Category Archives: Fire

Miss Lynn

Miss Lynn
Photo: uscg

On January 28, the fishing boat Miss Lynn burned and sank off Port Clyde, Maine. The crew on the Miss Lynn alerted authorities that a fire had broken out in the vessel’s engine room.  The Coast Guard dispatched a response boat along with the Cutter Willow to the scene. Before authorities arrived, the two crew on board donned survival suits and jumped into the sea to escape the blaze. A nearby fishing vessel Bug Catcha rescued the two crew.  No reports of injuries.  The Cutter Willow arrived on scene, but was unable to extinguish the blaze on board the Miss Lynn.  The Miss Lynn sank a short time later off Cilley Ledge.

L’Europe

L'Europe
Photo: (CROSS) of Jobourg

The 23 meter long fishing vessel L’Europe caught fire off Barfleur, France. The crew on board were alerted to a  fire broke that broke out in the engine room. The crew of the L’Europe engaged the fire suppressant system and were able to contain the blaze, but not before the main engine was damaged. Authorities dispatched a helicopter along with a SNSM lifeboat to the scene while two nearby trawlers proceeded to the L’Europe. Assisted by authorities, the crew were unable to restart the main engine, but were able to start an auxiliary motor to bring up the L’Europe trawl. The SNSM lifeboat escorted the L’Europe being towed by another trawler to Port-en-Bessin. No reports of injuries or pollution released.

Argo

Argo
Photo: hvzeeland.nl

The 67 meter long self-propelled barge Argo caught fire on the Wester Scheldt near Terneuzen, Netherlands. The Argo was headed to Stuttgart from the Gent-Terneuzen Canal with a cargo of stones when a fire broke out in the engine room. Two tugs came to the Argo’s aid and escorted the barge to the lock at Terneuzen.  There a team inspected the vessel and found the fire already extinguished. A local fire brigade arrived on scene and help ventilate the vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released.