Fire and explosion in battery compartment in Norwegian hybrid ferry
In October, the Norwegian hybrid ferry “Ytterøyningen” was hit first by a fire and then an explosion. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but the incident has resulted in increased focus on other hybrid ferries which are in operation.
As battery systems on vessels are still a relatively new technology, this project addresses a current relevant problem that supports the technological development in the maritime industry. The project's contribution and results are expected to be innovative and unique, since battery systems on vessels have not previously been investigated with this focus on fire safety.
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