Thursday, January 1, 2015
Boat And Ship Fires - 2014
2014-12-31 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina on the Yantic River in Norwich (Connecticut), 2 more boats damaged:
Quote: "A stubborn fire destroyed one boat before it sank and damaged two others Wednesday at the Marina at American Wharf in Norwich Harbor."
2014-12-31 - Two boats destroyed by fire while moored near coastal Jacobs Well (Australia), 2 lightly injured:
2014-12-30 - Two yachts go up in flames at 5:30 AM while docked in coastal Fort Myers Beach (Florida):
Quote: "The fires happened at Diversified Yacht Services around 5:30 Tuesday morning. Fire Marshal Captain Ron Martin tells WINK News two boats were fully involved in flames. One is considered a total loss and sank to the bottom of the bay. The other, a 59 foot boat, was very heavily damaged."
Quote: "Both boats are a complete loss. The damage is estimated to be around $1.2 million."
2014-12-30 - Fishing boat 'Munseong 103' bursts into flame at 5:13 AM near the coastal Dokdo Islets (South Korea), 2 killed, 4 missing:
Quote: "A fire on a fishing boat off South Korea killed two and left four others missing, a media report said Tuesday. The Munseong 103 caught fire early Tuesday, 5 nautical miles north-east of the Dokdo islets, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported, citing the Ministry of Public Safety and Security."
2014-12-29 - Two boats destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM at Lake Texoma (Texas):
Quote: "Cell phone pictures were snapped seconds after the boats caught fire at Flowing Wells Marina in Pottsboro. Walton says a cruiser cabin caught fire first. The flames spread across a dock to a speed boat being stored on a lift above the water."
2014-12-29 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home in Lehigh Acres (Florida), 1 injured:
2014-12-29 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, on the Nottingham Canal in Nottinghamshire (Britain):
2014-12-29 - Boat, tractors and barn destroyed by fire in Goffstown (New Hampshire), some chickens killed:
Quote: "'The thing was full of hay and sawdust, and we had all of our tractors and everything ... Everything is gone.' A boat stored next to the coop at 425 Terrell Hill Road was also destroyed, Stemska said."
2014-12-28 - Ferry ship carrying people and vehicles bursts into flame before 6 AM near the island of Othonoi (Greece), 10+ killed:
Quote: "The Norman Atlantic, sailing from Patras in western Greece to the Italian port of Ancona, was 33 nautical miles off the small island of Othonoi when it sent a distress signal, Greek coast guard officials said. 'The captain has requested the evacuation of the ship, according to initial information,' coast guard spokesman Nikos Lagkadianos said. The fire broke out in the garage of the vessel, which was carrying 222 vehicles, just before 6.00 a.m. local time (11.00 p.m. EST), the coast guard said."
Quote: "A fire broke out on the car deck of a ferry carrying 466 people from Greece to Italy early Sunday, forcing authorities to order an evacuation."
Quote: "The death toll climbed to 10 as survivors told of a frantic rush to escape, caught among flames, pelting rain and passengers who fought others for rescue."
Note: So this was basically the same as all the parking lots of vehicles that have been going up in flames, mostly in the wee hours like this fire, except this time the parking lot was on a ship...
2014-12-27 - 40 boats and boat house destroyed by fire at boat club on the Ohio River in Robinson Township (Pennsylvania):
Quote: "A fire at a Robinson Township boathouse destroyed 40 boats, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. The fire started Saturday night at the Groveton Boat Club along the Ohio river, on Royal Avenue. Officials say the boathouse housed 40 boats valued at $10,000 to $30,000 apiece."
2014-12-27 - Boat explodes and burns at fueling dock at Tarpon Point Marina in coastal Cape Coral (Florida), 3 lightly injured:
Note: Possibly the work of the Ghostly Match. I mentioned refueling as a danger specifically, and this same thing has happened many times now in the last couple of years, sometimes killing people...
2014-12-27 - Boat explodes and burns on the Hawkesbury River in Sackville suburb of coastal Sydney (Australia), 2 injured:
Quote: "Officers were called to Ulinbawn Ski Park in Sackville, north of Sydney, at 5pm (AEDT) on Saturday with reports of a 'boat explosion', a police spokesman told AAP. The two girls onboard were treated for what appears to be 'significant burns' to their legs."
2014-12-26 - Canadian Navy ship 'HMCS Toronto' damaged by fire in the Mediterranean Sea:
2014-12-26 - Fishing boat explodes and burns on coastal Lummi Island (Washington):
2014-12-26 - Boat, tractor trailer, camper and tires go up in flames at trucking business in Cleveland (Ohio), nobody there:
2014-12-25 - Boat and home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Brisbane (Australia):
2014-12-24 - Two boats destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Penjaringan, North Jakarta (Indonesia), 1 killed, 2 injured:
Quote: "Two ships, named the Hyn 16 and Hyn 19, caught fire in Jakarta Bay, about 1.5 miles from Pantai Mutiara in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, on Wednesday. One crew member, identified as Ruslan, 28, from Gresik, East Java, died from burns he received in the incident. Two others, Aliong, 25 and Rizal, 19, also suffered extensive and severe burn injuries."
2014-12-23 - Cruise shit hit by fire in the Red Sea near Jordan:
Note: This is the third cruise ship to burn in less than two weeks. The previous two were mentioned in the 2014-12-11 update (which included 3 fatalities) and the 2014-12-12 update...
2014-12-23 - Boat bursts into flame at 3:45 AM while parked at Competition Marine on Mill Road in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):
2014-12-23 - Boat and RV storage building damaged by fire near Fern Ridge Lake (Oregon):
2014-12-21 - Fishing boat 'Atlant' bursts into flame near the island of Simushir (Russia), 1 killed:
Quote: "A fire broke out aboard the 'Atlant' fishing near the Kuril island of Simushir in the Sakhalin Region, killing a senior Foreman in the night of Dec 21, 2014. Two vessels, the "Yasny" and the "Vostok", approached the burning Atlant and took aboard the crew from the burning ship. The senior foreman suffocated in smoke and died."
2014-12-20 - Ship 'MT Kit 57' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, fire spreads to second ship, near coastal Pulau Mungging (Malaysia), nobody aboard:
Quote: "Both Singapore-registered vessels were moored together one nautical mile south of Pulau Mungging, near here, when a fire broke out in the engine room of the unoccupied and unmanned MT Kit 57."
2014-12-19 - Cargo ship 'Lorena' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Emden (Germany):
Quote: "On Dec 18, 2014, a fire broke out in the cargo hold of the 'Lorena' which was berthed at the power plant in Emden. The fire rescue was alerted at 7 p.m. after the crew remarked smoke emerging from the cargo of 1000 tons wood pellets."
2014-12-19 - Yacht bursts into flame in the Middle Harbour in coastal Sydney (Australia):
2014-12-18 - Cargo ship hit by container fire, two containers burn, at pier in Jersey City (New Jersey):
2014-12-18 - Houseboat bursts into flame on the Gold Coast Broadwater near coastal Wave Break Island (Australia):
2014-12-17 - Dozens of stored yachts and two boat storage buildings destroyed by huge blaze at marina in Roermond (Netherlands):
Quote: "The asbestos was released following a major fire in two boat sheds. The fire broke out shortly before 22.00 on Tuesday night in the marina where dozens of yachts are in winter storage. The fire was brought under control some 90 minutes later but it is not clear how it began."
2014-12-17 - Sailboat 'Lz Sea Dogs' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, at coastal Whittaker Pointe Marina (North Carolina):
2014-12-17 - Boat bursts into flame in the Wareham Channel off Russell Quay in Wareham (Britain):
2014-12-16 - Two boats destroyed by fire while parked at boat storage facility in Erie (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie:
Quote: "When the first trucks arrived on scene, the fire had spread from one boat to a second. According to deputy fire chief Marty Heid, both were destroyed but firefighters were able to prevent the flames from damaging three other nearby boats."
Note: About one mile from Lake Erie..
2014-12-16 - Lobster boat bursts into flame near Crane Island off coastal Vinalhaven (Maine):
2014-12-16 - Boat, truck and storage barn go up in flames near Ferndale (Washington), near the coast:
Quote: "It looks like a boat, a truck and some other stuff in one unit are destroyed."
2014-12-15 - Boat bursts into flame on the Broads (body of water) at Sutton Staithe, Norfolk (Britain):
Quote: "A private boat has been 'gutted' after a blaze on the Broads today."
2014-12-14 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Murrells Inlet (South Carolina), 4 aboard rescued:
Quote: "One man who suffered from hypothermia was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Georgetown, according to Lehmann. The other three people were treated by EMS, Lehmann said. The 50-foot boat is a total loss..."
Note: Also see the two unoccupied businesses that went up in flames at 6:30 AM on this day in coastal Mount Pleasant (South Carolina), about 60 miles from Murrells Inlet...
2014-12-14 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at coastal Birdham Marina in Chichester (Britain), nobody aboard:
2014-12-13 - At least 16 boats go up in flames while docked in coastal Haulover Beach (Florida):
Quote: "At least 16 boats and personal watercraft sustained heavy damage after a fire broke out at a South Florida marina. Rescue crews battled the blaze at the Haulover Marine Center, located along Collins Avenue in Haulover Beach, Saturday afternoon."
2014-12-13 - Oil barge 'RP Antwerpen' bursts into flame in the Caland Canal in coastal Rotterdam (Netherlands):
Quote: "On Dec 13, 2014, a fire broke out aboard the 'RP Antwerpen' which was berthed at the tank company ETT in the Caland Canal in Rotterdam."
2014-12-12 - Cruise ship 'Costa Luminosa' bursts into flame at 5 AM in the Atlantic Ocean en route to Antigua:
Quote: "A fire reportedly broke out on the 'Costa Luminosa' in the early morning hours on Dec 11, 2014. Around 5 a.m. , while the cruise ship was sailing enroute from Santa Cruz to Antigua in the North Atlantic..."
Quote: "The fire reportedly occurred on the same day as the deadly engine room fire on the Oceania Insignia."
2014-12-12 - Ship 'Edda Frende' bursts into flame at 6 AM in the North Sea, nearby oil platform evacuated:
Quote: "In the North Sea the oil platform Lomond has been partially evacuated after the 'Edda Frende' caught fire 12 miles from the installation on Dec 12, 2014 at 6 a.m. Around 150 workers were taken off the platform and taken to the Borgholm Dolphin flotel as it was feared the vessel, which was under contract to Shell, would collide with the BG Group-operated rig."
2014-12-11 - Cruise ship 'Insignia' bursts into flame while docked at the island of St. Lucia, 3 killed:
Quote: "A crew member and two contractors died Thursday when a fire broke out aboard a luxury cruise ship docked at the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia, officials said. Some 650 passengers aboard the Oceania Insignia were evacuated safely and the remainder of the cruise was cancelled, Oceania Cruises said in a statement."
2014-12-11 - Gas tanker ship 'DL Calla' hit by explosion and fire near coastal Kuala Terengganu (Malaysia), 2 killed, 2 injured:
Quote: "The 'DL Calla' suffered an explosion late on Dec 10, 2014, killing two crewmembers and injuring another two. The ship was heading from South Korea to Thailand, and exploded about 26 nautical miles northeast off Kuala Terengganu..."
2014-12-11 - Boat bursts into flame just before midnight while parked at marina in coastal Chesapeake Beach (Maryland):
Quote: "According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the blaze occurred Wednesday, Dec. 10 shortly before midnight. 'The fire completely destroyed the boat, which was out of the water on the marina lot,' stated Dfm. John Nelson. The location, Marina West, is on Gordon Stinnett Avenue."
2014-12-11 - Boat bursts into flame near Saul Junction Marina (Britain), on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal:
2014-12-10 - Boat 'Fuvahmulaku Venus' bursts into flame in harbor in coastal Malé (Maldive Islands):
Quote: "Briefing to Vnews about the incident, MNDF’s Information Officer Major Hussain Ali said that the fire took place in the engine room of the boat named 'Fuvahmulaku Venus' - which was at the Male’ lagoon - sometime around 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday night."
Note: The Maldives are currently in a state of emergency because their sewage and water purification plant went up in flames a few days ago on the coast, so 100,000 people are without water, mentioned in the 2014-12-05 update...
2014-12-09 - Boat house destroyed by explosion and fire at home in Lee County (Georgia):
Quote: "A witness tells WALB news she heard an explosion and then the fire broke out. Lee County Lt. Coleman Williams said, 'We just got the fire extinguished. It started about 2:30 this afternoon. We're really unaware what started it. It will be under investigation.' The boat house is a total loss."
2014-12-09 - Boat bursts into flame, fire spreads to home, in Olympic Hills area in coastal Seattle (Washington):
Quote: "Firefighters are responding to fire that started on a boat and extended to a house in Seattle's Olympic Hills neighborhood."
2014-12-09 - Boat, tractor, RV, vehicle and barn destroyed by fire on West Walnut Street in Johnson City (Tennessee):
Quote: "An RV, tractor, automobile and boat were among the items destroyed in a barn fire Tuesday afternoon behind the residence at 3218 W. Walnut St. Capt. Steve Weaver of the Johnson City Fire Department said his firefighters took the call at around 3:30 and the cause of the fire is unknown."
2014-12-09 - Boat bursts into flame at Lemon Tree Passage in coastal Port Stephens (Australia):
2014-12-08 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at West Bay Marina in coastal Olympia (Washington):
Quote: "The fire, which involved a single boat, was knocked down while boats from the Olympia Harbor Patrol, Port of Olympia and the marina moved adjoining boats to safety. The boat did not sink, but was burned down to the deck line, several feet above the waterline."
2014-12-06 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:30 AM, burns and sinks, while docked on Lake Ontario in Toronto (Canada):
Quote: "No injuries were reported after a boat caught fire and sank at an Ontario Place pier early Saturday morning. It happened at around 1:30 a.m. A Toronto Fire Services boat was dispatched to the scene, allowing firefighters to extinguish the blaze but the boat sank a short time later."
2014-12-05 - Supply ship 'Stril Myster' bursts into flame near coastal Haugesund (Norway):
2014-12-05 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at the Penton Hook Marina on the River Thames in Chertsey (Britain):
2014-12-05 - Boat bursts into flame at 3 AM while parked at home in Merbein (Australia):
2014-12-04 - Patrol boat bursts into flame at beach in coastal Tannirbavi (India):
2014-12-04 - Two boats destroyed by fire while moored near coastal Destin (Florida):
2014-12-03 - Boat bursts into flame and explodes on Sabine Lake near coastal Port Arthur (Texas):
Quote: "Four men are safe tonight after their boat caught fire and exploded on Sabine Lake. Rescue workers, including the sheriff's office, responded to the fire this afternoon in the middle of Sabine Lake. Port Arthur firefighters also helped out. They set up on Pleasure Island and waited while deputies rescued the men. Once the four men were on a rescue boat, their boat exploded."
2014-12-03 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at East Beach on coastal St. Simons Island (Georgia):
Quote: "The Glynn County Fire Department responded to a fire on a 17-foot boat at private dock near East Beach on St. Simons Island. The boat was reported to be fully involved or consumed by flames."
2014-12-02 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked at home, fire spreads to dock, in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):
2014-12-02 - Barge bursts into flame in canal near Weaste Lane in Warrington (Britain):
2014-12-01 - Shrimp boat bursts into flame at 7 AM in the Gulf of Mexico near coastal Grand Isle (Louisiana), 4 injured:
Quote: "Officials with the Coast Guard said the New Orleans office received a report that four people had escaped a vessel fire around 7 a.m. Monday. This happened 35 miles southwest of Grand Isle."
2014-12-01 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Kamsar (Guinea), 2 missing:
2014-11-30 - Ferry ship 'Ierapetra L' bursts into flame off the coast of Italy:
Quote: "In the evening of Nov 29, 2014, a fire broke out 25 miles off the Italian coast in the engine room of the "Ierapetra L", and the ship immediately returned to Brindisi."
Quote: "The hull was blackened by the heat and fire which seemed to have caused significant damage."
2014-11-30 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Port Kamsar (Guinea), 2 injured:
Quote: "The China National Fisheries Corp has confirmed that two of its Chinese staffers have been found alive after they jumped off a boat, which caught fire near Port Kamsar, a northern city of Guinea."
2014-11-30 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:20 AM while parked at home in coastal Whyalla (Australia):
2014-11-30 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home in the Penlan area of coastal Swansea (Britain):
2014-11-29 - Large 140-foot fishing boat 'Betty C' bursts into flame at 2 AM off the coast near Honolulu (Hawaii), crew rescued:
Quote: "At 2 a.m., the Joint Rescue Coordination Center received a distress call from a 140-foot fishing vessel, named Betty C. The JRCC broadcasted this alert to other boaters and around 9:30 a.m. another fishing vessel, the Cape Ferrat, arrived on scene about 230 miles south of Jarvis Island. All 21 passengers of the Betty C. were adrift on a small skiff after abandoning ship. The cause of the fire is still unknown; no injuries were reported."
2014-11-29 - Cargo ship bursts into flame off the coast near Manora, Karachi (Pakistan):
Quote: "Karachi (Reuters) cargo ship caught fire in the open sea coast of Karachi, Manora."
2014-11-28 - Ship 'Udhares' bursts into flame while docked in the Maldive Islands:
Quote: "Fiyoree Councilman Mohamed Ahmed told Vaguthu that the fire started inside the cockpit cabin. The whole cockpit got burnt to ashes during the fire, he said."
2014-11-28 - At least three boats destroyed by fire at marina in Semmes (Alabama):
Note: Could be sparking from the boats started the grass fire that destroyed the boats. Or maybe it was yet another brush fire breaking out near a body of water. No way to tell when responders show up and find a big fire like that...
2014-11-28 - Boat bursts into flame in Oversley Court, Giffard Park, Milton Keynes (Britain):
2014-11-27 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at Gales Ferry Marina in Ledyard (Connecticut), near the Thames River:
Quote: "The boat that caught fire was heavily damaged and the four others sustained minor damage, Saccone said."
2014-11-27 - Boat bursts into flame at 3:48 AM while parked in Charlotte Hall (Maryland), near the coast:
Quote: "At approximately 3:48 a.m., a private ambulance company discovered a fire on a 1999 18-inch Sea Ray boat and alerted the owner, the State Fire Marshal’s Office report stated."
2014-11-27 - Boat bursts into flame outside surf club in coastal Woonona (Australia):
2014-11-26 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home, home damaged too, in coastal Boca Raton (Florida):
2014-11-25 - Man burns to death when boat bursts into flame on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Wiltshire (Britain):
2014-11-25 - Tanker ship 'British Emissary' damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):
Quote: "Engine Explodes on BP Oil Tanker"
2014-11-24 - Tanker ship 'Chao Anoma' damaged by explosion in the Andaman Sea near Phuket (Thailand), 3 injured:
Quote: "The 'Chao Anoma' suffered an explosion in the engine room on Nov 22, 2014. The vessel was under way in the Andaman Sea being en route from Tanjung Pelepas to Yangon. Three crew members were seriously injured by the blast, and the tanker required assistance, changing her course for Phuket."
2014-11-24 - Boat, tractor, golf cart and barn destroyed by fire at Christmas tree farm in Allendale Township (Michigan):
Quote: "Equipment lost in the fire included a boat, tractor, hi-lo, tree-banding equipment, a golf cart and tools. Keefe said a damage estimate was not yet available."
2014-11-23 - Two boats destroyed by fire at 1 AM in coastal Pasadena (Maryland):
Quote: "Two boats were destroyed by fire early Sunday morning in Pasadena. County firefighters were dispatched to the 200 block of Harlem Road at about 1 a.m. and discovered the boats engulfed in flames, Fire Department spokesman Lt. Cliff Kooser said."
2014-11-22 - Tanker ship bursts into flame in coastal Pasir Gudang (Malaysia):
2014-11-21 - Shrimp boat 'Bona Spes WR17' bursts into flame in coastal Den Oever (Netherlands):
Quote: "The fire rescue of Wieringen was alerted on Nov 16, 2014, after a fire broke out aboard the shrimper 'Bona Spes - WR - 17' in the port of Den Oever."
