Today it is hard for a shipping company to know what kind of cargo is loaded onboard. It can be electrical components, food and cotton, goods that can have severe impact on each other in case of a fire outburst. But if goods could be analysed and stored in a safer way due to its characteristics it could minimize the damage in a ro-ro space and in the end on the whole ship. LASH FIRE work package 8 is developing a method to scan and analyse cargo for a safer placement and transportation.
The work package deals with the significant reduction of the most probable ignition sources and an improved management of fire hazards in ro-ro spaces, including provision for automatic screening and risk-based loading support.
Read about the progress in WP08 here.