Category Archives: Fire

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

Kaisei Maru 8

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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HMCS Protecteur

Photo: US Navy

Photo: US Navy

 

The 172 meter long Canadian Naval supply ship HMCS Protecteur became disabled in the Pacific Ocean while en route to its home port of Esquimalt, Vancouver Island.  The HMCS Protecteur had departed from Hawaii when it suffered a fire in the engine room while in heavy seas.  The blaze was extinguished, but the main engine was damaged and left the ship without power.  Twenty crewmen were injured extinguishing the fire.  Two vessels from the United States Navy responded to the scene delivering supplies and transferred some passengers off the HMCS Protecteur.  A tug was to arrive and take the supply vessel back to Pearl Harbour for repairs.  Reports state the commanding officer of the HMCS Protecteur stating the crew were “making the best of a crappy situation”.

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Dream Weaver

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The 18 meter long catamaran passenger ship Dream Weaver suffered water ingress while in the Tiri Channel near Whangaparaoa, New Zealand.  The vessel was on a dolphin-watching cruise with four crew and 36 passengers.  The vessel requested assistance with three Coast Guard boats and a yacht responding.  The rescue boats were able to safely transfer the passengers off the Dream Weaver and return them to shore.   The Dream Weaver was then assisted back to port.  No reports of injuries.  While in port, the Dream Weaver suffered an electrical fire.  The fire started in the engine room and was quickly extinguished by the crew.   Maritime New Zealand has launched an investigation into the incident.

 

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