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Friday, August 11, 2023
Smoke rises as a fire broke out on the cargo ship Fremantle Highway, at sea on July 26, 2023. Coastguard Netherlands Photo
Shipping

Burning Questions: Unraveling the Truth Behind Electric Vehicle Fires in Maritime Shipping

The fire onboard the car carrier Fremantle Highway with the tragic loss of a seafarer has brought the debate surrounding the transport of electric vehicles

August 11, 2023
Total Views: 8945

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
Total Views: 5699

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
US Navy FEDFIRE Firefighting Helmets
Fire Incidents

US Firefighter Shortage Puts Navy Lives At Risk

By David Sherfinski (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When a soldier was found unconscious in the barracks of a U.S. Army base near the Pentagon at about

September 7, 2022
Total Views: 1385

Monday, February 21, 2022
Two Large Salvage Tugs Set to Join Felicity Ace Firefighting Effort
Accidents

Two Large Salvage Tugs Set to Join Felicity Ace Firefighting Effort

Two large salvage tugs are expected to arrive at the Felicity Ace car carrier which remains adrift after a fire in the Atlantic Ocean. An update from the

February 21, 2022
Total Views: 7636

Monday, February 5, 2018
Kongsberg, Robert Allan Unveil Unmanned Fire Boat Design
News

Kongsberg, Robert Allan Unveil Unmanned Fire Boat Design

Norwegian technology company Kongsberg Maritime has teamed up with naval architects and engineers at Vancouver-based Robert Allan on the development of

February 5, 2018
Total Views: 281

Thursday, May 25, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Admits to Not “Aggressively Enforcing” Firefighting Rules
Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Admits to Not “Aggressively Enforcing” Firefighting Rules

A top U.S. Coast Guard official admitted at a recent congressional oversight hearing that the U.S. Coast Guard “has not been aggressively enforcing the

May 25, 2017
Total Views: 85

Monday, June 20, 2016
WATCH: Fire Engulfs Tug and Barge Off Italy
News

WATCH: Fire Engulfs Tug and Barge Off Italy

Video published by the Italian Coast Guard shows firefighting efforts after a articulated tug and barge caught fire off the coast of Italy. The fire occurred

June 20, 2016
Total Views: 6

Thursday, September 3, 2015
LGN Tanks
Press Releases

Gas Technology Institute To Deliver LNG Bunkering Safety Training

Last week Gas Technology Institute (GTI) joined with Marine Firefighting Inc. to train more than 150 stakeholders and first responders about liquefied natural

September 3, 2015
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Maritime News

Crew Evacuated from Fugro Offshore Survey After Fire

Firefighters in Scotland worked overnight to extinguish a blaze aboard a Fugro offshore survey vessel while docked at Peterhead Port, north of Aberdeen. The

May 20, 2015
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Russian Trawler Burns Off Canary Islands – Incident Photos
News

Russian Trawler Burns Off Canary Islands – Incident Photos

Update (April 15, 2015): Russian Trawler Oleg Naydenov Sinks After Fire Spanish authorities are working to save a Russian fishing trawler 4 days after it was

April 14, 2015
Total Views: 30

Friday, February 6, 2015
Scientists Unveil Shipboard Firefighting Robot
News

Scientists Unveil Shipboard Firefighting Robot

Scientists and researchers from Virginia Tech and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) unveiled the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) at the Naval

February 6, 2015
Total Views: 27

Thursday, January 15, 2015
WATCH: Fire Engulfs Vessel Loaded with Hay
Maritime News

WATCH: Fire Engulfs Vessel Loaded with Hay

A cargo of hay caught fire Wednesday morning aboard a vessel off the coast of Iskenderun, Turkey. According to reports, all 23 crewmembers of the MV Retaj A

January 15, 2015
Total Views: 28

Monday, November 3, 2014
Watch: Water-Bombing Plane Fights Ship Fire from Air
Fire Incidents

Watch: Water-Bombing Plane Fights Ship Fire from Air

Here's an older video of a relatively high-profile incident, but surprisingly the video has very few views on Youtube.

November 3, 2014
Total Views: 194

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
cajun express transocean
Fire Incidents

Transocean’s Sedco Express Coordinates Rescue of 13 from Ablaze Tanker

Transocean’s ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig, Sedco Express (EXS), coordinated an at-sea firefighting rescue of the crew of a bunkering tanker

May 15, 2013
Total Views: 110

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Navy Helicopter Crash Drill
Blog

Escalating Disasters – Protect Your Rescue Team At All Cost

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] was recently aboard a rig that, in addition to firefighters manning foam fire monitors, had the Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) manned during

February 8, 2012
Total Views: 25

Monday, February 6, 2012
sam james lloyds register
Blog

Lloyd’s Register – How to Pass the Survivability Test

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tricter rules and standards in design and materials will help companies and shipyards fit sturdier fire and lifesaving equipment says

February 6, 2012
Total Views: 33

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Piper Alpha Disaster – Anniversary Of Tragedy In The North Sea
Fire Incidents

Piper Alpha Disaster – Anniversary Of Tragedy In The North Sea

This week marks the 23th anniversary of the worst offshore oil disaster in history. The Piper Alpha was a North Sea oil production platform operated by

July 14, 2011
Total Views: 895

Valhall platform Kjetil Alsvik BP HESS production platform
Fire Incidents

UPDATE: BP’s Valhall Platform Still Shut Down Following Fire

Image by Kjetil Alsvik –Average production of 60,000 barrels equivalent a day to be lost as result of shutdown –Accident to be investigated by

July 14, 2011
Total Views: 23

Thursday, July 7, 2011
M/V Brilliante Virtuoso tanker
Fire Incidents

UPDATE: Oil Tanker Fire Off Yemen Extinguished After Attack

Image by Dmitrios LONDON (Dow Jones)–A fire that broke out on an oil tanker after a pirate attack off the Yemeni coast has now been extinguished, an

July 7, 2011
Total Views: 82

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Marine Firefighting
Salvage

Resolve Marine and T&T BISSO form a coalition for US marine firefighting

Resolve Marine Group and T&T BISSO announced their coalition for Marine Firefighting services in U.S. waters.  This agreement combines both

February 1, 2011
Total Views: 13
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