Category Archives: Fire

Wasa Express

Wasa Express
Photo: shipspotting.com

The 141 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Wasa Express caught fire in Vaasa, Finland. The fire started in an electrical panel in the engine room.  The crew was able to contain the fire and extinguish the blaze before the local fire brigade arrived.  One crewman suffered some smoke inhalation, but did not require to be taken to hospital. The ferry was pulled from service to allow  for an investigation into incident. No reports of pollution released.

Bagration

On September 21, the fishing vessel Bagration caught fire off Sakhalin, Russia. The blaze started in a storeroom containing corrugated packaging. The crew attempted to extinguish the fire and were joined by the  crew of the vessel Captain Efremov.  Some 20 crew men were evacuated off the Bagration.  Reports state the fire was finally extinguished later the same day.  No reports of injuries or pollution released.

Lizanne

 

Lizanne
Photo: local10.com

The 86 meter long cargo vessel Lizanne caught fire on the Miami River berthed in Miami, Florida.  The fire started in the fore section of the vessel with smoke billowing out.  Local firefighters were called and began to search the vessel for the source of the smoke. Firefighters took two hours and nearly 50 men to extinguish the blaze.  No reports of injuries.  Reports state the blaze was extremely intense with the heat causing boots to melt and water in the hoses to boil.
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