Fire Incidents

Fire and explosion maritime incidents and reports.


Monday, June 13, 2022
Fire Incidents

Spirit of Norfolk Towed to Shipyard After Fire

The passenger vessel Spirit of Norfolk has been towed to the Colonna Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, where the investigation into last week’s fire will

June 13, 2022
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Monday, June 6, 2022
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Bangladesh Battles Container Depot Fire That Killed 41

By Ruma Paul (Reuters) – Firefighters in Bangladesh battled for a third day on Monday to stamp out a massive fire that killed 41

June 6, 2022
Total Views: 1733

Sunday, May 29, 2022
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Fire Engulfs Superyacht In British Marina

LONDON (Reuters) – Fire ripped through a superyacht in southwest England on Saturday, sending thick plumes of black smoke into the sky and briefly

May 29, 2022
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Friday, April 8, 2022
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Trinity Spirit Ship Blast Followed $200 Million Trail Of Debt Defaults

By William Clowes (Bloomberg) The owners of an oil-production and storage ship had a history of financial problems before the vessel blew up in Nigerian

April 8, 2022
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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
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Bentleys And Lambos Sink In Storm Aboard Burning Ship Felicity Ace

By Monica Raymunt (Bloomberg) The cargo ship that caught fire in the Atlantic while transporting roughly 4,000 Volkswagen AG vehicles to the U.S. has sunk

March 1, 2022
Total Views: 6453

Monday, February 21, 2022
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Nigeria’s Deadly Exploding FPSO Has Peers All Over The World

By Paul Burkhardt (Bloomberg) Trinity Spirit, the decades-old, oil-storage ship that blew up off the coast of Nigeria recently — killing some of its

February 21, 2022
Total Views: 4450

Sunday, December 5, 2021
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Fire Rages On Cargo Ship Carrying Timber Off Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Dec 5 (Reuters) – A fire on a cargo ship carrying timber off Gothenburg on Sweden’s west coast was still not under control on Sunday

December 5, 2021
Total Views: 5629

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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Firefighters, Additional Crew Members Board ZIM Kingston Overnight

A Tuesday morning update from the Canadian Coast Guard said six firefighters were able to board the Zim Kingston overnight, as well as seven additional crew

October 26, 2021
Total Views: 2760

Sunday, October 24, 2021
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Zim Kingston Fire ‘Appears To Be Contained’

by Bhargav Acharya (Reuters) A fire broke out on Saturday on containers on a cargo ship carrying mining chemicals off British Columbia, and the Canadian Coast

October 24, 2021
Total Views: 3733

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10 Abandon Zim Kingston But Firefighting Efforts Continue

by Bhargav Acharya (Reuters) The Canadian Coast Guard said it is monitoring a fire that broke out on a container ship off the coast of Victoria, British

October 24, 2021
Total Views: 4884

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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Transnet Probes Fires That Ignited South African Ports Last Week

By Felix Njini (Bloomberg) Transnet SOC, South Africa’s state-owned ports and freight-rail company, is investigating the cause of fires that disrupted bulk

October 19, 2021
Total Views: 1083

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 13204

Friday, August 27, 2021
Fire Incidents

Pemex Uses Nitrogen In Hopes To Resume Oil Output After Major Fire

By Amy Stillman (Bloomberg) Petroleos Mexicanos is resorting to nitrogen injections into offshore oil wells to quickly restore output following a major

August 27, 2021
Total Views: 1433

Thursday, July 8, 2021
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Dubai Extinguishes Ship Fire After A Massive Container Explosion

Update: An statement from UAE’s Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, confirmed the ship involved is the Ocean

July 8, 2021
Total Views: 9671

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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Pemex Claims No Environmental Damage From The Offshore ‘Eye Of Fire’ Blaze

by David Alire Garcia (Reuters) – Just days after video of a massive ocean surface blaze near a Pemex oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico went viral,

July 6, 2021
Total Views: 4315

Monday, July 5, 2021
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A Violent Mud Volcano Erupts In The Caspian Sea

King Neptune must be angry. Last week a crazy fire-eye ignited in on Mexico’s gulf coast, and last night a towering pillar of fire erupted in

July 5, 2021
Total Views: 7017

Sunday, May 30, 2021
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Watch As Hundreds Are Rescued From Massive Ferry Fire

(Reuters) – Search and rescue teams are looking for a person still missing after hundreds were rescued from a passenger ferry that caught fire in

May 30, 2021
Total Views: 9297

Saturday, August 22, 2020
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Rescuers Recover Two Bodies In US Dredge Explosion

by Gary McWilliams (Reuters) – The bodies of two of four workers missing after a dredging vessel caught fire and sank in Corpus Christi, Texas, harbor

August 22, 2020
Total Views: 146

Friday, August 21, 2020
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4 Missing After Dredge Hits A Pipeline And Explodes in Corpus Christi

(Reuters) – Four members of the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd are missing after a fire and explosion near the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday,

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 267

Thursday, August 20, 2020
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Major Tanker Fire After Collision With Barge Near Shanghai

At 03:39 local time this morning the 308 foot (94m) tanker Long Qing 1 with approximately  3000 tons of fuel on board collided with a sand barge about 1.5

August 20, 2020
Total Views: 106