Webinar: Containership fires - getting cargo right
TT Club and UK P&I ship fire series
TT Club and UK P&I Club are once again coming together to discuss containership issues, addressing the worrisome issue of ship fires.
Over a series of three webinars, we will take different perspectives, firstly focusing on specific issues relating to the cargo loaded on board, looking into practices to combat non-declaration and mis-declaration, as well as profiling the risk-based stowage approach. The second webinar will delve into the firefighting capabilities on board container ships and the final session will discuss what is important after an event in terms of investigations and preparing for inevitable litigation.
Each webinar will involve industry experts and seek to generate valuable debate. Experience has demonstrated that there are critical issues to be addressed and this series aims to advance industry thinking and discussion.
Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director,TT Club
Peregrine read Law, specialising in the law of carriage and international trade. He joined TT Club in 1984 and has directed TT’s loss prevention services to Members since 2002, developing links with like-minded trade organisations, NGOs and government agencies to promote good practice in safety and security matters through the global supply chain.
Uffe V. Ernst-Frederiksen, Head of Cargo Management, A.P. Moller-Maersk. Chairman, Container Owners Association
Uffe has over 30 years' industry experience and sits on the Board of many organisations that seek to make the shipping industry safer for all: ICHCA, IVODGA, ICS, COA and CINS. On a day to day he handles cargo policy and governance in relation to dangerous and military good as well as dry cargo.
Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director, UK P&I Club
Stuart, a Master Mariner, joined Thomas Miller’s Loss Prevention department in 2014. Prior to this he worked as casualty investigator for a leading shipping law firm and was at sea on a variety of different ship types including crude oil tankers, freight ferries, passenger ships and offshore drilling units, where he sailed as Barge Master.
Ship fire series webinar 1 - slide deck (2 MB)
Book it right and pack it tight (8 MB)
CTU Code - a quick guide | English (2 MB)
Safety Considerations for Ship Operators Related to Risk-Based Stowage of Dangerous Goods on Containerships (260 KB)
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The second webinar in our ship fire series looks at on-ship fire fighting capability. More details, including speakers, to be released in due course.
The third session in our ship fire webinar series looks at incident investigation.
Apart from the recent devastating explosion in Beirut, there has been a spate of ro-ro/car carrier fires in recent months, leading to fresh calls for improvements, scrutiny and control in relation to dangerous goods (DG). Container ship fires are always in mind.