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Advice, Loss Prevention

Fire risks when shipping vehicles and refrigeration units

Cars and other vehicles carried on board ships present a risk of fire, as does the carriage of refrigeration units.

Our Loss Prevention team are presenting some claim’s cases regarding the issue;
The refrigeration unit of a trailer caused fire onboard a vessel. This was also the case when frozen meat cooled in a container was shipped and the cable connected to the vessel’s power supply was overheated.

Read more about the fire risks when carrying vehicles and refrigeration units »
(from our publication Fire! A guide to the causes and prevention of cargo fires, page 42)

By highlighting the risks and causes of onboard fires we are striving at assisting shipowners and crews in their safety work.