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 selected its “50 Defiant X” fire boat to replace older fire boats currently operated by the department. The next-generation design features a welded aluminum … [Read more...]

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 operator was aware of the vessel, the captain lined up on the centerline and maintained a speed of 5 knots. Minutes later while the vessel was half way through the bridge started descending. The … [Read more...]

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 in Jacksonville, Florida where LNG bunkering and storage facilities are planned. The program was developed specifically for Port of Jacksonville area stakeholders, especially … [Read more...]

Fire Extinguished Onboard MV Fernanda Near Iceland [UPDATE]

Sunday Update (11/3/2013): An update Sunday from the Icelandic Coast Guard said that the fire onboard the MV Fernanda has been extinguished. Weather conditions have prevented fire and coast guard inspectors from boarding the vessel, however, crews will attempt to tow the ship to a more sheltered area that would allow for further assessment. Saturday Update … [Read more...]

Cargo Ship Catches Fire Near Iceland [PHOTOS]

Coast Guard crews in Iceland have rescued 11 crewmembers from ship which caught fire in heavy weather to the south of the North Atlantic island. The Icelandic Coast Guard says it received a call at 2 p.m. local time Wednesday reporting engine room fire onboard the Ro/Ro cargo ship MV Fernanda. Within two hours, a Coast Guard helicopter was on scene airlifted the 11 crew … [Read more...]