The first LASH FIRE public “Fires in Alternatively Powered Vehicles onboard Ships” webinar organised by Interferry and Sea Europe took place on 14 October 2020 with more than 240 participants.
LASH FIRE’s successful first ever public webinar entitled “Fires in Alternatively Powered Vehicles onboard Ships” took place on 14 October 2020 and saw great interest and curiosity by participants resulting into many questions and discussion during the event.
Moderated and introduced by LASH FIRE project coordinator, Franz Evegren, RISE, the webinar included two more presentations by LASH FIRE partners: Martin Carlsson, STENA presented a study of safety aspects of carriage and charging of electric vehicles on ro-pax vessels while Robert Rylander, also from RISE presented charging of electrical vehicles onboard ships.
Two guest contributions were given by Dr. Dana Meißner, the German Institute for Ship’s Safety and Safety Technology (ISV) who presented ALBERO – a project by the German government coordinated by ISV with a safe integration of powered vehicles into ferry traffic as main objective.
Representing European Maritime Safety Agency, Sifis Papageorgio, presented the regulator’s views and how to best address the APV at the IMO.
Pleased with the outcome of the webinar, the LASH FIRE partners are planning to organise another webinar soon. More information will follow on the website.
LASH FIRE webinar presentations
- The LASH FIRE project and why electrical vehicle fires are of concern – Franz Evegren, RISE
- Carriage of electrical vehicles onboard Ropax Vessels – Martin Carlsson, STENA Tehnik
- Safe design of ship electrical systems and equipment – Robert Rylander, RISE Safety and Transport
- General overview of results of the Albero project so far – Dr. Dana Meißner, Institute for Safety Technology/Ship Safety
- APVs safety challenges internationally – Sifis Papageorgiou, European Maritime Safety Agency, EMSA
Questions & Answers
The questions and answers to the speakers during the webinar are available here.
The full video recording of the webinar is available on Youtube.