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Fire Erupts Onboard Grimaldi Cargo Ship

A fire erupted in the engine room of the Maltese-flagged, Grimaldi-owned RoRo Cargo Ship, EUROCARGO TRIESTE during the early morning hours of November the 21st, while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Tuscany.

Nov 21 2019

Fire Ravages Yachts in Fort Lauderdale - Damage Estimated at $20 Million

A fire ravaged through Fort Lauderdale during the early morning hours of Saturday the 16th of November, causing nearly $20 million in damages.

Nov 19 2019

Fire Rages on South Korean Vessel - 1 Dead, 11 Missing

At least one seafarer is dead, and 11 others are still missing after a South Korean vessel caught on fire off the coast of a South Korean resort island.

Nov 19 2019

General Cargo Vessel Catches on Fire in the Sea of Japan

The Sierra Leone-flagged General Cargo Ship, SILVER WAY, reportedly caught on fire during the afternoon of November the 17th while transiting through the Sea of Japan.

Nov 18 2019

Fire Blazes on Norwegian Ferry, Followed by an Explosion a Day Later

A fire occurred onboard the battery-powered Norwegian Ferry, YTTEROYNINGEN during the evening hours of October the 10th while the vessel was serving the Sydnes-Halsnoy route.

Oct 15 2019

Explosion Rocks Offshore Supply Vessel - 2 Seafarers Seriously Injured

An explosion occurred on board the Mexican-flagged Offshore Supply Ship, ISLA CIARI during the early morning hours of October the 6th while the vessel was transiting through the Gulf of Mexico.

Oct 07 2019

Fire Ravages Vessel in Manzanillo, Mexico - Over 1200 People Evacuated Due to Toxic Cloud

A fire erupted onboard the Mexican-flagged Fishing Vessel, MARIA VERONICA during the afternoon of October the 1st while the vessel was about to depart the port of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.

Oct 02 2019

Massive Explosion Rocks Stolt Tanker

A massive explosion rocked the Cayman Islands-flagged Oil Products Tanker, STOLT GROENLAND during the morning hours of September the 28th while the vessel was docked at Ulsan Port, South Korea.

Sep 30 2019

Massive Blaze Onboard Russian Fishing Trawler Docked at Norwegian Port - 100 People Evacuated due to Fear of Explosion

The Russian-flagged Fishing Trawler, BUKHTA NAEZDNIK caught on fire and capsized on September the 25th while docked at the Norwegian port of Breivika, located in the Tromso region.

Sep 26 2019

Fire Erupts onboard Russian Factory Ship in the Sea of Okhotsk

A fire erupted onboard the Russian-flagged Factory Ship, PYOTR ZHITNIKOV during the early morning hours of September the 24th while the vessel was operating in the Sea of Okhotsk.

Sep 24 2019

Cargo Ship Catches on Fire in Amsterdam

A fire broke out in the engine room of the Dutch-flagged Cargo Ship, Friso during the afternoon hours of September the 16h while the vessel was transiting through IJmeer, Amsterdam.

Sep 19 2019

Vessel Catches on Fire and Sinks off the Coast of Honolulu, 7 Seafarers Rescued

A Hawaiian Commercial Fishing Vessel caught on fire and sank, during the afternoon hours of September the 17th while operating off the coast of Honolulu.

Sep 19 2019

Tanker Catches on Fire During Refueling Operation at Norway's Sture Oil Terminal

A fire erupted in the engine room of the Liberian-flagged, Aframax Class Crude Oil Tanker, DUBAI HARMONY during the morning hours of Friday the 13th of September.

Sep 16 2019

Car Carrier Catches on Fire before Capsizing - 20 Rescued, 4 Missing

The Marshall Islands-flagged Car Carrier, Golden Ray, caught on fire, developed a heavy list and capsized during the early morning hours of September the 8th while leaving Brunswick, USA.

Sep 09 2019

Fire Erupts onboard Cargo Ship Transiting through the Elbe - 1 Dead, 2 Injured

A fire erupted in the engine room of the Maltese-flagged General Cargo Ship, KELLY during the afternoon hours of September the 6th while the vessel was transiting through the Elbe River.

Sep 09 2019

25 Dead, 9 Missing in California Boat Fire

A fire erupted onboard the dive boat, Conception during the early hours of September the 2nd while the vessel was anchored off the coast of California.

Sep 03 2019

Flames Envelop Philippine Ferry - 4 Dead, 24 Missing

The Philippine-flagged Ferry, LITE FERRY 16 caught on fire during the evening hours of August the 27th while approaching Dapitan City, Philippines.

Aug 28 2019

Massive Fire on Indonesian RoRo - Passengers Abandon Vessel, 309 Rescued, 4 Dead

A massive fire erupted on the Indonesian-flagged RoRo, KM SANTIKA NUSANTARA during the early morning hours of August the 23rd while the vessel was transiting through the Java Sea.

