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Marine Loss Control - Safe Ocean Transportation of New Electric Vehicles

Read more about how Li-ion batteries function, their primary failure mode, and current risk mitigation best practices for shipment of EVs aboard RoRos.

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The growing volume of Electric Vehicles (EVs) being shipped via ocean transportation, and the challenges of fighting an EV-involved fire at sea have raised industry safety concerns, with EVs being linked to several recent high-profile fires aboard RoRos. While the circumstances of these losses vary, and the potential involvement of EVs and the Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs is not established, Li-ion battery-powered EVs present unique risks that were not commonly encountered aboard vessels until recently.