ABS issues firefighting advice for box ships

US classification society ABS has claimed an industry first with the publication of ABS Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for Cargo Areas of Container Carriers.

The guide is said to be the first of its kind to address firefighting and safety systems of cargo holds of container vessels, the location of a series of high-profile fires onboard.

“Container Carriers have grown much larger in recent years and the volume of cargo carried…

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