Crash Test Boat Fire!
We have been working with the team from Yachting Monthly magazine on a new series called "Crash Test Boat". Over the last few months we've been inflicting plenty of damage to an average 40ft cruising yacht to see what happens and what we can do as sailors to help mitigate any disasters.
In the fifth of these scenarios we wanted to see what would happen if we had a fire onboard...
With the help of fire fighting instructor Martin Lodge, we created a series of galley fires and used different methods to put the flames out.
The different extinguishers created very diverse results but the speed with which the smoke became unbearable was the biggest surprise and could be more of a killer than the flames.
Footage like this has never been seen before and we'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts.
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