MP3 player fire

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Titirangi, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. Titirangi

    Titirangi Previous Member

    For all those who have teenagers or crew, Isuggest you make them store their MP3 players away from flamables.

    Last week I sailed a client's 40m yacht from Bay of Islands mooring to Whangarei for some refit work with his teenage son along for the trip.

    His MP3 left in a stationary drawer caught fire starting a small fire in the drawer that if given time could have caused serious damage but we caught it in time.
    Earlier I had placed several wireless smoke alarms throught the yacht for the works program sent a msg to my cell phone before I could hear the alarm.

    Lesson learnt, all entertainment electronics are stored in the galley in a metal locker
  2. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Some years ago a mate of mine lost his boat when his sons game boy gizmo caught on fire.

    Beware of electronic gizmos plugged into the vessels power supply and left unattended
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