An Engine room has multiple interconnected machines and systems which function ceaselessly to keep the vessel up and running. Engine room accidents and fires are some of the worst mishaps that can occur at any point in a seafarer’s life. Read to know more about them and their prevention measures.
Working on ships constitutes a significant risk as they are subject to the whims of nature more than most modes of transport and are prone to accidents and mishaps when out in the ocean. Every commercial vessel and its crew are equipped to handle such incidents. Here is a brief overview of a Safety Management System, the different types an SMS, its role in avoiding accidents, and a brief look at its sections.