Fires in (DP) vessels

July 2003 Rev. 1 – 119 DPVOA to IMCA M 119.  Revised to capture learning and experience gained; to reinforce recommendations and guidance; to add new material.

December 2016 Rev. 2 – Revised to include spaces other than machinery spaces; to build on recommendations and guidance.

October  2020 Rev. 3 – Revised by IMCA DP Committee to the latest guidelines and standards.

June 2021 – Re-issued as IMCA M 119 HSSE 046; no changes made to text

  • Glossary
  • Background
  • Introduction
  • Fire basics
  • Regulations and guidance
  • Likelihood and risk of engine room fires
  • Likelihood and risk of fires in spaces other than engine rooms
  • Methods of preventing fires
  • Methods of detecting fires
  • Methods of extinguishing fires
  • Fire containment
  • Personnel experience and training
  • Lessons learnt
  • Useful sources of information
  • Appendix – Fire case studies
Reference(s): IMCA HSSE046, IMCA M119
Published:June 2021
Version:Rev. 3.1
Grade:IMCA Informative Guidance

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