In January’s monthly report, the Swedish Club reports of an incident where a container that although was allowed to be loaded in the cargo hold, it should not have been loaded below deck or in the position it was stowed in, led to a fire.
A fire erupted at a shiploader at Vale’s main iron ore export terminal at Ponta da Madeira in northeast Brazil, in the early morning hours of Thursday.
The Maersk Elba is currently under tow to the Port of Algeciras after the break out of an engine room fire that disabled the ship off Portugal’s southern coast.
Portuguese authorities received a distress call from the Maersk Elba, as the containership was disabled due to an engine room fire. The vessel is now safely anchored.
The general cargo ship “KOTA BAHAGIA” was docked at Napier Port in New Zealand, when a fire broke out in the morning local time on Dec 18.
Fire-related casualties and explosions constitute the majority of incidents investigated in 2019, as shown by the latest NTSB Safer Seas Digest released last week. The type of vessels mostly involved in such incidents included fishing vessels and towing vessels with barges.
A mariner injured in the Waymon L. Boyd dredger explosion, that took place in August 2020, passed away from his injuries, bringing the accident’s death toll to five.
During the first day of the Marine Insurance London conference, International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) urged that the fires onboard containerships continue to be a major issue.
A Liberian-flagged crude oil tanker reported fire onboard, while underway 16.5 nautical miles east of Taiwan’s Orchid Island, on 8 December. The 2006-built MT MARQUESSA was en route from Laizhou, China to Singapore, when the incident occurred.
The captain of a dive boat that caught fire and sank off California in 2019, killing 34 people, was indicted on December 2 on federal manslaughter charges.
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