2014-11-20 - Boat bursts into flame at 3:48 AM while parked at home in Charlotte Hall (Maryland), near the coast:
2014-11-20 - Boat bursts into flame at Stearns Wharf in coastal Santa Barbara (California):
2014-11-19 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near Norfolk (Virginia):
Quote: "Three sailors were forced to abandon ship after a fire erupted on their sailboat. According to the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre, RCC Bermuda received a call from the US Coastguard in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday morning to warn them that the Wooden Heart, a sailboat with three people on board, had been disabled by an on-board fire which occurred 240 nautical miles north of Bermuda."
2014-11-18 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Tracey's Landing (Maryland):
Quote: "Anne Arundel firefighters responded to a boat fire at a Tracey's Landing marina Tuesday morning. Firefighters responded to the Herrington Harbour North marina in the 300 block of Deale Road around 11:10 a.m. They found smoke coming from a 30-foot catamaran, said fire department spokesman Capt. Russ Davies. It took 24 firefighters about 20 minutes to bring the blaze under control."
2014-11-18 - Boat, construction equipment and building go up in flames shortly after 4 AM in Ringgold (Georgia), nobody there:
Quote: "Hours after the fire was put out, a restoration employee told WDEF the damage is extensive. That person also said it appears that a large boat on the other side of the building was destroyed by the blaze."
Quote: "The company rents and sells construction equipment including dozers and excavators."
2014-11-17 - Tanker ship 'Estrella' hit by fire while docked in coastal Rotterdam (Netherlands):
2014-11-17 - Boat bursts into flame at dock on the Tweed River in Condong (Australia), 2 children injured:
2014-11-16 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Osney Mill Marina on the River Thames (Britain), nobody aboard:
2014-11-15 - Several boats and dock destroyed by fire at midnight at marina on Possum Kingdom Lake in Graford (Texas):
2014-11-15 - Boat explodes and burns at coastal Arcadia Point (Washington), 1 injured:
2014-11-15 - Ferry boat bursts into flame on coastal Pangkor Island (Malaysia):
2014-11-14 - Cargo ship 'Thorsten J HA 5' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Yerseke (Netherlands):
Quote: "In the afternoon of Nov 14, 2014, a fire broke out aboard the 'Thorsten J - HA 5' on the slip of the shipyard Van de Yerseke BV in Yerseke. The fire in the hold of the vessel was discovered around 2:45 p.m."
2014-11-14 - In separate incidents, boat and car burst into flame after 1 AM while parked in Willoughby (Australia):
Note: Willoughby is a suburb of coastal Sydney. The car burst into flame at 1 AM and the boat at 1:25 AM. This seems quite similar to the two boats that burst into flame within 3 minutes while docked in separate marinas in coastal Washington DC, mentioned in the 2014-02-11 update...
2014-11-14 - Boat bursts into flame at Chiang Saen Port (Thailand), on a river, 2 injured, a star may hit Earth separately:
Quote: "A Lao boat transporting petrol caught fire in Chiang Saen Port. No one was killed but two crews were injured."
Quote: "A star can hit earth in the future. It is quite a huge one."
Note: And no further details on this huge star?! Also in this story, woman tries to trade a night of sex for an iPhone6, and 3 people were drugged and robbed and woke up in a pagoda. Thailand is interesting!
2014-11-13 - Large 167-foot fishing boat 'Isle Derniere' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Intracoastal City (Louisiana):
2014-11-13 - Boat, tractor, several cars and two sheds destroyed by fire at 5:15 AM in Hansen (Idaho):
Quote: "The fire reported at 3800 East and 3300 North around 5:15 a.m. Taylor Hunsaker with the Rock Creek Fire Department said the two sheds contained several cars, a boat, tractor and personal belongings. The two sheds burned completely to the ground..."
Quote: "Fire investigators are now sifting through the ashes to determine the cause."
Note: 'Ashes, aha! I believe this may have been caused by fire!'
2014-11-13 - Boat, RV, pickup truck and garage destroyed by fire and explosions in Redmond (Washington), near the coast:
Quote: "When firefighters arrived, the garage was engulfed in flames and an RV inside was burning. A pickup and boat adjacent to the garage were also destroyed. The flames were so intense that they melted the gutters on a home 40 feet away."
2014-11-12 - Ferry ship 'Os' hit by explosion and/or fire near the island of Haramsøya (Norway), ship disabled and towed:
Quote: "The ferry service between Skjelten, Lepsøya and Haramsøya was interrupted on Nov 12, 2014, due to a small fire or kind of Explosion in the engine of the 'Os'. The ferry had be towed to the ferry terminal on Skjeltne and an ambulance boat was inserted to carry passengers."
2014-11-12 - Speed boat bursts into flame while parked at business in coastal Kedawang (Malaysia):
Quote: "The dockyard operator, Mohd Yusof Mohd Zam, 53, said he was about to close the premises when he saw smoke billowing from the speed boat and tried to put out the fire. 'However the fire had spread too fast,' he said."
2014-11-12 - Boat and garage destroyed by fire in coastal Edgewater (Florida):
Note: People still own boats? In Florida?! I wonder if all the people in Florida will die before all the boats have been destroyed. The race is on!
2014-11-12 - Boat bursts into flame while parked on trailer at the Berkeley Marina in coastal Berkeley (California):
2014-11-11 - Boat explodes and burns, destroyed, while docked in coastal Bodden Town (Cayman Islands):
Quote: "They said fire crews fought a huge blaze but the boat was completely destroyed. There were two explosions reported by the television station and a nearby home had their window cracked from the loud noise."
2014-11-11 - Boat and RV burst into flame while parked at home in Mansfield (Massachusetts):
Quote: "Firefighters had just cleared the scene of an unrelated medical emergency at the time of the fire..."
Note: Unrelated medical emergency? Wouldn't be so sure about THAT assumption. The address listed here is about 1200 feet east (downwind) of the Rumford River...
2014-11-11 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Mission Bay (California):
Quote: "Tuesday morning was a busy one for area firefighters. They battled a boat fire in Mission Bay, a trailer fire in Valencia Park and a series of suspicious fires in Chollas Creek."
2014-11-10 - Lobster boat bursts into flame near coastal Cushing Island (Maine):
2014-11-10 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Barnegat Bay (New Jersey):
2014-11-10 - Boat, truck and home destroyed by fire shortly after 5:30 AM in Veyo (Utah):
Quote: "A truck and a boat were also completely destroyed by the fire."
Quote: "A truck, parked in the carport of the burning home, also exploded."
2014-11-10 - Barge bursts into flame on the Bridgewater Canal in Thelwall, Warrington (Britain):
2014-11-09 - Boat bursts into flame while parked on trailer at business in Greenville (Kentucky):
2014-11-09 - Boat, portable building and outbuilding go up in flames before 5 AM on Grove Ferry Road in coastal Wickhambreaux (Britain):
2014-11-08 - Cargo ship 'Cosmic 9' bursts into flame at 3:40 AM while docked in coastal Haiphong (Vietnam):
Quote: "An Indonesian cargo ship Cosmic 9 suddenly erupted in flames, disabling the ship, after docking at Thuong Ly General Oil Depot, Cam River, Haiphong city at 3.40am on November 8."
2014-11-07 - Several boats go up in flames inside trailer at boatyard in Penn Township (Pennsylvania):
Quote: "Firefighters were called to a fire at a Penn Township boatyard. Crews were called to Rics Marine, 5097 Bernville Road, after flames broke out on a trailer containing several boats."
Note: Several is more than 2 so I'll call it 3 to be conservative...
2014-11-07 - Fishing trawler explodes and burns while docked in coastal Honfleur (France), 1 injured:
2014-11-06 - Powerboat bursts into flame near coastal Islamorada in the Florida Keys (Florida):
Quote: "A Good Samaritan rescued six people off a burning boat on Thursday afternoon. Coast Guard officials said the 40-foot cigar boat was southwest of Islamorada when the fire broke out."
Quote: "The fire happened near the channel 5 bridge. The U.S. Coast Guard reports the 40-foot turbine vessel had about 400 gallons of diesel fuel aboard. The powerboat is valued at $750,000."
Note: WAS valued at $750,000...
2014-11-05 - Russian anti-submarine ship 'Kerch' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Sevastopol (Russia):
2014-11-05 - Five boats destroyed by fire at shipyard in coastal Savona (Italy):
Quote: "A crew member from a large yacht, has taken some dramatic pictures of burning boats in a Shipyard in Savona in Italy, floating towards the nearby yachts."
Quote: "Five of the small boats sank while the remaining smaller boats were partially damaged or burnt."
2014-11-05 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Port Macquarie (Australia), nobody there:
2014-11-04 - Cargo ship 'Cimbris' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Warrenpoint Harbour (Ireland):
2014-11-04 - Cargo ship 'Lady Racisce' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Algiers (Algeria):
Quote: "In the morning of Nov 3, 2014, a fire broke out in the cargo hold 3 of the 'Lady Francise' which was docked in Algiers."
2014-11-04 - Cargo ship 'Tian Xiang 69' damaged by explosion near coastal Weihai (China), 5 injured:
Quote: "A crankcase onboard the bulker 'Tian Xiang 69' exploded yesterday morning while the vessel was sailing off Weihai. Five crew members were badly injured. Beihai Rescue Bureau, part of the Ministry of Transport, sent out a helicopter and has brought the wounded to the nearby hospital."
2014-11-04 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Stour near coastal Sandwich Quay (Britain):
2014-11-03 - Two boats destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM while docked at marina in the Inner Harbor in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):
Quote: "Two boats caught fire and and sank in Henderson's Wharf Marina in Baltimore early Monday morning. According to Coast Guard officials, watchstanders received a report at approximately 3:30 a.m., that a boat in Belts Wharf Landing Yacht Club caught fire and drifted across the harbor into Henderson's Wharf Marina. It hit a second boat, which also caught fire."
Note: Last year the water in the Inner Harbor suddenly turned milky green-white, all the fish died, and a 'rotten egg' odor was in the air, in Baltimore, mentioned in the 2013-07-18 update. That was the chemocline rising abruptly to the surface, smothering all the fish and releasing methane and hydrogen sulfide that had accumulated at the bottom into the air. Shortly after that, an anomalous number of people started being found dead in the water in the Inner Harbor. No coincidence...
2014-11-03 - Boat bursts into flame near the Jamestown Bridge in coastal North Kingstown (Rhode Island):
Quote: "RI | NORTH KINGSTOWN |**BOAT FIRE**| JAMESTOWN BRIDGE | MARINE TASK FORCE ACTIVATED FOR A 23 FOOT VESSEL WITH AN ELECTRICAL FIRE,NKFD MARINE 5 TO HANDLE, RETURNING OTHER ASSETS | NEFA20 |"
Note: Also see the deadly blaze that burned a home and killed a man at 1 AM in North Kingstown on this day...
2014-11-02 - Ship 'Conca d'Oru II – SNSM 126' hit by fire in coastal Saint-Florent (France):
Quote: "On Oct 31, 2014, at 02.30 a.m. a fire broke out aboard the 'Conca d'Oru II – SNSM 126' in Saint-Florent. The fire spread to two other fiberglass boats, which sank. The lifeboat was gutted, but remained afloat due to the assistance of the fire rescue from Saint-Florent and Bastia and was drydocked in the run of the day."
Note: In French, even boat fires sound delectable!
2014-11-02 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in Launceston on the island of Tasmania (Australia):
2014-11-02 - Boat, vehicles and home destroyed by fire just before midnight, near coastal Taupo (New Zealand), 1 injured:
Quote: "They lost everything in the fire that left their house a smoldering ruin and vehicles and a boat destroyed."
2014-11-01 - Tugboat bursts into flame on the Mississippi River in West Baton Rouge Parish (Louisiana):
2014-11-01 - Houseboat bursts into flame at 3:38 AM on the River Thames in Oxford (Britain), 3 lightly injured:
2014-10-31 - Houseboat bursts into flame on Ewing Street in coastal Seattle (Washington):
Quote: "@SeattleFire is on scene of a fully-involved house boat fire at 300 blk W. Ewing St. Fire tell us everyone's out."
2014-10-30 - Boat explodes and burns while docked at marina, second boat destroyed too, in coastal Kemah (Texas), 1 injured:
Quote: "Three boats were damaged by the fire. The boat where the fire started and another in the next next slip were destroyed. Another boat was damaged by the heat of the blaze, Rikard said."
Note: In late August a prospective buyer was on a yacht named 'Botox' in Kemah when it burst into flame, mentioned in the 2014-08-29 update...
2014-10-30 - Two boats, tractor, and shop destroyed by fire on Little River Road near coastal Port Angeles (Washington):
Quote: "Destroyed were a Kubota tractor, two boats, a hoist, a metal lathe, thousands of dollars worth of tools and a bundle of tongue-and-grove pine boards, a Fire District 2 spokesperson said. No injuries were reported. Little River Road runs along the Elwha River south of Port Angeles."
2014-10-30 - Houseboat bursts into flame shortly after 1 AM, second fire in a week, while docked at Roydon Marina (Britain):
Quote: "A joint fire and police investigation will now take place to establish the cause of the fire, although Essex Fire and Rescue Service's initial investigations have concluded that the fire started deliberately."
Note: They haven't ruled out accidental causes so they're just making assumptions, like you'd expect from incompetent fire investigators. The only question is whether they're being purposefully incompetent, to perpetrate a deception, or whether they're just naturally incompetent. Could be either...
2014-10-29 - Fishing trawler bursts into flame at 11:54 PM while dry-docked in coastal Raymond Terrace (Australia):
Quote: "A boat in a Raymond Terrace dry dock has been severely fire damaged after it caught alight shortly before midnight on Wednesday."
2014-10-29 - Boat bursts into flame and explodes at marina in coastal Millbrook, Plymouth (Britain), nobody there:
Quote: "Firefighters were called out to a marina after a boat caught fire and broke free of its moorings - with nearby residents hearing explosions from the scene. Police and fire crews were called to the incident at Southdown Marina in Millbrook at about 8pm last night."
2014-10-28 - Boatyard damaged by fire in coastal Brightlingsea (Britain):
Quote: "Firefighters are tackling a fire in a single storey building in a boatyard in Brightlingsea. On arrival the incident commander reported that the building - which measures 10 metres by five metres - was 60% alight."
2014-10-28 - Boat bursts into flame in the Bay of Islands (New Zealand):
Quote: "On Monday night, a small boat left Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands and caught fire. The five occupants got off safely."
2014-10-27 - Boat bursts into flame at 1 AM while moored at luxury marina in Harlow (Britain), on the River Stort, nobody there:
Quote: "Firefighters spent more than an hour tackling a canal boat blaze at a luxury marina. Crews were called to Roydon Marina Village at 1am this morning. The 15-metre narrow boat was said to be 'heavily smoke logged' on arrival. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used a one hose reel to deal with the blaze. The fire was extinguished at around 2:15am. Reports suggest there was no one on the boat at the time of the blaze and an ambulance was not called to the scene."
Note: Just another boat going up in flames in the middle of the night with nobody there. No big deal...as long as you don't own a boat!
2014-10-26 - Seven yachts destroyed by fire at shipyard in coastal Fiumicino (Italy):
Quote: "A big fire spread over a shipyard in Fiumicino, close to Rome, inside at least seven yachts of more than 10 mt length, destroying them irrevocably."
2014-10-26 - Boat bursts into flame while dry-docked at Traders Cove Marina in coastal Brick (New Jersey):
2014-10-25 - Boat bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Quincy (Massachusetts), nobody there:
2014-10-24 - Cargo ship 'New Katerina' hit by fire, excavator burns, in coastal Amsterdam (Netherlands):
2014-10-24 - Boat and RV trailer destroyed by fire at Bendigo Caravan Centre in Epsom (Australia):
2014-10-23 - Houseboat bursts into flame at 1:35 AM on Taylor Road in coastal Bethel Island (California):
Quote: "Just in from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, At 1:35 am, the ECCFPD responded to a fully involved boat fire of a 1966 36ft River Queen House Boat on Taylor Rd, Bethel Island last night. ECCFPD was able to protect exposures and extinguish the houseboat. The boat was deemed a total loss."
2014-10-22 - Cargo ship 'Myrte' bursts into flame, disabled, near coastal Fair Isle in the Shetland Islands (Scotland):
2014-10-22 - Ferry boat bursts into flame near Lazo in the Shetland Islands (Scotland):
Note: So two big ships catching fire in the Shetland Islands on the same day. Coincidence? Doubtful...
2014-10-21 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast near Fujian Province (China), 11 crew rescued:
2014-10-20 - Boat and pickup truck go up in flames while parked at home in Beach Haven (Pennsylvania), nobody there:
Note: Beach Haven is located on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The owners were out of town. It's very dangerous now to leave your home with a vehicle parked near it, or to leave a vehicle parked near another vehicle...
2014-10-20 - Boat bursts into flame in Chesapeake Bay near Portsmouth (Virginia):
2014-10-20 - Boat explodes and burns at 2 AM in coastal Pompano Beach (Florida), 1 injured:
2014-10-19 - Historic 19th-century sailing ship Cutty Sark damaged by fire in coastal London (Britain):
2014-10-19 - Boat bursts into flame at Lake Havasu (Arizona), man and girl jump overboard:
2014-10-19 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway at home in coastal Cape Coral (Florida), 1 injured:
2014-10-19 - Boat and car destroyed by fire at 1:20 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Mooroopna (Australia):
Quote: "Det Sen Const Dean said the fire started in a boat and a car parked in the driveway before spreading to the roof of the carport and house."
2014-10-19 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Medway near Rochester (Britain):
2014-10-18 - Boat bursts into flame at 4:13 AM on Lake Avenue in Queenstown (New Zealand), near Lake Wakatipu:
2014-10-17 - Cargo ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Wilmington (California):
2014-10-17 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Coltons Point (Maryland):
2014-10-14 - Large 55-foot boat bursts into flame just after midnight in coastal Torpoint (Britain):
Quote: "Firefighters tackled a fire on a 55ft boat in Torpoint in the early hours of this morning. The 40 firefighters from Torpoint, Saltash and Liskeard dealt with the fire on the vessel which was moored on a pontoon in a boatyard. Water rescue units and support vehicles from St Austell were also in attendance at the fire just after midnight..."
2014-10-13 - Cruise ship 'Mein Schiff 1' hit by fire off the coast of Spain:
Quote: "In the evening of Oct 12, 2014, around 9 p.m. a fire broke out in the incinerator on deck 3 of the 'Mein Schiff 1' while the cruise ship was enroute from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca with more than 2000 passengers. The crew was able to extinguish the fire within short time, and the ship docked as scheduled at Palma in the morning of Oct 13. The message 'Bravo, Bravo, Bravo, Fire in the Garbage' could accidently be heard from the PA system."
Note: So a trash fire, just like all the recycling plant fires that have driven major international insurers out of the recycling business, except this time the fire happened to occur on a cruise ship. From the full hypothesis: "Trash-related facilities such as recycling centers and landfills will burn hard too, as hydrogen sulfide is absorbed into flammable absorbent materials like wood, paper, cardboard, straw, hay, dried brush, generic trash, clothing, cotton, wool."
2014-10-13 - Three boats destroyed or damaged by fire at Bolles Harbor while parked in Monroe (Michigan):
2014-10-13 - Two boats go up in flames at 1:53 AM in coastal Bradenton (Florida):
2014-10-13 - Boat bursts into flame at Fred's Marina in Portland (Oregon), nobody aboard:
2014-10-13 - Boat bursts into flame while docked on the River Weaver in Northwich (Britain):
2014-10-13 - Boat bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on the River Thames by King’s Meadow (Britain), nobody aboard:
2014-10-13 - Boat bursts into flame at home on West Medlock Drive in Phoenix (Arizona):
2014-10-12 - Yacht bursts into flame shortly before midnight near coastal Almería (Spain), couple rescued:
Quote: "The boat, 21 metres in length, caught fire for unknown reasons and the couple, British nationals, took to the liferaft. The authorities were notified after people on shore spotted the emergency flares sent up by the couple. The boat sank at around midnight."
