Category Archives: Fire

Garyville

Garyville

The 84 foot long towboat Garyville caught fire off Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Garyville was pushing two barges carrying gasoline when a fire broke out in the engine room.  The crew was able to extinguish the blaze using a portable pump.  No reports of injuries to the six crew or pollution released.  The Garyville released the barges to another towboat Woody Richardson. The Coast Guard has dispatched an investigation team to the scene.

Java Bonitos

Java Bonitos
Photo: tribunnews.com

On August 15, 2014 the 96 meter long, 3691 dwt tanker Java Bonitos suffered several explosions in the Bangka Strait off Belitung Island, Indonesia.  Reports state the vessel while en route to Jakarta from Palembang Sumatra in ballast suffered 3 explosions and resulting fire in the engine room.  One crewman was killed and another 3 were reported as missing.  The remaining crew abandoned ship and were later rescued.  Several crew suffered severe burns requiring hospitalization.  The Java Bonitos disabled by the damage went adrift.  Salvors are standing by the tanker waiting for the fire to cool down before boarding and searching for the missing crew.

Trawler Sirius Fire

Trawler Sirius Fire Stellendam

The 32 meter long fishing vessel Sirius caught fire while berthed in the port of Stellendam, Netherlands.  The fire started during the night in the wheelhouse and quickly the superstructure was engulf in flames.  The local fire brigade from Stellendam and Goedereede struggled to contain the blaze.  With the aide of the KNRM the fire was eventually brought under control a few hours later.  No reports of injuries as no one was on board the Sirius at the time of the fire.  The Sirius mooring lines had burnt and the vessel had to be towed back to the quay.  Early reports state the fire most likely was started by an electrical short.