Accession Number:

ADA158737

Title:

Commandant's International Technical Series. Volume 8. Fire Aboard the M.S. SCANDINAVIAN SEA on March 9, 1984. Technical Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

The forward third of the passenger vessel SCANDINAVIAN SEA was destroyed by a fire which began while at sea off the Florida coast on March 9, 1984. This report provides a technical assessment of the vessel and the fire and supplements the report of the Marine Board. The fire scenario, particularly in the initial stages is examined in detail. Principles of construction and history of structural fire protection requirements for passenger ships are discussed. The stability of the vessel at various times during the firefighting operations has been calculated and suggestions for avoiding unsafe stability conditions have been listed. Background information on flammability of shipboard cable is included.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE