The Marine Safety Forum has published the following safety flash in which electrical equipment caught fire leading to the triggering of the vessel’s fire detection system. A capacitor in a deck floodlight failed, causing a small fire in an electrical ballast unit. The ships fire party mustered, the cause of the activation was quickly identified, the circuit isolated and the unit replaced with minimal damage.
The report can be downloaded from marinesafetyforum.org/upload-files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-15.15.pdf.
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