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Fire and explosion maritime incidents and reports.


Sunday, January 21, 2024
Fire breaks out at Russia's Novatek terminal on Baltic Sea
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Russia Suspends Operations At Fuel Export Terminal After Drone Attack

By Andrew Osborn and Maxim Rodionov Jan 21 (Reuters) – Russian energy company Novatek NVTK.MM said on Sunday it had been forced to

January 21, 2024
Total Views: 4724

Monday, December 25, 2023
Photo of Russian nuclear icebreaker ship Sevmorput
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Fire Out Aboard World’s Only Nuclear-Powered Cargo Ship

gCaptain Editors Note – Sevmorput is one of only four nuclear merchant ships ever built. The other three – built by the US, Japan and Germany

December 25, 2023
Total Views: 49033

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
The commercial dive boat Conception at sunrise prior to sinking, September 2, 2019. (Source: Ventura County Fire Department)
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Captain of Dive Boat Found Guilty of ‘Seaman’s Manslaughter’ in California Tragedy

In a late afternoon verdict on Monday, Jerry Nehl Boylan, the captain of the Conception dive boat, was found guilty by a jury of one count of misconduct or

November 7, 2023
Total Views: 6807

Thursday, August 3, 2023
Burned-Out Fremantle Highway Towed to Dutch Port for Salvage
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Burned-Out Fremantle Highway Towed to Dutch Port for Salvage

AMSTERDAM, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The car carrier that caught fire last week off the coast of the Netherlands has arrived

August 3, 2023
Total Views: 4791

Monday, July 31, 2023
Burning Car Carrier Towed to Temporary Location off Dutch Coast
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Burning Car Carrier Towed to Temporary Location off Dutch Coast

AMSTERDAM, July 31 (Reuters) – A burning car carrier off the Dutch coast has been towed to a new location away

July 31, 2023
Total Views: 4673

Saturday, July 22, 2023
Wildfire On Greek Island Forces Mass Evacuations
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Wildfire On Greek Island Forces Mass Evacuations

ATHENS, July 22 (Reuters) – A wildfire which has been raging on the Greek island of Rhodes for five days forced hundreds of people to flee

July 22, 2023
Total Views: 2708

Sunday, June 11, 2023
Massive Fire On Egypt Tourist Boat Leaves At Least Three People Missing
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Massive Fire On Egypt Tourist Boat Leaves At Least Three People Missing

CAIRO, June 11 (Reuters) – Three British tourists were missing and 12 had been rescued after a motor boat caught fire on Sunday off the

June 11, 2023
Total Views: 6526

Saturday, April 29, 2023
Drone Strike Ignites Oil Terminal Fire in Crimea Port
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Drone Strike Ignites Oil Terminal Fire in Crimea Port

by Alexandra Hudson (Reuters) A drone strike caused a fire at a fuel storage facility in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, sending a vast column of black smoke

April 29, 2023
Total Views: 2434

Sunday, October 9, 2022
Russian Salvage Team Arrives At Kerch Strait Bridge
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Russian Salvage Team Arrives At Kerch Strait Bridge

By Max Hunder and Jonathan Landay (Reuters) – Russian divers were to examine on Sunday the damage from a powerful blast on a road-and-rail bridge to

October 9, 2022
Total Views: 5074

Saturday, October 8, 2022
Kerch Strait Bridge Explosion
Defense

Explosion Cripples Kerch Strait Bridge

By Max Hunder and Jonathan Landay (Reuters) – A powerful truck explosion seriously damaged Russia’s road-and-rail bridge to Crimea

October 8, 2022
Total Views: 4809

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
US Navy FEDFIRE Firefighting Helmets
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US Firefighter Shortage Puts Navy Lives At Risk

By David Sherfinski (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When a soldier was found unconscious in the barracks of a U.S. Army base near the Pentagon at about

September 7, 2022
Total Views: 1383

Saturday, September 3, 2022
The commercial dive boat Conception at sunrise prior to sinking, September 2, 2019. (Source: Ventura County Fire Department)
Fire Incidents

Judge Throws Out Indictment Of Captain In 2019 California Boat Fire That Killed 34

LOS ANGELES, Sept 2 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday dismissed the criminal indictment against a

September 3, 2022
Total Views: 5068

Sunday, August 7, 2022
Cuba Gets Help From Mexico, Venezuela To Fight Port Fire
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Cuba Gets Help From Mexico, Venezuela To Fight Port Fire

By Marc Frank and Nelson Acosta HAVANA, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Cuba sought on Sunday to bring under control a fire at its main oil storage facility

August 7, 2022
Total Views: 3298

Sunday, July 17, 2022
Peruvian Navy Ship Catches Fire During Massive Military Exercise Near Hawaii
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Peruvian Navy Ship Catches Fire During Massive Military Exercise Near Hawaii

Updated with Peruvian Navy ship name and details. by John Konrad (gCaptain) US Navy crews are responding to “reports of an engine room fire and potential

July 17, 2022
Total Views: 15267

Monday, June 13, 2022
Spirit of Norfolk Towed to Shipyard After Fire
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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
Total Views: 7071

Monday, June 6, 2022
Bangladesh Battles Container Depot Fire That Killed 41
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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: 1839

Sunday, May 29, 2022
Fire Engulfs Superyacht In British Marina
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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
Total Views: 12215

Friday, April 8, 2022
Trinity Spirit Ship Blast Followed $200 Million Trail Of Debt Defaults
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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
Total Views: 21133

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Bentleys And Lambos Sink In Storm Aboard Burning Ship Felicity Ace
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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: 6640

Monday, February 21, 2022
Trinity Spirit FPOS
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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: 4779
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