Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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Two killed in explosion on bulk carrier off Cape Cod

Two other crewmembers suffer serious burns aboard the 623-foot Tamar

Web Bulletin 2017
Coast Guard schedules public hearing on Caribbean Fantasy fire

Coast Guard schedules public hearing on Caribbean Fantasy fire

The incident prompted the rescue of 511 passengers and crewmembers

Web Bulletin 2017
Fire breaks out on US-flagged car carrier in English Channel

Fire breaks out on US-flagged car carrier in English Channel

Fixed firefighting systems extinguish the flames in the cargo hold of M/V Honor

Web Bulletin 2017
Engine room fire disables cargo ship off Newfoundland

Engine room fire disables cargo ship off Newfoundland

Thorco Crown awaits a tow after the fire is extinguished near Port aux Basques

Web Bulletin 2017
Engine room fire disables ro-ro off Louisiana

Engine room fire disables ro-ro off Louisiana

Alliance St. Louis is being towed to port after its crew extinguishes the fire

Web Bulletin 2017
Icebreaker tows cargo ship to safety after fire off Newfoundland

Icebreaker tows cargo ship to safety after fire off Newfoundland

A Canadian light icebreaker towed a cargo ship to safety after an engine room fire disabled it, leaving the vessel adrift in rough seas off Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.

May 2017
Engine room fire disables MarAd ship, causes $1 million in damage

Engine room fire disables MarAd ship, causes $1 million in damage

The U.S.-flagged cargo ship Alliance St. Louis lost propulsion and went adrift in the Gulf of Mexico after an electrical fire in the engine room.

April 2017
Pushboat fire, blamed on electrical anomaly, exposes deficiencies

Pushboat fire, blamed on electrical anomaly, exposes deficiencies

The fire that swept through a pushboat docked in the Houston Ship Channel last year likely started in a bathroom exhaust fan, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

March 2017
More than 500 evacuated as cruise ship burns off Puerto Rico

More than 500 evacuated as cruise ship burns off Puerto Rico

A cruise ship carrying cars, cargo and more than 500 people caught fire near San Juan, Puerto Rico, and continued to burn for almost four days.

December/January 2017

Bunker fuel ignites after tanker strikes mooring dolphins in Houston

An oil tanker struck two mooring dolphins while leaving a dock in the Houston Ship Channel, puncturing one of the ship’s fuel tanks and igniting the fuel inside.

December/January 2017
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