Encounters At Sea
Certificate of Merit
FIRE IN SWIMMING POOL
3rd May 04
While at Suez, the 2nd Officer and a Fitter were doing hot work on the funnel. This hot work was just above the swimming pool, and the swimming pool was dry but an old fiber boat and some paint tins were left in it. The paint tins were not visible as they were under the boat.
During the work some 'hot flux' went under the boat but was not noticed by either person.
After about 2 hours thick black smoke was seen coming out from the swimming pool. Fire alarm was sounded and fire fought with fine water spray and jet.
After one hour we could control the fire. During the fire flames were seen licking the top of the funnel.