Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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TSB: Failure of fuel hose connection caused fire on BC tugboat

TSB: Failure of fuel hose connection caused fire on BC tugboat

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has determined that the separation of a flexible fuel hose and a copper tube, which were held together only by a clamp, spilled diesel onto generator components and ignited an engine room fire on a British Columbia tugboat.

June/July 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
Crew extinguishes fire on Oregon riverboat

Crew extinguishes fire on Oregon riverboat

American Empress safely moors after a 'significant' machinery malfunction

Web Bulletin 2017

Body of missing barge crewman found

Dujour Vanterpool was aboard the Bouchard vessel when it exploded off the Texas coast

Web Bulletin 2017
Coast Guard suspends search for two crewmembers after Texas barge fire

Coast Guard suspends search for two crewmembers after Texas barge fire

Spill recovery continues after an explosion on the Bouchard vessel off Port Aransas

Web Bulletin 2017
TSB: Inadequate fuel hose connection led to tug fire

TSB: Inadequate fuel hose connection led to tug fire

Two crewmembers jumped to safety on a log tow in the Fraser River

Web Bulletin 2017

Three injured in Lake Michigan barge explosion

The port authority vessel had been retrieving no-wake buoys

Web Bulletin 2017
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