Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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NTSB: Loose pipe plug led to $3.7 million fire on car carrier

NTSB: Loose pipe plug led to $3.7 million fire on car carrier

Fuel sprayed onto the hot exhaust manifold on Alliance St. Louis and quickly ignited

Web Bulletin 2018
Maersk reports fire on US-flagged containership; crew safe

Maersk reports fire on US-flagged containership; crew safe

The Maersk Kensington incident occurs a week after a fatal fire on another company ship

Web Bulletin 2018
NTSB: Ro-ro fire started in vehicle in cargo hold

NTSB: Ro-ro fire started in vehicle in cargo hold

The source of ignition aboard Honor is traced to a starter motor solenoid

Web Bulletin 2018
'Abnormality' in tanker’s governor actuator led to allision, fire

'Abnormality' in tanker’s governor actuator led to allision, fire

Two pilots on Aframax River sustained burns and 88,000 gallons of fuel spilled

Web Bulletin 2018

Report shows towing vessel fatalities up in 2016

Three of the eight deaths occurred in one incident involving the tug Specialist on the Hudson River

Web Bulletin 2018

Bulk carrier towed to Seattle after explosion

Denise Foss responds after the engine casualty on Federal Iris west of the Columbia River

Web Bulletin 2018

Crew escapes as towboat burns on Lower Mississippi

Other towboats respond and push Leland Speakes aground near Greenville, Miss.

Web Bulletin 2018
Containership adrift after engine fire off BC coast

Containership adrift after engine fire off BC coast

A helicopter is dispatched to MOL Prestige to evacuate two injured crewmembers

Web Bulletin 2018
Crewmembers escape burning towboat on Lower Mississippi

Crewmembers escape burning towboat on Lower Mississippi

No injuries are reported after an engine room fire aboard George King

Web Bulletin 2018
Explosion on towboat in Kentucky kills three, injures six

Explosion on towboat in Kentucky kills three, injures six

William E. Strait was reportedly undergoing repairs when the blast occurred

Web Bulletin 2018
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