Aug 26 2019

Fire Erupts on Nigerian Tanker - Crew Evacuated

The Nigerian-flagged Oil Products Tanker, SEA VOYAGER caught on fire during the morning hours of August the 15th while anchored off Lagos, Nigeria.

Aug 16 2019

Massive Fire Erupts on Indian Vessel - 1 Seafarer Dead, 28 Rescued

A fire broke out on the Indian-flagged, Offshore Supply Vessel, Coastal Jaguar on the morning of August the 13th while the vessel was engaged in works in the Indian port of Visakhapatnam.

Aug 13 2019

Fire Erupts onboard APL Container Ship off the Coast of India

A fire erupted on board the Singapore-flagged, New Panamax-class Container Ship, APL LE HAVRE during the evening hours of August 9th while the vessel was transiting off Gujarat Coast, India.

Aug 12 2019

Vessel on Fire off the Coast of Mauritania - 1 Seafarer Dead

A fire erupted onboard the Georgian-flagged fishing trawler, IVAN GOLUBETS on July the 19th while the vessel was sailing off the Mauritanian coast.

Jul 22 2019

Japanese Vessel Catches on Fire, 24 Crew Members Forced to Abandon Ship

The Japanese Fishing Vessel, Myojin Maru No. 8 caught on fire during the early morning hours of July the 16th while transiting off the coast of Perth, Australia.

Jul 16 2019

Fire Erupts Aboard Russian Spy Sub - 14 Dead

Fourteen submariners died during the evening hours of July 1st when a fire erupted onboard the top-secret Russian submarine, Losharik.

Jul 03 2019

Explosion Rocks Italian LPG Tanker – 15 Injured, 1 Dead

An explosion occurred onboard the Italian-flagged LPG Tanker, SYN ZANIA during the evening hours of July 1st, while the vessel was undergoing mooring operations at Aliaga, Turkey.

Jul 02 2019

Fire Ravages Indonesian Container Ship

Indonesian-flagged Container Ship, PERSADA X caught on fire during the early morning hours of June the 29th while docked at Tanjung Perak Port, Indonesia.

Jul 01 2019

Grande America Crew Arrested for Arson

Three officers that were working aboard the fire-stricken ConRo vessel, Grande Europa have been arrested in Spain and charged with arson.

Jun 18 2019

Car Carrier Fire Forces Crew to Abandon Vessel

The Panama-flagged K-line owned Car Carrier, Diamond Highway, was abandoned and left adrift after a fire broke out on the vessel in the evening of June the 15th.

Jun 18 2019

Fire Erupts Onboard Indonesian General Cargo Ship

The Indonesian-flagged General cargo ship, MENTARI SELARAS caught on fire during the morning hours of June the 8th while leaving the port of Waingapu Port, Sumba Island, Indonesia.

Jun 11 2019

Stowaway Sets Fire to the MSC Canberra

A stowaway onboard the Panamanian-flagged Container ship, MSC Canberra tried to set fire to the vessel during the early morning hours of June the 9th while the ship was anchored off Haifa, Israel.

Jun 11 2019

Fire Erupts on Livestock Carrier in the Port of Piraeus

A fire erupted on the Togo-flagged livestock carrier, BOI BRANCO during the morning hours of May the 30th while the vessel was berthed at Piraeus Port, Greece.

May 31 2019

Fire Erupts onboard Containership berthed in Thailand – Port Authority to File for Damages in Excess of $3 Million

A fire erupted onboard the South Korean-flagged Containership, KMTC HONGKONG during the morning hours of May the 24th while it was berthed at Laem Chabang, Thailand.

May 29 2019

Car Carrier Fire Prompts Massive Fire Brigade Mobilisation

A fire broke out on the Bahamas-flagged Car Carrier, Platinum Ray in the morning of May the 22nd while the vessel was docked at Ulsan, South Korea.

May 28 2019

After two Fires in two Months, Grimaldi Lines Calls for Tighter Regulations on Car Batteries

Italian RoRo operator, Grimaldi Lines has issued a statement on the back of the two recent fires that broke out in its fleet, calling for tighter regulations on car batteries & dangerous goods.

May 20 2019

Grimaldi RoRo Catches on Fire South of Mallorca

A fire broke out on the Grimaldi Lines Italian-flagged RoRo, Grande Europa in the early morning hours of May the 15th while the vessel was transiting south of Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain.

May 16 2019

Cargo Vessel in the UAE Catches on Fire

A cargo vessel caught on fire in the morning hours of May the 7th while docked at Port Khalid, located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

May 09 2019

Taiwanese Vessel On Fire off the Coast of South Africa

Taiwanese fishing vessel, Tenn Ming Yang 268 caught on fire and started sinking during the early morning hours of May the 7th.