2014-10-10 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Milford Harbor near Milford (Connecticut), 1 lightly injured:
Quote: "An 86-year-old man suffered some burns when fire destroyed a sailboat in Milford this afternoon. Dispatchers from 911 received a call around noon reporting a fire on a 25-foot sailboat, so Milford's Marine 1 fire boat and the Coast Guard responded. When they arrived, they found the boat, fully engulfed, at the mouth of Milford harbor."
2014-10-09 - Shrimp support ship bursts into flame on the Great Salt Lake in Box Elder County (Utah):
Quote: "The Leader wrote in a Facebook post that the boat is carrying 14,000 gallons of fuel, and that the boat 'may be detonated to minimize the amount of fuel seeping into the water.'"
2014-10-09 - Cargo ship 'Ocean Drover' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Fremantle (Australia), 40 injured:
2014-10-09 - Boat explodes into flame on Lake Erie near the mouth of the Rocky River, near Lakewood (Ohio):
2014-10-08 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Clearwater Beach (Florida):
2014-10-08 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Raritan Bay (New York):
Quote: "Staten Island Box 3479. Raritan Bay - Large body of water (Atlantic Ocean) off South Shore of SI. Marine 8 responding to a distress call for a fire on an occupied boat in the bay. Marines 3&9 now responding. Heavy fire seen from the SI shoreline..."
2014-10-07 - Ship hauling radioactive waste bursts into flame in the Moray Firth near coastal Inverness (Scotland):
2014-10-07 - Ship 'Jonas II' destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Nieuwpoort (Belgium):
Quote: "On Oct 6, 2014, the 'Jonas II' completely burnt out in her homeport of Nieuwpoort."
2014-10-06 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at coastal Waiheke Island (New Zealand), 1 killed, 1 injured:
Quote: "One person died and another suffered extensive burns in a boat fire at Waiheke Island last night. The fire broke out on a nine-metre launch moored near the Waiheke Boat Club on the island about 9.30pm, police said."
Quote: "Waiheke Boat Club publicity officer Steve Alloway said the injured man was the owner of the 9-metre boat, and his previous boat had also caught fire a few months ago."
2014-10-06 - Fishing boat 'Melodie De La Mer' bursts into flame off the coast of France:
Quote: "On Oct 5, 2014, an electrical fire broke out aboard the 'Mélodie de la Mer' off the French coast. The maritime Prefect Manche dispatched a Dragon 76 helicopter with two firefighters to the area where the fishing vessel from Dieppe was situated."
2014-10-05 - Boat bursts into flame at 2:45 AM, second boat scorched, while docked in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
Quote: "A boat was destroyed and another was damaged during a fire at the Dolphin Cove Marina early Sunday morning. Bridgeport police said about 28 firefighters battled the blaze at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday after a report of a 26-foot Hydra-Sport boat was fully engulfed in flames."
2014-10-05 - Ten dragon boat canoes and boat storage facility destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in coastal Vancouver (Canada):
Quote: "Greg Lamb with the Canadian International Dragon Boat Society says fire hit the trailer with at least ten OC1 boats inside. 'That is a massive loss for us,' says Lamb."
Quote: "Dragon boat organizers are reeling after an overnight fire caused extensive damage to a temporary storage facility in False Creek on Sunday. Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival spokesperson Anita Webster told Metro they received a call at 4:30 a.m. from a security company that the on-site storage containers near the launching dock had caught on fire."
2014-10-05 - Boat bursts into flame in the Maldive Islands, 2 injured:
Quote: "Two foreigners have been injured in a fire on a boat at Vilimale’ harbour. An eyewitness told Sun Online that the vessel, most likely one carrying oil, caught fire at around 4:15 p.m., and that the two people who were injured are undergoing treatment at Vilimale’ Health Centre."
Note: A 40-year-old man went for a jog and dropped dead near a beachside resort in the Madives the day prior too, mentioned in the 2014-10-04 update...
2014-10-04 - French navy frigate 'Nivose' bursts into flame near coastal Port Louis (Mauritius):
Quote: "Fire broke out in engine room of French Frigate Nivose during the night Sep. 30. Crew managed to extinguish fire and the ship had to be towed back to Naval Base Port De La Galets, Reunion, arriving there on Oct 3. Nivose reported on fire, requesting assistance, north of Port Louis, Mauritius. The ship was in Port Louis on Sep 29."
2014-10-04 - Tanker ship 'Stoc Marcia' bursts into flame near the island of Bornholm (Denmark):
2014-10-04 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina on the Pawcatuck River in Westerly (Rhode Island), nobody aboard:
2014-10-04 - Boat, two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire at home in coastal Grand Bay West (Canada):
Note: This area is near coastal Port aux Basques and firefighters from Port aux Basques attended this fire. The day prior, a tractor trailer burst into flame just before midnight on the Trans-Canada Highway near Port aux Basques, mentioned in the 2014-10-03 update...
2014-10-04 - Boat and commercial building destroyed by fire in coastal Lake Worth (Florida):
Quote: "A spokesman for the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the there was a large one story commercial concrete structure on fire, along with a boat and small brush fire."
2014-10-03 - Casino cruise ship bursts into flame in coastal Mayport (Florida):
2014-10-03 - Yacht bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Bolivar (Texas):
2014-10-02 - Boat explodes into flame near marina in Cleveland (Ohio), 1 lightly injured:
2014-10-02 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in boatyard in coastal South Pattaya (Thailand):
2014-10-01 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the Gascoyne Coast (Australia):
2014-10-01 - Boat bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked at home in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):
Quote: "A boat that was parked in the driveway of a suburban West Palm Beach home caught fire early Wednesday morning. The fire occurred at 5 a.m. at a residence in the 3000 block of Taconic Drive."
2014-10-01 - Boat, trailers, generators and garage destroyed by fire in Addison Township (Wisconsin):
Quote: "He reported the garage's contents included a boat, trailers, generators, air compressors, power saws and drills, and 'tons and tons of hand tools."
2014-09-30 - Ferry boat 'Wasa Express' bursts into flame in coastal Vaasa (Finland):
Note: This is at least the fourth ferry boat to burst into flame THIS WEEK. That's not counting all of the burning yachts, personal boats exploding, fishing boats burning, etc. The situation is getting ferry serious!
2014-09-30 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast near Jacksonville (Florida):
2014-09-29 - Ferry boat 'Pride of Canterbury' bursts into flame while docking in Calais (France):
Quote: "Fire broke aboard a cross-channel passenger ferry on Monday (September 29) as it was docking in northern France."
2014-09-29 - Supply ship 'Maersk Clipper' hit by container fire near coastal St. John’s (Canada):
Quote: "Supt. Derek Chafe of the SJRFD says the container held cardboard and some empty drums that were on their way to a disposal area."
Note: Kinda like one of the many recycling facility fires but inside a container and on a ship...
2014-09-29 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near the island of Sri Lanka, 5 injured:
Quote: "Five persons were wounded and hospitalised after their fishing boat suddenly caught fire mid-sea. The Police Spokesman’s Office said that fire broke out after the fishermen had set out to sea from the Rekawa Fisheries Harbour last evening. The injured persons have been admitted to the Tangalle Base Hospital."
2014-09-28 - Boat explodes and burns in Bouvier Bay in Lake St. Clair near Ira Township (Michigan), 3 injured:
Quote: "A 14-year-old boy is being treated for burns to his face and body after the boat he was on exploded and caught fire on Bouvier Bay in Lake St. Clair. The Times Herald of Port Huron reports Monday that a 15-year-old girl and a 37-year-old woman also suffered burns Saturday after the explosion east of New Baltimore and northeast of Detroit. The newspaper reports that the 40-year-old owner of the 28-foot cabin cruiser was not hurt."
2014-09-28 - Ferry boat 'Da Vinci' bursts into flame at 4 AM on the Rhine River in Basel (Netherlands):
Quote: "In the early morning of Sep 27, 2014, at 4 a.m. a fire broke out aboard the 'Da Vinci' on the Rhine in Basel at the St. Johanns-Rhein Way. 67 passengers and the crew of 67 were evacuated."
2014-09-28 - Large 500-foot ship destroyed by fire in coastal Mobile (Alabama):
2014-09-28 - Large 100-foot yacht bursts into flame near coastal South Stradbroke Island (Australia):
2014-09-28 - Large 85-foot yacht bursts into flame in coastal Puerto Banus (Spain), 2 lightly injured:
Quote: "Two people were taken to be hospital after a fire broke out on a leisure boat in Puerto Banus in Marbella this morning (September 28)."
2014-09-28 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in yard on Strobel Road in Trumbull (Connecticut):
Note: A car just burst into flame on Route 25 in Trumbull too, mentioned in the 2014-09-26 update...
2014-09-27 - Tugboat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Tottenville (New York):
2014-09-27 - Sailboat 'Angelina Catherina' bursts into flame off the coast of Kiel (Germany):
Quote: "On Sep 27, 2014, around 10 a.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Angelina Catherina' off Kiel Holtenau. The crew managed to keep the fire from spreading until the lifeboat "Berlin" of the DGzRS-station Laboe had transferred members of the Kiel fire rescue onto the vessel..."
2014-09-27 - Sailboat 'Roald Amundsen' damaged by fire in coastal Friedrichsort, Kiel (Germany):
Quote: "Fire aboard traditional sailing vessel in Kiel..."
2014-09-26 - Ferry boat 'Delaware' bursts into flame before 5 AM while docked in coastal Cape May (New Jersey):
2014-09-25 - Boat and two trucks go up in flames at 3 AM while parked in coastal Sneads Ferry (North Carolina):
Quote: "Three vehicles were damaged in an early morning fire that occurred in Sneads Ferry. According to Onslow County Fire Marshal Brian Kelly, two trucks and a boat were involved in the blaze that occurred at about 3 a.m. Thursday morning at 138 Tar Landing Road."
2014-09-25 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Exe near coastal Starcross (Britain), nobody aboard:
Quote: "Coastguards made contact with one of the owners of the vessel who confirmed there was nobody on the boat."
2014-09-24 - Boat bursts into flame while dry-docked at coastal Conception Bay (Canada):
2014-09-24 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Fort Worth (Texas), frog saved, nobody there:
Quote: "The fire had apparently started in a boat parked in driveway next to a home in the 5700 block of Tracyne Drive."
Quote: "A family frog was rescued after a boat fire spread to a home in Wentworth Village, Fort Worth. The homeowners were out of state, but their daughter was able to pick up the family's pet frog who was uninjured."
2014-09-24 - Yacht 'Somewhere In Time' bursts into flame while moored in Hamburg Cove in Lyme (Britain):
2014-09-24 - Fishing boat 'Bagration' bursts into flame near the Kuril Islands (Russia):
Quote: "Corrugated packaging caught fire in the morning of Sep 21, 2014m on board of the 'Bagration' with 51 crew on board some 40 nm southeast of Shikotan island, Kuril Archipelago."
2014-09-23 - Yacht bursts into flame on the Halifax River, burns and sinks, in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida):
2014-09-23 - Barge bursts into flame at Sutton Wharf in Sutton Cheney (Britain):
2014-09-22 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Redwood City (California):
Quote: "The blaze was reported at 4:11 p.m. on a boat in the area of 1450 Maple Street near the Bair Island Aquatic Center..."
2014-09-22 - Boat, three vehicles and home go up in flames in the wee hours in Yakima (Washington), nobody there:
2014-09-21 - Boat bursts into flame after refueling in coastal Charlestown, Boston (Massachusetts), 7 injured:
Quote: "At least seven people were injured after a boat caught fire at the harbor on Terminal Street in Charlestown Sunday evening. According to the Boston Fire Department, the 38-foot Wellcraft cuddy cabin boat was docked at the harbor and just finished fueling when it burst into flames."
2014-09-21 - Boat bursts into flame at 5:45 AM, drifts toward another boat, on the Caldon Canal in Endon (Britain):
Quote: "The drama unfolded this morning when the 47-year-old was jolted from his sleep after a neighbouring boat, up in flames, drifted into his own, on the Caldon Canal, Endon. At approximately 5.45am Craig, from Milton, looked out to see flames lapping at his window and instantly jumped out of bed to save his narrowboat. Unfortunately he had to react quickly and didn't have time to cover up his manhood and could be seen stark naked frantically pushing the fiery vessel away from his 'holiday home'."
2014-09-20 - Five boats destroyed or damaged by fire while docked in Rosslyn Bay Harbour near coastal Yeppoon (Australia):
Quote: "Police are investigating after a fire destroyed two boats and damaged three others at Rosslyn Bay Harbour near Yeppoon on Saturday night."
2014-09-20 - Boats, car parts and shed destroyed by fire in Lewiston (Australia), near the coast:
Quote: "The shed contained boats, car parts, fibreglass resins and LPG cylinders, making it complex to battle, a CFS spokesman said. The cause of the fire is not yet known and fire cause officers have been called in to investigate. Total damage has been estimated at $250,000."
Note: Boats plural so to be conservative I'll call that two boats...
2014-09-20 - Fishing boat explodes and burns in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh), 4 injured, 4 missing:
Quote: "Mohammad Jahangir another boatman who stayed beside the boat told BSS that the trawler with eight people on board caught fire following an explosion in its engine around 10.40am."
2014-09-19 - Three shrimp boats destroyed by fire at 2 AM while docked in coastal Cameron (Louisiana):
2014-09-19 - Boat bursts into flame shortly after refueling on Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):
2014-09-18 - Ship 'Cilacap Permina Samudra 104' bursts into flame shortly before midnight in the Java Sea, 1 presumed dead:
Quote: "The 'Cilacap Permina Samudra 104' suffered extensive damage in a fire in the engine room on Sep 15, 2014, around 11.30 p.m.. The fire broke out on in the Java Sea, about a mile south of Kotabaru, South Kalimantan. 56 crew members have been evacuated, but the chief engineer was trapped in the engine compartment and was still missing and presumably dead."
2014-09-18 - Boat bursts into flame on Portland Road in coastal Weymouth (Britain):
2014-09-17 - Fishing boat 'Fire Man' explodes and burns while docked in coastal Valdez (Alaska), 1 injured:
Quote: "A powerful explosion destroyed a commercial fishing boat in Valdez Wednesday night. According to the Coast Guard it happened around 8 p-m on the fishing boat 'Fire Man'. The only man on board walked off on his own and was taken the hospital to get checked out. Allie Henderickson, the public information officer for the City of Valdez, said 'it's still floating but everything above the hull of the boat is destroyed. The superstructure is lying on its side and there is debris all along the sidewalk and in the water'"
2014-09-17 - Cargo ship 'MV Lizzane' bursts into flame in coastal Miami (Florida):
Quote: "City of Miami firefighters are trying to put out the flames spewing from a cargo ship. The fire was reported about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 2199 NW South River Drive. Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the ship for several miles."
2014-09-17 - Boat bursts into flame in Boston Harbor in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):
2014-09-17 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Chebilang, Satun (Thailand):
2014-09-16 - Tug boat 'Garyville' bursts into flame near Lake Charles (Louisiana):
Quote: "The Coast Guard along with the Black Bayou Fire Department responded to a tugboat fire near Lake Charles, La. on Tuesday. Six people aboard the tug vessel Garyville were able to escape and no injuries were reported, according to a release from the United States Coast Guard."
2014-09-15 - At least nine boats destroyed by fire shortly after 2 AM while docked in coastal Placentia Bay (Canada):
Quote: "At this point, Emberley said he has no idea how the blaze broke out. 'No idea whatsoever,' he said."
Quote: "[One of my men] started feeling sick and I think he had some tightness in his chest, so we advised him to go home, so some of the boys went up with him, it was his brothers actually. They called the ambulance, and the last I heard now it was a heart attack."
Note: So wee hours, on the coast, bunch of vehicles ignite, and a firefighter has a heart attack...
2014-09-14 - Boat damaged by explosion and fire near coastal Blake Island (Washington), 2 injured:
2014-09-14 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Cua Lo (Vietnam), 2 killed:
Quote: "At this point, a squid fishing boat fishermen in Yibin ward stalled between the creek. Fire scenes as 2 dead, 1 missing and one wounded. Receive press, two boats pulled ashore you run out. On the way back to the boat suddenly violently crashed in flames. The fire spread to the tire casing side of the boat and then fire spread to two boats were pulled. Some fishermen on the boat failed to fire risked jumping into the sea to escape."
2014-09-13 - Lobster boat bursts into flame at 5 AM while docked in coastal Weymouth North (Canada):
Quote: "Fire chief Roy Mullen said he got the call around 5 a.m., and, 'The fiberglass fishing boat was a ball of fire when we arrived.'"
2014-09-13 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Tiki Island (Texas):
2014-09-12 - Dive boat bursts into flame at 2 AM, burns and sinks, while docked in coastal Phuket (Thailand):
Quote: "The dive boat, estimated value B10 million, was a total loss. This is the second boat fire in three days. On Tuesday a tuna boat caught fire at the fishing port in Koh Sirey. Firemen, unable to get to the fire in the engine room, had no choise but to sink it."
Quote: "The second boat fire in three days."
2014-09-11 - Boat manufacturing warehouse destroyed by fire in Ferndale (Washington), near the coast, nobody there:
Quote: "Investigators say a Whatcom County boat manufacturing warehouse is a total loss after fire swept through it Thursday night. Firefighters responded to the blaze, in the 5300 block of Labounty Drive in Ferndale, at about 8:45 p.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames at the two-story warehouse. The two-alarm blaze was so hot and dangerous that crews could only fight it from the outside of the building. No one was in the building at the time, and there are no injuries."
2014-09-11 - Six boats destroyed or damaged by fire before 6 AM at marina at Bartlett Lake (Arizona):
Quote: "A dry-docked boat at Bartlett Lake caught fire and touched off a blaze Thursday morning that burned at least five other boats, authorities said."
2014-09-11 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast of Kuwait, 1 killed, 4 injured:
Quote: "A citizen was killed and four others injured when a fire broke out in a 14-feet boat they sailed on Thursday night, security sources said, noting that the boat was sailing from Watiya boat harbor opposite to the National Assembly building."
Note: Kuwait City was the first major metropolitan area in the history of the human race to be told to shelter in place because of hydrogen sulfide, mentioned in the 2012-10-17 update...
2014-09-10 - Boat bursts into flame on the Snake River near Kennewick (Washington):
2014-09-09 - Cargo ship 'BBC Bangkok' bursts into flame at 12:30 AM while docked in coastal Rostock (Germany):
Quote: "On Sep 8, 2014, at 12.30 a.m. a fire broke out in the cargo hold of the 'BBC Bangkok' during loading operations at berth 43 in the port of Rostock. The ship had loaded parts for offshore windfarms. The fire brigade was on ssene with 37 men from Rostock, Warnemünde and Gehlsdorf."
2014-09-08 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked at pier in coastal Phuket (Thailand):
2014-09-08 - Boat bursts into flame, possible explosion mentioned, in coastal Bokeelia on Pine Island (Florida):
Quote: "Pine Island Fire Department extinguished and are investigating a boat fire Monday night at 5208 Ann Arbor Dr. in Bokeelia. No injuries were reported. The call was originally dispatched as an explosion, though authorities Monday night declined to say if that occurred."
2014-09-08 - Boat explodes and burns as man works on it, fire spreads to garage, in Blair (Nebraska), 1 injured:
2014-09-07 - Three boats destroyed by fire at marina in coastal Penjaringan, North Jakarta (Indonesia):
Quote: "Three boats caught fire at Muara Angke Pier in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, on Saturday evening, but no fatalities were reported in the incident."
2014-09-07 - Yacht bursts into flame on Lake Michigan near Chicago (Illinois):
2014-09-07 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at lakeside home, fire spreads to home, on Sunset Cove in Mead (Oklahoma):
2014-09-06 - Five boats damaged or destroyed by fire at marina in coastal Dunedin (Florida), at least 1 injured:
Quote: "Four other boats were also damaged."
2014-09-05 - Boat bursts into flame while refueling in coastal Bokeelia (Florida), 1 injured:
2014-09-05 - Boat bursts into flame while on lift in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):
2014-09-05 - Boat bursts into flame while parked next to home in Nanaimo (Canada):
2014-09-04 - Cargo ship 'Happy Dragon' hit by explosion in the English Channel near Portland (Britain), 2 injured:
Quote: "Two crew members were airlifted to hospital after an explosion on a Dutch cargo ship in the English Channel. The coastguard rescued the pair from the Happy Dragon, 50 miles south west of Portland at 10:30 BST. They had suffered facial injuries."
