Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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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
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
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