FIRE SCHEDULE Bravo
EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCES AND ARTICLES
|General comments||In a fire, exposed cargoes may explode or their containment may rupture.
Fight fire from a protected position from as far away as possible.
All crew members should be made aware of the explosion hazard and instructed to take appropriate action.
SUDDEN OR SHORT-TERM EVENTS (E.G. EXPLOSIONS) MAY ENDANGER THE SAFETY OF THE SHIP.
|Cargo on fire on deck||Packages||Use copious quantities of water from as many hoses as possible.
Cargo will explode or burn fiercly. Extinguishing may not be possible.
|Cargo Transport Units|
|Cargo on fire under deck||Cargo will explode or burn fiercly. Extinguishing will not be possible.
Stop ventilation and close hatches.
Use cargo space fixed fire-extinguishing system. If this is not available, create water spray using copious quantities of water.
|Cargo exposed to fire||Do not move packages that have been exposed to heat.
If practicable, remove or jettison packages which are likely to be involved in the fire. If the packages are not directly involved in the fire, efforts should be concentrated on preventing the fire from reaching the cargo. This is done by keeping the packages wet by using water jets from as far away as practicable to drive the fire away. If the fire reaches the cargo, the fire-fighters should withdraw to a safe area and continue to fight the fire.
Where practicable, articles having been exposed to the fire should be kept separated from unexposed articles. They should be kept wet and monitored from a safe distance.
|UN 0018, UN 0019, UN 0020, UN 0021, UN 0301||Ammunition producing tear or toxic gas. The crew should be aware of the hazard. After explosion, only self-contained breathing apparatus will protect efficiently. Consult SPILLAGE SCHEDULE S-Z|
|UN 0248, UN 0249||These water-activated devices will become more liable to explosion on contact with water.|
|UN 3268||SAFETY DEVICES, electrically initiated, could be subject to self-sustaining decomposition if heated. The temperature could reach 500°C, producing gas. This process may lead to an explosion of the cargo even after the exposure to heat has ended.|