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NTSB investigation: Vessel fire spreads to marina, kills 8 people

NTSB issued an investigation report on the fire and explosion on the houseboat Dixie Delight which spread to Jackson County Park Marina, Alabama, in January 2020, killing eight people. The report highlighted that marinas should have measures and guidelines in place to prevent such incidents. 

Fire erupts at Port of Ancona

Fire broke out at the port of Ancona in Italy, causingsignificant damage. The fire started in a warehouse and rapidly spread in the port area. No injuries were reported.

Fire out on VLCC off Sri Lanka

After seven days of battling with the fire, firefighting managed to contain the fire aboard the VLCC New Diamond. There could be some small fire pockets, but India and Sri Lank say that the fire is basically extinguished. 

Oil tanker in flames off Sri Lanka

An oil tanker caught fire near the coast of Sri Lanka on Thursday, September 3, as it was travelling from Kuwait to the Indian port of Paradip. Specifically, the vessel, named New Diamond, is reported to have been carrying 270,000 metric tons of crude oil, equivalent to approximately 2 million barrels.

NTSB to finalize dive boat fire report

The National Transportation Safety Board scheduled a board meeting for Octοber 20 to consider the agency’s investigation of the fatal, September 2, 2019, fire aboard the dive boat Conception off Santa Cruz Island, California.

Four crew dead after dredger fire at Port of Corpus Christi

A total of four crew members were recovered dead from the dredger Waymon L Boyd, after the vessel suffered fire at the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, Friday. In the morning hours of Friday, USCG Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received reports from witnesses describing a fire in the Port of Corpus Christi.

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