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Old 09 June 2009, 09:49   #31
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no, fuel and water dont mix well, water will spread any fuel fire.
Now this will provoke a "heated" debate!!!

Most engine fires are electrical - if there is a fuel fire in an engine it will be a small amount.

And what do the firebrigade use on burning cars? Or fire ships on oil tankers? Good old fashioned h2o!!!
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And what do the firebrigade use on burning cars? Or fire ships on oil tankers? Good old fashioned h2o!!!
you sure?
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Old 09 June 2009, 10:15   #33
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you sure?
YUP!!!

Living in Swansea you used to get to see lots of car fires - until immobilisers arrived in force.



Not in Swansea but you get the idea - just plain water from a big hose.

And a nice video of a fire fighting tug escorting the Queen Victoria

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I think the tugs will have big foam tanks the same as what fire engines over here have.
I know on the rig I'm commissioning it has two foam tanks fitted that inject a small amount (about 3%) of foam (AFFF) in with the water.

My choice on a boat would be a foam and a CO2. In reality I'll have a CO2 and a bucket, if that doesn't do it I'm swimming home.
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Old 09 June 2009, 12:02   #35
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I think the tugs will have big foam tanks the same as what fire engines over here have.
I know on the rig I'm commissioning it has two foam tanks fitted that inject a small amount (about 3%) of foam (AFFF) in with the water.

My choice on a boat would be a foam and a CO2. In reality I'll have a CO2 and a bucket, if that doesn't do it I'm swimming home.

Yes they all have the ability to use foam but often they don't need to use it.

Funnily enough I have about 300 litres of the stuff - the old stuff was made from animal protein - from hooves and horns etc - yuch!!!
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I bet that smells goood when it gets hot......
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regardless what type of extiguisher you all decide to use make sure its big enough for the job,with some of the smaller types ,one squirt all gone or you only get a couple of seconds out of it ,,especially with people not used to using them they could misss the target and not have chance then for another go , and with using a bucket for putting out fires ok as long as no fuel oil involved ,boats no matter what size should have a bucket onboard , as well as for bailing out its somewhere to put the hi line into if doing a helicopter transfer ,and swilling spew off the decks .
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Those small Tesco multi purpose foam ones last for 45 seconds apparently.
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So foam then?

No, wait.

Foam, powder and CO2?

And water.
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Don't forget your bucket as well....
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