Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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NTSB cites hotwork, decking gaps in $12 million fire

NTSB cites hotwork, decking gaps in $12 million fire

Chipolbrok Moon's crew did not adhere to the company’s safety management system

Web Bulletin 2019
NTSB: Ineffective maintenance, safety management led to Bouchard barge blast

NTSB: Ineffective maintenance, safety management led to Bouchard barge blast

The agency also cites ineffective inspections and surveys by the Coast Guard and ABS

Web Bulletin 2019
Fire damages Polar Star north of Antarctica

Fire damages Polar Star north of Antarctica

Crews need nearly two hours to extinguish the flames in the incinerator room

Web Bulletin 2019
Casualty flashback: Fatal sinking of the tanker Bow Mariner

Casualty flashback: Fatal sinking of the tanker Bow Mariner

The loss of the ship off Virginia 15 years ago led to important safety improvements

Web Bulletin 2019
NTSB cites leaking lube oil for fire that gutted towboat

NTSB cites leaking lube oil for fire that gutted towboat

Emergency engine shutdowns and fuel supply shutoffs 'proved to be inaccessible'

Web Bulletin 2019
NTSB: Improper torquing led to destruction of OSV engine

NTSB: Improper torquing led to destruction of OSV engine

A connecting rod assembly came loose, causing $957,000 in damage to Red Dawn

Web Bulletin 2019
Bulk carrier catches fire while undergoing repairs in Toledo

Bulk carrier catches fire while undergoing repairs in Toledo

The fire began on the stern of 762-foot St. Clair

Web Bulletin 2019

Containership that caught fire towed to Bahamas

Yantian Express was en route to Nova Scotia when the incident forced crew to evacuate

Web Bulletin 2019

Crew evacuated from burning Hapag-Lloyd ship in North Atlantic

The tugboat Smit Nicobar remains on scene providing firefighting assistance

Web Bulletin 2019

Coast Guard suspends search for Sincerity Ace crewmember

Four others from the burning car carrier have been located, but they are unresponsive and remain in the North Pacific

Web Bulletin 2019
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