Derin

Derin

Photo: corriere.it

On August 4, the 116 meter long cargo vessel Derin caught fire while berthed at Chioggia, Italy. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room releasing a dense column of black smoke. Local firefighters were alerted and entered the cargo vessel. The firefighters found one crewman unconscious in the engine room. The crewman was taken to hospital and reported to have recovered. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, but one firefighter suffered from heat stroke. No reports of pollution released. An investigation found nine crew were also intoxicated at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Elena

Elena

Photo: obozrevatel.com

The 102 meter long r0-ro passenger ferry Elena caught fire while berthed in Crimea, Ukraine. The ferry had begun to maneuver away from its berth in the port when the crew spotted a thick plume of smoke along the starboard lower deck. The crew quickly responded and were able to extinguish the blaze in a few minutes. No reports of injuries or pollution released. An investigation found there was a short-circuit in one of the compartments in the lower deck which resulted in the fire. Damage was limited and after an inspection by local authorities, the Elena was allowed to continue on its schedule route across the Kerch Strait.

Menina da Praia LS-01

LS-01

Photo: atribuna.com.br

The high-speed catamaran Menina da Praia LS-01 caught fire while moored at Guaruja,  San Paolo, Brazil. The ferry was undergoing maintenance when the fire broke out in the vessel’s stern. The local fire brigade was able to quickly respond and extinguish the blaze an hour later, but the ferry sustained significant damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Menina da Praia LS-01 served transportting passengers between Santos and Vincente de Carvalho.

Gulf of Thailand Fire

Photo: metroforensics.blogspot.de

Photo: metroforensics.blogspot.de

A unnamed fishing boat caught fire in the Gulf of Thailand. The fire was spotted by the 36 meter long crewboat SC Glory 2 who quickly came to their aid. The crew of the SC Glory 2 arrived on scene and were able to extinguish the blaze and rescue all seven crew on the fishing vessel. Several crew of the fishing vessel had sustained burns and the crew of the SC Glory 2 provided medical aid.

Nicoline – HG 75

Nicoline

Photo: tv2nord.dk

On June 24, the 14 meter long fishing vessel Nicoline HG 75 caught fire off Hirtshals, Denmark. The crew were fishing for plaits when smoke billowed out of the engine room. The two crew on board quickly responded to the situation and douse the blaze with powder. The fire damaged the engine disabling the Nicoline. The crew requested assistance with a lifeboat from Skagen responding. The lifeboat towed the Nicoline back to Skagen. No reports of injuries.