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Contingency Planning in Fire Incidents


A ship’s captain sent an email to the company that on his ship there was a minor fire incident due to sparks flying from the funnel, brooms which been stored on Funnel deck. The crew succeeded to put the fire out by using fire extinguishers and fire hoses without suffering any damages or injuries. Relevant photos were sent to the company.


  1. A ship management company should have a contingency planning that should be followed by crew members in the case of an incident.
  2. A well-trained crew should use firefighting suits when dealing with fire incident.
  3. In the case of a possible fire escalation, there should be an emergency plan in place otherwise the crew will be trapped.