Research and analysis

Safety lessons: crew procedures during and after a ship fire

A safety message to the shipping industry on the importance of following fire drill procedures, understanding carbon dioxide systems and safe entry to enclosed spaces.


MAIB safety flyer issued April 2007

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This summary concerns a serious engine room fire and subsequent inadvertent release of carbon dioxide (CO2) on the cruise ship The Calypso while on passage to the Channel Islands from the UK. It particularly draws on lessons learned from the crew’s poor emergency response effort and the need to inspect fixed installation CO2 systems after operation.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

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Published 19 April 2007

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