Sector Inland shipping

Theme study into fire safety onboard inland navigation passenger ships


Cause for this theme study was the fire onboard a German passenger ship at 18 August 2001. On board were 12 passengers and 16 crew members, the ship had to be evacuated. During the prelimenary investigation it became clear that at least ten simular fires occured on board passenger ships from September 1999 until September 2004. The Safety Board investigated several dozens f fires in total.


  • Start date 1 jan. 2003
  • End date 1 jul. 2008
  • Type investigationFull
  • Status investigationClosed