May 08 2019

Turkish Aircraft Carrier on Fire

A fire erupted on the first ever Turkish aircraft carrier, TCG ANADOLU (L-408), during the early morning hours of April the 30th.

May 01 2019

Cargo Ship Catches Fire in the Philippines

The Cargo ship, Andrea Princess 2 caught on fire in the evening of April the 22nd, while berthed in Cebu Province, Philippines.

Apr 26 2019

Fire Erupts onboard Indian Oil Tanker - One Dead, 2 Injured

A fire erupted onboard the Indian-flagged Suezmax-class Crude Oil Tanker, MAHARAJA AGRASEN in the evening of April the 13th while the vessel was docked at the port of Mumbai, India.

Apr 16 2019

Fire Erupts onboard Bulk Carrier

Fire erupted onboard the Hong Kong-flagged Bulk Carrier, Albany Sound in the morning of April the 14th while the vessel was docked at the N.C. Port of Morehead City, USA.

Apr 15 2019

Fire Ravages Kingstown Ferry

A fire broke out on the St. Vincent-Grenadines-flagged Ferry, Gem Star in the morning of April the 8th. Due to the extent of the fire, the Ferry has been reduced to a floating hull.

Apr 11 2019

RoRo Catches on Fire in the Red Sea

Panama-flagged RoRo vessel, Al Fayrouz caught on fire in the afternoon of April the 8th while transiting through the Red Sea.

Apr 09 2019

Fire Breaks out on Chinese Cargo Ship - 2 Dead

A fire broke out on the Chinese Cargo Ship, Sheng Tai while the vessel was moored in Zhejiang’s Shengsi county near the Yangtze Estuary.

Apr 02 2019

Massive Fire Erupts Onboard Indonesian RoRo

Indonesian Passenger RoRo, KM Awu caught on fire in the evening of March 25th while docked at the Semarang Port Ship Repair Yard in Indonesia.

Mar 26 2019

Fire Breaks Out on South Korean Tanker - 2 Dead

A fire broke out on the South Korean-flagged tanker, Taehwa 1HO during the early morning hours of March 20th.

Mar 20 2019

Indian Research Vessel on Fire - 46 People Rescued

Indian research vessel, SCI Sagar Sampada, caught on fire in the evening of March 15th while transiting south of Mangalore, Western India.

Mar 18 2019

Pipe Laying Vessel Caught on Fire in the Gulf of Mexico

Pipe-laying vessel, Ocean Constructor caught on fire in the morning of March the 13th, while working on a project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mar 18 2019

Italian ConRo Catches on Fire - 27 Crew Members Evacuated

The Grimaldi-owned ConRo, Grande America, caught on fire in the evening of March 10th, as the vessel was transiting through the Bay of Biscay.

Mar 12 2019

Cargo Ship on Fire in Chioggia, Italy

A devastating fire erupted in the engine room of the Belize-flagged general cargo ship, Hala B, in the evening of February the 26th.

Feb 27 2019

Devastating Fire on Malaysian Ferry

A fire erupted in the engine room of the Malaysian Ferry, Dragon Star 1, in the afternoon of February the 25th.

Feb 26 2019

Massive Fire in Indonesia – 35 Vessels Destroyed

A massive fire erupted in the port of Muara Baru, Jakarta in the afternoon of February the 23rd, destroying over 35 vessels and injuring three people in the process.

Feb 25 2019

Fire Onboard Beached Tanker Leaves 2 Dead, 1 Injured

A fire in the engine room of a Greek tanker being scheduled for demolition cost two workers their lives and injured a third.

Feb 19 2019

Massive Fire Blazes Onboard Bulk Carrier

US-flagged Self Discharging Bulk Carrier, St. Clair, caught on fire in the evening of February the 16th.

Feb 18 2019

Six Die in Durban Harbour Fire

Six people have been confirmed dead after a fishing vessel caught on fire in Durban port, South Africa.

Feb 15 2019

UPDATE – APL Vancouver Cleared for Departure as Company Declares General Average

APL has declared General Average on its fire-stricken containership, APL Virginia.

Feb 14 2019

UPDATE – Yantian Express - 198 Containers Deemed a Total Loss

198 Containers on board the fire-stricken Yantian Express have been identified as a total loss

Feb 13 2019

Update – Kerch Strait Blaze

Four weeks have passed since the initial explosion that cost the lives of more than a dozen seafarers but the fire onboard the two vessels shows no sign of stopping.

Feb 12 2019

Fire Erupts on Indonesian Ferry

A fire erupted onboard a ferry at approximately 18:45 LT in the evening of February the 7th, as the ship was transiting through the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

Feb 08 2019

Update on the APL Vancouver Fire

After four days of intenses effort by the Vietnamese firefighting cews, the fire aboard the post-panamax class containership, APL Vancouver, was finally put under control on February the 4th.

