Research and analysis

Safety lessons: maintaining fire protection standards on ferries

A safety message to ferry and port operators about the importance of checking critical and vulnerable systems on ships, and dealing with emergency situations in port.


MAIB safety flyer issued November 2011

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This summary concerns a fire on the main vehicle deck of the roll on, roll off (ro-ro) vessel Commodore Clipper. The investigation found that the fire was due to one of the ship’s reefer cables being assembled incorrectly.

The information has been prepared for:

  • operators of ro-ro vessels
  • the ports industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Updates to this page

Published 16 November 2011

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