Industry News Roundup

Seatrade Maritime News : 5th January 2019

The crew of the containership Yantian Express have been successfully evacuated as the fire in containers on its deck has “significantly” increased in intensity.

LFB : 4th January 2019

LFB’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety Charlie Pugsley has issued a public warning to highlight the fire risks associated with the popular ‘Hygge’ trend – the Danish concept which means to live cosily.

The Guardian : 1st January 2019

A leaked fire safety report has raised concerns about army barracks and fire risks.

BBC News : 17th December 2018

A fire at Chester Zoo in the Monsoon Forest attraction saw members of the public evacuated and animals and other species moved to alternative habitats. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Daily Echo : 14th December 2018

Fire breaks out on cross-Solent Wightlink ferry.

AGCS Global Claims Review 2018 : 13th December 2018

After analyzing 470,000 claims with a total value in excess of €58bn, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has identified Fire & Explosion as the top cause of loss, accounting for 24% of the value of all claims.

PSA : 10th December 2018

Christmas trees, especially real trees, are vulnerable to fire and burn rapidly.

Oxford Mail : 9th December 2018

Members of the public using wood burning stoves have been reminded not to store logs and kindling in the hearth, as the radiant heat from the stove can cause the logs to combust.