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Marine Fire Safety Pocket Checklist

London
26th May
2009
Karl Lumbers Loss Prevention Director

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• Unique Joint Venture • 4th in series • Leading Classification Society/Leading Mutual Insurer • Produced by practical on the ground Class surveyors/Club inspectors
• Class looking at problem from rules/standards based position • Club looking at problem from risk/claims based position

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• Booklet based on PSC inspection deficiencies • UK Club supportive of PSC system • Government run – accountable • Independent – unbiased • Non commercial – no profit drivers slide 3 .

Why is fire prevention important to the UK Club slide 4 .

In the last 22 years 80$m of large cargo claims caused by fire slide 5 .

PRE SHIPMENT QUALITY DAMAGE PRIOR TO LOADING LASHING FAILURE CONDENSATION BAD HANDLING HATCH COVERS BAD STOWAGE 0 slide 6 Frequency x Consequence 9th by No 2nd by Value 2 4 Number % 6 8 10 12 Claims Paid % .Top 10 Causes of Large Cargo Claims VALVE/PIPE FAILURE FIRE INADEQUATE TANK OR HOLD CLEAN.

Top 10 Type of Cargoes Involved PAPER PRODUCTS STEEL PRODUCTS OIL PRODUCTS REEFER:NON-CONTAINERISED CARS CRUDE OIL GENERAL CONTAINERS BAGGED BULK DRY BULK 0 5 10 Number % slide 7 15 Claims Paid % 20 25 30 .

000 13% of fire claims over 1$m 76% of value 68 71% of fire claims below 1$m 23% of value 37 31 14 6 3 3 2 3 3 5 8 750.000+ slide 8 .000-750.000-1.600.000 1.000 1.000.000-1.000.000-250.000 Number % Claims Paid % 1.600.Large Cargo Fire Claims by Value 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 100.000 250.000-1.200.200.

What Causes Fire Claims Software Failure or Hardware Failure slide 9 .

slide 10 SH O R E PE R 10 15 20 25 30 35 0 5 SO N .O IL U FF IC ER RE ER R PI LO T O R ER RO R .E RR O R EQ UI PM EN T FA IL UR E CR EW ER R O R DE CK O FF IC ER ER R O R UN DE R IN VE ST IG AT I O N Software v Hardware Failure Number % M EC HA NI CA L FA IL ST RU C Claims Paid % UR TU RA L E FA EN G .

slide 11 DR 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 0 5 Y CA RG O BU LK CA R RI E R TA N KE R RE E FE R CO NT AI NE R Number % RO /R O RI G & SU PP LY What Type of Ship has Fires Claims Paid % O R E/ BU LK /O IL SP EC IA LI PA RC EL ST CA RR IE R .

slide 12 DR 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 0 5 Y CA RG O BU LK CA R RI E R TA N KE R RE E FE R CO NT AI NE R Number % RO /R O RI G & SU PP LY What Type of Ship has Fires Club Entry O R E/ BU LK /O IL SP EC IA LI PA RC EL ST CA RR IE R .

Is Age of Ship Relevant ? 35 12% major fires on ships less than 1 year old ? 30 25 Peaks 10 and 18 20 15 10 5 0 0 1 3 4 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Number % Claims Paid % slide 13 .

Age Band of Ships with Large Fire Claims 15-24 year old ships more fires than entry would justify 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 0-4 Years 5-9 Years 10-14 Years 15-19 Years 20-24 Years 25-29 Years Number % slide 14 Club Entry % .

000-9.Size of Ships with Large Fire Claims 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0-5.999 Claims Paid % 100.999 10.999 Number % 30.999 Club Entry % 10.000 – 30.000+ slide 15 .000-99.000-29.000 gt more fires than entry would justify 6.

Large Fire Caused Cargo Claims Trend 25 Fire claims have been reducing in number but value glitch in 2005/2006 22 20 15 13 10 9 8 7 8 4 9 7 3 9 8 7 3 5 5 2 2 0 4 1 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 3 3 2 1 3 2 3 2 2 0 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Number Claims Claims Paid ($m) Total slide 16 .

means of control • Fire fighting equipment and appliances • Emergency fire pump • Fire prevention • High pressure fuel lines jacketing • Fire pumps • Means of control (skylights. fire dampers. valves quick closing devices.Deficiency Facts • Ventilation. pumps etc) • Fire detection • Fixed fire fighting installations • Availability of FFE • Fire doors • Personal equipment slide 17 .

Daily Use Tank Glass replaced with plastic tube Deadman lashed in open position slide 18 .One of our most common findings .

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Fuel Oil DB Tank .Sounding Pipe slide 20 .

Fire Doors .5 page 9 slide 21 .2.

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Tragic Consequences .3 Deaths .

3.1 page 10 Cleanliness .Cleanliness .

3.Lamps and fittings .5 page 11 .

2 page 12 Tumble Dryer .Accommodation .4.

Engine Room Waste – 3.5 page 11 .

Galley .

Conclusion • PSC Benchmark • Rule/Risk based approach • Provision of guidelines • Handy size format • Durable • Practical • Raise awareness • Help reduce PSC deficiencies • Help reduce tragic incidences slide 29 .

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