2014-09-03 - Boat bursts into flame on the Fradley Junction Canal in Fradley (Britain):
2014-09-02 - Boat bursts into flame in Anderson Cove at Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):
Quote: "Adam Barbee was idling his 2001 Bombardier jet boat in Anderson Cove at the 18 Mile Marker when suddenly, the engine compartment caught fire. That’s according to an Missouri State Highway Patrol report about the Sunday, Aug. 31 incident. The highway patrol said the fire’s origin was unknown."
2014-09-02 - Boat bursts into flame while parked outside Gulf Coast Auto Repair in coastal North Fort Myers (Florida):
Quote: "Firefighters responded to a boat fire in the parking lot of Gulf Coast Auto Repair on Cardinal Drive in North Fort Myers, Tuesday night."
2014-09-02 - Boat bursts into flame in Lake Champlain at Red Rocks Park in South Burlington (Vermont):
2014-09-01 - Boat bursts into flame on the Niagara River near Buffalo (New York):
2014-09-01 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, at Keizer Rapids Park in Salem (Oregon):
2014-08-31 - Boat explodes and burns in coastal Ocean Pines (Maryland), 5 injured:
Quote: "He told police he opened up the hatches and turned on the blower to ventilate the engine, then went back into the house to finish getting ready. Thompson says Edwards was inside the house for about ten to fifteen minutes, which she says is plenty of time to properly ventilate the system in normal circumstances. Edwards told police he, his wife, his daughter, and his two friends from California boarded the boat and backed up preparing to leave the dock, but he says when he shifted the boat forward, the boat burst into flames. Thomson says all five people were thrown overboard when the boat exploded. It was not clear if they were thrown by the force of the explosion or they jumped overboard."
2014-08-31 - Boat bursts into flame in the St. Lucie River in coastal Stuart (Florida), 1 killed, 2 injured:
2014-08-31 - Boat bursts into flame on the Mississippi River near Grafton (Illinois):
Quote: "Firefighters from QEM Fire Rescue and the Alton Fire Department responded Sunday afternoon to a boat fire on the Mississippi near Grafton, successfully extinguishing the blaze with no reported injuries."
2014-08-31 - Boat explodes and burns at Lake Thunderbird in Norman (Oklahoma):
2014-08-30 - Ship bursts into flame near coastal Sørvær (Norway):
Quote: "On Aug 28, 2014, the Norwegian f/v 'Nordsandgutt - N 0102MS' (CS: LM2389) suffered an engine room fire off Soervaer. The NSSR-lifeboat 'Gjert Wilhelmsen' was called from Hammerfest and assistered the vessel."
2014-08-29 - Yacht 'Botox' bursts into flame under the Kemah Bridge in coastal Kemah (Texas):
Quote: "There were four people on board at the time of the fire -- a doctor and his wife who own the boat and two people who were considering buying it."
Note: 'Soooo...still interested?!'
2014-08-29 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Westerly (Rhode Island):
2014-08-29 - Barge bursts into flame shortly after midnight on canal in New Islington (Britain):
2014-08-28 - Cargo ship 'Century' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Werkendam (Netherlands):
Quote: "In the midday hours of Aug 28, 2014, the fire rescue was alerted after a fire in the engine room of the 'Century' on the slipway at the shipyard Jooren in Werkendam. The fire rescue attended with two engines, and the fire which had caused development of dense smoke at the Sleeuwikse Dike, was reported out at 3.30 p.m."
2014-08-27 - Barge full of scrap metal and scrap cars bursts into flame in the Hutchinson River in coastal Bronx (New York):
2014-08-27 - Ferry boat damaged by explosion and fire off the coast of Jakarta (Indonesia), 32+ people seriously burned:
Quote: "As many as 32 people suffering from serious wounds have been rushed to hospitals after a ferry caught fire on its engine Wednesday in waters off Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, an official said here."
2014-08-26 - Passenger ship 'Tärnan' destroyed by fire near the island of Söderöra (Sweden):
Quote: "In the evening of Aug 24, 2014, the Swedish Coast Guard put out a large fires on the 'Tärnan' at Söderöra in the Roslagens archipelago. The Coast Guard dispatched the two ships 'KBV 315' and 'KBV 311' to assist the fire department with fire fighting. The fire spread quickly, and the extensive fire-fighting operations took more than seven hours. The boat was completely engulfed in flames. Fortunately, there were no people on board. The passenger boat was, however, destroyed."
2014-08-26 - Naval ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh):
2014-08-26 - Yacht explodes, burns and sinks off the coast near Seaham, County Durham (Britain):
2014-08-25 - Three boats destroyed by fire while docked at Quarterdeck Marina in Sturgeon Bay (Wisconsin):
2014-08-24 - Racing boat bursts into flame off the shore of coastal Cocoa Beach (Florida):
2014-08-24 - Boat explodes and burns in coastal Provincetown Harbor near Provincetown (Massachusetts), 2 injured:
2014-08-24 - Boat bursts into flame on the James River near Watkins Landing in Goochland County (Virginia):
2014-08-24 - Boat bursts into flame, ignites dock, at Henry Hagg Lake (Oregon):
2014-08-24 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:45 AM while parked at home in Coquille (Oregon):
Quote: "According to an entry on the Coquille Police log for Friday, Aug. 22, 1:45 a.m., 500 block N. Cedar, 'reports boat on fire at neighbor’s house.'"
2014-08-23 - Ferry ship 'Pride Of Hull' bursts into flame in coastal Rotterdam (Netherlands), 1 injured:
Quote: "On Aug 23, 2014, a fire broke out on board the 'Pride of Hull' in the Benelux Port of Rotterdam. It raged in a tank container in the afternoon. There were 15 persons on board at that time. They were examined by ambulance staff for smoke inhalation. One person was taken to hospital."
2014-08-23 - Tanker ship explodes and burns in coastal Lach Bang (Vietnam), 2 killed, 4 injured:
2014-08-23 - Boat bursts into flame at 2:30 AM at the Elm Hill Marina on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville (Tennessee):
2014-08-23 - Migrant boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in the Aegean Sea near Greece:
2014-08-22 - Cargo ship bursts into flame, explodes twice, near Zárate (Argentina), 2 killed, 17 injured:
Quote: "Yesterday, tragically, a ship carrying timber from the north and heading towards the port of Buenos Aires, caught fire and exploded twice near the city of Zárate, Buenos Aires Province in north, leaving two firefighters dead and 17 injured."
2014-08-22 - Three boats, two cars and storage building destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM on Lake George Avenue in Ticonderoga (New York):
Quote: "Inside were a 1930s-vintage Rolls Royce and Bentley, along with three boats."
2014-08-22 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in Lacey Township (New Jersey), 1 injured:
2014-08-21 - Boat explodes into flame after refueling, on the Miami River on River Drive in coastal Miami (Florida):
Note: A boat just exploded and burned while refueling the day prior in coastal Port Washington (New York), killing one man, mentioned in the 2014-08-20 update. A boat exploded and burned while refueling at Victoria Island near Lagos (Nigeria), killing one person and injuring 9 more, mentioned in the 2014-08-17 update. So in four days that's at least three boats that have exploded and/or ignited while refueling or right after refueling. These refueling explosions and fires are probably in most cases caused by the Ghostly Match. As the atmospheric contamination proceeds, there will be more such events. The escalation is already obvious. You won't see it coming until it's too late, at which time you may be dead or on fire...
2014-08-21 - Boat bursts into flame at 4:45 AM while parked inside building on Walnut Boulevard in Byron (California):
Quote: "Upon arrival, crews located a boat fire inside of a metal structure where the fire extended into cabinets and the office space inside the building. Firefighters quickly secured the scene and began a fire attack. According to the ECCFPD, the boat was a complete loss with heavy damage to the structure."
Note: People still park vehicles inside buildings?!
2014-08-20 - Boat explodes and burns while refueling at dock in coastal Port Washington (New York), 1 killed:
Quote: "Police say the explosion happened as the owner was fueling up the 42-foot boat. A passenger on the boat jumped off and suffered injuries. Police say two docks, and other nearby boats have damage."
Note: Sounds like the work of the Ghostly Match. I mentioned refueling specifically: "Would you siphon gas or refuel your vehicle if there was a lit match right there? Of course not, but you won't SEE the match until it's struck." Another boat just exploded and burned while refueling, at Victoria Island near coastal Lagos (Nigeria), mentioned in the 2014-08-17 update. That boat explosion and fire killed 1 person and injured 9 more. So that's 2 people killed and 9 people injured in just two boat explosions in just three days, both while refueling. Obviously this is a serious and deadly problem and you won't see it coming until it's too late and you're on fire or dead...
2014-08-20 - Boat explodes and burns near coastal Dillingham (Alaska), 1 killed:
Quote: "A 55-year-old man died near Dillingham after an explosion on his boat knocked him into the water."
2014-08-20 - Two boats, tractor, pickup, riding mower, two wagons, 600 bales of hay and barn destroyed by fire near Milton (Wisconsin):
Quote: "According to a news release from the Milton Fire Department, a vehicle inside the barn caught fire and sparked the blaze. The fire destroyed the barn along with a 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, a 1984 Agri-Power tractor, a riding lawn mower, and a circa-1949, handmade wooden boat, according to the release. Two hay wagons and a pontoon boat outside the barn also were destroyed."
Note: Nice fire-friendly assortment of vehicles parked in there...
2014-08-20 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in yard on Tunitas Creek Road in coastal San Mateo County (California):
Quote: "The fire was contained to only the boat, but it remains a mystery exactly how the vessel ignited."
2014-08-19 - Boat bursts into flame just before 6 AM while parked at home in Mt. Juliet (Tennessee):
Quote: "The owner said the boat's battery was taken out two years ago and it had no electricity. Fire officials on the scene told News 2 there was no ignition source and they are looking into possible arson."
Note: I bet that boat had some rusty iron/steel in it somewhere, like the battery mounting brackets or something like that. Just because fire officials are ignorant of the problem doesn't make the problem go away, it just means the taxpayers are paying the salaries of ignorant fire officials...
2014-08-19 - Boat bursts into flame, fire spreads to home, in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):
2014-08-19 - Fishing boat bursts into flame on the Fraser River near the Pattullo Bridge in New Westminster (Canada):
2014-08-18 - Decommissioned cargo ship damaged by fire in Sault Ste. Marie (Canada):
2014-08-18 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast of Otsuchi Bay, Iwate Prefecture (Japan), 2 missing:
2014-08-18 - Boat bursts into flame on the Missouri River near Fort Calhoun (Nebraska):
2014-08-18 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:38 AM while moored in coastal Conception Bay (Canada), nobody aboard:
2014-08-18 - Jet ski bursts into flame on the St. Croix River near the Town of Linn (Wisconsin), 1 injured:
2014-08-17 - Tanker ship 'Java Bonitos' damaged by fire and explosions off the coast near Bangka (Indonesia), 1 killed, 3 missing:
Quote: "The 'Java Bonitos' suffered three explosions and fire in the engine room on Aug 15, 2014, at 630 p.m. LT while transiting the Bangka Strait, between Southern Sumatra and Belitung Island in the Java Sea. of the 21 crew members on board, one died and three were missing. The crew had gathered in the back of the ship, and the captain ordered the men to jump into the sea. Three remained missing after the crew had abandoned the vessel and were rescued, some of them badly burned."
2014-08-17 - Ship under construction damaged by fire at shipyard on coastal Changxing Island (China):
2014-08-17 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Harborview Marina in Ludington (Michigan):
2014-08-17 - Boat explodes and burns while refueling at Victoria Island near Lagos (Nigeria), at least 1 killed, 9 injured:
Note: Another boat exploding and burning while refueling?! No way! Sounds like the work of the Ghostly Match. I mentioned refueling specifically: "Would you siphon gas or refuel your vehicle if there was a lit match right there? Of course not, but you won't SEE the match until it's struck."
2014-08-16 - Yacht 'Dukella' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast near Malibu (California), 4 people rescued:
Quote: "Officials said four people — three adults and one child — had to be rescued Saturday evening when the boat they were riding in caught fire near Malibu."
2014-08-16 - Boat bursts into flame while being towed, on street in Winkler, Manitoba (Canada):
Quote: "It’s not every day Winkler Fire responds to a boat fire, but that’s exactly the call the Department received early Saturday afternoon. PembinaValleyOnline.com reporters who witnessed the blaze say a pick-up truck was pulling a boat on Roblin Boulevard, just east of First Street, when it burst into flames. The driver pulled onto the former Sun Valley Tire parking lot, and unhitched the boat trailer from the truck as the flames grew."
2014-08-15 - Chemical tanker ship 'Pine Galaxy' bursts into flame off the coast of Oregon, ship disabled, 1 killed:
Quote: "The U.S. Coast Guard says an engine-room fire has disabled a private commercial chemical tanker 700 miles off the Oregon coast and one crew member has died. Petty Officer 2nd Class George Degener said Friday the fire has been extinguished, but the 485-foot Bahamian-flagged tanker sustained damage to its generators, leaving the vessel unable to move."
2014-08-15 - Two commercial fishing boats destroyed by fire on canal in Clewiston (Florida), near Lake Okeechobee:
2014-08-15 - Two boats, truck, some ATVs and garage destroyed by fire at home on Pistol Lake near Minaki (Canada):
2014-08-15 - Boat bursts into flame at home on Purchase Street in Milford (Massachusetts):
2014-08-14 - Boats, cars, auto parts, tires and auto shop destroyed by massive fire before 1 AM in Ipplepen near coastal Torquay (Britain):
Quote: "Three fire engines, from Newton Abbot, Torquay and Totnes, were sent to a report of a building fire at old Dainton Quarry, now known as Wrigwell Estate, just before 1am on Thursday morning."
Quote: "The building was crammed full with cars, boats, car parts and tyres. It has been 100 per cent damaged."
Note: They use plural for the boats, so I'll call it two to be conservative...
2014-08-14 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast near Tawi-Tawi (Philippine Islands):
Quote: "Seven Chinese fishers were rescued after their fishing vessel caught fire and sank off Mapun, Tawi-Tawi, yesterday morning."
2014-08-13 - Boat restaurant (boatstaurant?) destroyed by fire at Dubai Marina in coastal Dubai (UAE), 6 injured:
Quote: "A fire broke out aboard a boat in Dubai Marina on Wednesday night forcing passengers to jump out of the boat’s windows to escape the flames."
Note: 'Don't forget to tip your waiter!'
2014-08-13 - Houseboat explodes and burns while refueling at marina on Center Hill Lake in Putnam County (Tennessee):
Quote: "A houseboat at Edgar Evins Marina on Center Hill Lake in Putnam County caught on fire Wednesday. Reportedly, the boat was fueling up when there was a massive explosion. Everyone on the boat was able to get away safely. The fire spread to the fuel pumps, which crews quickly turned off. The houseboat was completely destroyed in the fire."
2014-08-13 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Monterey (California), 1 injured: http://www.montereyherald.com/localnews/ci_26333963/monterey-boat-catches-fire-injuring-one-at-municipal
2014-08-13 - Three paddle boats and a car destroyed by fire at 3:45 AM on Coast Road on the island of Malta:
2014-08-12 - Boat bursts into flame at home in Canyon Country (California), 1 injured:
Quote: "Witnesses who lived on the 18000 block of Delight Street, near Whites Canyon Road, described an initial blast as similar to an earthquake before the fire was reported."
2014-08-11 - Drilling rig 'Tartan Alpha' damaged by fire in the North Sea near Aberdeen (Scotland):
Quote: "On Aug 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. a fire broke out aboard the 'Tartan Alpha' 177 miles north-east of Aberdeen. All 122 workers aboard the drilling and production platform were mustered at their stations after the fire was discovered in one of the emergency generator enclosures."
Note: The last drilling rig to burn before this one was a week prior off the coast of Nova Scotia (Canada), mentioned in the 2014-08-04 update...
2014-08-11 - Australian patrol boat 'HMAS Bundaberg' destroyed by explosion and massive blaze in coastal Brisbane (Australia):
Quote: "It is understood the HMAS Bundaberg was valued at around $54 million and damages will most likely see the vessel written off."
Quote: "Initial reports were that a 70-foot boat was ablaze, however the HMAS Bundaberg is much larger. The Armidale-class patrol boat is about 56 metres long and was commissioned in 2007."
2014-08-11 - Houseboat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Marathon (Florida), 2 dogs killed, nobody there:
Quote: "The owners of the houseboat said they’d been working on it all day making repairs and had just left shortly after 5 p.m. They said they were unaware of any issues on the boat which may have caused the fire."
2014-08-10 - Fishing boat explodes and burns on the Fraser River in Steveston (Canada), 1 injured:
Quote: "Three people escaped relatively unharmed after a fishing vessel exploded and caught on fire in Steveston last night. It happened around 6 o’clock, just off Shady Island in the South Arm of the Fraser River."
2014-08-09 - Yacht bursts into flame at Birkenhead Point in coastal Sydney (Australia):
2014-08-09 - Boat explodes and burns off the shores of Shady Island near Richmond, British Columbia (Canada), 2 injured:
2014-08-08 - Boat bursts into flame at the Algoma Marina in Algoma (Wisconsin), 1 injured:
2014-08-07 - Cargo ship 'Sea Champion' hauling cars bursts into flame in the Sea of Japan, 1 killed:
Quote: "The fire in the engine room of the Sea Champion broke out on Thursday night when the ship with a cargo of containers and automobiles (3,986 tonnes) was on a run from Vladivostok to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and was at that time seven miles off Cape Povorotny (Port Nakhodka). The crew battered the engine room down and activated a fire-smothering system, thereby preventing the fire from spreading throughout the ship. One crew member died in the fire."
2014-08-07 - Cargo ship 'Abis Cadiz' hauling metal bursts into flame in coastal Haifa Port (Israel):
Quote: "A cargo ship sailing under Dutch flag caught fire, and substantial damage was caused to the metal cargo onboard."
2014-08-07 - Six fishing boats destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Benoa Port on the island of Bali (Indonesia):
Quote: "Police said the losses incurred from the incident reached billions of rupiah. Djoko’s statement was in line with the police’s preliminary investigation on Wednesday, which concluded that the fire may have come from one of the boats. The six fishing boats caught fire midday on Wednesday. Denpasar Police deputy chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Nyoman Artana said that the boats were docked around 500 meters away from the main dock."
2014-08-07 - Boat bursts into flame on the St. Lawrence River near Wellesley Island (New York):
2014-08-07 - Boat and four cars destroyed by fire at 3 AM in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):
Note: Nanaimo's nickname is 'Harbour City'...
2014-08-06 - Tanker ship 'Fueltrans 4' bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on the Wilhelmina Canal at Tilburg (Netherlands):
Quote: "Due to a short circuit in a transformer a fire broke out in the engine room of the "Fueltrans 4" on Aug 6, 2014, at 4.30 a.m. on the Wilhelmina Canal at Tilburg near to the industrial park Vossenberg. The fire rescue attended with several engines."
Note: So this was just like all the transformer fires, utility pole fires, underground electrical fires, cars bursting into flame in the middle of the night while parked, etc. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with electrified copper and such fires will look exactly like 'short circuits', and in fact these fires may CAUSE short circuits, which can cause vehicles to start themselves, and that has happened quite a few times now...
2014-08-06 - Boat bursts into flame inside garage at home in Dayton (Iowa):
2014-08-05 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:30 AM while docked at marina on Catawba Island (Ohio), nobody aboard:
Quote: "The boat, a 1998 41-foot Silverton, and its contents were worth an estimated $175,000, Gangway said. No one was aboard the craft, and its owners had left it early Monday morning to return to their home in Powell. The fire was reported at 1:30 a.m."
2014-08-05 - Boat explodes and burns during refueling at Blackwater Marina at Smith Mountain Lake (Virginia), 1 injured:
Quote: "Officials with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries say a boat exploded on Smith Mountain Lake Tuesday night. Around 6:30 p.m., crews responded to an explosion at Blackwater Marina. A 64-year-old man from Salem was on his new cabin cruiser refueling when his boat exploded."
