Regular fire drills, using varied and realistic scenarios, are critical to confirm that firefighting equipment is in working order and to reinforce crew’s knowledge of how to use the equipment and of their assigned emergency duties. The Nautical Institute gives this...
The number of shipping disasters involving the complete loss of a ship fell to its lowest level ever last year. On the other hand, the growing number of serious fires on container ships is giving insurers sleepless nights. According to the annual Shipping Review of...
A fire on oil tanker Jag Leela in the port of Belawan on the northeast coast of Indonesian Sumatra on Monday killed at least seven people and injured 22. The 250-metre long ship was docked for repairs when a fire broke out. On Monday morning around 8.30 am local time...
Because there were two different versions of the activation procedure of the fixed CO2 system, the master of a car carrier was delayed in activating it. The result: major structural damage to the vessel. The incident was covered in recent Mars reports, which are...
A tanker is on fire off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to maritime observers. The coastguard of the Emirates is providing assistance, reported local media. The U.S. Navy operating in the region says there is an incident being investigated. The...
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