Marine Fire Management
Managing a ship’s crew in the art of fire fighting is not
considered to be a priority above the primary function of
any business – to remain profitable. However, any
operation is only as strong as its weakest link and this
critical area of Emergency Preparedness is more often than
not neglected, but always with serious consequences. It is
the most devastating event that can happen to a vessel at
sea but is also one of the easiest to rectify if the proper
management systems are in place.
Bluebeast has now developed a standardised management
system and training programme to meet and surpass
mandatory emergency preparedness requirements for merchant
We are to the best of our knowledge, the only Company
to provide this service in this format.
M.F.M.S - Emergency Preparedness Evaluation Using
Live Video Recording
The first question asked of any vessel at sea would be; “Are
crew competent in protecting their own lives, the
vessel, its cargo and not endangering others or the
environment in the event of a fire?”
Until now this has been a very complex and costly
question to answer. Crew fire-fighting training prior to
arrival on a vessel varies greatly depending on
nationality and previous training facilities. In most
instances where we have boarded a vessel (excluding
detainments) the Officers have all agreed that their
standards were more than acceptable.
To date, this has NEVER been the case.
The Marine Fire Management System is an evaluation
procedure which is a vessel’s first line of defence.
It allows a complete assessment of the crew’s abilities
and performance using simulated fire emergency drills on
the vessel WITHOUT any of our team being onboard.
HOW IT WORKS
A pre-determined selection of simulated fire drills are
organised by the Company Superintendent (or any designated
person) at a convenient time and schedule as to allow full
crew participation This person will record specifics of the
drills as detailed in our pre-arranged format using a
digital camcorder. Upon completion, this information is then
dispatched to our Office for a detailed review and analysis.
This evaluation is then returned with a comprehensive report
and final results.
The ship’s crew can now undergo a thorough Emergency
Preparedness Inspection at the convenience of the Company
whilst onboard their designated vessel. This is a huge
breakthrough in the protection against real emergencies and
potential Port State Control Inspections. Bluebeast.co.uk
has recognised the need to evaluate a crew before incurring
the costs involved to place our personnel onboard. The
recorded footage will allow us to assess:
It will alleviate ALL of the logistical problems associated
with onboard training including flights, ship operations,
weather, tides, berthing, bunkering and location as it can
be performed completely at your own convenience.
- Individual Officers
- Emergency procedures
- Command & Control
- Fire fighting application
- Fire-fighting equipment
- Abandon ship protocols
- Total performance
Most importantly, this initial evaluation is available at
a FRACTION OF THE COST normally associated with this
The Marine Fire Management Program is phase 2 of our
operations and is applicable in two different scenarios:
- Phase 1 has identified a substandard level of
Emergency preparedness during the MFMS evaluation which
may compromise safety and contravene mandatory
- The vessel and its crew have been detained (in part
or full) due to a substandard level of Emergency
HOW IT WORKS
- Initial Inspection - A designated number of
personnel are assigned to perform a full inspection of
the vessel’s dedicated fire fighting equipment,
capabilities and restrictions
- Evaluation – A simulated fire emergency drill to
assess the current abilities of the entire crew
- Introduction – A meeting with the ships crew to
install confidence and brief the forthcoming program
- Emergency stations restructure and organisation
- Practical application – A series of realistic fire
- Debrief and theoretical application – Video footage
and discussion of each drill
- Putting it all together – A competent and organised
unit capable of handling small or severe fire
emergencies onboard their vessel with the precision of a
Once a vessel has been evaluated and assessed either by
digital recording or the physical presence of the onboard
training we will provide a dedicated consultant for
that vessel at NO EXTRA CHARGE.
Our aim is to forge relationships with our customers.
A dedicated consultant will build a working knowledge of
the crew, the vessel and its operations. We have a network
of safety specialists within the shipping industry and if
we are unable to assist, we will endeavour to contact
someone who can.
Your consultant will be contactable either personally by
mobile telephone (cell phone) or a specified email
Finally, you are under NO obligation whatsoever to
implement the onboard training (M.F.M.P) before or after
the initial video evaluation review (M.F.M.S) and this is
entirely at your own discretion.
See also our FAQ (Frequently
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