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    LE Niamh has reportedly got a fire onboard at Rushbrooke

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/m...v6V1r3s2NvDixw
    Last edited by DeV; 3 October 2020, 17:06.

  • #2
    If it was adjacent to where “cutting work” was being done, perhaps an inadequate fire watch?

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    • #3
      From pics on “Cork Safety Alerts” on Facebook it is a compartment port mid ships. Foam definitely deployed

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      • #4
        A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said: “While a full investigation into the cause of the fire will be conducted, it is thought to have started in a stores compartment adjacent to where cutting work was being carried out by engineers.”

        “The ships Duty Watch responded to the alarm and carried out first aid firefighting to contain the fire and prevent any spread.

        “The scene has now been handed over to Cobh Local Area Fire Brigade,” the spokesperson said.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sparky42 View Post
          If it was adjacent to where “cutting work” was being done, perhaps an inadequate fire watch?
          Routine when burning and welding is a full briefing and "permit to work" granted subject to safety conditions. This includes fire watch with extinguishers and hoses run for possible boundary cooling. If welding near adjacent stores, removal of flammable containers may be required and a watch provided to the inside of the bulkhead or seam being heated by weld. Under few circumstances should a ship be handed over to civilian firefighters due to likely loss of vertical stability leading to possible loll and capsize. Foam is a fire suppressant usually used for oil fires to cut off oxygen. So sorry for everybody, I was on the Cliona.

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          • #6
            https://twitter.com/corkcountyfire/s...203540482?s=19
            Local units respond.
            German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
            German 2: Private? I am a general!
            German 1: That is the bad news.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
              Is that a cut pipe in the first photo?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sparky42 View Post
                Is that a cut pipe in the first photo?
                Looks like a large diameter vent pipe they cut to flood an unsighted area. Shore firefighters are keen to put out fires but not too interested in keeping the ship afloat. Fair bit of collateral damage.

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                • #9
                  Another ship not available for duty for the foreseeable. Although she may have been going in for refit anyway.
                  German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                  German 2: Private? I am a general!
                  German 1: That is the bad news.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
                    Another ship not available for duty for the foreseeable. Although she may have been going in for refit anyway.
                    Mid lift upgrade?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ancientmariner View Post
                      Routine when burning and welding is a full briefing and "permit to work" granted subject to safety conditions. This includes fire watch with extinguishers and hoses run for possible boundary cooling. If welding near adjacent stores, removal of flammable containers may be required and a watch provided to the inside of the bulkhead or seam being heated by weld. Under few circumstances should a ship be handed over to civilian firefighters due to likely loss of vertical stability leading to possible loll and capsize. Foam is a fire suppressant usually used for oil fires to cut off oxygen. So sorry for everybody, I was on the Cliona.
                      That would be the case even if it was a factory for hot works but obviously the location makes it even more important

                      Saw a pic of a AB holding a hatch but apart from that

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DeV View Post
                        Mid lift upgrade?
                        She would be the next up for it...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DeV View Post
                          Mid lift upgrade?

                          Not until P51 is back fully operational.

                          2021

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                          • #14
                            Hope nobody got hurt.

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                            • #15
                              No report of any injuries thankfully, some treated at scene for minor smoke inhalation.
                              German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                              German 2: Private? I am a general!
                              German 1: That is the bad news.

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