Note: This sounds like the work of the Ghostly Match. I mentioned refueling vehicles specifically as a potential danger, and you won't see it coming until the Ghostly Match ignites, and then it's too late. This keeps happening over and over, and especially to boats, which is likely for the obvious reason: hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas which will tend to flow to the same areas that water does...
2014-08-05 - Boat explodes at LaHave Yacht Club, blows man off boat, in LaHave (Canada):
2014-08-04 - Drilling rig damaged by fire off the coast of Nova Scotia (Canada):
2014-08-04 - Boat explodes and burns at Lake Dardanelle (Arkansas):
Note: A fishing boat burst into flame at 2 AM while parked on a trailer at a hotel near Lake Dardanelle in May too, mentioned in the 2014-05-15 update...
2014-08-03 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near Seattle, in Neah Bay (Washington), man rescued:
Quote: "The Coast Guard said Sunday it rescued a severely hypothermic man clinging to his partially submerged life raft off Washington state's northwestern tip after his boat caught fire and he abandoned it."
2014-08-03 - Boat bursts into flame at Lake Champlain dock in Charlotte (Vermont), 4 injured:
2014-08-03 - Boat bursts into flame while being towed on trailer, on Shore Road in coastal Somers Point (New Jersey), 1 injured:
2014-08-03 - Boat bursts into flame at River City in Chicago (Illinois), 1 lightly injured:
2014-08-03 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked on the coastal island of Palm Jebel Ali (UAE):
2014-08-02 - Cruise ship 'Annabelle Lee' bursts into flame on the St. Johns River in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):
Quote: "Authorities say 46 passengers and crew were evacuated from a party boat that caught fire Saturday on the St. Johns River south of the Fuller Warren Bridge. It happened in the engine room of the Annabelle Lee pleasure craft just before 8 p.m. The Coast Guard said the 98-foot long cruise vessel experienced a fire and became disabled."
2014-08-02 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Shalimar (Florida):
2014-08-02 - Boat bursts into flame at around midnight in Collinsville (Illinois), barn and home burn separately a little later:
Quote: "The Collinsville Fire Department, which was leaving the scene of a boat fire when they were notified of the fires in the 100 block of Bluff Road in Collinsville..."
2014-08-02 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Sliema on the island of Malta:
2014-08-01 - Ship bursts into flame in harbor near coastal Peterhead (Scotland):
2014-08-01 - In separate incidents, boat and three cars burst into flame in the wee hours while parked in coastal Perth (Australia):
Note: They suspect arson because 1) these were all parked vehicles; and 2) they don't have a clue about what's happening. Wee hours, on the coast, no actual evidence of arson...probably not arson, just multiple parked vehicles going up in flames. This is becoming more common as the atmospheric contamination proceeds...
2014-07-31 - Boat bursts into flame on canal in Preston (Britain):
2014-07-31 - Boat, motorcycle, RV trailer, hay, garage and workshop destroyed by fire at 4:20 AM in Vernon (Canada):
Quote: "Destroyed were a late-model pickup, a new motorcycle, the travel trailer, a four-metre boat, the hay, garage, a workshop and numerous tools, including a compressor. The renters were sleeping in a house 50 metres away and were unhurt. They had no livestock. It’s possible spontaneous combustion ignited the hay, but investigators are leaning toward the interior of the garage as the source of the fire, Blair said."
Note: One of those vehicles probably spontaneously ignited. The more vehicles that people park near each other, the greater the chance that they ALL go up in flames, since all vehicles are now randomly-igniting firebombs that can go off at any time. The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any methane or hydrogen sulfide in the air above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and people and animals sickening and/or dying more common during those hours...
2014-07-31 - Jet ski bursts into flame at Portage Lakes State Park (Ohio):, woman burned:
2014-07-30 - Boat 'Happy II' bursts into flame off the coast near Point Loma, San Diego (California):
Quote: "U.S. Navy and Coast Guard crews, as well as other boaters in the area, worked together to rescue two people from a burning boat approximately 17 miles west of Point Loma, Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 11:15 a.m., the Coast Guard received a report that the 45-foot recreational boat Happy II, had a fire on board."
2014-07-30 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in the English Village in Lake Havasu City (Arizona):
2014-07-29 - Boat explodes and burns at Lake Pend Oreille in Bayview (Idaho), 2 seriously injured:
Quote: "Richard Wagner, 70, of Idaho Falls, and his 8-year-old grandson both suffered severe burns..."
2014-07-29 - Yacht 'Alloy' bursts into flame near coastal Sanya on Hainan Island (China):
Quote: "Sanya South China Sea on July 29 news (reporter Liu Liping Sanya News correspondent Menghan Yao) at 11:30 on July 29 Xu, Sanya yacht ship called 'Alloy' in the waters north of the island of Sanya Bay East cabin fire, 23 persons on board including tourists, was 11:47 all transferred to the nearby yacht 'Wen Long' was reported, the accident caused no casualties..."
2014-07-29 - Fishing boat 'Nordstar' bursts into flame while docked on the island of Vigra (Norway):
2014-07-28 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Crystal Cove (California):
Quote: "The fire occurred less than a week after another boat off Crystal Cove caught fire and sank..."
Note: The other boat that burned was mentioned in the 2014-07-23 update...
2014-07-28 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Calder in Castleford (Britain):
2014-07-27 - Passenger boat bursts into flame near coastal Busung Island (Indonesia), 50 people rescued:
2014-07-27 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Devils Lake on Lake Drive in coastal Lincoln City (Oregon):
2014-07-27 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Barren River Lake State Resort Park in Barren County (Kentucky):
Quote: "The Austin-Tracy Volunteer Fire Department responded to a boat fire at 4:55 p.m. Saturday at the state boat dock at Barren River Lake State Resort Park."
2014-07-27 - Boat, RV trailer and barn destroyed by fire shortly before 2 AM in Riverview (Florida), near the coast, dog killed:
Quote: "There was a boat and a 5th wheel trailer, with its owner sleeping, inside the pole barns when the fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. said Rivera. The woman safely escaped before HCFR crews arrived, but her small dog, who was in a small dog enclosure at the time, perished, Rivera said."
2014-07-26 - Fishing trawler bursts into flame off the coast near the island of Alderney (Britain):
2014-07-25 - Sailboat bursts into flame at midnight on the island of Mallorca (Spain), 2 killed:
Quote: "PALMA DE MALLORCA. According to Europa Press reported sources Mallorca firemen, the fire broke out about midnight, for reasons still unknown. During fire suppression, in which tasks have involved actual firehouses in Felanitx and Manacor, it was found that there were two dead people on the deck of the boat. After dousing the flames, the transferring to the port of sailing, which was about 100 meters from the coast, has been at this time, when the vessel has capsized and was sinking, as they have stated the same sources."
Quote: "A Dutch couple, aged 63 and 67 years, died when fire destroyed their sailing boat which was anchored off Portocolom in Felanitx on the island of Mallorca. A team of firefighters went to the stricken vessel in a boat provided by the yacht club and upon arrival found the charred remains of the couple."
2014-07-25 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast near Fripp Island (South Carolina):
2014-07-25 - Boat bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near Petit Bois Island (Mississippi), 5 people rescued:
2014-07-24 - Boat, RV, Bobcat, two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Stuarts Draft (Virginia):
2014-07-24 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Miami (Florida):
2014-07-23 - Two boats destroyed by fire after midnight, boat building shop damaged, in coastal Eastport (Maine), nobody there:
Quote: "This weekend's grand opening of the Millennium Marine USA in Eastport is on hold. That's because of a fire that destroyed two boats being built for fishermen."
2014-07-23 - Boat bursts into flame shortly after midnight while docked at marina in coastal South Yarmouth (Massachusetts), 2 injured:
Quote: "Two people were injured by a boat fire at Skippy’s Pier One Marina shortly after midnight Wednesday. An ambulance crew took two people onboard the 30-foot fiberglass Chris Craft to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation, said Yarmouth Acting Fire Chief Philip Simonian."
2014-07-23 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near Crystal Cove State Park (California), near Newport Beach, couple and dog rescued:
Quote: "A fellow boater helped rescue a couple and their dog from their burning boat just off Crystal Cove State Park today, a sheriff’s lieutenant said."
2014-07-23 - Boat bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked at restaurant in Rock Hill (South Carolina):
2014-07-23 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near Cheval Island in Resurrection Bay, near Seward (Alaska), 3 people rescued:
Quote: "The vessel burned all the way down to the water line and sank completely, he said. Two of the vessels returned the three people to Seward, while another stood watch by the sinking boat for a time."
2014-07-22 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Whalom in Lunenburg (Massachusetts):
Quote: "Firefighters from Lunenburg and Leominster work to extinguish a boat fire Monday about 7:30 p.m., on Lake Whalom in Lunenburg. The cause of the fire was not immediately known Monday night, but no injuries were reported, according to crews at the scene."
2014-07-22 - Patrol ship 'INS Savitri' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Visakhapatnam (India):
2014-07-21 - Boat explodes and burns at 4:30 AM near coastal Vancouver Island (Canada), 2 injured:
Quote: "The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre says the pair, a man and a woman, were on a 24-foot-long motorboat early this morning when the blast happened, off the west coast of the island near Gold River. Coast Guard were called in at about 4:30 a.m."
2014-07-21 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while moored at docks in coastal Hartlepool (Britain):
2014-07-20 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast near Pompano Beach (Florida), 1 lightly injured:
2014-07-20 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in the Port Royal Sound in coastal Port Royal (South Carolina):
2014-07-19 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Nantucket Harbor (Massachusetts), nobody aboard:
2014-07-18 - Passenger ferry 'Gelis Rauh' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast near Bali (Indonesia):
Quote: "The vessel, owned by the Boedihardjo Group, was carrying 73 passengers and crew, plus 21 vehicles, en route from Padangbai, Bali, to Pelabuhan Lemar, Lombok. A fire broke out on the vessel at 21.35 hours local time in latitude 08 36S, longitude 115 38E, at Lombok Strait, 11 miles east of Padangbai, Bali."
2014-07-18 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Shaw's Cove in New London (Canada):
2014-07-18 - Jet ski bursts into flame and explodes in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 2 injured:
Quote: "One person's injury is described as traumatic, and the other as a burn injury."
2014-07-17 - Three boats destroyed by fire, two more damaged, at marina in coastal Titusville (Florida):
2014-07-17 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Warwick Parish on the island of Bermuda:
2014-07-16 - Boat bursts into flame at 5:17 AM, fire spreads to pier, in Centreville (Maryland), nobody aboard:
2014-07-16 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in the Arabian Sea near Mirpur Sakro (Pakistan), 3 seriously burned:
2014-07-16 - Boat bursts into flame at Baina Beach in coastal Goa (India):
Quote: "The boat used by Drishti to save lies at sea suddenly caught fire. The boat was completely gutted in the fire, even the engine was burnt. The boat was purchased in 2005, source said."
2014-07-16 - Yacht bursts into flame just after 5 AM, burns and sinks, on Lake Macquarie (Australia), nobody aboard:
2014-07-15 - Boat explodes and burns shortly after refueling, on Bull Shoals Lake near Lakeview (Arkansas):
Quote: "Tim and Sue Adams were on vacation and planned a leisurely afternoon on Bull Shoals Lake. After filling up with gas, they idled out into the main channel and their deck boat exploded. 'It just exploded,' said Tim Adams."
2014-07-15 - Boat damaged by explosion and fire while docked in coastal Brightlingsea (Britain):
Quote: "One crew from Brightlingsea and another from Clacton attended the incident after recieving reports of an explosion on board the boat at 11.58am. The boat was docked on hard standing within Shipyard Estates and arriving at the scene firefighters reported that the blaze was in the engine room..."
2014-07-15 - Boat, two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire in Alta Sierra (California):
2014-07-14 - Cargo ship 'Cosco Pride' hit by fire near coastal Brunsbüttel (Germany):
2014-07-13 - Cargo ship 'MV Marigold' damaged by explosion and fire near Port Hedland (Australia), 2 injured:
Quote: "Two workers were rushed to Hedland Health Campus in a BHP helicopter. The extent of their injuries is unknown. The cause of the fire is undetermined, but there are reports it was started by an explosion in the engine room."
2014-07-13 - Boat bursts into flame in Ossining (New York):
2014-07-13 - Boat bursts into flame at coastal Amble Marina in Northumberland (Britain):
Quote: "Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service received the call at 8.05am today due to a blaze on a boat on land at Amble Marina."
2014-07-11 - Sailboat bursts into flame near Hibiscus Island in Biscayne Bay (Florida):
2014-07-10 - Fifteen boats go up in flames in the wee hours at marina in coastal Istanbul (Turkey):
Quote: "A fire broke out early in the morning on Thursday at a marina in Kadiköy district of Istanbul, damaging 15 boats 6 of which were completely burnt out. The fire took place in Setur Kalamis-Fenerbahçe Marina when a boat suddenly started to burn due to an unknown cause and extended to other boats in the marina."
Note: The record for most boats to burn in one fire remains at 58, a durable record. 58 boats were destroyed by fire at a marina on Norris Lake in Lafollette (Tennessee), mentioned in the 2012-09-10 update...
2014-07-10 - Boat bursts into flame near Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse at Terminal Island in coastal Los Angeles (California):
2014-07-09 - Boat bursts into flame while being towed, on Route 30 in West Manchester Township (Pennsylvania):
Quote: "York, PA - Heavy smoke could be seen in the West Manchester Township area this afternoon just after 1 p.m. It was from a boat fire on Carlisle Road near Route 30. The boat was being towed by a vehicle."
2014-07-09 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Diversey Harbor in Chicago (Illinois):
2014-07-08 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at building near Aberdeen (South Dakota):
2014-07-07 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Anacortes (Washington), nobody aboard:
Quote: "The fire chief in Anacortes says a 40-foot boat that caught fire in the Anacortes Marina is expected to be a total loss. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that Fire Chief Richard Curtis said nearby boats have been moved to a safe location. Officials said the boat was unoccupied when the fire started Monday."
2014-07-07 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Champlain near Mallets Bay (Vermont):
Quote: "A boat operator is safe but his vessel destroyed after it caught on fire this afternoon, Colchester police said. David Clow, 46, was found by the Colchester Police Department marine unit in a partially deflated life raft about a quarter mile from his burning boat."
2014-07-07 - Boat bursts into flame on the Ririe Reservoir in Bonneville County (Idaho):
Quote: "A boat was burning about two miles upstream from the dam on the Ririe Reservoir on Monday morning. The Bonneville County Sheriff's office and Jefferson Central Fire District were called to the fire around 10 a.m. Three people on board the boat got off and flagged down another boat which picked them up. No one was hurt."
2014-07-07 - Boat, lawn tractor and garage destroyed by fire at 5 AM in Canastota (New York):
Quote: "The two-stall garage is a total loss, Ball said. It sits across the street from a primary residence and housed a boat, lawn tractor and other equipment."
Note: Address listed is on the eastern (downwind) shore of Oneida Lake, right where Black Creek and Oneida Creek merge together and flow into the lake, a triple-confluence...
2014-07-07 - Police speed boat explodes and burns in coastal Maharashtra (India), 2 injured:
2014-07-06 - Boat explodes at Cherry Creek Marina in Greenwood Village (Colorado), 3 injured:
Quote: "Three people suffered first and second-degree burns after an explosion rocked the boat they were on."
2014-07-06 - Boat and shop destroyed by fire near Redmond (Oregon):
Quote: "Firefighters were called around 6:35 p.m. to the property at 4980 NE O’Neil Way and arrived to find the 10-by-40foot shop and 23-foot boat fully involved, with nearby brush, trees and various items of small equipment on fire..."
2014-07-05 - Yacht bursts into flame near coastal Destruction Island (Washington):
Quote: "Coast Guard crews have rescued two recreational boaters after their 70-foot vessel caught fire near Destruction Island."
Note: That's just north of Apocalypse Bay, near Inferno Beach. Heh, kidding!
2014-07-05 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, at Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):
Quote: "According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Division, a Fisherman contacted police late Friday night about his boat on fire at the 56 mile marker at the Lake. According to the Patrol, Troopers arrived on scene and discovered the man’s fishing vessel fully engulfed in flames. Troopers were able to put out the blaze but the boat eventually sank into the lake."
2014-07-05 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Avon in Bredon (Britain), near the M5:
Quote: "People driving along the M5 in Worcestershire raised the alarm after seeing smoke billowing from a burning boat at the River Avon. Firefighters from Pershore, Upton and Tewkesbury (including boat crews from Worcester and Tewkesbury) were called to Bredon, near Pershore, to deal with the blaze."
2014-07-04 - Two boats destroyed by fire at 4 AM on Grand Lake near Disney (Oklahoma):
2014-07-03 - Ferry boat 'Stord' bursts into flame in coastal Stavanger (Norway), 2 lightly injured:
Quote: "The engine room of the 'Stord' caught fire in the morning of July 3, 2014, at 7:52 a.m. The Tau-ferry was located east of Bybrua in Stavanger. The fire boat 'Vektaren' came to assist. Two crew members suffered from smoke inhalation. Both were treated by ambulance after the ferry was docked."
2014-07-03 - Boat bursts into flame, fire spreads, two homes damaged, in coastal Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey):
Quote: "The fire began in the boat, which was parked in a driveway, and the flames spread to two nearby houses."
2014-07-03 - Boat and garage destroyed by fire at home in Sun Prairie (Wisconsin):
2014-07-02 - Yacht bursts into flame just before midnight at the Queensway Quay in coastal Gibraltar (Britain):
Quote: "The fire was reported at around a quarter to midnight, with the fire extinguished at around one thirty. It’s still unclear how it started."
2014-07-02 - Two boats, tractor, three vehicles, golf cart and shop go up in flames at home in Westlake (Louisiana):
Quote: "We'll take you to the scene this morning where a fire engulfed a shop, three vehicles, two boats, a tractor and a golf cart."
2014-07-01 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Rogers (Arkansas):
2014-07-01 - Boat bursts into flame at Lake Meridian in Kent (Washington), near the coast:
2014-07-01 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Old Lyme (Connecticut):
2014-06-30 - Two boats go up in flames at 12:30 AM at marina in coastal Orange Beach (Alabama), nobody aboard either boat:
Quote: "About 12:30 a.m., a boat fire was reported at the marina on Bay La Launch Avenue. According to Orange Beach Fire/Rescue, when crews arrived they found a 35-foot vessel fully involved and a 48-foot boat with heavy fire showing."
Quote: "Although both boats were 'live aboard vessels' no one was on board during the blaze, officials said."
2014-06-30 - Yacht destroyed by explosion and fire at 2:30 AM while docked in coastal Rostrevor (Ireland), nobody aboard:
2014-06-30 - Boat, jet skis and barn destroyed by fire near Bennett Lake Road in Deerfield Township (Michigan):
Quote: "Bernardin said the barn contained a couple propane tanks, but contrary to other media reports, there was no explosion. He said the barn also contained a boat, jet skis and a variety of tools belonging to the homeowner, who is a contractor."
2014-06-29 - Six boats destroyed or damaged by fire at marina in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):
Quote: "No one was seriously injured in the fire reported about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the fire reports, but in addition to the two power boats completely destroyed by fire, two other vessels suffered moderate to severe damage while two others had minor damage."
2014-06-29 - Boat bursts into flame at Table Rock Lake near Kimberling (Missouri):
2014-06-29 - Boat bursts into flame at 5:30 AM in the Indian River Inlet (Delaware):
2014-06-29 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 1 injured:
2014-06-29 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while anchored on the Truong Giang River (Vietnam):
2014-06-28 - Cruise ship 'Westerdam' hit by fire near coastal Seattle (Washington), ship returns to port:
2014-06-28 - Boat bursts into flame on the Norfolk Broads (Britain):
2014-06-26 - Cargo ship 'Sein Sun' damaged by fire, loses propulsion and drifts, west of the island of Nauru:
Quote: "The 'Sein Sun' with a crew of 19 on board was on fire, disabled and drifting, odin.tc reports. The last known position was 00 36 N 161 54 E, 310 nautical miles west of Nauru, at 7 p.m. UTC on June 24, 2014."
