Fire Prevention

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Nothing is worse than a fire at sea. Don’t invite fires by letting rubbish accumulate in corners, or keeping things like paint or solvent in your cabin. Some common causes of fires are shown here. Be on the lookout for these hazards and correct them immediately.

do not leave an exposed lightbulb near curtains.

Exposed light bulb

do not let sparks escape from an arcing motor.

Arcing motor

do not let sparks escape from a faulty switch.

Faulty switch

do not let a hammer drop to floor, causing heavy sparks.

Spark from a heavy tool dropping

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