At the time, Sweden had a Fire Protection Commission composed of personnel from shore-based fire services, the Maritime Administration, and other maritime-related institutions, including union members. This Commission was in charge of fire safety instruction for seafarers, but they had other interests as well.
They examined their balance statement in 1985 and decided to invest extra money in a fire study. According to the study’s findings, oil spray fires were the most prevalent cause of engine room accidents. These might spread to the cofferdam, resulting in a far more severe pool blaze.
At the time this research began, several shipowners still used Halon systems for limited fire prevention, and many used Halon as the whole flooding solution in their machine room. However, towards the end of the decade, lawmakers became more apprehensive about the ozone layer, and Halon was outlawed.
So, what might the shipping sector do? For total flooding, they returned to utilizing CO2, which was meant to be much more environmentally sustainable. Still, regretfully it killed individuals who were not rescued from the engine compartment in advance.
At the end of the project, the team collaborated with a young guy called Göran Sundholm. They began researching fire prevention employing high-pressure water and then focused their efforts on developing high-pressure water mist cannons for a variety of applications on a vessel.