2014-06-25 - Fishing boat 'Beatrix - HG 80' bursts into flame in coastal Hirtshals (Denmark):
Quote: "Quick action from the fire department in Hirtshals limited the damage caused by a fire in the wheelhouse of the 'Beatrix - HG 80' on June 17, 2014. The fire brigade Hjørring quickly gained control over the situation and the fire could be confined to the wheelhouse and did not spread to the surrounding vessels at the West Quay in Hirtshals."
2014-06-25 - Fishing boat 'HM335 Flipper' bursts into flame in coastal Hanstholm (Denmark):
Quote: "In the night of June 20, 2014, the skipper of the 'flipper - HM 335' had call for help from the lifeboat station in Hanstholm after a fire around the exhaust of the engine compartment. The crew of four was able to get the fire quickly under control and immediately turned off the ventilation so the suffocating smoke did not spread and there could get no new oxygen to the fire site at the insulation around the exhaust."
2014-06-25 - Boat, truck, farm equipment and barn destroyed by huge fire in Anderson County (South Carolina):
Quote: "The barn had a truck, boat and farm equipment in it, and everything was destroyed."
2014-06-24 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Bay Point in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida):
Quote: "Witnesses say the boat is pretty much destroyed."
2014-06-24 - Boat bursts into flame at fuel dock on Lake Powell (Utah), 2 injured:
Quote: "Two boats also caught fire over the weekend, according to the report. On Thursday, a 21-foot boat caught fire at the Bullfrog fuel dock, and three people sustained third-degree burns."
Note: The other boat fire was a houseboat that burst into flame, but I already mentioned that boat fire in the 2014-06-21 update. So two boats went up in flames in 2 or 3 days at Lake Powell...
2014-06-24 - Boat bursts into flame at 6:30 AM while parked in parking lot in coastal Broadmarsh, Havant (Britain):
2014-06-23 - In separate incidents, two boats hit by fire while docked in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):
Quote: "The other fire took place on a bulk carrier from Hong Kong called the Jia Hui Shan. Firefighters said the ship's scrap metal cargo caught fire..."
Quote: "That fire was actually the second incident that the fire department responded to at the pier today... just 10 minutes before the fishing boat caught fire there was an explosion aboard a larger ship also docked there."
Note: First fire, fishing boat, mostly destroyed, blamed on 'welding accident'. Second fire, some scrap metal burst into flame in the cargo hold of a ship. More scrap metal igniting, just like all the fires at metal recycling businesses and auto salvage yards. There really is no explanation other than hydrogen sulfide - which is reactive with rusty iron/steel - for the fires where piles of metal catch fire. Piles of metal are not normally flammable. And when there's hydrogen sulfide around, it will also cause problems with anyone using anything that creates a flame, like welding, smoking cigs, bonfires (lots of bonfire explosions lately), barbecue grills, etc. These two boats burning 'separately' is similar to the two boats that burst into flame WITHIN 3 MINUTES while docked at different marinas in Washington DC, mentioned in the 2014-02-11 update. And two boats just burned in coastal Miami the day prior in separate incidents too, mentioned in the 2014-06-22 update. Same geographic area, same atmosphere...
2014-06-23 - Fishing ship 'Johanna Maria' damaged by major blaze while docked in coastal Scheveningen (Netherlands):
2014-06-23 - Boat bursts into flame on Cayuga Lake (New York):
2014-06-23 - Boat bursts into flame while being towed, on Pretty River Parkway in Collingwood (Canada):
2014-06-22 - Large fishing boat 'Demiku' bursts into flame while docked at Port Victoria in the Seychelles Islands:
Quote: "A Spanish owned vessel flying the Seychelles flag 'Demiku' caught fire while docked in the island’s port of Victoria today."
2014-06-22 - Boat 'My Friendship' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Miami (Florida):
2014-06-22 - Boat bursts into flame at Dinner Key Marina in coastal Miami (Florida):
2014-06-21 - Hotel boat bursts into flame at 6:15 AM on the Chao Phraya River in coastal Bangkok (Thailand), 2+ injured:
2014-06-21 - House boat bursts into flame at Wahweap Marina on Lake Powell (Arizona), 1 injured:
2014-06-21 - Yacht bursts into flame in the Sea of Galilee (Israel):
Quote: "A yacht carrying 11 people caught fire Saturday morning in the Sea of Galilee. The travelers were – including three children – were forced to jump ship and waited in the waters to be rescued."
2014-06-20 - Personal watercraft explodes at Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri), 2 injured:
Quote: "A 32-year-old man and a 3-year-old boy were hospitalized on Friday after the PWC they were riding exploded."
2014-06-20 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at storage facility in coastal Yonkers (New York):
Quote: "Crews battled a three-alarm fire in Yonkers Friday that they say began on a boat inside a garage. The blaze at 53 Post St. on the city's southwest side broke out late in the afternoon. Fire officials say the building, a warehouse used for storing vehicles, caught fire and then the roof collapsed. There were reportedly several expensive cars inside the building."
2014-06-20 - Boat 'Real Joy' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Catalina Island (California):
Quote: "The fire aboard the Real Joy was reported at about 10:30 a.m., roughly four miles north of Avalon Harbor, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Two people aboard escaped on a dinghy."
2014-06-20 - Boat bursts into flame at Crandon Park Marina on coastal Key Biscayne (Florida):
2014-06-20 - Boat bursts into flame at marina on Lake Keowee (South Carolina):
Quote: "WGOG NEWS has received word of a boat fire this morning at a marina belonging to the Cliffs home development on Lake Keowee. Having occurred on the Pickens County side of Lake Keowee, the Keowee Vineyard Fire Department responded."
2014-06-19 - Multi-million-dollar 110-foot yacht destroyed by blaze while dry-docked in coastal Chula Vista (California):
Quote: "The vessel, valued at roughly $17 million, was undergoing repairs at Marine Group Boat Works in the 900 block of G Street in Chula Vista when it caught fire about 9 a.m., according to city officials."
Quote: "'I’ve never seen a fire that big spreading that fast before,' said Christopher Gonzalez, who works at the Marine Group Boat Works machine shop. He was just yards away when the blaze ignited."
Note: Both methane and hydrogen sulfide are extremely flammable, both are blowing in off the ocean, and both will adsorb onto materials. Then spontaneous combustion may ignite a fire, or even the slightest spark can set off a roaring inferno, and these fires will burn harder, hotter and faster than any 'standard' fires...
2014-06-19 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Havasu near Windsor Beach in Lake Havasu City (Arizona):
Note: A 62-year-old man was found dead in Lake Havasu the day prior, mentioned in the 2014-06-18 update...
2014-06-18 - Schooner 'Isaac Webb' bursts into flame at 2:18 AM at Captain's Cove in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
Quote: "The boat is adjacent to other boats nearby. Firefighters on the way. UPDATE–One boat close to the AquaCultural School fully involved."
2014-06-18 - Boat bursts into flame while trailered at property in the Town of Kinderhook (New York):
Quote: "Columbia County 911 dispatched Niverville Firefighters and Valatie Rescue at 10:40pm for a reported boat fire on State Farm Road in off of Route 9 in the Town of Kinderhook. Upon his arrival Niverville Car 1 reported a working boat fire."
2014-06-18 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near Falmouth (Britain):
2014-06-17 - Tanker ship 'Explorer' bursts into flame off the coast near Mumbai (India), loses propulsion, being towed:
2014-06-17 - Ship hit by explosion and fire at the port of Thessaloniki (Greece), 1 injured:
Quote: "A sailor working at the port of Thessaloniki in northern Greece was taken to hospital on Tuesday after suffering serious burns in an explosion on a water-skimming vessel."
2014-06-17 - Derelict boat bursts into flame on the shore of the River Ouse in coastal Newhaven (Britain):
2014-06-16 - Sport fishing boat 'Foxi Lady' destroyed by explosion and fire off the coast near Playa Hermosa (Costa Rica):
Quote: "Around 9 a.m., when the vessel was about a mile out, a fire started in the motor. Los Sueños Marina did not specify to The Tico Times what caused the fire, saying only that there was an explosion on board."
2014-06-16 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in West Grand Traverse Bay in Leelanau County (Michigan), nobody aboard, 1 injured:
Note: The injury was another boater who saw this fire and tried to put it out...
2014-06-16 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Washington DC:
Note: Two boats went up in flames within 3 minutes in two different marinas in Washington DC in February too, mentioned in the 2014-02-11 update. Two boats going up in flames in 3 minutes in 'separate' fires? What was that, coincidence? Not a chance...
2014-06-15 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Austin at Emma Long Metropolitan Park in Austin (Texas):
2014-06-15 - Boat explodes as man works on it, boat blown in half, at home in Sandy (Utah), 1 injured:
Quote: "A homeowner had been working on the motor of a boat, when gas fumes ignited and a blast occurred, Capt. Eric Larson of the Sandy City Fire Department said. The explosion separated the boat in two and a 55-year-old man was burned."
Note: Much like all the boats and cars and trucks that have ignited or exploded during refueling. This sounds like the work of the Ghostly Match. Nobody checked, so there may have been some methane in the air too, which would increase the volatility of the air...
2014-06-13 - Boat bursts into flame near the Dinner Key Marina in coastal Miami (Florida):
Quote: "Miami Fire Rescue workers responded after a boat caught fire in South Florida waters Friday morning. The incident happened about a fourth of a mile from shore in the area of Dinner Key Marina. Footage showed the stern of the boat badly burned."
2014-06-13 - Sailboat bursts into flame while docked in coastal St. John’s (Canada):
2014-06-12 - Cargo ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Beirut (Lebanon):
2014-06-12 - Cargo ship 'Cape Tavor' hit by fire while docked at shipyard on the island of Malta:
2014-06-11 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near Galiano Island (Canada):
2014-06-11 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near the Hoang Sa Islands (Vietnam):
2014-06-10 - Cargo ship bursts into flame at the port in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):
Quote: "It took more than an hour to get the fire out. It started in the storage hold of the ship. Sky cam video shows the thick black column of smoke that poured out of the ship before the fire was put out. Some wooden cargo supports in the ship caught fire but it's not known how it started."
2014-06-10 - Boat bursts into flame as it docks in coastal Chaguaramas on the island of Trinidad:
Quote: "Twenty Asians were rescued from their boat which caught on fire soon after it sailed into Chaguaramas on Tuesday morning."
2014-06-09 - Cargo ship 'Thor Horizon' bursts into flame in coastal Pori (Finland):
Quote: "The 'Thor Horizon' caught fire on June 9, 2014, at Pori in Maentyluoto. The Satakunta Rescue Department received the alarm traffic at 11.24 p.m. The fire could be confined to the engine room, which was, however, badly damaged."
2014-06-09 - Ship bursts into flame at shipyard on the island of Malta:
2014-06-09 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):
Quote: "Fort Lauderdale firefighters are on the scene at 2555 Southwest 30th Ave., where a 38-foot Bertram boat is on fire."
2014-06-09 - In separate events, boat bursts into flame at midnight and vacant home burns, in Vernon (Canada):
Quote: "Early this (Monday) morning at about midnight, our officers received a report from the BX Fire department of a boat on fire in the 7000 block of Pleasant Valley Road."
2014-06-08 - Tug boat 'Viking' bursts into flame off Sakonnet Point near coastal Little Compton (Rhode Island):
2014-06-08 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Tampa (Florida):
2014-06-08 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at 5:49 AM while parked inside business in Rock Island (Illinois), nobody there:
Quote: "A boat was destroyed early Sunday morning in a Rock Island fire at a vehicle-repair business owned by the family of Ald. Steve Tollenaer, 4th Ward. A fishing boat caught fire at Tollenaer's Friendly Service, 720 31st Ave., Rock Island, and the fire department responded at 5:49 a.m. Sunday. No one was at the 7,500-square-foot business at the time..."
2014-06-07 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at the mouth of the Housatonic River near coastal Stratford (Connecticut), 4 injured:
Quote: "Four people were sent to the hospital Saturday afternoon after the fishing boat they were on caught fire near the mouth of the Housatonic River, the U.S. Coast Guard says."
2014-06-07 - Boat bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near coastal Dauphin Island (Alabama), 3 injured:
2014-06-07 - Boat bursts into flame as men gas it up, at River Landing in coastal Jensen Beach (Florida), 2 injured:
2014-06-07 - Boat bursts into flame at 2:20 AM on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Nelson (Britain), nobody aboard:
2014-06-06 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer while being towed, on I-75 in Cincinnati (Ohio):
2014-06-06 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Erie near marina in Leamington (Canada):
2014-06-05 - British aircraft carrier 'HMS Queen Elizabeth' bursts into flame at 6:37 AM at shipyard in coastal Fife (Scotland):
Quote: "The fire comes ahead of a royal visit to the docks by The Queen who will officially name the carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on 4 July. MOD officials confirmed that the naming will be a traditional champagne ceremony. Later in July, the dock at Rosyth will be flooded to allow HMS Queen Elizabeth to float for the first time. Sea trials will then begin in 2017 with flight trials of Lightning II aircraft starting the following year."
Note: Not the first British aircraft carrier to catch fire in recent times. Another British aircraft carrier caught fire in February while docked in coastal Portsmouth (Britain), mentioned in the 2014-02-26 update. Ironically, the carrier caught fire while Prince Charles was there, since it's going to be named after him. Awkwaaard!
2014-06-05 - Coast Guard auxiliary boat bursts into flame on the Willamette River in Portland (Oregon):
2014-06-05 - Pilot boat bursts into flame at 4:50 AM in the River Tay near coastal Carnoustie (Scotland):
Quote: "Two men were rescued from a pilot boat after it caught fire while guiding a tanker up the Tay."
2014-06-05 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Ramsgate Harbour (Britain):
2014-06-04 - Cargo ship 'Alm' bursts into flame at shipyard in Zwartsluis (Netherlands), near the coast:
Quote: "In the morning of June 4, 2014, the fire departments of Hasselt and Zwartsluis responded to a fire on the 'Alm' which was moored at the shipyard Bosch in Zwartsluis."
2014-06-03 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in backyard, fire scorches home too, in Verde Village (Arizona), nobody home:
2014-06-02 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near Harwood Island (Canada):
2014-06-02 - Ship bursts into flame at Port of Coverden in coastal Georgetown (Guyana):
2014-06-02 - Boat bursts into flame at Barton Cove in Gill (Massachusetts):
2014-06-02 - Yacht bursts into flame on the Rhine River (Germany):
2014-06-01 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Rye (New Hampshire):
2014-06-01 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, on the Patapsco River near coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 4 rescued:
2014-06-01 - Boat bursts into flame on Windermere Lake at Storrs Park (Britain):
2014-05-31 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near coastal Freeport (Texas), 8 aboard rescued:
2014-05-31 - Boat bursts into flame and sinks on Lake Michigan near Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed, 1 injured, 2 missing:
Quote: "The man, who is in critical condition, claims the boat caught fire and began to sink Saturday evening, forcing all aboard into the frigid water."
2014-05-31 - Boat bursts into flame while parked on trailer at rec center in Kenora (Canada):
Quote: "By the time all the fire and smoke had cleared, there wasn't much left. Firefighters responded to a boat on fire behind the rec centre near King George VI School late Saturday night."
2014-05-31 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Houghs Neck in coastal Quincy (Massachusetts):
Note: A 'rotten egg' odor coming in off the ocean hit Quincy last year, mentioned in the 2013-05-09 update. That really couldn't have been anything else but hydrogen sulfide...
2014-05-30 - Tugboat 'Viking' bursts into flame at 12:30 AM in Mariners Harbor on coastal Staten Island (New York):
Quote: "A tugboat fire burned above deck with six sleeping crew members aboard during the early morning hours Friday in Mariners Harbor. Arriving firefighters quickly awoke the captain and five shipmates in time to safely evacuate them from the 40-foot vessel, which was docked at the Kirby Offshore Marine site located on the harbor along Richmond Terrace."
2014-05-30 - Ferry boat 'Flybåten' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Tønsberg (Norway), nobody aboard:
Quote: "On May 30, 2014, at 9.13 a.m. a fire broke out abaord the 'Flybåten' docked in Tønsberg at the old fishing pier near the Channel Bridge. There should have been no people on board of the catamaran. Emergency services, the fire department and the Vestfold Police were on site, and the blaze could be brought under control by 9.30 a.m."
2014-05-30 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Saha District (South Korea):
Quote: "A fire broke out on a deep-sea fishing vessel anchored at Gamcheon Wharf's Third Pier, in Saha-gu."
2014-05-30 - Wood sailing ship 'Equus' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Little Compton (Rhode Island):
Quote: "ReMain Nantucket founder and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt's 46-foot sailboat Equus, winner of the 2011 Opera House Cup classic wooden sailboat race off Nantucket, caught fire and sank between Rhode Island and Cuttyhunk while returning to Nantucket..."
2014-05-30 - Boat 'Andron' bursts into flame at marina in Campbell River (Canada):
Quote: "A boat was engulfed in flames at Discovery Marina. The fire started around 7 pm on Friday, May 30th."
2014-05-29 - Tanker ship 'Shoko Maru' destroyed by explosion and fire, burns and sinks, near Himeji (Japan), 1 missing, 4 injured:
Quote: "An explosion on an oil tanker off the Japanese coast set off a huge fire Thursday and left the vessel's captain missing. Ships and aircraft battled the blaze on the Shoko Maru, a 998-ton tanker anchored about 5 kilometers (3 miles) off the port of Himeji in western Japan, the coast guard said. Rescuers have recovered seven members of the eight-person crew, the coast guard said, but the ship's 64-year-old captain is still missing."
Quote: "Seven people were rescued, four having suffered severe burns, the public broadcaster NHK reported."
2014-05-28 - Boat bursts into flame near Zittel's Marina in coastal Olympia (Washington):
2014-05-27 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):
Quote: "Rescue crews rushed to the scene of a boat fire in Fort Lauderdale, Tuesday morning. Heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming from the vessel sitting on a parked trailer in Fort Lauderdale. Crews worked to keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes."
2014-05-27 - Boat bursts into flame at 5:07 AM while parked at Sunset Bay Marina in Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan:
Quote: "BC24 REPORTS 20-FOOT DRY-DOCKED BOAT ON FIRE . E97 HAS ONE LINE LED OUT. FIRE IT OUT BY ABOUT 5:18 AM."
2014-05-27 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at coastal Fishguard Harbour (Britain), nobody aboard:
2014-05-27 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Mackay Marina in coastal Mackay Harbour (Australia):
2014-05-26 - Boat bursts into flame at Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City (New Jersey), 1 seriously injured:
2014-05-26 - Boat bursts into flame at Mayo Ridge Marina in coastal Mayo (Maryland), 1 injured:
2014-05-25 - Boat, six vehicles and trailer go up in flames at tow yard in Visalia (California):
Quote: "The fire damaged six vehicles, a boat and a utility tow trailer. The cause is under investigation, the department said, but the fire seemed to have started near a wrecked vehicle that was brought in that afternoon."
2014-05-25 - Boat bursts into flame in Delaware Bay, near coastal Bowers Beach (Delaware), 1 injured:
2014-05-25 - Boat destroyed by explosion and fire on Douglas Lake near the Douglas Headwater Dock in Sevier County (Tennessee):
2014-05-25 - Boat bursts into flame on Lost Creek Lake near Trail (Oregon):
2014-05-24 - Tug ship 'Hai Lee 5' bursts into flame at jetty near Carey Island (Pulau Carey) in Malaysia, 1 killed:
Quote: "A sailor drowned after he jumped out of a burning ship into the water to save himself at Sungai Langat. The 33-year-old-man, identified as Abdul Syukur Mohd Nazim, jumped into the river around 10.38pm on Saturday. Firefighters were able to put out the flames and rescue the other crew members on board the ship near Carey Island, but were unable to locate Abdul Syukur."
