Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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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

Fire causes $1 million in damage to pushboat at Houston terminal

A pushboat moored at a chemical refinery in the Houston Ship Channel caught fire and sustained heavy damage.

August 2016

NTSB attributes towing vessel engine fire to loose bolts on rod cap

Loose bolts were likely to blame for an engine room explosion and fire that caused $3.8 million in damage on a Mississippi River towing vessel in 2014, investigators have determined.

April 2016

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
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