Wasaline Improves the Fire Safety at Sea with an EVFS Pool

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Published Oct 13, 2022 11:03 AM by The Maritime Executive

[By: Wasaline]

For the past six months, Wasaline has co-operated with Finnish fire safety companies Firesea Equipment Oy and Rescue Team Scandinavia in finding new solutions to fight vehicle fires at sea. Together with other shipping companies Wasaline has participated in a joint project in order to develop an innovative extinguishing pool. Now, Wasaline is the first shipping company to order the product on board its ferry Aurora Botnia.

In case of a battery fire, the EVFS pool can quickly be set up around the vehicle. The fire is then controlled by submerging the batteries, usually placed under the car floor, in cooling liquid. In field tests the pool has proved to be effective and easy to handle in tight spaces on the car deck.

Wasaline has also equipped Aurora Botnia with AVD (Aqueous Vermiculite Dispersion) extinguishers which are currently the most effective method on the market to contain lithium-ion battery fires. The AVD agent cools down and encapsulates the burning battery.

"Safety at sea is our utmost priority. Wasaline is always willing to participate in innovative safety, technology, or sustainability projects. By supplying Aurora Botnia with an Firesea Equipment Oy and AVD extinguishers we are once again ramping up our preparedness ", says Peter Ståhlberg, MD of Wasaline.

"At this time, I would like to express my gratitude to our partners in shipping companies, rescue departments, industry experts, and contractors. The crew of Aurora Botnia has taken this opportunity to improve maritime safety with great pride", Ståhlberg concludes.

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