2014-05-24 - Boat bursts into flame at 3:45 AM at Sea Cow's Bay in Tortola (Virgin Islands):
2014-05-23 - Boat bursts into flame in the Snake River near the Wawawai Landing dock in Whitman County (Washington):
2014-05-22 - Boat bursts into flame while parked between two homes, fire spreads to both homes, in Tulsa (Oklahoma):
Quote: "Two houses were on fire in a north Tulsa neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Firefighters were sent to the homes in the area near the 2300 block of N. Norwood before 2 p.m. At the scene they found both houses on fire, one was reportedly more fully engulfed in flames. Initial information states that the boat parked between the two homes started the fire. Officials did not state how the boat caught fire."
2014-05-22 - Boat bursts into flame near Pelican Harbor, near St. Augustine (Florida), group jumps overboard, rescued:
2014-05-21 - Boat 'MV Concorde' explodes, blown to bits, near the island of Barbuda, 3 rescued, 1 missing:
Quote: "A boat has exploded off Barbuda and the whereabouts of its four occupants is, at this hour, unknown. Local coast guard and other search and rescue teams including Caribbean Helicopters and a dutch aircraft with special night vision technology are combing the area. Only fragments of the vessel have been found, so far."
2014-05-21 - Barge bursts into flame at the Port of Brownsville in coastal Brownsville (Texas):
2014-05-21 - Boat bursts into flame just before midnight while parked in parking lot in Vernon (Canada):
2014-05-20 - Supply ship 'Sea Gale' bursts into flame near Heligoland (Germany):
Quote: "On May 20, 2014, at 8.30 a.m. a fire broke out aboard the 'Sea Gale'. The crew of three was safe. A specially trained fire fighting unit was taken by helicopter to the vessel 15 miles north of Heligoland."
2014-05-20 - Boat bursts into flame in Memerambi (Australia), 1 person burned:
Quote: "Unconfirmed reports of burns to 80% of a person's body, the extent of their injuries is unknown."
2014-05-19 - Cargo ship 'YM Uniformity' damaged by explosion in Elbe River estuary (Germany), 1 injured:
2014-05-19 - Two boats go up in flames at Frenchman’s Cay in the Virgin Islands, boats burning regularly here:
2014-05-17 - Two yachts go up in flames while docked in the Inner Harbor in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 1 injured:
2014-05-16 - Cruise ship 'Saga Sapphire' hit by fire near the Isle of Mull (Scotland), ship loses power:
2014-05-16 - Cargo ship bursts into flame off the coast of County Down (Ireland):
2014-05-16 - Houseboat bursts into flame at Ross Barnett Reservoir (Mississippi), near Jackson:
2014-05-16 - Houseboat bursts into flame in the Broadwater near SeaWorld, in coastal Main Beach (Australia):
2014-05-16 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near Aberystwyth (Britain):
2014-05-15 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked on trailer at hotel near Lake Dardanelle (Arkansas):
2014-05-15 - Boat and dock burst into flame at Table Rock Lake near Kimberling City (Missouri):
2014-05-15 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer in carpark at Adams Close, Kings Tamerton in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
2014-05-15 - Ferry ship 'Cossyra' hit by fire in the Aorno Basin (Italy), 2 injured:
Quote: "After a small explosion, the flames spread from the engine room. One of the two workers, an electrician from Palermo, who was working for the Tesim company, was in critical condition with 80 % burns. The other worker was transported to Villa Sofia for treamtment but his injuries is not life threatening."
2014-05-14 - Water taxi boat bursts into flame on the River Thames in coastal London (Britain):
Quote: "Seven people have escaped from a water taxi on the River Thames after a fire on board this morning. The boat was brought into the London Bridge City Pier stop and the passengers were evacuated to dry land."
2014-05-13 - Boat bursts into flame on the Paraguay River in Asuncion (Paraguay):
2014-05-12 - Boat hit by 'flash fire' in water near Newbold Island (New Jersey), 2 lightly injured:
2014-05-11 - Yacht bursts into flame in Long Island Sound near Port Jefferson (New York), 2 aboard rescued:
2014-05-11 - Houseboat ferry destroyed by fire at Ashtamudi Lake (India), 3 crew abandon ship:
2014-05-10 - Nigerian naval ship 'NNS Encounter' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 13 rescued:
Note: Also see the passenger bus that burst into flame on a bridge going to coastal Lagos Island on this day...
2014-05-10 - Six boats destroyed by blaze, 3 sink, while docked at yacht club in coastal Cranston (Rhode Island), 1 injured:
Quote: "Cranston fire officials tell Eyewitness News all of the department’s apparatus was called to the scene shortly after 11:00 p.m. Six boats and a portion of the dock were all on fire. The flames had trapped people on the end of the dock. They were rescued by fire boat."
Quote: "One firefighter was treated for a back injury, and another person was taken to the hospital with chest pain."
Note: People still park their yachts next to other yachts?!
2014-05-09 - Cargo ship 'Blue Rose' hit by fire while anchored near the island of Milos (Greece):
Quote: "On May 8, 2014, the crew of the 'Blue Rose' reported a fire on board, a mechanical failure and water ingress in cargo hold 2. The vessel was anchored on Pollonia roads, east of Milos island. The Greek Cpastguard and rescuers found the vessel to be in no danger of sinking, but not seaworthy."
2014-05-09 - Tug boat damaged by explosion and fire while docked in Claxton Bay on the island of Trinidad, 2+ injured:
Quote: "A worker who witnessed the accident from another vessel said he heard an explosion and saw thick black smoke coming from the boat, which was docked at the port. 'I saw two guys running out from the stern of the boat,' he said. 'As I looked to the front, one guy came out from the wheelhouse, completely on fire. He was running back and forth, and another guy came out with an extinguisher and extinguished him.'"
2014-05-09 - Indian Navy ship 'INS Ganga' hit by fire in coastal Mumbai (India), 3+ injured:
Quote: "Four injured but navy insists situation normal..."
Note: If by 'normal' they mean 'boats and submarines are burning regularly in Mumbai these days' then sure, that sounds right...
2014-05-09 - Boat bursts into flame in Channel Islands Harbor near coastal Oxnard (California):
2014-05-08 - Boat bursts into flame just before 2 AM while parked in driveway in coastal Geelong (Australia):
2014-05-08 - Boat 'Wallyjai' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near the island of Ibiza (Spain):
2014-05-07 - Two cargo boats destroyed by fire at 5 AM near coastal Phuket (Thailand):
Quote: "Fire fighters responded to reports that Unity 2 and Unity 3 were ablaze near the Ko Huang Fishing Pier in Saithai Sub-district at about 5am. 'The boats were too far from shore for firefighters to try to save them,' said Maj Jarun Nabpet of the Krabi City Police. 'We also heard an explosion.' No people were on board either boat, he confirmed."
Note: So this was basically two parked vehicles going up in flames in the wee hours, just like all the parked ground vehicles spontaneously igniting, except this time it was boats...
2014-05-06 - Car-carrier ship 'Altinia' bursts into flame, fire gets big, ship abandoned near the Gulf of Aden:
Quote: "The 'Altinia' caught fire in Gulf of Aden on May 6, 2014, while en route from Jebel Ali to Suez. The crew abandoned the vessel and was rescued by the Chinese Navy supplier 'Chao Hu', and later transferred on board the Italian ro-ro vessel 'Jolly Diamante' (IMO: 9578957). The "Altinia" went adrift in position 12 23N 046 00E and was 55 nautical miles SE of Aden in the morning hours."
2014-05-06 - Tugboat 'Frigga' bursts into flame in Kalundborg Fjord (Denmark), 4 lightly injured:
Quote: "On May 5, 2014, at 9 p.m. a fire broke out in one of the engines of the 'Frigga' while the tug was towing a ship in Kalundborg Fjord. The four crew members of the tug were sent to hospital to be checked in regard of a possible smoke Inhalation. They had immediately started to extinguish the fire wearing breathing apparatus. However, they had inhaled the smoke from the fire before and were treated at Holbaek and Slagelse."
2014-05-06 - Barge 'Wantij' bursts into flame on the Rhine River near Duisburg (Germany):
Quote: "In the morning of May 6, 2014, a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Wantij' on the Rhine at Rees. The fire brigades from Rees and Emmerich were on scene at the accident site between Rhine kilometer 829 and 830 where the ship had gone adrift. The Dutch master immediately dropped anchor, and fire boats tackled the fire."
2014-05-06 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Miami (Florida):
2014-05-05 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast of Mexico, at least 2 killed, 2 injured, 6 missing:
2014-05-04 - Oil tanker ship explodes and burns on the Dong Nai River (Vietnam), 2 killed, 1 injured:
Quote: "Meanwhile, residents living nearby said they heard a big explosion coming from the oil tanker before the fire."
Quote: "Witnesses said after a big explosion, the ship carrying about 1,000 cubic metre near An Hao wharf in Bien Hoa city, southern Dong Nai province, burst into flame."
2014-05-04 - Boat 'Screaming Eagle' bursts into flame at Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):
2014-05-04 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at yacht club in Peekskill (New York):
2014-05-03 - Boat explodes and burns at Morehead City Yacht Basin in coastal Morehead City (North Carolina), 2 injured:
Quote: "Witnesses told fire crews the vessel had just been filled with fuel when the explosion occurred."
Quote: "Pollard says he's never had something like this happen at Morehead City Yacht Basin."
Note: Sounds like the work of the Ghostly Match again. I mentioned the danger of the Ghostly Match in regards to refueling. A number of people have been killed by fire and/or explosion at gas stations while gassing up ground vehicles similarly. Same problem, and you won't see it coming until it's too late...
2014-05-02 - Ferry boat 'Dieppe Seaways' bursts into flame at the Port of Dover (Britain), 10 injured:
Quote: "Three firefighters were still being treated at a specialist burns unit on May 2 after the blaze on the 'Diepoe Seaways' at the Port of Dover. The three firefighters were injured in a 'flashover' and first taken to the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, but have since been transferred to the East Grinstead Hospital where they are receiving treatment for burns to their heads and forearms. An investigation was under way after they suffered burns while tackling the flames in the boiler room of the DFDS service on May 1 in the afternoon. Seven crew members were also hurt when the blaze broke out on the Ferry which berthed at the Eastern Docks at 2.24 p.m."
2014-05-01 - Ferry boat hit by fire when car ignites on it, near coastal Weymouth (Britain):
2014-04-30 - Ship 'Sjogull' bursts into flame off Nacka Strand (Sweden), passengers rescued:
Quote: "The 'Sjögull' suffered an engine room fire off Nacka Strand in the afternoon of Apr 30, 2014. After the crew issued a mayday call several vessels attended to the scene. Lifeboats from Nacka, Tyreso, Södertörn and Stockholm attended along with the Coast Guard to extinguish the fire and assisted the seven passengers who were taken to shore with other boats."
2014-04-30 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at 5 AM off the coast of Phoenix Island (China), crew abandons ship:
2014-04-29 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida), 1 lightly injured:
2014-04-28 - Bunker tanker ship 'MT Nur Eye 1' bursts into flame near coastal Port Klang (Malaysia):
2014-04-28 - Sailboat bursts into flame while docked at Mission Beach in coastal San Diego (California):
2014-04-27 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in Nago Bay (Japan):
Quote: "According to Nago Coast Guard, the boat in fire was about 3.2 kilometers offshore of Awa, Nago City. The Ryu-Q Asahi Broadcasting (QAB) had chartered the boat for program coverage. They were on their way back when the engine room caught fire. The boat sank about three hours later."
2014-04-27 - Ferry boat 'Crown Seaways' damaged by explosion near the island of Anholt (Denmark):
Quote: "The ferry was on the way to Oslo with 960 passengers on board at that time. Passengers were briefly gathered on one of the ferry's deck while firemen examined the damage. The explosion, which occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m., sparked a big bang, and the impact was felt in most parts of the ship. The engines were immediately stopped, and the ferry drifted for half an hour before the journey towards Oslo was resumed."
2014-04-26 - Spanish ferry boat 'Volcan de Taburiente' hit by fire in the Canary Islands (Spain), returns to port:
Quote: "A Spanish ferry carrying 334 people in the Canary Islands had to return to port when a fire broke out on one of its car decks, forcing an evacuation of the vessel. No one has been injured. A spokesman for the Armas shipping company, Manuel Vidal, says the ferry 'Volcan de Taburiente' returned to Los Cristianos port in Tenerife late Friday after setting sail for the island of La Gomera. Vidal says a fire had started in the cab of a truck and that all 319 passengers and 15 crew members were safely evacuated."
2014-04-26 - Cargo ship 'Orava' bursts into flame on the River Merwede (Netherlands):
Quote: "On Apr 22, 2014, at 10:25 a.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Orava', 1201 ts (EU-No. 02318644), in Merwede at the height of the 1st port."
2014-04-26 - Ship rocked by explosion and fire while docked shipyard in Mugla (Turkey), 3 injured:
2014-04-26 - Ship 'Nakhodka' damaged by explosion and fire while docked in coastal Amaliapoli (Greece), 2 injured:
Quote: "In the morning of Apr 26, 2014, an explosion took place in a bow section of the 'Nakhodka', with ensuing fire, Odin.tc reports. The vessel was berthed at the flour mill berth in Amaliapoli, Volos, north of Athens. Two of the crew were seriously injured, a 37-year old rating and a 24-year old engineer, both were taken to hospital in critical condition. The fire was extinguished several hours later by shore fire teams, the extent of damages was unknown. The vessel had arrived at Amaliapoli coming from Rostov-on-Don."
2014-04-25 - Speedboat explodes and burns during refueling in coastal Puerto Banús (Spain):
Quote: "According to an eyewitness report the speed boat was being refueled at around 4pm today (Friday) when an explosion set it on fire."
Note: Sounds like the work of the Ghostly Match again. I've seen this happen many times now, boats exploding and burning during or shortly after refueling. I even mentioned refueling as a danger specifically: "Would you siphon gas or refuel your vehicle if there was a lit match right there? Of course not, but you won't SEE the match until it's struck." It's not just a problem with boats though. People have been killed by explosions and/or fires while gassing up ground vehicles at gas stations too, especially in the last year, and a number of tanker trucks have exploded while unloading fuel at gas stations too...
2014-04-24 - Boat bursts into flame on the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales (Australia):
2014-04-23 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer at Bolton Point (Australia), near Lake Macquarie:
2014-04-22 - Gas tanker ship bursts into flame at Hyundai Heavy Industries in coastal Ulsan (South Korea), 2 killed, 2 injured:
2014-04-22 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Patterson Lakes Marina in coastal Melbourne (Australia):
2014-04-22 - Boat explodes and burns off the coast of Phuket (Thailand):
2014-04-21 - Fishing trawler bursts into flame off the coast of Sierra Leone, crew rescued:
Quote: "Thick smoke billowed from the vessel on Monday and flames rose from the hull, according to a Reuters witness. 'The fire became wild as it spread into the captain's bridge so I had no alternative but to send an SOS to our company's office,' Captain Seak Kim Che said."
2014-04-21 - Boat bursts into flame on Norris Lake in Anderson County (Tennessee):
2014-04-21 - Boat and garage destroyed by fire at home overlooking Shoestring Bay in coastal Cotuit (Massachusetts):
2014-04-19 - Cargo ship 'Asian Empire', hauling vehicles, bursts into flame in the ocean near Wakayama Prefecture (Japan):
Quote: "A South Korean cargo ship engulfed in fire Saturday in the Pacific Ocean off Japan's Wakayama prefecture. But all crew members are safe, media reports said. All 24 crew members including 11 South Koreans and 13 Philippines escaped by lifeboats."
Quote: "The 71,383-tonne cargo ship 'Asian empire', which carries vehicles, is believed to be drifting in the ocean, and Japan's Coast Guard has dispatched patrol boats to search for the ship."
Note: This is at least the third car-hauler ship to ignite, that I know of. Many car-hauler trucks have burst into flame, and at least one train hauling cars has caught fire too...
2014-04-19 - Powerboat bursts into flame while docked at Woodman Point in coastal Perth (Australia):
2014-04-19 - Boat bursts into flame on the Murray River near coastal Adelaide (Australia), 3 injured:
2014-04-19 - Boat and car burst into flame at 4 AM while parked at home in Brantford (Canada), unoccupied home burns a block away:
2014-04-18 - Boat bursts into flame before 7 AM while parked inside building at business in Longwood (Florida):
2014-04-18 - Boat bursts into flame on the Grand Glaize Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):
2014-04-18 - Boat bursts into flame while being towed on trailer on road in coastal Portarlington (Australia):
Quote: "The 4-metre vessel was on a trailer being pulled along Smythe Street at about 3pm when passing drivers noticed flames and smoke. The CFA says it took a number of calls, including at least one report of an explosion coming from the boat, which was well alight by the time fire crews arrived. CFA units from Portarlington, Drysdale and Ocean Grove took about 15 minutes to bring the flames under control."
2014-04-17 - Boat explodes and burns at Truman Lake (Missouri), 1 injured:
2014-04-17 - Boat bursts into flame in the Intracoastal Waterway in coastal Jacksonville Beach (Florida):
2014-04-17 - Lobster boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Stonington (Connecticut):
2014-04-17 - Yacht bursts into flame near coastal Benalmádena (Spain), 2 aboard rescued:
2014-04-16 - Fishing boat 'Zero Tolerance' bursts into flame on river in coastal Astoria (Oregon), 2 lightly injured:
2014-04-16 - Boat bursts into flame in garden on Drinkstone Road in Beyton (Britain):
2014-04-16 - Three fishing boats and four other boats destroyed by fire while docked in Amabalantota on the island of Sri Lanka:
Quote: "Three fishing vessels and four fiber boats were destroyed by the fire."
2014-04-15 - US Navy guided-missile cruiser 'USS Hue City' bursts into flame in the Atlantic Ocean:
Quote: "It started in the No. 1 gas turbine generator, located in main engine room one, and the crew reacted by going to general quarters, this message said, in what appears to be among the most serious shipboard fires in a few years."
2014-04-14 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, at Prineville Reservoir in Prineville (Oregon), family jumps overboard:
2014-04-14 - Canal boat bursts into flame on the Grand Union Canal in Weedon (Britain), dog resuscitated:
2014-04-13 - Canadian Navy ship 'HMCS Kingston' bursts into flame en route to Halifax (Canada):
2014-04-12 - Barge 'Piz La Margna' damaged by fire and explosion on the Moselle River near lock at Enkirch (Germany), 2 injured:
Quote: "On Apr 12, 2014, short past noon a fire broke out in the engine room of the "Piz La Margna" on the Moselle River, which was followed by an explosion. One crew member was critically injured, another suffered flue gas poisoning. After the ship was moored Close to the Enkirch lock, the first was taken to a hospital in Ludwigshafen, the other was hospitalized in Wittlich. The fire department was on scene with about 100 men. While the fire was extinguished within rather short time, the river was closed for ship traffic for three hours. The tanker was unable to proceed after the fire."
2014-04-12 - Boat bursts into flame in Mylor Harbour in coastal Mylor (Britain), nobody aboard:
2014-04-11 - Roro ship 'Repubblica Di Roma' erupts in flame off the coast of Lome (Togo):
Quote: "A fire erupted on board of the 'Repubblica Di Roma' on Apr 10, 2014, off Lome. A nearby utility boat arrived on the scene to see smoke billowing from a deck area near the stern of the ro-ro ferry around 3 p.m. 11 crew members were evacuated from the stricken vessel and boarded the 'African Princess 4' (built 1980), owned by London-based Top Fenders. It was not clear how the fire started."
Note: Roro = 'roll on, roll off', e.g. a car-hauler ship...
2014-04-11 - Two boats damaged or destroyed by fire at 12:22 AM at marina on Lake Union in coastal Seattle (Washington):
Note: Seven boats burned in three separate incidents the day prior, mentioned in the 2014-04-10 update. Boats are most definitely going up in flames at a far faster rate than they did the year before. This fiery destruction will continue accelerating year after year until there are no boats or ground vehicles or homes or businesses or people on the surface of the Earth...
2014-04-11 - Tour boat bursts into flame in coastal Ha Long Bay (Vietnam), all 23 aboard rescued:
Note: 'Ha long until this tour from hell is over!?'
