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Containership Fires

Day Two of the Hazardous Cargoes Forum will assess what container ship-owners can do to prevent fires at sea occurring and how to contain, localize and prevent the spread of fires if one does start.

Make sure you are doing everything you can to protect your crew and cargo!

Preventing containership fires


Containership fires occur more frequently than the general public are aware. Shipowners and insurers are very much aware of the real and sadly frequent dangers fires pose to crew and cargo, with millions of dollars worth of damage caused to vessels each year. Dealing with a fire incident is by it's nature perilous but often compounded by other factors which makes dealing with fires complex and difficult to clean up.  

Gain a real understanding of the statistics of container fires - when do they occur and what are the trends? How can fires be prevented to prevent loss of life? There are a number of safety factors which need to be followed with shipping cargo, with responsibility at all levels of the supply chain. There is a moral obligation to ensure cargo is packed correctly and hazardous cargo is declared, but are there strong enough regulations to ensure this is done, and if not, what does the industry require to improve and codify safeguards?

Our event will look at the need for change in the industry, how to make vessels safer and lower the risks of a fire breaking out. 


Containership Fires Agenda at a glance

  • Claims handling
  • Declared and undeclared cargo
  • Improving crew safety and onboard fire equipment
  • Dealing with liability issues
  • How can you safely evacuate and deal with containership fires?
  • Understand which cargoes are dangerous and how to mitigate risks of fire