Hi all, thanks for reading and any info you could share with me about this.
One of our Pacific Coast Albacore boats sank last month, the story was all over the news. They experienced an explosion in the engine room that blew a big hole into their hull. The captain, his wife and 2 cats were rescued by fellow fishermen who worked in the same area.
Diesel engines do not explode like this, so the current theory on what happened is that some of the newer blends of refrigerants can contain propane. And since propane is heavier than air, a minor leak could have accumulated in the engine room waiting for the right moment to explode.... Is this true? If so, which refrigerants should we look out for?