Safety at Sea magazine wants to hear from you, the seafarer, about the most important issues impacting crew today.
 
This month's survey is on fire safety. Over the last couple of years there has been a rise in ship fires, with a spike in the first six months of 2019. This has put the issue of dangerous and misdeclared cargo firmly back at the top of the agenda for the maritime industry - clearly more must be done. While shipping must tackle the root causes of onboard fires, crew must also be well-trained and have the right provisions on board to tackle fires to protect themselves and the vessels they work on. We want to find out from crew what is being done right to prevent fires on board and what still needs to change. All information you provide will remain anonymous. 
The results from the survey will appear in the October 2019 issue of Safety at Sea. The questionnaire will close on the 31st August.
 

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* 1. How would you rate the fire training that you have received?

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* 2. How regularly does your ship carry out fire training drills?

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* 3. Do you feel properly trained and equipped to fight a fire?

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* 4. Do you trust that the fire extinguishing systems on board will protect you and the ship in the event of a fire?

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* 5. What kind of fire extinguishing systems do you have on board?

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* 6. Are regular tests carried out on your vessel's onboard fire extinguishing systems to check they are working?

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* 7. Do you feel confident in using fire personal protective equipment (PPE) such as breathing apparatus? 

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* 8. Would you work for a company that was found to have poor fire safety standards?

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* 9. What kind of vessel do you work on?

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* 10. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for future Safety at Sea surveys please provide contact details (your information will remain anonymous)

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