Fire hits vehicle carrier Grande Europa carrying 1,800 cars off Spanish island of Majorca

Fire hits vehicle carrier Grande Europa carrying 1,800 cars off Spanish island of Majorca

A fire broke out at dawn Wednesday aboard an Italian car transport ship loaded with 1,843 vehicles off the Mediterranean island of Majorca, Spanish maritime emergency services said. Fifteen of the 25 crew of Grimaldi …
May 16, 2019 /  Accidents
Blue Water’s project team in Marseille, France entrusted with an exciting job for their client SOCARENAM

Blue Water’s project team in Marseille, France entrusted with an exciting job for their client SOCARENAM

Moving Fire Pump Vessel in France In early January, a fire pump vessel (weighing 128 metric tons/measuring 24.9 x 6.9 x 3.3 metres) was to be shipped from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Toulon Brégaillon to be operated by …
Apr 5, 2019 /  Vessels
UPDATE: Grimaldi's RoRo container vessel Grande America sank in the Bay of Biscay; Priority given to anti pollution measures

UPDATE: Grimaldi's RoRo container vessel Grande America sank in the Bay of Biscay; Priority given to anti pollution measures

The Grimaldi Group announced on Tuesday that its RoRo container vessel, Grande America, who caught fire the night of March 10/11 in the Bay of Biscay sunk Tuesday afternoon. “We are pleased to confirm that there …
Mar 15, 2019 /  Accidents
HMS Argyll rescues 27 crew from blazing ship in the Bay of Biscay (Video)

HMS Argyll rescues 27 crew from blazing ship in the Bay of Biscay (Video)

The crew of HMS Argyll spent eight hours saving every soul aboard the Grande America in the Bay of Biscay after the ship’s cargo of containers and cars caught fire. The frigate – on her way home to …
Mar 12, 2019 /  Accidents
Fire breaks out on Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star 650 miles north of Antarctica

Fire breaks out on Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star 650 miles north of Antarctica

The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star fought a fire at approximately 9 p.m. PST Feb. 10 that broke out in the ship’s incinerator room about 650 miles north of McMurdo Sound, …
Mar 1, 2019 /  Accidents
Fire on board Greek tanker kills two shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh

Fire on board Greek tanker kills two shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh

Monday, a fire broke out in the engine room on board a tanker, beached in Chittagong, killing two workers.  Md Jamil, 23 years old cutter man, and Bipul lost their lives while scrapping the ship GREEK WARRIOR …
Feb 19, 2019 /  Accidents
US Coast Guard conducts pollution assessment after vessel fire in Port of Toledo

US Coast Guard conducts pollution assessment after vessel fire in Port of Toledo

The Coast Guard is conducting pollution assessment of the Maumee River following a fire onboard a vessel at the CSX Torco terminal in Oregon, Ohio in the Port of Toledo, Saturday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard …
Feb 18, 2019 /  Accidents
SAMSA launches a probe into deadly vessel fire at port of Durban

SAMSA launches a probe into deadly vessel fire at port of Durban

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has confirmed launch of an investigation into the incident of a vessel that caught on fire in Durban on Thursday and in which there were several casualties. SAMSA …
Feb 15, 2019 /  Vessels
Incident on board APL Vancouver - UPDATE

Incident on board APL Vancouver - UPDATE

Situation on board APL VANCOUVER is progressing favourably and is under control. Shore support and firefighting tugs have been deployed under the oversight and assistance of a Vietnamese coast guard vessel on site. …
Feb 6, 2019 /  Accidents
Fire breaks out on container ship APL Vancouver (Video)

Fire breaks out on container ship APL Vancouver (Video)

APL, operator of the container vessel APL Vancouver (115,060 dwt, built 2013) reports that a fire broke out in one of the cargo holds whilst the vessel was on passage from Shekou to Singapore on, 31 January at …
Feb 4, 2019 /  Accidents