Marine safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Lloyds Register
|Date issued:||25 June 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
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).
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Lloyd's Register take action to address this safety issue.