AMSA reports that on July 16, Tuesday, received an alert from the Japanese Coast Guard, according to which the Myojin Maru No. 8, was in distress after a fire broke out onboard. According to reports, the 24 crewmembers onboard were abandoning the vessel into lifeboats.
The ferry ‘Peter Pan’, owned by Swedish ferry operator TT-Line, suffered an engine room fire while sailing in Baltic sea with a total of 217 passengers onboard, in the afternoon hours of 9 July. The vessel was en route from Trelleborg, Sweden, to Travemünde, Germany.
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued an investigation report on the fire onboard the fishing vessel ‘Logger’ while underway in Bering Sea, off Alaska in July 2018. The investigation could not establish the exact cause of the fire.
NTSB issued an investigation report on a fire and explosion incident onboard the fishing vessel ‘Hit List’ while in Merrimack River, in August 2018. The investigation found the fire was caused by failure of a hydraulic hose fitting. Meanwhile, the water used for firefighting efforts contributed to the vessel’s sinking.
According to Philippine Coast Guard, a Phillippine ro-ro vessel caught fire while it was docked and under repair at FF Cruz Wharf, Mandaue City, Cebu around 4 a.m. local time on June 10. One crew member sustained a minor injury.
In light of the fire that took place in Russia’s secret submarine, which resulted to 14 sailors losing their lives, a high-ranking official, during the funeral ceremony, stated that ‘the 14 Russian sailors killed in last week’s nuclear submarine fire may have prevented a planetary catastrophe.’
The US Coast Guard Alaska issued a statement on a missing person after an explosion and subsequent fire at Delong Dock in Whittier, Alaska, according to which they suspend the search on the missing person. The Coast Guard reported that the fire allegedly occurred on a fixed barge and then spread to the pier and then to the fishing vessel.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, a fire broke out on one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea research submersibles resulting to the loss of 14 sailors who inhaled toxic fumes from the blaze. No additional information were provided by the Ministry.
An explosion was reported on board the LPG tanker Syn Zania on July 1st. After the explosion a fire erupted, while one died and 15 crew members were injured and evacuated to receive medical treatment. The ship was moored at a port in Turkey.
According to Reuters, the Spanish Coast Guard saved Wladimir Klitschko, former heavyweight champion, on Sunday, June 23. Based on his tweet, his yacht caught fire resulting to the trip ending and his family and friends being evacuated by a rescue team.
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