Fire On The Bonnie Dick in SASS Wire Saloon Posted yesterday at 06:17 PM 37 minutes ago, Ozark Huckleberry said: Part of the problem is, ships that are pier side don’t have the use of their on board firefighting systems — the ship’s fire pumps aren’t running in port and they don’t likely have the personnel available to man up DC Central or to get DC parties out ahead of the fire. I would be surprised if the fire hasn’t gotten into voids and cable runs by this point. Not entirely true. The ship should be on its own fire pumps unless going through an availability or other situation that requires securing them, at which time there are stringent requirements for the contractor to provide firemain. Firemain also supplies cooling water to some systems. Whether those requirements are enforced is another matter. I do agree that minimum manning, as I mentioned in my above post, severely limits the number of people available when a casualty conflagrates.