Category Archives: Fire

Trawler Sirius Fire

Trawler Sirius Fire Stellendam

The 32 meter long fishing vessel Sirius caught fire while berthed in the port of Stellendam, Netherlands.  The fire started during the night in the wheelhouse and quickly the superstructure was engulf in flames.  The local fire brigade from Stellendam and Goedereede struggled to contain the blaze.  With the aide of the KNRM the fire was eventually brought under control a few hours later.  No reports of injuries as no one was on board the Sirius at the time of the fire.  The Sirius mooring lines had burnt and the vessel had to be towed back to the quay.  Early reports state the fire most likely was started by an electrical short.


Abis Cadiz


The 114 meter long, 6050 dwt cargo vessel Abis Cadiz caught fire while berthed in Haifa, Israel.  The Abis Cadiz arrived in Haifa with a cargo of metal when a fire broke out in the cargo hold.  Local fire brigade responded to the scene and was able to extinguish the blaze a short time later.  One crewman was injured while evacuating the Abis Cadiz.  Damage was reported as being significant.