Fire can be devastating on a ship, particularly on a passenger ship, where large numbers of people may need to be evacuated, or cared for before help arrives. It is also of concern to ships carrying finished consumer products or highly inflammable cargo, posing serious risks to crewmembers, or ports and harbors.
Given the autonomous floating environment, safety must be self-contained and omnipresent to ensure outstanding survival characteristics which depend on cables. The ship’s power comes from half a dozen marine diesel-generating sets, which provide electricity for lights, elevators, electronics, galleys, water treatment, and other vital systems, including survival, evacuation and propulsion. All of these systems require reliable cables.
In addition, ships must also operate safely according to the “flooding threshold,” allowing for evacuation, or Safe Return to Port. Following the loss of any one watertight compartment, it must have propulsion, steering, navigation, communications, pumps, and bilge and ballast systems for damage control and basic services.
Nexans SHIPLINK® fire resistant MPRXCX ® 331 or TCX ® 331 cables meet the challenge by providing a number of fire-end multi-operational solutions.