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Fire Incidents


Saturday, December 30, 2023
The Coast Guard is responding to a reported fire aboard the 410-foot cargo vessel Genius Star XI, approximately 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2023. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

Fire on Cargo Ship Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries Near Dutch Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a fire on a cargo ship carrying lithium-ion batteries near Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The fire is contained but still ongoing,

December 30, 2023
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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Tugboats spray water on the Spirit of Norfolk passenger vessel after a fire broke out near Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, June 7, 2022. Credit: U.S. Navy
Accidents

NTSB Recommends Engine-Room Fire Systems on Small Passenger Vessels

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued recommendations for the installation of engine-room fire detection and fixed fire extinguishing

October 24, 2023
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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
A wildfire burns in Canakkale, Turkey August 22, 2023. REUTERS/Levent Cetin
Shipping

Wildfire Shuts Turkey’s Dardanelles Strait to Ship Traffic

ANKARA, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Maritime traffic from the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara has been suspended due to the ongoing forest fire in the

August 22, 2023
Total Views: 3952

Monday, August 14, 2023
Burned containers on the bow of the KMTC Shenzen containership
Accidents

Fire on Containership Off Malaysia

Malaysian authorities were battling a fire on the M/V KMTC Shenzhen, a containership owned by Korea Marine Transport Co., off the coast of Port Klang,

August 14, 2023
Total Views: 3659

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

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
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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Fremantle Highway boat fire
Accidents

One Dead as Major Fire Rips Through Car Carrier in North Sea

One person has died and several have been injured after a car carrier with some electric vehicles caught fire in the North Sea off the Netherlands overnight.

July 26, 2023
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Monday, July 10, 2023
Opinion: What Two Fires In 2020 Should Have Warned Us About in Port of Newark
Accidents

Opinion: What Two Fires In 2020 Should Have Warned Us About in Port of Newark

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D.  The loss of Newark firefighters Augusto Acabou (45) and Wayne Brooks Jr., (49) on board the Grimaldi Lines

July 10, 2023
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Wednesday, June 14, 2023
A bird's-eye view of ships along the coast in Singapore July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo
Accidents

Tanker Fire at Singapore Terminal Extinguished

A fire broke out on a tanker berthed at a terminal in Singapore on Wednesday, but was extinguished within about two hours with no injuries or pollution

June 14, 2023
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Sunday, June 11, 2023
Massive Fire On Egypt Tourist Boat Leaves At Least Three People Missing
Fire Incidents

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: 6530

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Fire Breaks Out on MSC Containership in UAE
Accidents

Fire Breaks Out on MSC Containership in UAE

A MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company containership has caught fire at an anchorage in the UAE. The UAE’s National Search and Rescue Center said it

June 7, 2023
Total Views: 10432

Friday, June 2, 2023
Offshore Vessel ‘Skandi Buzios’ Suffers Major Fire at Brazil’s Açu Port
Accidents

Offshore Vessel ‘Skandi Buzios’ Suffers Major Fire at Brazil’s Açu Port

A high-tech offshore vessel suffered a major fire Friday morning while docked Brazil’s Açu port complex. Norwegian offshore specialist DOF Group

June 2, 2023
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Friday, April 28, 2023
Fire Breaks Out on Marooned Car Carrier in the Philippines
Accidents

Fire Breaks Out on Marooned Car Carrier in the Philippines

A fire broke out on board an inoperable car carrier on Friday during salvage operations in the central Philippines. The MV Diamond Highway had previously run

April 28, 2023
Total Views: 5791

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
US Navy Urged to Improve Fire Safety Measures and Training Evaluations
Accidents

US Navy Urged to Improve Fire Safety Measures and Training Evaluations

The U.S. Government Accountability Offshore (GAO) has called on the U.S. Navy to enhance its fire safety information sharing and evaluation of fire safety

April 25, 2023
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Friday, April 14, 2023
Salvage Operation Begins to Recover Stricken Fishing Vessel South of Cape Town
Accidents

Salvage Operation Begins to Recover Stricken Fishing Vessel South of Cape Town

A frantic rescue operation was launched early on Friday morning to save 26 fishermen after their fishing vessel caught on fire in the waters south of Cape

April 14, 2023
Total Views: 4933

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Coast Guard Launches Marine Casualty Investigation into ‘Spirit of Boston’ Fire
Shipping

Coast Guard Launches Marine Casualty Investigation into ‘Spirit of Boston’ Fire

The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a formal marine casualty investigation into the fire that occurred aboard the Spirit of Boston passenger vessel on Friday.

March 28, 2023
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Monday, February 27, 2023
Engine Room Fire on ‘Algoma Discovery’ in Winter Lay-Up
Accidents

Engine Room Fire on ‘Algoma Discovery’ in Winter Lay-Up

By Michael Folsom, PORT COLBORNE, ON (February 27, 2023) – A fire was reported Monday morning just after 9:00 a.m. EST aboard the wintering Algoma

February 27, 2023
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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
maersk honam fire
Accidents

Shipping Industry Grapples with Ways to Reduce Cargo Fires at Sea

LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Global shipping companies are exploring ways to boost safety in transporting cargoes as risks grow from

February 22, 2023
Total Views: 3372

Monday, January 30, 2023
Containership Suffers Engine Room Fire at the Panama Canal
Accidents

Containership Suffers Engine Room Fire at the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority is reporting that a fire broke out in the engine room of a containership near the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal on Monday.

January 30, 2023
Total Views: 9906

Friday, January 13, 2023
Cargo Ship Catches Fire in Indonesia
Accidents

Cargo Ship Catches Fire in Indonesia

A cargo ship caught fire Friday at an anchorage outside Indonesia’s Port of Gresik. The fire is believed to have started in the engine room of the KM

January 13, 2023
Total Views: 3311

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Australian Investigators Issue Recommendations to Operator After Tenth Ship Fire in 14 Years
Accidents

Australian Investigators Issue Recommendations to Operator After Tenth Ship Fire in 14 Years

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued safety recommendations to the managers and parent company of the cargo ship BBC Rhonetal following an

September 21, 2022
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