Fire is one of the most dreadful events on board a ship. If a building is on fire, you may be able to get out and walk away to safety. On a ship, there is no chance to walk away, except evacuation via helicopter or lifeboats. The number of ship fires have not gone...
Given the difficulties involved in extinguishing battery fires at sea, companies’ primary focus should be on loss prevention, says marine insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in its latest risk bulletin. Measures include adequate training for the crew,...
Total losses in the shipping industry are at record lows. Yet, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, more costly issues involving larger vessels, crew and port congestion resulting from the shipping boom, and challenging decarbonisation targets, mean there is no room for...
Since the car carrier Felicity Ace sank on 1 March following a fire, no new oil spills have been observed, reports operator MOL. The tugs and salvage vessels left the site on 5 March, which will now be monitored by satellite and aircraft. On 16th February, a fire...
The Smit Salvage team has succeeded in securing a towing connection to the burning car carrier Felicity Ace. The vessel is now being towed by Boskalis’ anchor handling tug supply and firefighting vessel Bear to a safe area off the Azores. So far, the vessel has...
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