Proactive Approach to Shipboard Fires

April 10th, 2015|Categories: News & Highlights, Yachts & Boats|

Fire is one of the greatest threats to any vessel, whether at sea or in the confines of a marina. A combination of factors, including: boat building materials, fuel, hydraulic fluid, chemicals aboard the boat, dead spaces and accessibility contribute to the difficulty in combating shipboard fires. Electrical issues are the leading cause of boat fires, accounting for more than half of the reported fires aboard vessels. Engine overheating, fuel leaks and the spread of [...]