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MCIB investigation: Crew’s quick response rescued them from burning vessel

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 to deliver firefighting simulator

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.

Shipping industry is evolving in dealing with containership fires

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.

Coconut charcoal to have caused the fire on Yantian Express

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.

Four dead after tanker fire in Persian Gulf

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.

Marina on fire engulfs 35 boats, 8 dead in Alabama

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.

Why P&I insurance is more vital today than ever before

Driven by global challenges, today, shipping industry often finds itself in a turbulent seascape and despite all best efforts, accidents do occur. P&I insurance is specifically designed to address the unique needs of the marine industry, covering practically all maritime liability risks. In this article, Mr. John Dolan confirms that P&I insurance is more relevant and necessary today than ever before.

Tanker on fire in Persian Gulf

A tanker has caught fire in the Persian Gulf, off the Strait of Hormuz. According to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), the ship is on fire 21 nautical miles (39 km) northwest of United Arabs Emirates city Sharjah.

Declaration of General Average on containership after engine fire

General Average (“GA”) has been declared on the Northern Jupiter on January 17, 2020, after the German container-ship suffered a main engine fire whilst in the Malacca Straits, on Saturday, 4 January 2020. ‘General Average’ is phrase is commonly used in the shipping sector covering marine energy policies including mobile offshore drilling fleets and offshore construction projects.

Containership hit by fire off Mozambique

The container vessel “EM-Oinousses” experienced an engine room fire while it was sailing  from Maputo to Mombasa, which the crew was able to put out, but the vessel ended up sailing uncontrollable. A salvage company conducted salvage operations and its helped the crewmembers onboard to safely disembark at the port of Nacala, without any injuries, on January 21.

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