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Introduction

Arson is a violent crime that is difficult to detect, investigate and prosecute. The problem of arsons aboard naval ships is extremely serious. Fires aboard ships have the potential of causing extensive property damage as well as injuries and fatalities. Any arson aboard a ship is potentially life threatening and extremely dangerous to all aboard. Ships contain extremely flammable materials, including fuel, lubricating materials, incendiary devices, ammunition and other explosives which can rapidly spread a fire and lead to explosions. Fire fighting training and drills are an everyday part of shipboard life.

The personnel aboard a naval ship are particularly at risk when a fire occurs. Of particular danger is the smoke and toxic fumes that are generated by a major fire. Ships are difficult to ventilate and some areas cannot be ventilated sufficiently to overcome massive amounts of smoke and fumes. In those circumstances, evacuation of personnel from the area is required. Even when a ship is in port and tied up to a pier, evacuation of personnel is problematic. When the ship is at sea, or anchored away from a pier, evacuation may be almost impossible. Apprehension of arsonists is of major concern to naval authorities. This study was intended to assist in that critical problem.

 
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