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Marine fire casualties in merchant ships: the Greek statistics

  • J. Joannovich
  • P. Panayotou
  • D. Tsoutsos
  • E. Filopoulos
  • A. Yannopoulos
  • D. Alexakis
  • Ch. Striglis

Abstract

Fire casualties on ships lead almost certainly to disastrous results because of the limited and isolated areas of the vessels and the lack of immediate and easy access for the rescue team. Preventive measures are therefore much more effective in the effort to avoid such casualties than rescue and fire-extinguishing procedures or devices. For this reason we carried out a statistical evaluation of the casualties on Greek merchant ships, over the last 5 years, in order to clarify aspects of the fire accidents and understand the nature of this serious problem.

Keywords

Crew Member Rescue Team Cargo Ship Chief Engineer Engine Room 
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Bibliography

  1. Lloyd’s Register of Shipping — 1985, 1986, 1987. London: LloydsGoogle Scholar
  2. Statistics on marine casualties — 1985 Piraeus: Hellenic Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Safety of Navigation DivisionGoogle Scholar

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Joannovich
    • 1
  • P. Panayotou
    • 1
  • D. Tsoutsos
    • 1
  • E. Filopoulos
    • 1
  • A. Yannopoulos
    • 1
  • D. Alexakis
    • 1
  • Ch. Striglis
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Plastic Surgery and MicrosurgeryGeneral State HospitalAthensGreece

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