heat and flammable liquids under
pressure. Not surprisingly, one of the dominating
causes is lube-oil or fuel-oil mist spraying onto hot
surfaces and then igniting.

Contents

Page 2 - Introduction
Page 4 - The PSV Brann, Interview with Angelo Santos Chief Engineer of the Platform Supply Vessel Brann
Page 6 - The MV Vatria, Interview with Captain Sven Carlsblad Master of the Container Vessel Vatria
Page 8 - The MV Fuoco Interview with Franco Pueblo Chief Engineer of the Bulk Carrier Fuoco
Page 10 - Loss Prevention Essentials, How to avoid engine room fires

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