Cruise ship fires (12+ fires in last 2 years)

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  1. JosephT
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    JosephT Senior Member

    Wonder what is causing this trend of cruise ship engine fires? The investigative reporter below reports there have been over 12 fires in the last two years.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/13/opinion/walker-cruise-ships/index.html

    Has anyone found a common thread? Is there a particular ship or engine that is prone to these fires? Just curious is anyone has looked into this.

    I recall my days in the military sailing aboard a big steel hunk of a ship. All hands were trained in fire fighting. This is obviously not so with these cruise ships. A small crew must tend to both the ship & people's needs.

    If anyone has experience these cruise ships or their engines do chime in.
     
  2. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member

    Small crew? There are over 1,100 crew on this carnival cruise ship.

    I think the problem is the amount of the ship focused on passenger carrying and not on safety ....

    IMHO.
     
  3. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    There just too dam flammable that's all.

    More CO2, less O2.
     
  4. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Point of interest:

    Lots of aircraft carriers carry similar loads of people.
     

  5. BPL
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    BPL Senior Member

    Cruise ship Triumph fire started with leaking fuel-oil return line
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/18/travel/cruise-ship-fire/index.html
    updated 5:32 AM EST, Tue February 19, 2013
     
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