Category Archives: Fire

Jonas II

Jonas II
Photo: nieuwsblad.be

On October 6, the catamaran Jonas II caught fire while berthed in Nieuwpoort, Belgium. The vessel was being prepared to sail when the fire broke out.  The fire quickly consumed the vessel, but the crew was able to escape unharmed. Local fire brigades responded and were able to extinguish the blaze, but the fire had gutted the vessel. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. Local reports state the fire may have been caused by an electrical short.

 

Stoc Marcia

Stoc Marcia
Photo: Sjöräddningssällskapet

On October 2, the 100 meter long tanker Stoc Marcia caught fire off Ronneby, Sweden. The fire started in the electrical system in the engine room. The vessel alerted authorities  while the crew evacuated the engine room and activated the fire suppression system.  The Skillinge lifeboat and a helicopter with local fire fighters arrived on scene a short time later.  After inspecting that the fire was completely extinguished, the fire fighters returned to Skillinge.  None of the 12 crew on board the Stoc Marcia were injured. The fire damaged the engine and the tanker required assistance.  The Swedish Coast Guard stood by until a tug arrived the following morning.  The tug and the Stoc Marcia proceeded to Landskrona.  No reports of pollution released.

Vessel Blaze off Carnarvon

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Photo: abc.net.au

A fishing vessel caught fire in the Indian Ocean some 670 kilometers off Carnarvon, Western Australia.  The crew of the Taiwanese fishing boat sent out a distress call with the vessel’s EPIRB.  Australian authorities dispatched an aircraft to the scene.  The plane spotted several crew on the bow of the fishing vessel with the rest of the vessel burned to the water’s edge.  The plane dropped a life raft.  Other vessels alerted by the distress beacon responded to the scene.  The crew of the fishing boat were rescued by another fishing boat a short time later.  No reports of injuries to the 15 crew.