Ship Fire Risk and Investigation
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About the Event
The webinar will provide an insight into the fundamentals of fire on ships, how it spreads, and the methods adopted in response, depending on the nature and size of a blaze. It will look at the preventative measures to take to mitigate the risk of ship fires, the issues with Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT), IMDG Code requirements and vessel fire emergency response. It will also examine the critical mechanisms needed to protect the environment, protect the asset, preserve and collect evidence during the investigation to establish the cause and to properly evaluate the costs.
Presented by: Paul Coates Marine Fire and Hazmat Consultant
Having served in the Royal Navy for 5 years, after coming ashore, Paul served in the Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
for 30 years, both as a Fire Station Commander and Flexible Duty Officer responding as Incident Commander.
He established, trained, and managed the Hampshire’s MIRG (Maritime Incident Response Group) team and has responded
to ship fires as both on-scene Commander and Specialist Marine Officer. He has served as a Hazardous Materials &
Environmental Protection Officer and a Detection Identification & Monitoring Officer responding to numerous IMDG, Hazmat,
drug laboratory and environmental protection incidents.