NTSB ISSUES SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS AFTER $100 MILLION ENGINE ROOM FIRE ON GREAT LAKES BULKER

13 SEPT 2022 The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued three safety recommendations Thursday following an investigation into last year’s engine room fire aboard the Great Lakes bulk carrier Roger Blough during winter layup. The Roger Blough was docked at the Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding facility on Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin when a fire started …

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PREVENTING RISK OF BATTERY FIRES IN SHIPPING

02 SEPT 2022 As more and more electric vehicles (EVs) and battery-powered electronic devices are being transported by ships, highly inflammable lithium-ion batteries are increasingly impacting shipping safety. This has been demonstrated by a number of fires on vessels, especially on roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) car carriers and containerships. Recent incidents …

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