, 2022-06-23 00:53:43,
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The evolution of yachts, in size, and the form and function of
their garages/storage spaces have led to an increase in risks
associated with fire. Also from recent fire incidents’
investigations, it has been found that the storage/charging of
lithium-ion battery packs were the main contributor to these
increased garages/storage spaces fire risks, onboard yachts.
To this effect, the Malta Merchant Shipping Directorate has
issued a Commercial Yachting Notice, in order to draw the attention
of all concerned to the risks associated with the storage and
charging of lithium-ion batteries including batteries for electric
tenders and toys.
Reference is made to the imperativeness that:
- Surveyors/Designers/Yacht Builders/Masters are well acquainted
with the up to-date requirements of the CYC;
- Existing Yachts should meet the updated requirements of the
- Any deviations from the requirements of the CYC shall be duly
approved by this Administration;
- Crew onboard yachts are well aware of the associated
risks/hazards and are well trained in order to deal with an
eventuality of a fire;
- Masters should ascertain their yacht’s fire/smoke/gas
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