Esvagt Aurora, Standby safety vessel
The emergency Rescue and Recovery vessel “Esvagt Aurora” is protected with a SEM-SAFE® high-pressure water mist system. The system protects the engine room with both a total flooding and a local application system. In addition to the class requirements, a diesel back up system for emergency operation in case of total black-out has been developed in close cooperation with Esvagt.
The SEM-SAFE® system was put to the test in October 2012 when fire broke out due to leaking marine diesel oil from a hot exhaust pipe of one of the diesel gensets. The crew released the SEM-SAFE® system and in less than 2 minutes, the fire was extinguished.
After the fire was extinguished, the vessel sailed to port, although it could easily have continued operations without jeopardising the safety of vessel and passenger crew.
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