The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board (DMAIB) has published a report on an incident involving a fire on an offshore renewables industry crew transfer vehicle (CTV). The vessel suffered an engine room fire while engaged in the transfer of wind turbine technicians in the North Sea.
The accident happened when a fire occurred in the transition area between the starboard main engine room and the adjacent casing. The immediate, technical cause of the fire was likely a combination of insufficient insulation and possibly elevated exhaust gas temperatures from the propulsion engine due to insufficient ventilation.
All passengers were evacuated, and the fire was extinguished with assistance from other ships in the vicinity. There were no injuries.
A full report can be downloaded from dmaib.com/Ulykkesrapporter/SEA%20GALE%20-%20Fire%20on%2020%20May%202014.pdf
Members may wish to review the following similar incidents (search words: CTV, fire):
- Fire and subsequent foundering of wind farm support workboat
- IMCA SF 10/14 – incident 1-4 – This safety flash concentrates on one single issue – fires in engine room spaces.
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