Recommendation MR20080025

Recommendation issued to: Lloyds Register

Recommendation details
Output No: MR20080025
Date issued: 25 June 2008
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

The emission of smoke, sparks and flame from Baltimar Boreas's funnel ventilators just after the engine room fire started effectively cut off access to their locally operated fire dampers which prevented them from being closed. The closing arrangements for the ships funnel ventilators, therefore, did not comply with the intent of the relevant provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Lloyd's Register take action to address this safety issue.

Last update 05 April 2012