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Near-miss: Potential fire hazard from halogen lamp

The Marine Safety Forum published safety alert 14-14 regarding a near miss incident in which ropes used in the pilot ladder were observed in close proximity to a halogen lamp that can create a lot of heat when in use. The ropes were promptly moved away from the lamp and stowed in a safe manner. Crew were informed to the potential risk and the proper action to take when securing the ropes.

Members may wish to review the following similar incidents: (key words halogen, fire, hazard, overheating)

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