Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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Probe: Manifold crack, foam ignition led to Quebec tour-boat fire

Improper use of polyurethane foam insulation in an engine compartment contributed to a 2014 fire aboard a St. Lawrence River tour boat, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said.

March 2016

Tanker fire closes part of Houston Ship Channel

Navigator Europa reportedly was loading ethylene when the fire started

Web Bulletin 2015

Engine fire erupts on Royal Caribbean cruise ship; 20 treated for smoke inhalation

Royal Caribbean said an engine room fire broke out aboard Splendour of the Seas while it was on a cruise in the Greek Islands, and at least 20 people, including one crewmember, were treated for smoke inhalation

Web Bulletin 2015
Michigan car ferry catches fire, goes out of service

Michigan car ferry catches fire, goes out of service

The four-vehicle cable ferry Charlevoix was taken out of service over the weekend after being damaged by a vehicle fire on board

Web Bulletin 2015

Onboard systems extinguish Carnival Liberty fire

The engine-room fire started while the cruise ship was moored in St. Thomas

Web Bulletin 2015

Coast Guard medevacs crewman from burning vessel off Texas

The man suffers smoke inhalation in a fire aboard M/V Miss Geri

Web Bulletin 2015
Fire breaks out on Royal Caribbean ship in Jamaica

Fire breaks out on Royal Caribbean ship in Jamaica

One crewmember suffers burns in the incident aboard Freedom of the Seas

Web Bulletin 2015

Barge ruptures, catches fire after collision near Houston (UPDATE, with VIDEO)

Three barges are damaged, including one carrying 1 million gallons of naphtha

Web Bulletin 2015

TSB investigating fire aboard containership

The incident on Cap Blanche resulted from a fuel spill in the generator room

Web Bulletin 2015

Towboat captain sentenced to 6 months in prison for fatal Chicago barge explosion

A judge has sentenced an Illinois towboat captain to six months in prison for a negligent manslaughter conviction related to a 2005 barge explosion in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Web Bulletin 2015
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