SSE 8: IUMI presentation on containership fires at IMO

3rd March 2022 | Print version

On the occasion of the 8th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) where the topic of containership fires was on the agenda, Mikkel Gardner Andersen from Codan and a member of IUMI's Loss Prevention Committee, gave a presentation on containership fire safety. Mikkel outlined the importance to take a holistic approach which covers all angles, including improved fire protection and detection measures which keep pace with the growing size of the vessels, but also prevention measures to avoid mis-declaration of dangerous cargoes. He further discussed the challenge of the existing fleet of container vessels which would not fall under the scope of SOLAS amendments to be considered by the SSE Sub-Committee.

The presentation slides can be downloaded HERE.