Silver Sky

Silver Sky

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On October 20, the 183 meter long, 9772 dwt car carrier Silver Sky caught fire while berthed in Antwerp, Belgium. The Silver Sky was being loaded with previously owned vehicles when one of the vehicles caught fire on one of the cargo decks. The fire quickly spread to other vehicles and the blaze engulfed the deck. Local authorities were alerted and multiple fire brigades and fire fighting tugs were dispatched to the scene. While tugs sprayed water to cool the hull, fire fighters were able to contain the blaze using carbon dioxide.  No reports of injuries to the 24 crew and there was no water pollution released. Authorities stated on October 23 that several decks were still too hot to inspect the vessel and fire fighting efforts may still be required.

Baroasaa

Baroasaa

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The 84 meter long, 2187 dwt reefer Baroasaa caught fire in the Indian Ocean near Thilafushi, Maldives. The blaze quickly consumed the superstructure forcing 18 of the 19 crew to evacuate the vessel. One crewman was reported missing and presumed to have burned to death in the incident. Authorities were unable to board the Baroasaa and no fire fighting efforts were undertaken. No further details reported.

Mazovia

Mazovia

The 176 meter long, 6124 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Mazovia caught fire in Ystad, Sweden. The Mazovia was preparing to depart for a voyage to Swinoujscie, Poland when a fire broke out in the engine room. The fire started with one of the generators and the crew was able to extinguish the blaze quickly.  No injuries reported.  The crew attempted to repair the generator, but were unable to fix the issue allowing the ferry to pass inspection. Reports state the passengers later disembarked and had to find alternative transportation.

Burgos

Burgos

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On September 25, the 176 meter long, 40263 dwt tanker Burgos caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico off Veracruz, Mexico. The Burgos was headed to Veracruz from Parjaritus Coatzacoalcos, Mexico with 12,000 tons of oil when fire erupted from the two forward cargo tanks. The tanker requested assistance with multiple fireboats, tugboats and vessels from the Mexican Navy were dispatched to the scene. The 30 crew on the Burgos were evacuated while the vessels engaged in firefighting. No reports of injuries.

Reports state fire fighting continued for multiple days before the fire was contained and finally extinguished. Reports state the Burgos sustained some hull damage and some small amount of oil pollution has been spotted in the area around the vessel. The Burgos also has developed a significant list to port while anchored off Veracruz.

Jin Gwo Dee Haw No. 1

Jin Gwo Dee Haw No. 1

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The fishing vessel Jin Gwo Dee Haw No. 1 caught fire while berthed in the harbour of Port Louis, Mauritius. The fire started during the early morning hours and quickly grew to engulf the vessel’s superstructure. No reports of injuries, but authorities had the fishing vessel towed out of the harbour. The National Coast Guard did not report the cause of the fire. An investigation has been launched by local authorities.