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US Coast Guard monitoring and investigating generator fire on freighter Paul R. Tregurtha

US Coast Guard monitoring and investigating generator fire on freighter Paul R. Tregurtha

The Coast Guard received a report of a generator fire aboard the Motor Vessel Paul R. Tregurtha, a 1,013-foot bulk carrier freighter, at 4:20 a.m. Monday. The vessel master reported the fire extinguished at 5:30 a.m. …
Jun 19, 2018 /  Accidents
Port Kembla suspends operations after a fire on board self-discharging bulk carrier Iron Chieftain

Port Kembla suspends operations after a fire on board self-discharging bulk carrier Iron Chieftain

Operations at Port Kembla have been suspended as firefighters continue to battle a large blaze that broke out on board self-discharging bulk carrier Iron Chieftain in Port Kembla early Monday …
Jun 18, 2018 /  Accidents
22 Crew Members Rescued After Container Ship SSL Kolkata Catches Fire In Bay Of Bengal

22 Crew Members Rescued After Container Ship SSL Kolkata Catches Fire In Bay Of Bengal

Twenty two sailors were rescued from a burning ship in the Bay of Bengal after a massive, coordinated effort by the Indian Coast Guard, the Navy and Kolkata Port Trust. The ship, called MV SSL Kolkata, has been abandoned …
Jun 15, 2018 /  Accidents
Fire breaks out on Panama-registered car carrier Auto Banner at Incheon Port (Video)

Fire breaks out on Panama-registered car carrier Auto Banner at Incheon Port (Video)

A Panama-registered car carrier caught fire while anchored at the South Korean port of Incheon on Monday, but all of its crewmen safely evacuated, port officials said Monday. Caption: A big fire takes place on a …
May 21, 2018 /  Accidents
Maersk Honam reaches anchorage outside Jebel Ali Port

Maersk Honam reaches anchorage outside Jebel Ali Port

The Maersk liner vessel Maersk Honam, which was hit by a serious fire on 6 March, will reach anchorage outside the Jebel Ali Port (UAE) on Tuesday 24 April 2018. The fire broke out around 900 nautical miles southeast of …
Apr 25, 2018 /  Vessels
iContainers: Maersk Honam’s fire highlights importance of cargo insurance

iContainers: Maersk Honam’s fire highlights importance of cargo insurance

The major fire that broke out on the Maersk Honam in the Arabian Sea earlier this month serves as a reminder of the importance of cargo insurance, says 100% online freight forwarder iContainers. The blaze, which started …
Mar 22, 2018 /  Curious
Fire in container underdeck aboard container ship Maersk Kensington. All crew safe; Fire contained

Fire in container underdeck aboard container ship Maersk Kensington. All crew safe; Fire contained

On Thursday, 16 March 2018 at 20:50 EST, the Maersk Kensington, a vessel owned and operated by Maersk U.S. subsidiary Maersk Line, Limited (MLL), reported a container on fire in a cargo hold while en route from Salalah, …
Mar 18, 2018 /  Accidents
Tanker explosion and fire at Port Hai Phong, Vietnam

Tanker explosion and fire at Port Hai Phong, Vietnam

The oil tanker Hai Ha 18 carrying 900 tons of gasoline A92 caught fire after an explosion in the weekend in the northern port city of Hai Phong, Vietnam. According to local media reports, the explosion occurred on …
Mar 12, 2018 /  Accidents
UPDATE: Evacuated Maersk Honam crew are on land, firefighting at sea initiated

UPDATE: Evacuated Maersk Honam crew are on land, firefighting at sea initiated

The evacuated crew from Maersk Honam are on land. While some are receiving medical care, others have been released from hospital. Evacuated crew members have disembarked in the cities of Cochin and Trivandrum in …
Mar 9, 2018 /  Accidents
Maersk: Hope fades for finding the missing seafarers after the fire onboard Maersk Honam

Maersk: Hope fades for finding the missing seafarers after the fire onboard Maersk Honam

Four crew members remain missing despite comprehensive search efforts as a response to the fire that broke out aboard Maersk Honam on Tuesday, 6 March. “While search operation continues the hope of finding our …
Mar 8, 2018 /  Accidents