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Three die after fire breaks out on PSV off Mumbai

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) recovered the bodies of three crew members who were trapped inside the engine room of the offshore supply ship ‘Greatship Rohini’ which caught fire on February 13.

NTSB investigation: Engine failure causes fire on another towing vessel

NTSB issued an investigation report on the engine room fire aboard the towing vessel City of Cleveland on the Lower Mississippi River, in February 2020. The investigation identified catastrophic engine failure and crankcase breach of the port main engine, as key cause of the incident. 

Watch: Turkish responders save Ro/Ro after fire errupts

On February 11, Turkey’s General Directorate of Coastal Safety (KEGM) saved the Ro/Ro Gallipoli Seaways off the Babakale. A bus aboard the ship caught fire, spreading the fire, and causing an extended firefighting effort. 

Lessons learned: Serious fire onboard caused by faulty electrical device

Hong Kong MARDEP shared the findings of a serious fire accident, which took place onboard the accommodation of a Hong Kong registered bulk carrier whilst at anchorage. The investigation showed that the fire was most probably caused by a faulty electrical device or its accessories in a crew cabin which led to a short circuit with the heat and sparks igniting the materials placed beside it.

Watch: LPG tanker on fire as oil barge explodes

An Indonesia LPG tanker was on fire after an oil barge exploded very nearby at a local yard in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. According to a video that was published, the barge exploded at he PT Barokah Galangan Perkasa shipyard in close proximity to the moored Grace V, a 1989-built, 2,010 cu m LPG carrier.

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