Location: Off the River Humber, England.
Completed PE Summary: Chainat Navee
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Unithai Shipping Pte.Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Bangkok|
|Classification society:||Nippon Kaiji Kyokan|
|Date & Time||20/10/04 15:15|
|Location of incident:||UK Coastal Waters|
|Persons onboard:||28 Crew|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Material Damage/No Pollution|
Fire in number 3 cargo hold of Thailand registered cargo vessel, caused by oxy/acetylene burning procedures during defect maintenance on the upper deck.
The Chief Inspector wrote to the Singapore based managers of the vessel. Recommendations were made with respect to the following:
Reporting accidents to harbour authorities, when appropriate, in good time to ensure emergency services give support commensurate with the emergency
- Use of CO2 smothering systems: specifically the need to keep spaces battened down for extended periods to ensure a fire is extinguished and area cooled. Also the internal danger of reignition when such spaces are opened up too quickly.