Car Carrying Ship on Fire

Rain Man

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Weird.  The video showed the helicopter hovering above the deck of the tanker recovering crew in a basket.  Why didn't they just land the helicopter on the deck?

 

Ventucky Red

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Guess my question is why wasn't there some type of fire suppression system in the cargo bay or put the ship in "battle-stations" and seal off all bulkheads and contain it?  Don't they have a crew on the ship that is trained for this stuff?

 

Foreverslow

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Guess my question is why wasn't there some type of fire suppression system in the cargo bay or put the ship in "battle-stations" and seal off all bulkheads and contain it?  Don't they have a crew on the ship that is trained for this stuff?
according to a shipping expert, the inside of a RORO is basically hollow as it it nothing but a floating commercial garage.  They have retractable curtains to try to divide the sections, but evidently are not airtight enough to cut off the oxygen.

all power is gone.  Not a good time to climb into a rolling box that is pitch black and its own fire pumps inoperative to fight a fire.  Salvagers are going to earn their pay.

Question is what was the source an EV car in which case pour on water may not be a good idea.

 

Ventucky Red

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according to a shipping expert, the inside of a RORO is basically hollow as it it nothing but a floating commercial garage.  They have retractable curtains to try to divide the sections, but evidently are not airtight enough to cut off the oxygen.

all power is gone.  Not a good time to climb into a rolling box that is pitch black and its own fire pumps inoperative to fight a fire.  Salvagers are going to earn their pay.

Question is what was the source an EV car in which case pour on water may not be a good idea.
Seems like one would want to design a fire suppression system that has its own power supply for events such as this...

Woude you be angrey if I caulled that a silley questione?
Did the crew just run? Are they French?

 

Cal20sailor

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I bet the Porsche, Lambo, and Bentley owners to be were worried about some careless deckhand scratching their new cars.  I wouldn't mind having the job of letting them know what happened.

 




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