Url http://www.cimne.com/webcimne/sigpro/Ficha.aspx?id=837
Acronym LASH FIRE
Project title Legislation Assessment addressing Safety Hazards of Fire and Innovations in Ro-ro ship Environments
Reference 814975-2
Principal investigator África del Pino MARRERO DEL ROSARIO - amarrero@cimne.upc.edu
Start date 01/09/2019 End date 31/08/2023
Coordinator RISE
Consortium members
  • CMT
  • BV - BUREAU VERITAS-REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET D AERONEFS SA
  • FSG
  • MAGELLAN
  • UCY
  • CIMNE
  • Sociedad de Salvamento y Seguridad Maritima-Sasemar
  • ULJANIK JSC
  • Marioff Corporation Oy
  • AP Sensing GmbH
  • INTERFERRY
  • SEA EUROPE
  • SICK AG
  • Johnson Controls
  • STENA
  • UL
  • NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS
  • Fike Safety Technlogy Ltd
  • AMU
  • XTRALIS UK Ltd
  • DFDS AS
  • VTT
  • RISE FIRE RESEARCH AS
Program H2020 (2014-2020) Call H2020-MG-2018-2019-2020 (call 2018)
Subprogram SC4-Smart, green & integrated transport Category Europeo
Funding body(ies) EC Grant 466.437,50 €
Abstract Ro-ro ships are an important component of the global transportation system, but an increasing trend of ro-ro ship fires in recent years call for improved fire protection. From comprehensive ship operators’ experience and by participation in ongoing work for the European Maritime Safety Agency and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), critical aspects of ro-ro ship fire safety have been identified to form the scope of the project LASH FIRE. It aims to provide a recognized technical basis for the revision of international IMO regulations, which greatly enhances fire prevention and ensures management of fires on ro-ro ships without recourse to external intervention. This is done by developing and demonstrating operational and design solutions which strengthen the fire protection of ro-ro ships in all stages of a fire and which address current and future challenges, including regulatory issues. Twenty specific challenges have been identified, which will be addressed by new solutions developed and demonstrated with regards to performance and ship integration feasibility by system suppliers, researchers, ship owners and shipyards. For the solutions to be considered for regulatory uptake, their impact on risk reduction and cost will be assessed and advisory groups with operators and flag states will be established. Thereby, the project is expected to significantly strengthen the independent fire protection of ro-ro ships and to reduce the frequency of ro-ro ship fires by 35% and the number of fatalities by 45%.
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