Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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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

Captain's actions praised after Florida casino shuttle caught fire

Michael Batten decided against handing out life jackets, grounding the vessel instead

Web Bulletin 2018
One passenger dies, dozens escape as casino shuttle burns off Florida

One passenger dies, dozens escape as casino shuttle burns off Florida

The fire aboard Island Lady follows engine problems near Port Richey

Web Bulletin 2018
NTSB cites engine component failure in fiery Houston ship allision

NTSB cites engine component failure in fiery Houston ship allision

Investigators believe a “momentary abnormality” in a critical engine component caused a fiery 2016 tanker allision near Houston.

May 2018
NTSB: Vehicle’s faulty solenoid likely caused fire on car carrier

NTSB: Vehicle’s faulty solenoid likely caused fire on car carrier

Investigators say an electrical fault in a vehicle likely started a fire aboard a U.S.-flagged car carrier in the English Channel, causing $700,000 in damage to the ship.

May 2018
NTSB: Electrical issue likely cause of intense tugboat fire off Florida

NTSB: Electrical issue likely cause of intense tugboat fire off Florida

The fire that gutted the oceangoing tugboat Thomas Dann last year likely started near an engine room fuse box, federal investigators said in a recent report.

December/January 2018
NTSB: Misfiring cylinder led to fatal fire on Texas towboat

NTSB: Misfiring cylinder led to fatal fire on Texas towboat

The Admiral was moored when the starboard main engine oversped and exploded

Web Bulletin 2017
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