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BBC News : 7th November 2019

London Piccadilly Theatre ceiling collapses injuring audience. Is this the next high profile escape of water claim on its way to an insurer?

Maritime Journal : 7th November 2019

The LASH FIRE (Legislative Assessment for Safety Hazards of Fire and Innovations in Ro-ro ship Environment) consortium aims to provide a basis for the revision of international maritime regulations and give European industry knowledge to build safer and more competitive ships for sustainable transport.

BBC News : 5th November 2019

A fire with ‘multiple seats’ which spread across three floors of a Cemex cement plant in Rugby is believed to have been caused by a machine fault relating to a “feeding belt” carrying materials in the cement works.

FleetMon : 2nd November 2019

An explosion in the cargo tanks of bunker tanker ZALIV AMERIKA in Nakhodka Port waters has killed three crew.

Gard : 31st October 2019

Container ship fires: Gard conference promotes the value of industry collaboration.

Daily Mail : 31st October 2019

A 600-year-old Japanese castle has been destroyed by a fire that tore through the World Heritage-protected site, reducing much of it to charred embers. 

BBC News : 28th October 2019

Avon FRS investigation has been unable to determine the cause of a blaze that destroyed the Premier Inn at Cribbs Causeway. What links some of the high profile fires this summer is timber frames and the Premier Inn is no exception. Once established timber frame structures burn well and are difficult to extinguish leading to controlled burn out. Subsequent investigations may have a reliance on witness evidence to establish the origin of the fire.

24Housing : 25th October 2019

Swansea council has issued an improvement notice for £5m worth of fire-safety improvements to be carried out at Meridian Quay.