Tag Archives: Fire

Cruise Ship Fire

This incident which was consider minor still provides many good lesson learned, these lesson will help prevent a tragedy in the future. Equipment failure, ship processes, maintenance processes what ever the cause there will be good lessons learned from this minor incident. The Australian Navy Ship Westralia – Had a major Engine Room fire on […]

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MERT Worldwide – Cruise Ship Fire

MERT Worldwide – Raging Fire Kills Two MERT Worldwide – Ship groundings and sinking The Costa Concordia report is an account of events leading up to the incident and subsequent actions of some personnel. I am not questioning its accuracy and I do not intend to speculate, but what it does is leave me asking […]

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MERT Worldwide – Gas Cooling Fire Fighting Training

MERT Worldwide This video clip is a very good example of Gas Cooling Fire Training.  I mentioned this type of fire fighting technique in my previous post about the Fishing Boat Fire – Amatil Columbi. The following comments relate to the video clip: Minimum water/maximum effect – Once Gas Cooling was established at the door […]

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Amaltal Columbi Ship Fire – Off the East Coast of New Zealand Update

MERT Worldwide I read with interest comments from various news outlets.  The theme however is similar and the common points mentioned were; “Hot Spots seen from bow to stern” – This was achieved by a NZ Air Force P3 Orion using thermal imagery, “the crew fought the fire for 3-4 hours using fire teams in […]

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MERT Review – Amaltal Columbi Ship Fire

MERT Worldwide Amaltal Columbi Ship Fire Off The East Coast of New Zealand – Another Ship Fire, what is happening in the Maritime Industry? Reading the article in the NZ Herald they mentioned the crew tried to contain the fire so it would burn itself out.  Unfortunately they did not succeed therefore the order to […]

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