Keeping safe with solid fuel stoves, means spotting any early signs of trouble; keeping an eye on things when using the stove and taking action if you suspect problems - don't let it ride.
How to keep safe with solid fuel stoves
Four simple points:-
1) can you improve the area around your stove, or the chimney, or does the stove need renewing, if yes plan how you'll take the next opportunity to meet best practice;
2) keep an eye on the stove and chimney for the earliest signs of trouble, and don't delay taking any action;
3) take care operating your stove, use it as the instructions state;
4) make and take the time to maintain the stove
If feel unsure about either what you've found on your boat, or about how you run your stove, ask a professional for advice or to fix any problems.