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Leaking lube oil led to fire at fishing vessel

On August 31, 2018, the fishing vessel Master D was transiting with three crewmembers in the Gulf of Mexico 45 miles southeast of South Padre Island, Texas, when a fire in the engine room erupted. After unsuccessfully trying to extinguish the fire, the crew abandoned the vessel without injury. The fire continued to burn until the vessel sank the next day. An oil sheen of around 400 yards by 1 mile was visible in the water after the sinking. The estimated property damage was more than $162,000, the NTSB report notes.

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Updated standard released for pipeline systems integrity

The American Petroleum Institute released the third edition of API Recommended Practice 1160 (RP 1160), 'Managing System Integrity for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines,' on February 27. RP 1160 provides a process for ensuring safe pipeline operations, including robust assessments of potential risks and establishment of systems to safely and efficiently manage them during day-to-day operations.

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How to prevent fuel spray fire onboard

The United States Coast Guard issued a safety alert, in order to inform about a fuel spray fire onboard a commercial vessel. These types of incidents, involving fuel leakages contacting hot surfaces and igniting, happen too frequently and have been a focus of various marine safety organizations, such as the IMO, for many years.

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