On Wednesday, April 8, a good samaritan vessel rescued the crew of a Bolivian-flagged freighter off Catania, after a severe fire broke out onboard, as the Italian Guardia Costiera reported.
According to an announcement by the Bristol Port, fire broke out at Bristol Port’s Royal Portbury Docks on 28th March during loading operations.
During the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) Gard discussed about containership fires from the insurer’s perspective and the challenge they appear to be for the maritime industry, recommending solutions and technologies that can improve the existent situation.
On 22 February, the ro-ro cargo vessel called “Volcán de Teneguía” reported a fire incident onboard, after leaving Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. In fact, the freight ship was loaded with vehicles and other cargo so as to deliver them to its final destination, Port of Cadiz, Spain.
Ireland’s MCIB issued an investigation report on the fire and loss of MFV Suzanne II, east of Arklow, in May 2019. While the exact source of the fire is unknown, the report highlights that the quick response of the crew and their knowledge on when to abandon ship was key to their successful rescue.
Kongsberg Digital along with the Norwegian Sea Rescue Society (NSRS), shake their hands and agreed a deal so as to deliver a new K-Sim Safety Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator (AFFS) to be installed at the NSRS’s Horten-based training center in Norway.
TT Club’s risk management director Peregrine Storrs-Fox discusses about the industry’s evolution on dealing with fires onboard containerships and what the industry does to address the issue, highlighting that the changes on safety measures rise from incidents.
The Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation (BSU) published an investigation report concerning the fire in the area of the deck cargo on board the container ship YANTIAN EXPRESS on the Atlantic Ocean, identifying Coconut charcoal as the likely cause of last year’s fire.
After a fire broke out on the Zoya 1, off the Strait of Hormuz, four people were killed, in spite of initial information that claimed that the crew had been rescued. The fire occurred 34 kilometers (21 miles) off Sharjah.
At least eight people were killed when a fire destroyed dozens of boats in a marine in the US of Alabama, on January 27, with authorities looking for additional victims on the water and the cause of the fire remaining unknown.
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