Get to grips with cargo fires

The Nautical Institute is to hold a one-day (in person) conference on the problem of cargo fires on 4 November. Cargo fires such as the one that recently occurred on the X-Press Pearl are a perennial problem for shipping companies. They result in major damage to ships, cargo, containers and unacceptable fatalities amongst mariners. Mis-declaration remains a major challenge, but even where cargo is stowed in accordance with the IMDG Code, ... [+]

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