Lithium-ion batteries fires on board

New MSIU safety alert: Lithium-ion batteries fires on board

October 17, 2022

Lithium-ion batteries fires on board

New MSIU safety alert: Lithium-ion batteries fires on board

October 17, 2022

New safety alert by Malta’s Marine Safety Investigation Unit regarding reports of several fires onboard vessels involving lithium-ion batteries.

The alert recommends owners and managers of vessels require that procurement of lithium-ion batteries intended for vessel use include safety and technical data on:

  1. Protection, handling, safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal.
  2. Fault/failure detection and required actions; and
  3. Suppressing, extinguishing, and post-fire management.

Read MSIU Safety Alert No. 1/2022 “Lithium-ion batteries fire on board” here