It is important to understand that fire-safety is an extensive process and demands unrelenting attention to ‘man-machine’ coordination. It further assumes immense importance as any deviation can lead to huge disruption to business, clients and revenue, not to mention the impact on human lives onboard.
Dipti Fire Services (DFS) is an ISO 9001: 2008 compliant organization with a full line of Marine Safety Equipment and Life Saving & Safety products and services. Located in Mumbai, India, DFScaters to the vessels that call at Mumbai, JNPT, Dahej, Kandla, Mundra, Jaigadh, Sikka, Goa, Mangalore, Vizag, Kakinada, Haldia, Paradip and all major ports in India.
Dipti Fire Services implements a methodical framework that adheres to infallible safety standards, encompassing established benchmarks for Life-Saving Appliances (LSA) and Fire-Fighting Appliances (FFA). Designated Vessel managers should ensure that all fire-safety equipment is inspected as per time-honored norms. Established procedures should be followed to make sure that all safety equipment is in working condition. It is advisable to adopt fire-safety policies and procedures at an organizational level to ensure all-around awareness and performance.
Depending on the contents of the cargo and the vessel type, we strongly recommend that a ship must undergo a series of stringent tests, at defined intervals, as per International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines, conducted by a professional service-specialist team with sufficient experience in marine safety. Dipti Fire Services (DFS) is your trusted friend with more than two decades of experience in LSA, FFA and related services. For the ease of implementation, the IMO guidelines for Maintenance of Safety Equipments should be followed diligently which also includes:
- A.951 (23) – For Maintenance of Fire Extinguishers Onboard Ships.
- MSC 1432 – For Maintenance & Inspection of Fire Protection Systems & Appliances.
- MSC 1318 – For Maintenance & Inspection of Fixed Co2 Suppression Systems.
- MSC 1312 – For Performance & Testing Criteria, and Surveys of Foam Concentrate for Fixed Fire Extinguishing Systems.
- MSC 1114 – For Periodic Testing of Immersion Suits & Anti Exposure Suit Seam and Closures.
Employing a qualified service-specialist team, like Dipti Fire Services (DFS), for auditing the safety equipment of a vessel is a failsafe method to control and prevent fire-related accidents onboard.