Fire Incidents

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Photos Reveal Fire Damage Aboard APL Austria in South Africa

The salvage of the APL Austria has entered the mop-up phase after a major fire broke out in one of the vessel’s cargo holds as it was off Port

February 16, 2017
Total Views: 160

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Coast Guard, Supply Vessels Responding to Platform Fire in Gulf of Mexico -UPDATE

The U.S. Coast Guard and at least four offshore supply vessels are responding to a fire on an oil production platform belonging to Renaissance Offshore near

January 5, 2017
Total Views: 13

Monday, December 5, 2016
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Maritime News

Houston Ship Channel Temporarily Closed After Tanker Fire

HOUSTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The Houston Ship Channel, which links the busiest U.S. petrochemical port to the Gulf of Mexico, reopened on Monday afternoon

December 5, 2016
Total Views: 34


Place of Refuge Sought for Fire-Damaged Bulk Carrier Off U.K.

Officials in the U.K. are searching for a place of refuge for the bulk carrier V Due after a fire in one of its cargo holds while at anchor

December 5, 2016
Total Views: 24

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Maritime News

‘Scarabeo 5’ Drilling Rig Catches Fire Off Norway

Update: The fire on board the Scarabeo 5 has been brought under control. All 106 crew are safe and accounted for. A fire broke out Tuesday in the engine

November 22, 2016
Total Views: 32

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Maritime News

Tanker Fire, Bunker Spill Closes Houston Ship Channel

A tanker fire caused by a bunker fuel leak closed a 1 mile section of the Houston Ship Channel overnight as crews worked to contain the spill and

September 6, 2016
Total Views: 36

Monday, February 29, 2016

Major Marina Fire Destroys 50 Boats, Leaves Two Dead in Virginia

A major fire ripped through a marina just off Virginia’s Rappahannock River early Monday morning, killing two people and destroying dozens of boats. The

February 29, 2016
Total Views: 46

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Maritime News

Hazardous Container Blaze at Brazil’s Largest Port Restricts Shipping

By Caroline Stauffer and Reese Ewing SAO PAULO, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Up to a dozen containers carrying chemicals caught fire at a terminal at

January 14, 2016
Total Views: 34

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Multiple Crews Battling Cargo Ship Blaze Off England

The Uk Coastguard and several other crews were battling a fire Wednesday aboard a cargo ship in the North Sea off England. The Coastguard says it received a

January 13, 2016
Total Views: 6

Friday, November 20, 2015
Maritime News

Criminal Charges Filed Over 2012 Platform Fire in Gulf of Mexico

Three companies and three individuals have been hit with criminal charges related to a November 2012 explosion on an oil production platform in the Gulf of

November 20, 2015
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hundreds Evacuated from Luxury Cruise Ship After Engine Room Fire

Update: Photos and Video Show ‘Complex’ Rescue Some 347 passengers and crew members were evacuated from a French luxury cruise ship early Wednesday

November 18, 2015
Total Views: 97

Thursday, November 12, 2015

WATCH: Cargo Ship Burns in Japan

Firefighters in Japan were working to extinguish a fire in the cargo area of a Cambodian-flagged general cargo ship on Thursday. According to reports, the fire

November 12, 2015
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Maritime News

Carnival Cruise Ship Stuck in Caribbean After Engine Room Fire

  By Greg Roumeliotis ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept 8 (Reuters) – About 4,500 passengers and crew were stranded in the U.S. Virgin Islands

September 8, 2015
Total Views: 79

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Maritime News

Pipeline Fire Injures Two Off Louisiana

Two crew members from a dive support vessel were injured Wednesday after a natural gas pipeline they were working on caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. The

August 27, 2015
Total Views: 27

Friday, August 21, 2015
Maritime News

Fire On Board PSV Skandi Stolmen Offshore Brazil

An investigation has been launched into a fire on board the platform supply vessel Skandi Stolmen offshore Brazil. According to DOF Group, the fire broke out

August 21, 2015
Total Views: 41

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hundreds Evacuated After Fire Torches Passenger Vessel in Philippines

  A large fire engulfed the passenger ship MV Wonderful Stars while docked at the port in Ormoc city, central Philippines on Saturday, causing the frantic

August 16, 2015
Total Views: 8

Friday, July 31, 2015

Best Cruise Ship Captain Ever Addresses Passengers About Fire – VIDEO

  Freedom of the Seas captain Ron Holmes addressed his passengers over the ship’s CCTV following last week’s fire on board the ship as it

July 31, 2015
Total Views: 310

Monday, June 15, 2015

Oleg Naydenov – Salvage Firms to Remove Oil from Sunken Trawler Off Canary Islands

  Newly formed marine services company Ardent and a salvage and diving firm from Spain have been contracted to remove oil from a sunken fishing

June 15, 2015
Total Views: 69

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Lifesaving Incidents

M/V Courage Arrives In Southampton, 100 Charred Vehicles Expected

A transporter ship that caught fire off the coast of Essex has arrived in Southampton. The American crew of the RoRo M/V Courage are reported safe after

June 4, 2015
Total Views: 160

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Fire Incidents

US Flagged RoRo Fire Off Isle Of Wight

A ship’s crew has been tackling a blaze on a transporter carrying cars and US military vehicles. The UK MCA has reported a fire was reported at 22:00 BST

June 3, 2015
Total Views: 8