Posted on Aug 16, 2018

Southern Marine Surveying

A commercial mariners worst fear offshore is the danger of fire. Ensuring fire extinguishers are ready for use and accounted for, as well as other fire fighting and prevention devices is a top priority onboard commercial ships and boats around the world. The same principle should apply to your own personal boat. Take the time to routinely inspect your fire extinguishers to ensure they are full on the gauges, not expired and securely mounted in readily accessible locations such as the galley and helm station. An onboard fire can be a very scary and even deadly situation. Make sure you are properly prepared so you can respond quickly and efficiently.