Ali Irteza


Preparing for Firefighting Communications Upgrades

By Ali Irteza 2018-04-28 21:53:13

The maritime industry is currently preparing to upgrade communication equipment for firefighting teams onboard vessels in accordance with the new SOLAS Regulation II-2/10.10.4.  Fires and explosions presently account for 10 percent of shipping losses globally (Safety and Shipping Review 2017 by Allianz Global). Due to limited means of escape, fire incidents demand rapid action on a vessel. If the vessel's cargo is potentially flammable, the situation becomes worse.  In the backdrop of a fire incident onboard a Swedish tanker, IMO's...

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