Originally Posted by LittleWing77
That boat had some kind of engine
room fire. The lesson from that disaster is to have working fire alarms in all engine
spaces. Plus have a way to fight engine room fire from outside the engine room. Either install a fire suppressant system or have adequate fire ports
through which to inject suppressant manually.
The boat did not die from a wall wart fire.
I agree that avoiding fire should be a very high priority. But it is impossible to make any boat 100% fire proof. But it is not impossible to have adequate warning and means of fighting a fire. There is a need for all the mechanical and electrical
things that make life aboard pleasant and thus also we must have the ability to detect and suppress a fire.
Another source of fires on board is the small rechargeable batteries
in modern power tools (drills, drivers, saws, etc.). A boat was recently lost
due to a drill battery
fire. These batteries
require special storage
on board. How many of us have a battery
operated tool buried deep in a locker somewhere? These are a greater fire risk than the wall wart you can see and smell right away.