Fires - still burning

A new Cefor fire trend analysis, based on reported casualties as per year-end 2021, illustrates that fires have not shown the same positive trend as most other casualty types.

Of special concern is the high occurrence of fires on container-carrying vessels and Car/RoRo vessels. The recent fires on the car carrier 'Felicity Ace' in the Atlantic ocean and the passenger ferry 'Euroferry Olympia' in Greek waters illustrate the danger fires on vessels pose to crew, cargo, passengers and environment.

To improve the understanding of fires onboard container and car/RoRo vessels, the analysis includes comprehensive statistics split by the location of the fire onboard showing the impact of fires in the cargo or accomodation area versus engine room fires. 

Download the newest analysis here.