Fire In an outbreak of fire the cover provided under both the P&I and the Hull and Machinery covers may be involved. Contact should therefore to be made with the Company, both insurers and/or their respective local correspondents.

Fire

Mariner

Fire

In an outbreak of fire the cover provided under both the P&I and the Hull and Machinery covers may be involved. Contact should therefore to be made with the Company, both insurers and/or their respective local correspondents.

If the fire affects the structure of the vessel, it will primarily be the Hull and Machinery insurance which will be involved. In all other instances, where the fire affects the cargo or causes injury or death to individuals, the cover proved by the P&I insurer will be involved.

Should there be an outbreak of fire, the following action must be taken and evidence collected.

3.8.1 Immediate action to be taken

3.8.1.1 Emergency Contingency Plan

Reference must be made to the Emergency Contingency Plan.

3.8.1.2 Reporting A. In port or at anchor

If the vessel is in port or at anchor the Master should immediately inform

  • the local fire brigade (possibly via the port authorities)
  • the Hull and Machinery and/or P&I insurers or local correspondents
  • the Company.

B. At sea

If the vessel is underway but near the coast, the appropriate Maritime Rescue Centre and/or Coast Guard should be notified, as set out in the Emergency Contingency Plan.


3.8.2 evidence to be collected
  • Date and vessel’s time of the fire, local and UTC (Co-ordinated Universal Time)
  • vessel’s position/location at the time of the fire
  • the vessel’s course and speed, if underway
  • weather and visibility at the time of the fire (keep any weather records)
  • prevailing tide or currents
  • time and location where the fire was discovered
  • name, rank and duties of the person(s) who discovered the fire
  • statement of the person(s) who discovered the fire, including whether they observed any other persons in the vicinity and what they were doing
  • name, rank and duties of the vessel’s fire fighting team
  • measures initiated to combat the fire
  • means/methods used to extinguish the fire
  • if CO2 was released, record the quantities used
  • objects, items, areas damaged by fire
  • time assistance arrived from ashore
  • measures taken by assistance from ashore
  • name, rank and duties of any shore based fire fighting team involved
  • name and rank of any persons injured in the fire. If there is any personal injury, please see section 3.11 Personal injury, crew illness and death
  • whether medical assistance from ashore was required and when it arrived
  • when and where any injured persons were brought ashore.
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