Human Error to Blame for ‘Majority’ of Auxiliary Engine Damage Claims -Marine Insurer

The majority of auxiliary engine damage occurring onboard ships happens as the result of human error, according to a new warning from the marine insurer The Swedish Club. An investigation into auxiliary engine damage by The Swedish Club, one of the leading marine mutual insurance companies, revealed that the majority of all damage takes place immediately after maintenance … [Read more...]

WATCH: Evacuation Of High End Luxury Cruise Ship In Italy

The Sea Dream I, a luxury cruise ship operated by SeaDream Yacht Club, suddenly caught fire Thursday with 166 people aboard while the ship was off the coast of Calabria, in southern Italy. The passengers and crew were quickly rescued by the Italian Coast Guard and transferred to the Siremar ferry "Vulcano Island" - reports the Italian media. The cause of … [Read more...]

500+ Rescued From Puerto Rico Ferry Inferno

by Laila Kearney (Reuters) Hundreds of people were rescued from a smoldering passenger ferry ship Caribbean Fantasy that caught fire off Puerto Rico this morning, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard and local police brought ashore all 512 passengers and crew from the American Cruise Ferries vessel that was burning about two miles (3.2 km) off of San Juan, … [Read more...]

Engine Room Fire Breaks Out Aboard Baker Hughes Supply Vessel

The Indian Coast Guard hreported that a major fire broke out on the Baker Hughes Oil Field Services (India) supply vessel Vestfonn off the coast of Mumbai India yesterday. The Indian Coast Guard Maritime RCC at Mumbai received a distress alert from Mumbai high supply vessel Vestfonn at 2:20 pm local time. The vessel, located 108 Nautical Miles west of Mumbai, notified the … [Read more...]

Raw Video: Maersk Iowa Engine Room Fire and Response in Real-time

Check out this video posted to Youtube showing an engine room fire aboard the Maersk Iowa and the response by the ship's crew in real-time. The only details we know are what we can get from the video: The fire occurred at 13:16 local time on January 10, 2015 approximately 50 miles off the Georgia-Florida border and was believed to have started when the No. 5 cylinder … [Read more...]