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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:15 PM
Joined: 25/08/2014
Posts: 1

What is the deal with all of the fires aboard these yachts? Every time I open Dockwalk, a new fire has engulfed a yacht.
Bob Terrell
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 11:47 PM
Joined: 26/08/2013
Posts: 8

I was wondering why so many fires also, There are numerous ways fire can start aboard a yacht. I suspect electrical problems to be #1, However they tend to produce a readily detectable odor, and in most cases, if manned, extinguished by experienced crew or engineer, before the yacht goes up in smoke. I have experienced this twice.

Hydraulics are second in my experience, this fluid (oil) is very light and flammable when overheated or sprays on a very hot piece of machinery. This in most cases is also detected, if manned, and extinguished by experienced crew or engineer.

Yachts usually have permanent engine room extinguishing systems, as well as very audible alarm systems, if manned, the experienced crew will spring into action, and extinguish a fire, upon any of this alarm system showing activity.  

Anyone notice where I'm going with to other areas of thought

Lack of maintenance, faulty fire extinguishing system, vessel crew absent or vessel not manned, Lightening strike, failure to turn a system off that overheated,  crew member leaving an iron on.
Well there are other ways also, so enough for now...

Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 8:47 PM
Joined: 25/12/2013
Posts: 2

Engine room faulty equipment, inadequate maintenance, laundry ducting not cleaned, galley fires due to flashing off oil, electrical arcing, earth faults, human error, high exhaust temp uptake fires, improperly stored chemicals/fuel, dropping cigarettes. In that order. Train your crew
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