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Watch: Explosion on car carrier in Jacksonville

A fire had broken out on June 4 on board board Hoegh Xiamen, which is still burning but is now under control, according the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department. The fire had caused an explosion which injured eight fire fighters. All 21 crew members are safe.

RMI alerts on fire incidents onboard commercial yachts

In 2019, four fire incidents occurred onboard RMI-registered yachts that resulted in the total constructive loss of the vessel, the Republic of the Marshall Islands Administrator informed, sharing key areas of concern and best practices. 

Lessons learned: Fire on Ro-Ro contained after crew’s quick action

In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB describes a case of fire on a vehicle on the car deck of a Ro-Ro vessel, resulting from an electrical short-circuit. The investigation highlighted that the crew’s quick and efficient reaction brought the situation under control and there were no injuries. 

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