Fire broke out at the port of Ancona in Italy, causingsignificant damage. The fire started in a warehouse and rapidly spread in the port area. No injuries were reported.
A cable laying ship, called Responder, sank on September 12, off South Korea, after catching fire. No casualties or injuries are reported.
Following the fire incident of the supertanker “New Diamond” near the coast of Sri Lanka on Thursday, September 3, a team of experts boarded the vessel to assess the damage of the ship.
Two huge explosions have rocked Beirut, killing at least 78 people, while injuring thousands more. Initial reports suggest that a fireworks warehouse was involved in the explosion.
Air and surface rescue crews at US Coast Guard Sector San Juan responded and assisted the distressed M/V Island Express, after the ship started taking on water when it departed the Port of San Juan for storm avoidance in anticipation of Tropical Cyclone 9.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) was called to combat a fire that broke out onboard the Philippine-registered cargo vessel, MV Moreta Venture at the vicinity waters 1.2 nautical miles southwest off Marikaban Island, Batangas, on 20 July.
On 16 June 2020, the Japanese cruise vessel “Asuka II” which was docked in Yokohama Port, near Tokyo reported a fire onboard its storage area on the top floor.
Following the giant VLOC “Stella Banner’s” grounding on February 24, the 300.000 DWT vessel was intentionally sunk on Friday approximately 150km from Maranhão.
A fire had broken out on June 4 on board board Hoegh Xiamen, which is still burning but is now under control, according the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department. The fire had caused an explosion which injured eight fire fighters. All 21 crew members are safe.
The US Coast Guard hoisted two people to safety after their vessel ran aground at the Barnegat Inlet Jetty in Barnegat, New Jersey on May 6.
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