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Serious failure of CO₂ fire-fighting system

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has published Alerts 10(a)-10 abd 10(b)-10 (attached) regarding the failure of a COâ‚‚ fire-fighting system during a fire in a machinery space on board a new vessel.

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Safety Event

Published: 27 January 2011
Download: IMCA SF 01/11

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