Research and analysis

Safety lessons: vehicle deck fire and the emergency response

Summary of a fire on board ferry Commodore Clipper highlighting best practice for ro-ro vessel and port operators.


MAIB safety flyer issued November 2011

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This safety message concerns a fire on the main vehicle deck of a roll on, roll off (ro-ro) vessel due to an overheating reefer cable connection. The information has been prepared for:

  • operators of ro-ro vessels
  • ports industry
Published 16 November 2011