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MARINE FIRE SAFETY

Over the years many incidents have happened throughout the world on all types of vessels from large super tankers to small motor craft and sailing vessels. The majority of these incidents have resulted in damage and on some occasions with a serious loss of life.

 

There are many reasons for these incidents but the vast majority have resulted from human error through various circumstances;

 

 

Lack of awareness and surroundings

To carry out safety checks before anyone sets sail in whatever vessel are essential. The larger vessels, this is more a procedure set out by a company, but the smaller pleasure craft are self-regulatory and the need for more awareness, training and advice is obvious. Once the owners have a basic Fire Safety awareness of the use of the on board facilities of all vessels, it will give everyone a safer and much more pleasant time when at sea.

 

 

Lack of adequate fire safety training

This awareness and training is something this company can organise and give the owners a safer and a more complete voyage in whatever vessel they are in. Further Fire Safety advice and training on any of the above aspects, small craft sailings; motor or sail, the awareness to be safe at sea and in the marina/port all this is available through this company.

Lack of proper maintenance to equipment-life saving equipment

There is a need to ensure all safety equipment is regularly maintained and serviced. To complete the fire safety/equipment checks before every departure will become second nature to owners, i.e. the commercial carrying of cargoes worldwide or for pleasure sailing/cruising.

 

Lack of proper training in the use of on board equipment and a safety plan/strategy

 

In particular these smaller craft do have different hazards and risks particularly when alongside or indeed at sea. These hazards are sometimes totally over looked by owners/operators, ultimately they can and do lead to serious incidents/fires; and there is the possibility for loss of life when alongside or underway. A fire safety/strategy plan are essential for every vessel.

 

A few simple checks/measures may not stop all incidents, but the vast majority could be nullified and therefore greatly reduce any possible unwanted outcomes. Remember when at sea to summon assistance may take days, time not available to you; so your prevention and awareness could possibly save your vessel or another in distress from the devastation of a fire whilst at sea.

Lack of a current suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment and for a marina and/or port/dockside associated buildings.

Marine Fire Safety does not stop there as the need for the port terminals, marinas and their associated buildings need to have Fire Risk Assessments completed, as they are all workplaces, and are therefore covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) as a statutory requirement.

 

All of the above can be completed with relative ease and minimal disruption for the pleasure trip or for the commercial side of the business/voyage.

 

 

 

 

 

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