A US Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter medevaced a crewmember from the boxship Laura Maersk, which was located about 275 miles off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland.
According to reports, a fire erupted onboard the Indonesian Aframax crude oil tanker Jag Leela while the vessel was undergoing repairs at North Sumatra’s Belawan port, in Indonesia.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the engine room fire aboard the bulk carrier St. Clair while in layup status at TORCO dock in Maumee River, Toledo, in February 2019. The investigation highlighted lack of operating procedures for continuous monitoring of the vessel while in layup.
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.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB focused on a fire that took place onboard a tug, highlighting that the fire engineer responded effectively and rapidly in containing the fire, which marks the crews’ know-how and effective training.
Fire took place on board a cargo ship on April 15, off the coast of Italy. Twelve crew members were on board at the time and were all rescued.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the fire onboard and subsequent sinking of the fishing vessel Ariel, while in Sheep Bay, Alaska, in August 2019. The investigation identified ignition of fuel leaking from the generator fuel supply line as key cause of the fire.
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.
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