In response to the UHF radio fire aboard the tanker, I made the following post, with a link to that story.
I've been recommending dedicated, flame retardant charging surfaces aboard my client's vessels for a couple of years. In this specific case, however, such a charging station may not have helped since the aflame radio flew meteor-like across the compartment. Preventing that would require a charging container.
Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc.
Published by Steve D'Antonio ∑ 3d ∑
Portable Lithium Ion Battery Fire
Another portable lithium ion battery while charging fire. I implore owners to create flame and heat resistant charging surfaces for charging small LiIon batteries.
It's important to note, these are not the same chemistry as most lithium ion marine house batteries, which are lithium iron phosphate, or LFP.
From the article...
"To prevent thermal runaways and subsequent fires, the NTSB advises crews to follow manufacturers’ instructions for the care and maintenance of lithium-ion batteries, properly dispose of damaged batteries, avoid unsupervised charging, and keep batteries and chargers away from heat sources and flammable materials."
Attending the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam