Eimskip taking container firefighting to new heights

20. July 2021 |
Eimskip taking container firefighting to new heights

Eimskip has received new fire fighting equipment to put out container fires. The Captain on Bruarfoss, Karl Guðmundsson got the equipment delivered from Einar Gylfi Haraldsson, Managing Director of Viking-Life in Iceland. Hydro-Pen is an innovative water-based drilling machine that enables the crew to fight container fires effectively. Powered solely by water pressure from the fire main, it drills through the container door, then automatically sprays water inside the container.

Eimskip emphasizes security onboard and seeks to be in a leading role when it comes to safety. The purchase of Hydro-Pen for the company‘s vessels will help increase the safety of the crew members and the vessels. Crew members will get training on the new equipment. Where swift actions are important in case of container fires onboard.

Further information on the equipment can be found here.