Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Windoc Ship Smoking

Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 10818

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Maritime News

Metal Shark to Build New Miami-Dade Fire Boats

Louisiana-based aluminum boatbuilder Metal Shark says it been selected to build the next generation of fire boats for South Florida’s Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department. Metal Shark announced Tuesday that Miami-Dade...

April 16, 2019
Total Views: 35

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: 4

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Fire Incidents

Fire Extinguished Onboard MV Fernanda Near Iceland [UPDATE]

Icelandic Coast Guard crews continued fighting a fire onboard the MV Fernanda Friday evening into Saturday while west of Faxafloi, a bay located on the southwest coast of Iceland near the capital city of Reykjavík.

November 3, 2013
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Fire Incidents

Cargo Ship Catches Fire Near Iceland [PHOTOS]

Coast Guard crews in Iceland have rescued 11 crewmembers from a ship which caught fire in heavy weather just south of the North Atlantic island.

October 30, 2013
Total Views: 31

Monday, September 30, 2013
Fire Incidents

Fire Reported on CMA CGM Containership Off Table Bay, South Africa

Crews in South Africa responded over weekend to a fire that broke out in the cargo hold of a fully-laden containership which was at anchor just off the Port of Table Bay near Cape Town.

September 30, 2013
Total Views: 5

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Yes, Bananas Are Dangerous

Years ago if you wanted to import bananas you had two choices. You could pick the bananas when they were still green and un-ripened so they would arrive a week...

June 29, 2013
Total Views: 392

Monday, March 4, 2013

LNG Fire Safety – Ships and Terminals

By Tom Guldner, President of Marine Firefighting Inc. What measures are in-place to protect them and prevent emergencies aboard LNG ships and at LNG facilities.? Let’s start with a little history of...

March 4, 2013
Total Views: 476

Monday, February 11, 2013

Is Your Ship Ready for a Fire?

By Tom Guldner Marine companies today recognize their obligation to train their crews in everything that will be needed to do their job. New technologies in propulsion and vessel handling...

February 11, 2013
Total Views: 5

Thursday, May 24, 2012
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13 Hours Later, Firefighters Extinguish Blaze on Board US Navy Fast Attack Submarine

USS Miami, an American Los Angeles-class “improved” fast attack submarine was undergoing a routine maintenance shipyard availability at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard when she caught fire at 5:41 PM Wednesday evening....

May 24, 2012
Total Views: 13

Friday, March 9, 2012

Fighting Shipboard Fires with Artificial Intelligence? U.S. Navy Tests the Possibilities

Shipboard fires present crews with unique challenges that are often limited to the capabilities of the human body.  With that in mind, scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have been...

March 9, 2012
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Navy Helicopter Crash Drill

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
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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: 8

Monday, May 16, 2011
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Fire Gear Locker – Laser Temperature Guns

gCaptain has long been a proponent of Thermal Imagers for firefighting use and we just received a Flir First Mate thermal imaging camera for maritime SAR and Security use (we...

May 16, 2011
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Emma Maersk – The Secret Story of Building The World’s Largest Container Ship

Emma Maersk – Photo By Tidewater Muse Emma Maersk The Emma Maersk is a true modern marvel. She is the world’s largest container ship, the longest container ship currently in...

April 5, 2011
Total Views: 1298

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Marine Firefighting

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: 6

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Fire Incidents

A Search For The Ultimate Portable UHF Radio – It’s Time To Replace The HT750

Photo By OneEighteen If you work on ships it’s likely you are familiar with the Motorola HT750 Portable Two-Way UHF Radio. It’s well built, simple to use and is intrinsically...

October 19, 2010
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

All I hear Is Drilling, Drilling, Drilling

In today’s examination of Harry Thierens, BP’s vice president for drilling and completion, Deepwater Investigation board chairman Captain Hung Nguyen uttered strong statements about safety and the culture of deepwater...

August 25, 2010
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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: 67

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: 67