Podcast #33: Heading for change – Electric Vehicle Fires on RoRo/RoPax Vessels
Lena impresses us not only with her expertise and professionalism, but with her witty character and interesting background! A qualified Master Mariner, Lena works shifts onboard RoPax vessels as a Deck Officer but also shoreside as a Project Manager, bridging the gap between the ship and the shore organisation and achieving a valuable dual perspective. She has taken part in both the LASH FIRE and ELBAS projects and is currently training the DFDS fleet in the use of upgraded firefighting equipment for electric car fires.
LASH FIRE is an international project investigating fires on ro-ro ships with the aim to reduce the risk of occurrence and damage. With a variety of relevant work packages and a consortium of 27 research and industry partners from 13 EU member states, this is a prominent research project generating evidence-based knowledge. Please visit the LASH FIRE webpage for an abundance of user-friendly information and videos:
The ELBAS project (Electric Vehicle Fires at Sea: New Technologies and Methods for Suppression, Containment, and Extinguishing of Battery Car Fires Onboard Ships) run by DBI was created to develop holistic fire safety strategies for EV battery fires on ferries. You can read the full report here:
In this podcast we ask Lena to share her knowledge on EV fires and do some straightforward no-nonsense myth-busting! Do you want to know about effective drills, equipment, and what misconceptions lead us to jump to conclusions? Do you want to know about the challenges that we face and what the worst-case scenario might be? Then click play now and listen in!
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