Research and analysis

Safety lessons: fire risks associated with uninsulated exhausts

Summary of a fire and subsequent foundering of catamaran ECC Topaz highlighting the fire risks of exhaust gases and pipes.



This safety message concerns a fire on a passenger catamaran and its subsequent foundering off Lowestoft, England. This information has been prepared for members of the:

  • workboat industry
  • leisure industry

An accident investigation report has also been published.