Feb 05 2019

Fire Erupts Onboard Containership

A fire erupted on the Singapore-flagged containership, APL Vancouver, during the early morning hours of January the 31st, same 4 nautical miles off Cape La, Vung Ro, Vietnam.

Feb 01 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Declares General Average on Yantian Express

Hapag-Lloyd has declared general average on its fire-stricken boxship, Yantian Express.

Jan 29 2019

Vessel Explosion in Turkey - 2 Dead, 11 Injured

An explosion occurred aboard the Hong Kong-flagged, Aframax class crude oil tanker, LR2 Poseidon, killing two workers, and injuring another 11.

Jan 29 2019

Fire Erupts Aboard Oil Tanker

A fire erupted aboard the Canadian-flagged oil tanker, Kivalliq W, at approximately 6 am on Sunday the 27th of January.

Jan 28 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Releases Another Statement in Regards to the Yantian Express Fire

Hapag-Lloyd has issued another statement on January 17th, as to the container fire that still rages onboard the Yantian Express.

Jan 18 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Releases Statement In Regards to Container Fire Onboard the Yantian Express

Hapag-Lloyd has issued a statement on January 10th, as to the container fire onboard the Yantian Express.

Jan 11 2019

Sincerity ACE Being Towed to Japan as Panama Opens Investigation into Incident

Towing operations have begun for Sincerity Ace, the Panama-flagged car carrier that caught on fire on New Years’ Eve.

Jan 10 2019

Fire Erupts on Board Turkish RoRo Vessel

A fire erupted on board the Turkish-flagged Ro-Ro cargo vessel, Qezban, while the ship was transiting through the Dardanelles, in the evening of January the 8th.

Jan 09 2019

Crew Abandons Burning Container Ship

Hapag-Lloyd’s German-flagged containership, Yantian Express, caught on fire approximately 650 nautical miles off the east coast of Canada on January the 3rd.

Jan 07 2019

Cargo Ship Swallowed by Fire in Turkey

Togo-flagged dry cargo vessel, MARK, caught on fire while anchored at Pendik, near Istanbul’s southern coast, at approximately 6:20 am local time (GMT 0320) in the morning of January the 4th.

Jan 04 2019

Crew Abandons Burning Car Carrier - 3 Confirmed Dead, 2 Missing

A fire erupted on board the Panamanian-flagged car carrier, Sincerity ACE, approximately 1800 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii, in the morning of December the 31st.

Jan 02 2019

Fire Erupted Aboard General Cargo Ship in Indonesia

Fire erupted onboard the Mongolian-flagged, general cargo ship, Aventador, at approximately 07:30 am on December the 15th.

Dec 18 2018

RoRo Vessel Catches On Fire - 135 Rescued, 3 Missing

Indonesian-flagged passenger RoRo vessel, Gerbang Samudra I, caught on fire, early in the morning of December the 2nd.

Dec 03 2018

Cargo Ship Caught on Fire and Subsequently Abandoned

Turkish Cargo Ship, Kilic 1, caught on fire in the evening of November 20th, approximately 8 nautical miles southeast of Cape Matapan, near the southern coast of Greece.

Nov 21 2018

Fire Erupts on Bulker

Fire erupted on the Indonesian-flagged Handysize Bulk Carrier, Golden Ocean, early on the morning of November 10th.

Nov 12 2018

Passenger Ferry Crashes Into Barcelona Port Causing Massive Fire

A passenger ferry crashed into a loading crane at the port of Barcelona, early in the morning of October 31th , causing an enormous fire in the process.

Nov 01 2018

24 Recorded Deaths in Beaching Yards in South Asia in 2018

9 injuries and over 24 deaths during the first 3 quarters of 2018 in beaching yards in South Asia, according to data from NGO sources.

Oct 19 2018

Workers Trapped Inside Burning Oil Rig

Up to 28 workers were trapped inside an oil rig that set on fire in the waters of Koluama, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

May 29 2018

Fire on Ro-ro Vessel, Korean Incheon Port

A fire broke out on a Panama-flagged ro-ro ship anchored at Korean Incheon Port yesterday morning.

May 22 2018

5 Feared Dead, Residents Evacuated and Vessels on Fire, Port Harcourt

Residents around Port Harcourt were evacuated after a fire swept across several vessels leaving 5 people missing and feared dead.

May 08 2018

Fire After Dredger Hits Gas Pipeline

A fire broke out after a dredger hit a gas pipeline during a dredging operation in Matagorda Bay, Texas.

Apr 20 2018

Missing Seafarer Confirmed Dead After Fire on MV GEOS, South China Sea

A crew member who was reported missing after a fire on board research vessel, MV Geos, has now been confirmed dead.

Apr 18 2018

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