Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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Battery-related fire damages famed hybrid tug, puts it out of service

A fire occurred in the battery compartment of the hybrid tug Campbell Foss just after the tug finished a ship assist in the Port of Long Beach.

December/January 2013

Containership crew says enclosed-space welding caused blast at sea

An explosion damaged the hull of a 900-foot containership near Puerto Rico, probably as a result of welding inside a fuel tank.

December/January 2013

Fire destroys Alaska cruise boat at Seattle service dock; crew flees

A cruise boat was destroyed by fire while on a maintenance visit at a Seattle dock.

September 2012

Barge maker fined for closed-space blast that killed worker, seriously injured another

April 2012

Second cruise ship in 5 months experiences generator fire, blackout off coast of Mexico

For the second time in just five months, a cruise ship loaded with passengers has experienced a blackout off the coast of Mexico.

September 2011

Freighter drifts off Nantucket after fire damages propulsion system

August 2011

Ferry stalls in Hudson River after ice causes engine-room fire

April 2011

Passengers all safe following engine room fire on Long Island ferry

February 2010

NTSB: Leaking hydraulic fluid likely led to 2008 riverboat blaze

February 2010

Tug that caught fire on the Hudson lacked proper detection system

February 2009
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