Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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Captain dies from burns after towboat grounds on La. pipeline

Captain dies from burns after towboat grounds on La. pipeline

A towboat captain was fatally injured when his vessel ran aground on a gas pipeline in Louisiana waters and burst into flames.

June/July 2013
Although it has redundant engine rooms, cruise ship lost almost all power due to fire

Although it has redundant engine rooms, cruise ship lost almost all power due to fire

An engine-room fire caused a blackout aboard a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving 4,200 people adrift and suffering without power for lights, cooking or toilets for five days.

May 2013

Tugboat goes adrift after engine fire, bumps into barge in Hawaii

A tugboat shipping mixed cargo from Seattle to Honolulu caught fire, lost power and collided with its tow near Maui.

April 2013
Containership crewman suffers third-degree burns battling engine room fire near Calif.

Containership crewman suffers third-degree burns battling engine room fire near Calif.

A crewmember was seriously burned while fighting an engine room fire on a containership near California.

February 2013

Passenger seriously burned in stove blast on Maine charter vessel

A passenger aboard a charter fishing boat off the coast of Maine suffered second- and third-degree burns on one of his arms when a butane stove exploded on the vessel, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

December/January 2013

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
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