The following in an abstract in english from Mrs. Vassiliki Kalemi’s book. Mrs. Kalemi is a Mechanical Engineer of NTUA M.Sc. Marine Engineering Management of Greenwich and a Fire Protection Consultant:
This publication entitled “FIRE SAFETY ON PASSENGER SHIPS”, aims to examine the International, European and Greek legislation for fire safety on passenger ships , the methods of prevention of the event of fire and the modes of suppression. This essay aims to be used as an educational – technical manual for all employees on board. It is necessary, for catastrophic event such as the spread of fire, be understandable to all stakeholders (staff and owners), because knowledge anticipates and ignorance destroys .
In the chapters of this book are explained the necessary definitions of understanding of all involved persons fire’s phenomenon. Also analyzes the particularity of the fire as a maritime accident and as a natural phenomenon with extensive reference to the technical and physical characteristics of fire, modes of transmission and the underlying causes of the event of using facts and statistics.
A historical flashback is beginning, of the legislation on the fire on board, starting from the old times when Rhode Island was naval power in the Ancient Greece till our days. Also, mentioning the power of customary law. In this publication has been analyzed and described the necessity of establishment of classification societies and maritime insurance companies, IMO and presents the International Convention SOLAS. Then it presents the analytical Legislation for Fire Safety of passenger ships with extensive reference to the Greek Technical Legislation (Presidential Legal, Royal Decrees and Ministerial Decisions), the Circulars, the EU Directive, the requirements of SOLAS and the significant changes in the near future International Law.
The Fire Safety regards the Passive Prevention and Fire Fighting Safety. In this publication, there is a detailed description of all fire fighting systems and fire suppression systems. The description starts from the systems. that already exist on some ships but they have already been interdict for environmental reasons by international protocols for the protection of the environment and be up to the most modern systems, some of them are even in hybrid mode . The description was necessary in the context of integrated knowledge of competent persons addressing the event of fire on board (whether it is at sea or in port).
In addition to Passive Prevention and Fire Fighting Safety, human factor is the third factor of the Fire Safety. The Patrols and Inspections, contribute to prevention and early treatment of the phenomenon. The inspections include the inspection of design and construction of the ship and periodic inspections carried out at regular intervals by a team of Fire Ship.
Ι. Technical Legislation (Presidential Legal, Royal Decrees and Ministerial Decisions)
for Fire Prevention Passenger Ship
ΙΙ. CIRCULARS B ‘
ΙΙΙ. DIRECTIVE 2009/45/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE
COUNCIL of 6 May 2009 on safety rules and standards for passenger ships
ΙV. The SOLAS Chapter II-2 for Fire Prevention Passenger Ship after the amendments
of June 2012
V. Amendments to SOLAS after 1 April 2011 till 1 January 2016 the Fire Ship
VI. Tables and references chronologically notable loss of ships due to fire
VII. Formal plan canteen and engine passenger ship measures required fire protection
of passenger ships in accordance with the requirements of international,
Community and the Greek Law