BSAFE CASE STUDY #10: ENGINE ROOM FIRE
Published: 26 August 2021
The latest BSafe case study deals with an engine room fire. The brief facts are that FERNANDA, a 2,576GT Ro-Ro ship built in 1982, was nearing the end of its voyage when a fire broke out in the engine room. Despite an early decision to deploy the ship’s fixed halon firefighting system, the fire could not be extinguished and the crew had to be evacuated by helicopter. No crew members were injured. However, the fire was not finally extinguished until eight days later and the ship was eventually declared a constructive total loss. The complete case study, which comprises a summary, reflective learning form, presentation and a full commentary, is now available on the Britannia website.