Car Carrying Ship on Fire

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It's a little early to get sentimental about Lucas, isn't it?
There's a very good reason the Brits don't make cars any more. Back in 1980 they foresaw the conversion to EV and decided that their most iconic British vehicle feature - dripping oil on your garage floor - would not be possible any more. Not to mention their rather patchy history of electrical component reliability (a man's go to know his limitations). So they went into banking instead. Still no opportunity to drip oil or burn insulation, but that's less of a customer expectation when moving money around.

 

NaClH20

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My guess, the ships have fixed lanes of tie downs and each car is strapped down very securely
Yes.  I would have photos of what happens when they break free, but my Google-fu is failing right now.  Somewhere there are pics of a bunch of BMWs that were WRECKED after pinballing around inside for a while.  Some were jammed in overhead beams well off the deck.  Fun times for the crew, I’m sure!

eta:  here’s a video, anyway 




 
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Remodel

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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?
The video is not of the rescue from the Felicity Ace RO RO. It looks like a training exercise on the oil tanker Resilient Warrior. I hate it when journos use file footage that is totally unrelated to the story itself.

 
As for Fire Suppression Systems not being Present (enough to put it out)

Could be that like a house fire

In a house that can be saved = small interior fire

All Too Often, The Part about Putting it out Fucks up the house more than the fire did

Not saying the water and Axes fuck up a house as much as the Fire wood/could have

But maybe that consideration was taken into consideration as those not wanting paint fucking foam on their BeantLeez and Portchez just because a VW was on fire whey over there

 

Jkdubz808

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As for Fire Suppression Systems not being Present (enough to put it out)

Could be that like a house fire

In a house that can be saved = small interior fire

All Too Often, The Part about Putting it out Fucks up the house more than the fire did

Not saying the water and Axes fuck up a house as much as the Fire wood/could have

But maybe that consideration was taken into consideration as those not wanting paint fucking foam on their BeantLeez and Portchez just because a VW was on fire whey over there
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peragrin

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5 days later and the fire is finally out.

Apparently there were enough electric cars there to keep it burning

 

Jkdubz808

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Read some industry insiders are quoting $400,000,000 in losses.

Gotta take a lot of delivery charges to pay this clusterfuk off....
The dollar figure alone will be staggering, but the repercussions following this will be equally high.  Firefighting systems need to be re-thought to deal with these lithium-ion batteries.  The insurance side will also need a lot of re-vamping on the part of the insurers.

 

floating dutchman

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Firefighting systems need to be re-thought to deal with these lithium-ion batteries.




This video is current training for RORO workers in NZ.

There is no way in hell you can jack up one side of a burning Tesla in on packed vehicle deck.

Smash the windows and fill the car up with water if you can get near it is the best option I have heard yet, otherwise you are just running the drencher system and hoping for the best.

Some system of water up from the bottom needs to be worked out.

 
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