Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Massive Explosion in Beirut Port Area Rocks Lebanon’s Capital

By Samia Nakhoul and Yara Abi Nader BEIRUT, Aug 4 (Reuters) – A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the center of Beirut killed more than 25 people,...

August 4, 2020
Total Views: 146

Monday, April 24, 2017
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Maritime News

Explosion Aboard Bulk Carrier in North Atlantic; One Dead, Three Badly Burned

Update: Second Crewmember Dies, Emergency Response Continues A multi-national emergency response is underway following an explosion aboard the Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier Tamar in the North Atlantic some 1,300 miles...

April 24, 2017
Total Views: 28

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Maritime News

Two Killed in Tanker Explosion in Germany

At least two people were killed in what has been described as a large explosion aboard an inland tanker berthed in Duisburg, Germany. Local media reports says the blast occurred...

March 31, 2016
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Explosion on Bulk Carrier in Brazil – Video Captures Aftermath

Authorities in Brazil are investigating an explosion that reportedly occurred in a cargo hold of a bulk carrier near the port of Paranaguá. The Paranaguá Port Authority says it received a...

December 29, 2015
Total Views: 14

Thursday, August 13, 2015

WATCH: Massive Explosions Rock China Port City of Tianjin – UPDATE

  By Sui-Lee Wee and Adam Rose TIANJIN, China, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the...

August 13, 2015
Total Views: 84

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tanker Blast Kills Two Off Malaysia

Two people were killed and two others injured in an explosion aboard a South Korean LPG tanker off Malaysia.

December 11, 2014
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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Maritime Monday for March 25, 2013: Boom, Boom, Blub, Blub (or Stow High In Transit)

Wreckage of the USS MAINE 3,000 × 2,295 US Navy battleship that sunk after a mysterious explosion in Havana Harbor Havana, Cuba, 15 February 1898 – see also Sent to...

March 24, 2013
Total Views: 31

Monday, November 5, 2012

Five Killed in Gas Leak On Board LPG Carrier

Update: The Times of India has reported that the five sailors died of asphyxiation as a result of the gas leak. Original: Five crew members of an Indian-flagged LPG carrier were killed Monday...

November 5, 2012
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fire Incidents

A First-Hand Account of Tragedy and Heroism on Board the MSC Flaminia

On July 14, 2012, the MSC Flaminia was on a routine voyage from Charleston, USA to Bremerhaven, Germany, when a massive explosion crippled the ship. Of the 22 crew members on...

October 17, 2012
Total Views: 49

Saturday, September 29, 2012
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Fire Incidents

Bulk Carrier Explodes off Bermuda, Filipino Sailor Suffers Full Body Burns

With a full cargo of coal destined for Karachi, Pakistan, the Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier Sea Moon was about 140 miles southwest of Bermuda when an explosion occurred in one...

September 29, 2012
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MSC Flaminia Update: Blast Leaves Two Dead, Three Injured [UPDATED]

Update (Tues. 7/24/12): Blaze Contained on MSC Flaminia Wednesday Update: Photos Reveal Damage to MSC Flaminia After Blast, Firefighting Efforts Underway Tuesday Morning Update: MSC Flaminia operator, NSB Niederelbe Reederei NSB expressed...

July 17, 2012
Total Views: 13

Monday, June 18, 2012
Fire Incidents

High Power – Boiler Blasts Off Gibraltar

A tanker operated by Tokyo-based JX Shipping exploded on Friday off Rosia Bay, Gibraltar which echoed across the town.  This is the second explosion to hit the small territory in just over a...

June 18, 2012
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blast Rocks Luxury Yacht Off New Jersey Coast… Or Does It? [UPDATE]

UPDATE (13:00 pst, Tues): Listen to the unbelievable audio recording of the “Blind Date” hoax call. UPDATE (07:15 pst, Tues) The Coast Guard is now investigating this as a hoax...

June 12, 2012
Total Views: 5

Thursday, May 24, 2012

MSC Box Ship Cleared Following Explosion Near Puerto Rico

The MSC containership idled since suffering an onboard explosion eleven days ago off the coast of Puerto Rico has been cleared to move on, the U.S. Coast Guard says. The...

May 24, 2012
Total Views: 1

Monday, May 14, 2012
Maritime News

Blast Cripples MSC Container Ship Off Puerto Rico

A sudden blast aboard an MSC containership off the coast of Puerto Rico forced crew to spring into action to stem the influx of water and stabilize the vessel, avoiding...

May 14, 2012
Total Views: 2

Thursday, March 15, 2012
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Crewmember Missing After Explosion Rocks Tanker in Persian Gulf

(Dow Jones) Norwegian shipping company Stolt-Nielsen Ltd. (SNI.OS) said Thursday that its Stolt Tankers B.V. unit, operator and owner of MT Stolt Valor, confirms that the vessel suffered an explosion...

March 15, 2012
Total Views: 1

Sunday, March 4, 2012
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Engineering News

4 Dead, 12 Injured in Chinese Shipyard Explosion

According to China’s state-owned news company, Xinhua, 4 workers have died following a boiler explosion on board a bulk carrier at the Zijinshan Shipyard in Nanjing this past Friday night. The...

March 4, 2012
Total Views: 10

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Engineering News

Two Killed In Singapore Shipyard Blast

Two workers were killed Thursday in an “incident” at a shipyard in Singapore’s southwestern Tuas industrial area, the city-state’s civil defense force said. The local Channel NewsAsia reported earlier Thursday...

May 12, 2011
Total Views: 5

Friday, March 26, 2010
Fire Incidents

Corpus Christi: Coast Guard Responds to Barge Explosion

Coast Guard News Release click image to see video Coast Guard crews are responding to a barge explosion that occurred at Superior Docks in Ingleside, Texas on Thursday. Two men...

March 26, 2010
Total Views: 5

Friday, October 23, 2009
Fire Incidents

Massive Explosions in Puerto Rico Refinery – Video

CNN has the story: Officials say it could take a week to extinguish a massive fire that burned Friday afternoon at a fuel storage complex in Puerto Rico, sending a...

October 23, 2009
Total Views: 4