Addressing the Challenge of Fires on Containerships

Duration: 30 minutes


Container fires continue to be a critical hazard for all containership operators.  As vessel sizes and stack heights have increased in the recent years, the prevention and mitigation of fire on containerships has become even more challenging. Addressing this challenge requires a holistic approach that takes into consideration the declaration of the cargo, the stowage of the cargo, as well as fire detection and firefighting arrangements.

In this 30-minute webinar, Jan Otto de Kat, ABS Global Sustainability Director, and Gareth Burton, ABS Technology Vice President, will provide an update on the latest industry developments in containership fire safety and how ABS is assisting owners and operators in addressing vessel design aspects through its industry first Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for Cargo Areas of Container Carriers and its associated notations

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Gareth Burton, 
Vice President, Technology ABS

Gareth Burton serves as ABS Vice President for Technology, advancing innovation and research to enhance the class experience and drive more efficient and effective maritime operations.

Jan Otto de Kat, 
Director, Global Sustainability ABS

Jan Otto de Kat serves as ABS Global Sustainability Director, responsible for the coordination of initiatives that advance innovation, technology development and safety related to sustainable shipping, specifically in the containership market.