Category Archives: Fire

Af Francesca

Af Francesca
Photo: corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it

The 148 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Af Francesca caught fire off the Apulian Coast near Bari, Italy.  The ferry was proceeding from Bari to Durres, Albania with 203 passengers and 53 crew when a fire broke out in the engine room.  The crew was able to put the blaze out a short time later.  No reports of injuries or pollution released. The fire disabled the vessel and tugs were requested.  A tug arrived and towed the Af Francesca to Bari.  All passengers safely departed and were transferred to other vessels.  Authorities launched an investigation into the incident.

Northern Pride Update

Northern Pride
Photo: kdlg.org

On April 21, the 82 foot long fishing vessel Northern Pride caught fire off Kodiak Island, Alaska. The vessel was proceeding to Seward when it caught fire off Marmot Island.  The three crew were unable to contain the fire and abandoned ship. The Northern Pride later capsized and was believed sunk. On May 7, the overturn hull of the Norther Pride washed ashore along the coastline of Katmai National Park in the Shelikof Strait. The Coast Guard spotted the overturn hull and reported an oil sheen around the wreck. A salvage company was hired to recovered and remove the hull.

Nadir

Nadir
Photo: tk.no

The 55 meter long, 483 dwt reefer fishing vessel Nadir caught fire while berthed in Goma, Norway. The blaze started in the engine room and spread through other parts of the vessel. The 33 crew on board were able to evacuate while local fire fighters aided in extinguishing the fire a few hours later. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports have not released the amount of damage caused by the blaze.