Monday, February 5, 2018
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 unmanned, remotely-operated fireboats for ports. If successful, the two...

February 5, 2018
Total Views: 97

Thursday, May 25, 2017
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 compliance” of vessel response plans filed...

May 25, 2017
Total Views: 28

Monday, June 20, 2016
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 Friday off Gioia Tauro,...

June 20, 2016
Total Views: 0

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 gas (LNG) awareness. The class was given...

September 3, 2015
Total Views: 5

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 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service says...

May 20, 2015
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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 hit by a fire...

April 14, 2015
Total Views: 14

Friday, February 6, 2015
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 Future Force Science & Technology EXPO in...

February 6, 2015
Total Views: 15

Thursday, January 15, 2015
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 were evacuated safely after the first broke out.

January 15, 2015
Total Views: 6

Monday, November 3, 2014
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: 83

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 which had caught fire nearby.

May 15, 2013
Total Views: 19

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 every helicopter landing and takeoff. With the...

February 8, 2012
Total Views: 20

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 Lloyd’s Register’s Principal Statutory Specialist Sam James The worrying toll...

February 6, 2012
Total Views: 9

Thursday, July 14, 2011
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 Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd....

July 14, 2011
Total Views: 248

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 Norwegian authorities, BP –Any possible connection with...

July 14, 2011
Total Views: 7

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 official at the company managing...

July 7, 2011
Total Views: 10

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 companies’ extensive firefighting infrastructure to produce overlapping coverage and higher...

February 1, 2011
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Blog

5 Lessons Learned From The Deepwater Horizon You Can Use Today To Keep Yourself Safe

The Deepwater Horizon tragedy teaches the general public and regulators about the safety culture in the offshore industry and the environmental risk associated with deepwater drilling.  As a seagoing professional,...

November 9, 2010
Total Views: 64

Saturday, July 31, 2010
Video

FDNY Fireboat “Fire Fighter”

NYC’s most distinguished Fireboat, FDNY’s “Fire Fighter” ( Marine 9 ): With a cost of $924,000 in 1938 she is the most expensive fireboat ever constructed relative to inflation. Firefighters...

July 31, 2010
Total Views: 24

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
halligan-bar
Uncategorized

Halligan Bar – Tools For Your Vessel

Tools For Your Vessel As Professional Mariners we know the importance of fire safety on board our vessels. Having the right tool for the job when the sh*t hits the...

July 27, 2010
Total Views: 74

Fire Incidents

Deepwater Horizon – Are Emergency Support Vessels Needed?

In October 2009 the Transocean rig Marianas began drilling a well named Macondo, but she suffered damage in a hurricane and was replaced by the Deepwater Horizon. Five months later...

July 27, 2010
Total Views: 77