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Equipment ready to remove fuel from ‘SSL Kolkata’

A salvage team managed to install equipment around the container ship ‘SSL Kolkata’, on August 9. This equipment aims to offload bunker fuel from the vessel, which suffered an explosion to one of its containers and a subsequent fire during June. The vessel was carrying 464 containers.

VLCC taken under tow after engine fire

After the VLCC, Front Hakata, suffered an engine fire, near Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on August 5, it has now been towed, the Japanese Ministry of Land, Transport and Tourism informed. Namely, Front Hakata reported fire in the engine room, while it was waiting for berth at Chiba, being fully loaded with crude oil. 

Lessons learned: Fire in cargo hold caused by light bulb

Maritime NZ issued its Lookout report, analyzing a series of maritime casualties and providing useful lessons learned. In the first of the cases, the agency describes a fire in the cargo hold of a container ship due to the heat from a 500 watt light bulb, while the ship was in port on NZ East Coast in late 2017. 

Timeline of key ship loss incidents through 2017

In its recently-published Shipping and Safety Review, Allianz cites a top-10 list of the largest ships lost throughout 2017, noting that half of the cases involved bulk carriers. The highlights of the year were the sinking of the two bulk carriers, ‘Stellar Daisy’ and ‘Emerald Star’, which caused death of a total of 33 seafarers.

Piper Alpha – 30 years since the world’s deadliest offshore catastrophe

Jan-Hugo Marthinsen, Vice President, Head of Offshore Energy Claims at Gard P&I Club looks back at the world’s deadliest offshore disaster: Piper Alpha. On 6 July 1988 an explosion and fire ripped through the Piper Alpha oil platform located in the North Sea, killing 167, while only 61 managed to escape and survive.

Five injured after fire erupts on tourist boat in Spain

Five people were injured after the tourist boat ‘Boramar’ burst into flame, following collision with another vessel off the island of Toxa, in northwest Spain, Tuesday.  The catamaran was carrying 48 passengers and four crew members at the time of the incident.

Allianz: Key figures from shipping losses 2008-2017

In its annual Safety and Shipping Review, Allianz provided a statistics review of shipping incidents by vessel type, by cause and by region, for the last decade. Cargo ships accounted for almost half of incidents, while the main cause has been foundering accounting for over half of all total losses during this period.

Maritime History: Fire on board car carrier “Eurasian Dream”

On this day 20 years ago, on July 23 1998, a destructive fire took place on board the car carrier “Eurasian Dream”. The fire spread quickly, and despite the efforts from the crewmembers and fire-fighters, the vessel and a large amount of its cargo became a total loss.

Debris in Ro-Ro’s engine cause fire

On 12 September 2017, while approaching Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the ro-ro passenger ferry Wight Sky suffered a catastrophic failure of one of its main propulsion engines, and fire broke out. The fire was control immediately, but the vessel’s engineer suffered serious burn injuries. He was subsequently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and had not returned to work until now, UK MAIB informs.

20 workers rescued from fire in Gadani shipbreaking yard

At total of 20 workers were rescued after being trapped inside an oil tanker which caught fire in Gadani shipbreaking yard, Pakistan, on Monday, local media reported. The incident occurred during dismantling operations only a few months after the tanker scrapping ban was lifted. 

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