- Dec 7, 2018
Question for anyone that knows…. Pak-Tracker would it work in a ship like this? Or would the metal of the ship cause issues?
No, Pak Tracker won’t penetrate steel or any dense materials. It would possibly get the Scba in alarm but wouldn’t be able to track the signalQuestion for anyone that knows…. Pak-Tracker would it work in a ship like this? Or would the metal of the ship cause issues?
Really terrible news to hear, condolences to the families of those firefighters lost.
I used to work on car carriers pretty frequently when I was a port agent at Port Elizabeth, and I can say first hand they can be a labyrinth of main and tween decks, tight stairwells and endless trip hazards from the tiedown chains. Cars, trucks, heavy equipment, trailers and whatever else you can roll on is crammed into every available inch, sometimes in alternating directions depending on discharge plans. I can't even imagine what its like with reduced visibility and reduced or non-functioning overhead lighting.
These Grimaldi Line conro's are a whole other level of complex inside as well. What an immensely challenging fire to have to fight. I'm sure there will be USCG reports and investigations aplenty into this event, but I wonder if the crews were able to use the smothering system onboard before things got out of control
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