Car Carrier RCC Passion Suffers Engine Room Fire in English Channel

French authorities were called to an engine room fire on board a vehicle carrier Sunday in the English Channel. The French Navy reports that the fire broke out around 6 p.m. Sunday in the machinery room of the RCC Passion as it was about 40 nautical miles west of the French island of Ushant in the southwestern end of the English Channel. The vessel, with 19 crew members … [Read more...]

Grimaldi Vehicle Carrier Suffers Engine Room Fire Off Italy

Firefighters in Italy responded to an engine room fire on board a Grimaldi roll-on/roll-off ship near Livorno, Italy late Thursday night. The fire reportedly broke out around 10 p.m. in the engine room of the 1997-built Eurocargo Trieste shortly after the vessel departed from Livorno for Savona, Italy. No injuries or pollution has been reported. Video released by … [Read more...]

ABS Issues Guidance for Fighting Container Fires

International classification society the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published guidance to address fire-fighting and safety systems of cargo holds of containerships following a series of high-profile incidents. The guidance specifies the ABS requirements for addressing fire safety in four key areas, including fire-fighting for containers stowed on deck, … [Read more...]

Fire Breaks Out on Moored Tanker at Sture Oil Terminal in Norway

A fire broke out in the engine room of a tanker docked at Equinor's Sture Oil in Norway, leading to an evacuation of the terminal, the company confirmed in a statement. Equinor says its emergency response center received reports of a fire in the engine room of the moored tanker Dubai Harmony. The ship's captain has reported that all the 23 people aboard the ship have been … [Read more...]

Reports: K-Line Car Carrier on Fire in South China Sea

The K-Line car carrier Diamond Highway has been abandoned in the South China Sea after a fire broke out on board the vessel late Sunday night, according to reports.  A Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson confirmed to media that the Panamanian-flagged Diamond Highway caught fire as it was underway near Recto Bank (Reed Bank). The fire was first reported at around … [Read more...]