The UK MAIB issued an interim report concerning an explosion and fire on board the chemical tanker Stolt Groenland which occurred that day in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, looking for the factors that caused the explosion.
UK MAIB in its latest Safety Digest discusses a fire onboard a fishing trawler which took place in the engine room, highlighting the importance of regular fire drills, so that the crew is always ready to deal with unexpected situations.
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, was caught on fire on Thursday, December 12, during work in Russia’s Arctic Sea port of Murmansk. Reuters now reports that least one military serviceman was killed and other 12 people were injured.
Maritime New Zealand issued a safety update to inform of the potential problems and risks that can occur from fixed gas fire extinguishing systems on vessels, focusing on CO2 systems.
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, was caught on fire on Thursday, December 12, during work in Russia’s Arctic Sea port of Murmansk, as Reuters reports. The area the fire took place covers 120 square metres, with diesel fuel currently burning and firefighters using foam, in attempts to extinguish the fire.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the explosion and fire onboard the offshore supply vessel ‘Grand Sun’ while in the Gulf of Mexico, in October 2018. The report identified overheating of electrical wiring, associated with a chest freezer or the receptacle powering it, as key cause.
The Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty issued an investigation report on vessel “Ventura”, to look for the causes that resulted to the vessel’s cargo tanks and cargo being burnt down, highlighting that sugar beep pulp is prone to ignition when moistured and heaped.
The Transport Accident Investigation Committee (TAIC) is now analyzing a fire incident on a fishing trawler in its accommodation space, with the crews’ attempts being unsuccessful on extinguishing the fire, leading to much of the accommodation being burnt out.
In the unlikely event of a life-threatening situation onboard, it may be time for vessel abandonment, ordered by the Master. Abandoning the ship needs to take place at the right time, followed by specific steps and procedures, as the decision to leave the vessel and fall into the sea comes with great risk.
The Bahamas-flagged car carrier “RCC Passion” suffered an engine room fire, while sailing some 40 nautical miles of the French island Ushant, situated at the southwest end of the English Channel, the French Maritime Prefecture for the Atlantic informed.
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