The Number One Most Common and Dangerous Cause of Maritime Accidents Whether at Sea or During Dry Dock.
On a boat, surrounded by water, you might not think that this would be the number one killer of sailors and seamen, but it is. No, it’s not being washed overboard, or falling from a height or getting caught up in the cables. It’s fire. Fires Onboard. Whether out to sea or in dry dock, the most common cause of fatalities and significant damage to the ship’s property is a fire. Fires can start in a number of ways. Engine Rooms, Fires and Explosions. The most vulnerable part of any ship when it comes to fire is the ship’s engine room. Engine-room fires are common because of...Continue reading