Category Archives: Fire

Giant I

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The 74 meter long converted luxury yacht Giant I caught fired while moored at a quay at Velsen-Noord, Netherlands.  The fire started on a mattress in one of the crew cabins which resulted in heavy smoke.   The local fire brigade responded and were able to extinguish the fire in a short time.   Four crew suffered smoke inhalation and three taken to hospital.   The amount of damage sustained on the vessel was not reported.  The cause of the fire was still unknown.


 

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SK7

Photo: fijitimes.com
Photo: fijitimes.com

On March 17, the fishing vessel SK7 caught fire while at anchor off Suva Harbor, Fiji.  The fire started in the vessel’s wheelhouse and quickly consume the superstructure.  Fiji authorities dispatched a support vessel to help douse the fire.  No reports of injuries.   The fire on the SK7 was extinguished and the vessel was towed to a nearby reef.  The cause of the fire was not reported.

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Yakamoz-5

Photo: hurriyet.com.tr
Photo: hurriyet.com.tr

The 58 meter long, 598 dwt coastal tanker Yakamoz 5 caught fire while anchored in the Marmara Sea near Istanbul, Turkey.  The fire started in the vessel’s engine room after an explosion.  The blaze quickly spread through the superstructure.  All six crew were evacuated from the vessel, but one crewman suffered injuries and was taken to hospital.  Fire rescue vessels arrived on scene and brought the fire under control.   Authorities are monitoring the situation for any pollution being released.  The Yakamoz-5 had some 400 tons of fuel on board at the time.

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Kaisei Maru No.8

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The 56 meter long, 409 dwt fishing vessel Kaisei Maru No.v8  caught fire off Shikoku IslandKochi, Japan.  The Japan Coast Guard was notified that contact with the fishing vessel was lost.  Aircraft were dispatched and a rescue plane spotted the burning vessel off shore.  No sign of the 7 crew as the blaze had burned the vessel to the waters edge.  The cause of the fire was unknown. The Kaisei Maru No. 8 was reported to be en route to Wakayama.   The Coast Guard has launched further search and rescue for the missing crewmen.

 

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