Crews Battling Blaze on APL Containership Off Vietnam

The Vietnamese Coast Guard and salvage teams are continuing to respond to a cargo fire onboard the 9,326 TEU containership APL Vancouver in the South China Sea off the coast of Vietnam. Operator APL reported that the fire broke out in one of the cargo holds as the vessel was underway from Shekou, China to Singapore last Thursday, 31 January, at approximately 0430hrs. All … [Read more...]

Fire Contained on U.S.-Flagged Maersk Kensington in Gulf of Aden

A fire has been reported in a below-deck container on board the U.S.-flag containership Maersk Kensington in the eastern Gulf of Aden, the second such incident to hit a Maersk Line vessel in recent weeks.  All crew are safe and the fire is contained, Maersk Line has confirmed. On Thursday, 16 March 2018 at 20:50 EST, the crew of the Maersk Kensington reported a … [Read more...]

One Person Dies After Fire Engulfs Casino Shuttle Off Florida

Update: A 42-year-old woman passenger who was taken to the hospital in critical condition has died, according to local officials. By Renita D. Young NEW YORK, Jan 14 (Reuters) - At least 15 people were injured when a fire engulfed a boat off the coast of Florida on Sunday, causing the 50 people aboard to jump into the Gulf of Mexico and swim to shore, local officials … [Read more...]

Five Killed in Fire Aboard Indonesian Ferry

At least five were killed after a fire broke out aboard a car and passenger in the Java Sea on Friday, Indonesian authorities confirmed over the weekend. The fire reportedly started in the vehicle deck of the Indonesian ferry Mutiara Sentosa 1 and quickly spread to other parts of the vessel, prompting the captain to give the order to abandon ship. The Indonesian … [Read more...]