The Conference on Fire Safety at Sea (CFIS) 2022 was a hybrid event.

On October 11, the second Conference on Fire Safety at Sea took place, organised in the framework of the EU funded project LASH FIRE. The conference, which is planned to take place bilaterally, gathered experts in Maritime Fire Safety for presentations and discussions about the latest innovations in ro-ro ship fire safety, including preliminary results from the LASH FIRE project. Here is a summary of the day together with the speaker presentations.


The day was opened and moderated by the coordinator of the LASH FIRE project, Franz Evegren, Director of Fire Safe Transport at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

CFIS Agenda and Panel discussion
Franz Evegren, RISE

Keynote speech
Leendert Bal, EMSA

Technical basis for future revisions of regulations – What is going on in LASH FIRE?
Eric de Carvalho, Bureau Veritas

IMO review of SOLAS fire regulations for ro-pax
Therese Christensen, Danish Maritime Administration

Future risks and insurers’ concerns
Collin Gillespie, The International Group of P&I Clubs

Tackling the challenges – ongoing research
Anna Olofsson, RISE

How to control fire risks related to ro-ro space openings – Influence of ventilation on ro-ro space fire development
Tuula Hakkarainen, VTT

CCTV and other modes of early hotspot detection
Davood Zeinali, RISE Fire Research Norway

Beyond the horizon, what hazards and safety measures may come in future?
Stefan Vis and Gert Jan Langerak , RelyOn Nutec

EMSA guidance on the safe carriage of AFVs in ro-ro spaces
Santiago Encabo, EMSA

AFV fires – Busting the myths by stating the facts
Jonna Hynynen, RISE

Safe connections of reefer units and charging of electric cars
Vasudev Ramachandra, RISE

Suppression, Containment, and Extinguishing of Battery Car Fires Onboard Ships
Alex Kleiman, DBI

Effective and efficient manual firefighting for AFVs
Jaime Bleye, Sasemar

Safe transport of AVF’s from an operators perspective
Jens Meinhard Rasmussen, SmyrilLine