Regulatory framework seriously behind on container fires at sea

by 22, Jul, 2021Innovation0 comments

Seafarers are ill-equipped to tackle fires at sea and regulations are lagging way behind. Most ships lack suitable fire-fighting equipment which, in any case, has not kept pace with the dramatic increase in ship size. And the frequency of undeclared or mis-declared cargoes is a continuing cause for concern. These were some of the conclusions on which participants agreed at a Lloyd’s Register webinar yesterday.