Category Archives: Fire

Sun Flower Daisetsu

Sun Flower Daisetsu
Photo: telegraph.co.uk

The 190 meter long, 6277 dwt ro-ro passenger ship Sun Flower Daisetsu caught fire off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. The Sun Flower Daisetsu was en route to Tomakomai from Tokyo with 71 passengers and 23 crew.  Reports states a fire started from one of the 160 trucks on the cargo deck.  The  fire quickly grew and got out of control and the crew quested assistance.  Authorities dispatched 15 patrol boats along with 5 helicopters to the scene.  The crew mustered all the passengers on board to the lifeboat stations where they gathered on deck wearing life jackets. When authorities arrived, all 71 passengers and 22 crew were evacuated off the ferry.  One crew member was reported missing.

Federal Margaree

Federal Margaree

On July 26, the 185 meter long, 27,786 dwt bulk carrier Federal Margaree caught fire while berthed on the Detroit River at Nicholson’s Dock in Detroit, Michigan. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room and quickly extinguished by the crew.  The vessel was inspected for damage and was able to depart the following day under its own power.  No reports of injuries or pollution released.

Lady of the Lake

Lady of the Lake
Photo: kimt.com

On July 23, the 32 meter long paddle-wheel passenger ship Lady of the Lake caught fire just as it berthed at Clear Lake, Iowa. The fire when a wood column ignited by the exhaust from the vessel’s generator.  The 100 people on board were able to be safely evacuated off the vessel to shore.  No reports of injuries.  The fire was extinguished by the crew.  Reports state damage to be estimated around $7,500.