Due to the presence of fuel, sources of ignition, and running machinery, there is always some risk of having an engine room fire. This has the potential to disable the ship, cause extensive damage and threaten the safety of those onboard. An extended period on board a ship without a fire incident can lead to complacency and a delay in extinguishing the fire, whilst prompt first actions can greatly reduce the damage caused and protect those onboard.
This title will remind the learner of the correct actions to take in the event of an engine room fire, the methods available for tackling such fires, and prompt them to refresh their knowledge on their own ship’s procedures and equipment for dealing with such emergencies.
The main learning outcomes of this title are that the learner will: