Freighter Fire in Port Kembla

Firefighters from Fire and Rescue New South Wales have been engaged in operations to deal with a fire that broke out on the freighter ‘Iron Chieftain’ in Port Kembla. The ship is a bulk carrier and the fire is believed…

Burning Oil Tanker at Risk of Explosion in the East China Seas

There are increasing fears that the Sanchi, a burning oil tanker in the East China seas could explode leading to an environmental disaster about 160 miles off the coast of Shanghai in the East China Sea. Chinese officials have told…

Defunct FPSO Catches Fire Again at Gadani, Pakistan

The scrapped Ship The Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Aces has suffered another fire on the beach at Gadani, Pakistan. Last November, almost exactly a year ago, an explosion and fire on the defunct vessel killed 31 workers and seriously injured 58 more. Activists…

At-Sea Fires Pose Biggest Threat to European Ships

The maritime professionals’ union Nautilus International is urging the government to reverse cuts to at-sea fire-fighting services after new research revealed that ship fires are the biggest threat to safety in European waters. A study published by the Finnish Transport…

Tour vessel fire cause passengers to jump for the lives in Vietnam

Thirty-seven international tourists on board the Vietnamese cruise vessel, Aphrodite jumped for their lives to escape a fire that engulfed their vessel in the popular Ha Long Bay in northern Vietnam. Miraculously no one perished in the blaze but a…

Huge Fire on Empty Australian Livestock Ship

More than 100 emergency services personnel, including 53 firefighters, tackled a huge blaze on the Ocean Drover – an empty livestock ship – while she was docked in Fremantle Port in Western Australia. The fire on the nine-deck vessel, which…

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