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18.104.22.168 IMPROPER SECURING OF DOORS AND RAMPS
The most dangerous cause of accidents on a ro-ro vessel is the improper securing of watertight doors and ramps, allowing water to ingress the car deck impairing the stability of the vessel.
Although there are strict international, including European, mandatory regulations on the safety of ro-ro vessels, it cannot be emphasised enough that
It should be emphasised that trucks contain fuel as does some cargo on trailers. If fires start, they will quickly get out of control. The fixed fire fighting installations must therefore be in a perfect condition and the crew constantly drilled to enable them to respond effectively.