Fires are one of the main causes affecting safety aboard ship and can be hazardous as well. Fire extinguishers are the most efficient devices to douse out fires aboard a ship and stop it from spreading. Fire extinguishers used on board ships depend on the types of fire and the material that is acting as fuel. As fires are classified on the basis of the source, fire extinguishers are also classified on the same grounds. It is thus, essential to carry portable fire extinguishers along with other safety equipment onboard a vessel.
Check out the different types of fires and the relevant fire extinguishers used to douse them.