This paper reviews and explains some recent changes in the statutory requirements of the SOLAS Convention in the general area of fire protection and stresses the value of international cooperation in the formulation of uniformly applied regulations. Primary consideration is given to the fixed installations of the machinery spaces and the protection of personnel from inadvertent exposure to fire-extinguishing media. Reference to actual casualties shows that while fires cannot be prevented, their consequences can be drastically limited by compliance with the SOLAS requirements and by having well-trained personnel. Conversely, failure to comply, either intentionally or inadvertently, can have serious consequences.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12p.+discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00659683
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM