Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Windoc Ship Smoking
Evergreen

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 indicating that the bridge...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 11623

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 platform fire, a measure that could create complications down...

August 27, 2021
Total Views: 1380

Thursday, July 8, 2021
ocean-trader-explosion
Fire Incidents

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 Trader. The fire was brought under control in just 44 minutes. “We assure...

July 8, 2021
Total Views: 9342

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
pemex fire
Fire Incidents

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, Mexico’s national...

July 6, 2021
Total Views: 4262

Monday, July 5, 2021
mud-volcano-caspian
Fire Incidents

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 Azerbaijan’s Caspian Sea. The...

July 5, 2021
Total Views: 6894

Sunday, May 30, 2021
INDONESIA-FERRY-FIRE
Fire Incidents

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 Indonesia’s Molucca Sea, local officials...

May 30, 2021
Total Views: 9255

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Waymon L Boyd Dredge Fire
Fire Incidents

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 were recovered on Saturday,...

August 22, 2020
Total Views: 121

Friday, August 21, 2020
Corpus Christi Dredge Explosion
Fire Incidents

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, causing the U.S....

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 238

Thursday, August 20, 2020
Fire Incidents

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 nautical...

August 20, 2020
Total Views: 96

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
California rescue teams remove a body from burned out dive boat.
Fire Incidents

NTSB Begins Probe Into Deadly California Scuba Boat Fire

by Omar Younis (Reuters) – Federal safety investigators on Tuesday promised an exhaustive probe into the fire that killed 34 people on a dive boat as many of the charred bodies...

September 4, 2019
Total Views: 17

Conception Dive Boat Fire Memorial
Fire Incidents

Anguish And Flowers Grow At California Dive Boat Memorial

by Omar Younis (Reuters) – Members of the close-knit Santa Barbara boating community gathered on Tuesday to construct a makeshift memorial to the 34 people believed to have perished when their...

September 4, 2019
Total Views: 0

Sunday, June 16, 2019
Yutaka Katada, president of shipping company Kokuka Sangyo Ltd. points to a picture of their tanker Kokuka Courageous, one of two that were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman, during a news conference in Tokyo
Fire Incidents

Kokuka Courageous Anchors Off UAE Coast

by Lisa Barrington (Reuters) – One of two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran is now...

June 16, 2019
Total Views: 7

Friday, March 1, 2019
uscg icebreaker polar star
Defense

FIRE IN ANTARCTIC OCEAN Aboard USCG’s Last Heavy Icebreaker

The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star fought a fire at approximately 9 p.m. PST Feb. 10 that broke out in the ship’s incinerator room about...

March 1, 2019
Total Views: 98

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
sincerity ace fire
Blog

What Went Wrong? Back-to-Back Casualties Kick Off 2019

It’s been an active beginning to 2019 in terms of maritime casualties.  The phone at the Panama Marine Accident Investigation Department was likely ringing off the hook with three major...

January 29, 2019
Total Views: 534

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
el-venizelo-ferry-fire-greece
Fire Incidents

Ferry Ignites With 1,016 POB In Greece

by Alkis Konstantinidis (Reuters) – A passenger ferry with 1,016 people onboard returned safely to the port of Piraeus in the early hours on Wednesday after it reported a fire...

August 29, 2018
Total Views: 5

Monday, June 18, 2018
Ship Fire Port Kembla Australia
Fire Incidents

Port Kembla Reopens After Bulker Blaze

by Nick Ford (Reuters) – A fire in the hold of a bulker ship on Monday briefly closed Australia’s Port Kembla, the second-largest coal export port in New South Wales...

June 18, 2018
Total Views: 7

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Fire Incidents

Cargo Owners Still Waiting For Maersk Honam Containers

By Mike Wackett (TheLoadstar) A month after the blaze that claimed the lives of five seafarers on the 15,262 teu Maersk Honam, cargo owners still have no idea when they...

April 8, 2018
Total Views: 11

Sunday, January 28, 2018
A rescue ship works to extinguish the fire on the burning Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea
Fire Incidents

Bodies Of Three Sanchi Crew Members Identified

(Reuters) – The bodies of three of the crew of the Sanchi, the tanker involved in the worst oil ship disaster in decades off the coast of China, have been...

January 28, 2018
Total Views: 22

Friday, October 6, 2017
cheshire fire
Fire Incidents

Incredible Incident Photo Shows British Bulk Carrier During Fertilizer Fire

A new photo released by Spanish Maritime Search and Rescue Society shows just what can happen when 50,000 tons of fertilizer overheats during transit.  The photo shows the 56,000 dwt British...

October 6, 2017
Total Views: 463

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
M/V Top Trader
Fire Incidents

Venezuela Coke Exports Resume After Koch Industries’ Fire Damaged Ship Departs

by Marianna Parraga (Reuters) A vessel carrying Venezuelan petroleum coke whose load caught fire set sail late on Tuesday for Colombia, allowing exports from the terminal to resume after a three-week...

November 23, 2016
Total Views: 26