Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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Court exonerates tugboat captain in fatal barge explosion

Court exonerates tugboat captain in fatal barge explosion

Dennis Egan had been sentenced to six months in prison for the death of a deck hand

Web Bulletin 2016
NTSB cites improperly installed fitting in fuel-line fire

NTSB cites improperly installed fitting in fuel-line fire

The containership Gunde Maersk sustained $380,000 in damage

Web Bulletin 2016

Coast Guard investigating Staten Island tugboat fire

Sources report the fire likely originated in the vessel's engine room

Web Bulletin 2016

Houston Ship Channel reopens after tanker fire (with VIDEO)

Officials report that a bunker tank punctured on the 810-foot Aframax River

Web Bulletin 2016
Fire crews extinguish blaze on Caribbean Fantasy

Fire crews extinguish blaze on Caribbean Fantasy

Web Bulletin 2016
Coast Guard investigates fire on Lake Tahoe tour boat

Coast Guard investigates fire on Lake Tahoe tour boat

The 119-foot Tahoe Queen sustains damage to its pilothouse and second deck

Web Bulletin 2016
More than 500 evacuated after ferry catches fire off Puerto Rico (with VIDEO)

More than 500 evacuated after ferry catches fire off Puerto Rico (with VIDEO)

The fire started in the engine room and spread to other parts of the ship

Web Bulletin 2016
Six escape burning tugboat off coast of Florida

Six escape burning tugboat off coast of Florida

The 100-foot Thomas Dann caught fire east of Matanzas

Web Bulletin 2016
Tugboat fire closes section of Houston Ship Channel

Tugboat fire closes section of Houston Ship Channel

Crewmembers evacuate San Gabriel, which was moored at the LyondellBasell refinery

Web Bulletin 2016
Six rescued after tugboat catches fire, burns off Florida coast

Six rescued after tugboat catches fire, burns off Florida coast

Six mariners escaped into a life raft and were later rescued by a good Samaritan after their tugboat caught fire and burned off the Florida coast.

October/November 2016
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