Russian Nuclear Submarine “Orel” Catches Fire

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MOSCOW, April 7 (Reuters) - A nuclear submarine caught fire in a shipyard in Russia's northern province of Arkhangelsk on Tuesday but there were no weapons on board, Russian news agencies reported. The Emergencies Ministry declined comment on the reports of the fire at the Zvyozdochka shipyard, where the agencies said the 155-meter-long (just over 500 feet) 949 Antei … [Read more...]

Crewboat Evacuated After Catching Fire in the Gulf of Mexico

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The 113-foot crewboat GIS Leonce suffered an engine fire this evening forcing the evacuation of the vessel south of Louisiana.  Upon notification of the evacuation, the Coast Guard scrambled air assets from New Orleans and Mobile as a potential search and rescue mission began to unfold. The offshore supply vessel Nicki Candies was in the vicinity and rescued the crew and put … [Read more...]

Edison Chouest Anchor Handler Towed Across the Caribbean After Fire

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The anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) Edison Chouest has arrived today in Port Fourchon after being towed by the AHTS Gulf Champion from Trinidad. An anonymous source tells gCaptain a fuel return line failed on the vessel's port main engine, a CAT 3616.  The resultant fire burned up the engine and both winch engines and wiring on the deck above, in addition to causing … [Read more...]

ENSCO Drilling Rig Catches Fire

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gCaptain sources report this afternoon the ENSCO 8502 deepwater drilling rig suffered a fire today while operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed the report noting installed CO2 was engaged to put out a fire in one of the rig's two engine rooms. The were no injuries reported, the rig is currently stable and anchored to the sea floor being held … [Read more...]

Explosion Aboard Brazilian FPSO Kills At Least Five Offshore Workers

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An explosion aboard the floating production, storage and offloading vessel FPSO Cidade de São Mateus has left at least five dead.  Four workers are still missing and two are in critical condition according to a statement by vessel operator, BW Offshore. The incident occurred at 12:50 PM local time on 11 February and production was immediately shut-in.  Petrobras says the … [Read more...]

FDNY Fireboats Respond to 7-Alarm Brooklyn Warehouse Fire

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The Fire Department of New York is battling a 7-alarm fire today at a warehouse in Brooklyn utilizing their fire boat Bravest, Fire Fighter II and an army of 275 firefighters.  The following images via the FDNY were posted on their Twitter feed Utilizing FLIR, a brand name coined from the words "Forward Looking Infrared," the crew of the Bravest is able to determine … [Read more...]

Fred Olsen Cruise Ship Suffers Engine Room Fire Off Morocco

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The cruise ship Boudicca, owned by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, suffered a fire in her engine room at around 4am this morning while sailing off the coast of Casablanca, Morocco. Fred Olsen Cruises notes in a statement, the ship is now proceeding toward the Canary Islands and there have been no injuries. Besides a few cabins without power, "most services are operating normally" … [Read more...]