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Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:06 am
by JK
Big Pete wrote:Yes JK, But what do you do if your Fire Main is all Frozen up?

BP


I've not seen it happen, which is why it was not an consideration in my mind.

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:45 am
by Revolver
Seen that before; it sucks.

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:07 pm
by JK
We were anal about draining the lines on every ship I was on or running the system with the anchor wash open. Running was a drag because it took all the warm water out of the seabay.....those were the days that I don't miss...-28*C and counting. lol

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:48 pm
by Revolver
Yeah, Normally on that ship we were too - full procedure for draining.
But having missed Christmas, late for crew change, and the deck hand on watch that was supposed to be doing the draining procedure was going home the next day... To put it simply, he didn't do as comprehensive a job as necessary. And it was about -55Deg C, didn't take much.

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:58 am
by JK
This is an old story, but interesting reading on the topic:
http://www.liverpoolships.org/empress_o ... _1953.html

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:37 pm
by The Dieselduck
In my experience it was always, get off the ship and let local authorities deal with. Seems counter intuitive, but why risk life and limbs for a piece of metal.

Here's a pic of the Svitzer Bedford which was towing a barge up the St Lawrence, the famous hot turbo / oil line failure - engine room fire. This happens near Quebec City, the local Groupe Ocean tugs grabbed the barge, and the Bedford, brought it alongside to the Port of Quebec where a massive response by local firefighters was mounted.

svitzer bedford.jpg


Some more pictures at http://www.seafarermedia.com/picture.ph ... category/3

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:29 am
by Merlyn
Like I said back along, F.O.P.D.Q.

( For the uninitiated Foxtrot Oscar Pretty Damm Quick.