I could not imagine that it will be surreal and thinking about the Conception (knowing it can happen) just as you walk down the stairway to your bunk. Have to silently check where is the escape hatch located and what to do for what ifs...Has anyone on this thread been out on a sport boat since the accident to check how things are being done along with looking for all the things being suggested?Im going on one the end of next week.Tom
You're actually not supposed to use home smoke detectors aboard RVs and boats. The detectors for home use are built with more lax tolerances, particularly with regards to temperature. The assumption is that your home will stay within a certain hospitable temperature range. But an RV or boat may occasionally bake in the sun with the doors and windows shut, rising to 130-170 degrees inside.The timeline and type of smoke detectors that one of the crew said were recently installed fits this scenario:
Manually testing a smoke detector ONLY tells you that the battery is good
because no one involved has specifically said that they that did go off. oft times, what is not said is huge.(Although I'm still puzzled how anyone determined with certainty that the smoke detectors didn't go off
let me ask you a simple little question: what would you rather wake up to? a blaring alarm and smoke in the bunk room or fire blocking your exits. your call.smoke detector garbage
As fast as this fire grew and the location of ignition your statement is most likely not an either or situation. I am profoundly disturbed by the fact there are NO, ZIP, ZOT, ZOW fire extinguishers in the passenger sleeping areas on these wooden ships.because no one involved has specifically said that they that did go off. oft times, what is not said is huge.
the crewman who awoke to the fire said that he heard "something". Not "the smoke detectors woke me up".
It was a peacefully quiet night in a cove. If a smoke detector had gone off, it would have been heard throughout the cove and over to the other boat. But those folk said nothing in regards hearing a smoke alarm. Neither did ANY of the crew. Nor was it mentioned in the most recent report.
let me ask you a simple little question: what would you rather wake up to? a blaring alarm and smoke in the bunk room or fire blocking your exits. your call.
The USCG has regs relative to fire extinguishers for non-commercial boats so I would assume that they have regs for commercial boats. To determine what the regs require is where I would begin my study of this issue.What a bad joke this has turned into. Page after page of smoke detector garbage and still no discussion or information about where hand held fire extinguishers are on a boat? I guess they are illegal on a boat or everyone on the boat would be unable to operate them while listening to the smoke detectors? With fire blocking your exit there would have been a half a chance if below deck there was a fire extinguisher capable of being discharged to create a moment of possible escape. WHY is this part of the equation not part of the solution??????????????
I am about to go rex
I just got back from a 5-day trip and the safety, exit routes etc. were covered extensively during the safety brief; however, it’s ALWAYS been like that on this particular boat (at least on every trip I’ve been on).Has anyone on this thread been out on a sport boat since the accident to check how things are being done along with looking for all the things being suggested?Im going on one the end of next week.Tom