2014-04-10 - Two boats go up in flames while docked near Harbor Island in coastal San Diego (California):
Quote: "The fire was reported about 9:38 p.m. at the end of the pier on Harbor Island Drive. A fire dispatcher said a caller reported the fire at the Harbor Island West Marina by the Hilton hotel."
Quote: "I heard a couple of loud 'pops' and I looked out my bathroom window and saw black smoke. I went out on the bow and a couple docks over I saw giant flames coming out of it..."
Note: There are those popping sounds again, heard right as fires have erupted in many incidents in the past couple of years. That's very likely atmospheric methane and/or hydrogen sulfide finding an ignition source and causing one or more small fiery explosions which then ignites whatever is combustible nearby. Ignition source could be a number things: any open flame or heat source, electrified copper, rusty iron. In the case of the boats that have been bursting into flame it's probably in most cases electrified copper that's serving as the ignition source...
2014-04-10 - Yacht bursts into flame near the Broadwater Marina in coastal Biloxi (Mississippi):
2014-04-10 - Four boats damaged or destroyed by fire at 3:39 AM on Coast Road in coastal West Mersea (Britain):
2014-04-09 - Cargo ship bursts into flame while under construction at Jiangnan Shipyard in coastal Shanghai (China):
2014-04-09 - Boat explodes and burns off the island of Saint Lucia, 2 injured:
2014-04-09 - Shrimp boat bursts into flame in the Brownsville Shrimp Basin in coastal Brownsville (Texas):
2014-04-08 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast near Langkawi (Malaysia), 23 fishermen rescued:
Quote: "Twenty-three fishermen were rescued after their boat caught fire and sank near Pulau Lima in Langkawi today, according to a spokesman from the Kedah Fire and Rescue Department."
2014-04-08 - Boat and garage destroyed by fire in Baileys Harbor (Wisconsin):
2014-04-07 - Cargo ship 'MV Northern Guard' hit by explosion and fire near coastal Mumbai (India), 1 killed:
Quote: "An accidental explosion in the cargo hold of a Liberian vessel off Mumbai Coast killed a Chinese crew member on Sunday. The vessel immediately raised a distress alarm that was received by the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre situated in Mumbai and a Coast Guard ship on patrol. The deceased was identified as Zheng Qunmeng (25), A Chinese national."
2014-04-07 - Boat and shed go up in flames in coastal St. Philip on the island of Antigua:
2014-04-07 - Two boats, two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire in St. George (Utah):
Quote: "Two vehicles, two boats and miscellaneous equipment inside the garage were torched and are considered a total loss..."
2014-04-06 - Tug boat 'Dunaföldvár' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in the Danube River near the Black Sea (Romania):
Quote: "The rescue center in Dobrogea deployed four fire engines and a fire boat from Medgidia. The fire fighters were able to douse the flames after about five hours, but the fire flared up again due to strong winds on Apr 6 at 6 a.m., and due to the amount of water inside the pusher finally sank after a battle of 12 hours. Only the wheelhouse remained above water."
2014-04-06 - Indian Navy tug boat 'INS Matanga' catches fire in coastal Mumbai (India), part of spate of ship incidents:
2014-04-06 - Yacht bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off Shinnecock Inlet, near Long Island (New York), 3 people rescued:
Quote: "The three people abandoned their 36-foot cabin cruiser when it was engulfed by fire off Shinnecock Inlet and swam to a life boat they had deployed before a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock and the South Hampton Bay Constables reached them."
2014-04-05 - Yacht bursts into flame in San Francisco Bay near Tiburon (California), 8 people jump overboard, rescued:
Quote: "The eight people on board -- five adults and three children -- were advised to put on life jackets and get into the water to escape the fire. About five minutes later, a nearby pleasure craft arrived on the scene and occupants aboard were able to pull all eight people from the water, the spokeswoman said. They were taken to Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael."
2014-04-05 - Boat bursts into flame after refueling, in coastal Bokeelia (Florida), 1 injured:
2014-04-04 - Cargo ship 'Zina' hit by fire in port in coastal Amsterdam (Netherlands):
Quote: "On Apr 4, 2014, at 5.30 p.m. a fire broke out aboard the 'Zina' which was moored in the western port area of Amsterdam. On deck stood a number of barrels with phosphine which for unknown reason had caught fire. Nine persons have been evacuated from the ship to be checked by ambulance staff for injuries. 11 others remained on board and were taken to a safe place on the ship."
2014-04-03 - Sailboat bursts into flame just before 4 AM in Charleston Harbor in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):
2014-04-03 - Boat bursts into flame at 6:08 AM while docked on Lake Lanier, near Gainesville (Georgia), nobody aboard:
Quote: "No one appears to have been hurt when a boat burned overnight on Lake Lanier, Hall Fire Services has reported. Fire crews responded at 6:08 a.m. to the Shoal Creek campground area on reports from a passing fisherman. They found a 20-foot cabin cruiser fully involved. The boat burned down to the water line. The county's Marine Rescue Team searched the area but found no victims despite a large debris field in the cove."
2014-04-03 - Three boats and a truck destroyed by fire in coastal Bay Shore (New York):
2014-04-03 - Trawler bursts into flame in Galway Harbour in coastal Galway (Ireland):
Quote: "Streets have been closed and buildings evacuated after a fire broke out on a trawler in Galway harbour. Reports say that six buildings in the area have been closed, while a number of main roads have been closed."
2014-04-02 - Large 70-foot boat 'Belle-Amie' bursts into flame off the coast near Fernandina Beach (Florida):
Quote: "Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the incident at approximately 8:47 a.m. Wednesday. A mariner stated there was a fire aboard the vessel Belle-Amie. The five adults aboard extinguished the fire around 9:40 a.m. but the vessel continues taking on water. All five people are wearing their life jackets as a precaution. According to mariners, the vessel has lost all power and is currently dead in the water."
2014-04-02 - Large 60-foot boat bursts into flame at 2 AM while docked in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):
Quote: "On March 5, another boat caught fire and sank at a Charlestown marina."
2014-04-02 - Tug boat bursts into flame while docked at the Fishermen’s Terminal in coastal Ballard (Washington):
2014-04-02 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Manjeshwar (India), 6 injured:
2014-04-02 - Two boats destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Stamford (Connecticut):
2014-04-02 - Boat bursts into flame at Brighouse Marina in Garstang (Britain), 2 injured:
2014-04-01 - Yacht bursts into flame while moored at Mercury Yacht Harbour in coastal Hamble (Britain):
2014-04-01 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in Bellevue (Iowa):
2014-04-01 - Boat and garage destroyed by fire in Negaunee (Michigan):
2014-03-31 - Fishing ship 'Ho-Fu-Mei No 6' bursts into flame near the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, 2 killed, 1 injured:
2014-03-31 - Large 60-foot yacht bursts into flame while docked in coastal Ladner (Canada), nobody aboard:
Quote: "A 60-foot yacht suffered extensive damage after it caught fire in Ladner Sunday afternoon. There were no injuries and no one was on board at the time."
2014-03-31 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast of Hayling Island (Britain):
2014-03-30 - Boat, RV and shed destroyed by fire at 3 AM in coastal Cygnet on the island of Tasmania (Australia):
Quote: "A boat and a caravan were destroyed in the blaze but firefighters were able to contain it before it spread to a nearby house. Within an hour, the TFS was alerted to a fire at the Cygnet Tennis Club on Louisa St. The weatherboard building was completely gutted in the blaze."
Note: Second link mentions the boat fire, but is mainly about another fire, 'suspected arson', that destroyed a man's business on the same day. Suspecting arson doesn't mean it WAS arson...
2014-03-30 - Boat bursts into flame along Flour Bluff Drive in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):
2014-03-29 - Tanker ship 'Sichem Amethyst' bursts into flame near the Port of Tarragona (Spain):
Quote: "In the morning of Mar 28, 2014, at 9.40 a.m. a fire erupted in the cabin area inside the superstructure of the 'Sichem Amethyst', anchored on Tarragona road six miles from the port of Tarragona. It forced to evacuate 17 crew members, except the captain, first officer and chief engineer, who remained on board to assist in the fire fighting efforts."
2014-03-29 - Boat bursts into flame at home in Rome (Georgia):
2014-03-28 - Yacht bursts into flame at Emsworth Yacht Harbour, off Thorney Road on Thorney Island (Britain):
2014-03-27 - Yacht 'Asante' bursts into flame near the island of St Vincent in the Caribbean Sea, 1 killed:
2014-03-27 - Boat and three RV trailers destroyed by fire at 7 AM in Harwood (North Dakota):
2014-03-26 - Large fishing vessel bursts into flame in coastal Newlyn Harbor (Britain):
Quote: "Firefighters were called out to tackle a fire on board a large fishing boat in Newlyn Harbour. Crews from Penzance were called to a report of a fire in a large fishing vessel just after 4pm today."
2014-03-25 - Four boats destroyed by fire while dry-docked at White’s Hudson River Marina in New Hamburg (New York):
Quote: "Firefighters responded to the marina at about 9:40 p.m. to find four 28-foot sailboats 'fully involved' in flames, Moore said. The boats were dry-docked, he said, meaning they weren’t in the water."
2014-03-25 - Boat, semi tractor and travel trailer destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM while parked in Penticton (Canada):
Quote: "A fire on the Penticton Indian Reserve early Tuesday, destroyed a semi truck, boat and travel trailer. Fire Chief Barry Phillip said the Penticton Indian Band Fire Department and RCMP responded to the blaze at around 3:30 a.m. By the time they got there everything was fully involved and there was no saving any of them, he said. No one was at the property on the lower reserve at Green Mountain Road and Peach Rock Road at the time of the incident and there were no injuries. Phillip said he has no idea what caused the blaze."
2014-03-25 - Luxury yacht 'Giant I' bursts into flame while moored in coastal Velsen-Noord (Netherlands), 4 injured:
Quote: "In case of fire on board a ship in Velsen-Noord Tuesday morning, four wounded. The fire broke out around a quarter to nine on a ship to the quay along the North Sea to the Wijkermeerweg. The fire was a lot of smoke. The fire scaled up at medium fire, so that several fire trucks arrived on site to fight the fire."
2014-03-24 - Cargo ship bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast near Sharjah (UAE), 1 killed, 3 injured, 1 missing:
Quote: "One man has died and another is missing after a cargo ship caught fire and sank off the coast of Sharjah, the emirate’s Civil Defence department confirmed. Three others on board at the time also have suffered serious to moderate burns, Sharjah Civil Defence acting director general Colonel Khalid Obaid Bin Kanoon told Gulf News."
2014-03-24 - Two boats and 11 campers go up in flames at 2 AM at Spring Valley Campgrounds on Bear Creek in Colbert County (Alabama):
Quote: 'A fire at the Rose Trail RV Park destroyed at least 11 campers and two boats early Monday..."
2014-03-24 - Boat bursts into flame in the Halters Island area in coastal Louisiana:
2014-03-23 - Fishing boat bursts into flame and sinks at 4:55 AM off the coast of South Korea, 6 killed, 2 rescued, 1 missing:
Quote: "According to Kim, the 37-year-old captain of the boat, the fire broke out around 4:55 a.m. while the vessel was sailing in waters 108 kilometers southwest of Jeju City."
2014-03-23 - Boat bursts into flame in Mission Bay near coastal San Diego (California):
Quote: "Three people are safe Sunday after the small rental boat they were on caught fire in the middle of Mission Bay this afternoon."
2014-03-22 - Three boats destroyed or damaged by fire in Lawton (Oklahoma):
Quote: "After firefighters extinguished the flames, officials determined three boats had been burned or damaged, according to a later police report."
Quote: "A fire at an east Lawton trailer park that damaged multiple boats Thursday afternoon may have been started on purpose."
Note: Another way to phrase that would be, 'A fire at an east Lawton trailer park that damaged multiple boats Thursday afternoon may NOT have been started on purpose.' In other words, they don't know...
2014-03-21 - Houseboat explodes and burns in the Alberni Inlet at coastal Vancouver Island (Canada), man missing:
Quote: "The man was living in the Snug Basin on the north side of the Inlet, far away from any other float homes in the area and without road access. Police believe the home caught on fire Friday or Saturday, based on accounts from residents in the area who investigated the accident after hearing an explosion."
Quote: "We are looking for his remains."
2014-03-21 - Yacht bursts into flame at 5:37 AM, completely destroyed, in Hythe Marina in coastal Southampton (Britain):
Quote: "Crews from Hythe, Beaulieu and Hardley fire stations battled the blaze aboard the 38ft boat in Hythe marina for just under two hours and half after being called out at about 5.37am. But the fire was so intense the boat was completely destroyed."
2014-03-20 - Boat bursts into flame at Wobby Beach on the Hawkesbury River (Australia):
2014-03-19 - Cargo ship hauling coal bursts into flame near Sriracha Harbour (Thailand):
Quote: "The harbour staff wouldn’t allow the boat to the shore and kept it 2 km off shore between Seesang Island and Sriracha Harbour. It took the crew and the captain 4 hours to bring the fire under control, but there was still smoke coming out of the boat."
2014-03-19 - Large fishing boat bursts into flame in Suva Harbour (Fiji Islands):
Quote: "A Police forensics team is trying to determine the cause of a fire on board a fishing vessel, out on the Suva Harbour yesterday afternoon."
2014-03-19 - Boat bursts into flame shortly before 1 AM while parked on trailer in Nanaimo (Canada):
Quote: "Mond couldn't determine exactly what sparked the blaze, but deemed it suspicious when none of the usual causes, such as electrical malfunctions, were found. 'There was nothing plugged into the boat," Mond said. "It didn't have batteries in it. There's nothing in the boat that would have ignited itself to get the fire going.' No one was injured and the boat was not insured."
Note: Did they check to see if it had any rust in it or on it? Nope. It was sitting outside on a trailer for years, so it did...
2014-03-18 - Barge-restaurant bursts into flame shortly before midnight at Brayford Wharf North in Lincoln (Britain):
Quote: "The fire severely damaged a third of the upper decks and contents of the static boat used as a restaurant, with moderate smoke damage to the rest of the boat."
2014-03-17 - Commercial lobster boat bursts into flame just after 1 AM while stored inside building in coastal Freeport (Maine):
Quote: "Sylvain said he’s unsure of the fire’s cause, given that the outbuilding has no heat or power."
2014-03-17 - Decommissioned nuclear submarine 'Krasnodar' bursts into flame at shipyard in coastal Murmansk (Russia):
Quote: "Fires break out very rarely in scrapping of submarines. There has been no fire at the shipyard already for several years. The reasons for the fire are being looked into..."
Note: That thing is covered with rust. No wonder it caught fire...
2014-03-16 - Boat bursts into flame in the River Dart at Kingswear Trott in coastal Kingswear (Britain):
Quote: "The Fire Service were called to reports of a boat on fire in the area Kingswear on the River Dart."
Quote: "On Monday night a fire destroyed the 51ft (15.5m) charter vessel African Queen when it was moored on a pontoon in the middle of the estuary. 'I've been in the service in Dartmouth for 12 years and I've never had a boat fire until this week - now I've had two and it's been a real eye opener,' Mr Callan said. However, the fires have not been linked and the fire service believes both were accidental."
2014-03-15 - Two boats damaged by blaze at Swanwick Marina in Swanwick (Britain), near the coast, 1 lightly injured:
2014-03-14 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at boat dealer in coastal Darwin (Australia):
2014-03-14 - Yacht 'Must' bursts into flame near the island of Minorca (Spain):
Quote: "After contact was established, the owner reported that he was forced to abandon his ship which went on fire for some reason, with his wife and their 2 year old child."
2014-03-13 - Boat bursts into flame at the Moby Dick Marina in coastal Fairhaven (Massachusetts):
2014-03-12 - Sailboat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):
Quote: "According to our crew on the scene, damage was contained to the inside of the cabin cruiser, which belongs to a CFD firefighter."
2014-03-12 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked at Caley Marina in coastal Inverness (Scotland):
2014-03-11 - Boat 'Rainbow Dancer' bursts into flame at the East Cowes Marina on the Isle of Wight (Britain):
2014-03-10 - Barge bursts into flame in Jean Lafitte (Louisiana):
Quote: "Jefferson Parish authorities said a barge in Jean Lafitte caught on fire Monday afternoon."
2014-03-10 - Historic charter boat 'African Queen' bursts into flame in the Dart Estuary in coastal Dartmouth (Britain):
2014-03-09 - Three boats damaged or destroyed by fire while moored at Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):
Quote: "One boat sank and at least two others were damaged in a fire on Saturday evening."
2014-03-08 - In separate incidents, three boats and a camper-van burst into flame in the wee hours in coastal Picton (New Zealand):
Note: This area is about 1000 feet east (downwind) of the ocean. The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane in the air above closer to the ground...
2014-03-07 - Cargo ship hit by explosion and fire at port in coastal Bacolod (Philippine Islands), 6 injured:
2014-03-07 - Cargo ship 'MV Tanakorn' bursts into flame off the coast near Phuket (Thailand):
Quote: "The boat was carrying cars and motorcycles from the pier on Koh Yao to Bang Rong Pier when it caught fire. Because of its wooden construction, the two-deck vessel was swiftly engulfed by flames."
2014-03-06 - Boating business destroyed by fire at 7 AM in Ipswich, Queensland (Australia):
2014-03-06 - Tanker ship 'Yakamoz-5' explodes into flame in the Marmara Sea near Istanbul (Turkey), helicopters help fight fire:
Quote: "The fire broke out on the Yakamoz 5 tanker transporting fuel and sailing under the Turkish flag. An explosion in the engine room of the ship caused the fire."
2014-03-06 - Tanker ship 'Alihuras' bursts into flame near coastal Mumbai (India), 1 injured:
Quote: "The tanker Alihuras caught fire on Tuesday, leaving a Maldivian crew member with burn injuries. The vessel is run by Maldivian leading trading company State Trading Organization's (STO). STO MD Adam Azim was quoted in Maldivian newspaper Haveeru as saying that the fire had occurred on the oil tanker on its way to the gulf to load oil. The incident happened while the tanker was travelling past Mumbai on 4 March. 'The injured crew member is now being treated at a hospital in Mumbai."
2014-03-06 - Cargo ship 'Patriarch' bursts into flame near the Bahamas:
Quote: "SAR coordinators at the District Seven Command Center in Miami were coordinating fire-fighting efforts of an unmanned 730-foot barge with containers on fire about 86 miles northeast of Nassau, Bahamas, on Mar 6, 2014. The Command Center received a call from the 'Patriarch' which had sailed from Jacksonville on Mar 5 short past midnight and was bound for San Juan, about 12:30 p.m., stating a fire started from the cargo boxes of the barge."
2014-03-06 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast near Osaka (Japan):
Quote: "Japan's local coast guard has dispatched several patrol vessels to rescue 17 crew members on a Chinese fishing boat, which faced some damages caused by a fire onboard..."
2014-03-06 - In separate incidents, boat and two cars burst into flame in the wee hours in coastal Pacific Beach (California):
Note: Arson blamed but as usual, no witnesses, no motive, no surveillance footage. Looks just like all the other incidents where multiple parked vehicles have gone up in flames in cities around the world. Looks very similar to the two separate fires that erupted within 3 minutes and burned 3 boats parked at marinas in Washington DC recently, as mentioned in the 2014-02-11 update. Right on the coast, wee hours, vehicles igniting - need to see some real evidence that a person was involved here, else that's not an assumption I'm gonna make...
2014-03-05 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):
Quote: "Boston firefighters responded to the Constitution Marina next to the North Washington Street bridge shortly after 10 p.m. for a boat on fire. By 10:20 p.m., the 24-foot-long craft was fully engulfed in flames and firefighters were ordered off its pier. The fire was declared knocked down around 10:40, the boat now roughly three-quarters submerged in the harbor."
2014-03-04 - Yacht 'Tarapunga' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast near Nelson (New Zealand), couple rescued:
2014-03-04 - Boat, two race cars, lots of tires and building destroyed by fire at auto salvage business in Bethel (North Carolina):
Quote: "A blaze at an auto salvage yard destroyed a building, two race cars, a boat and numerous tires on Tuesday and sent a plume of black smoke into the air."
2014-03-03 - Yacht bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near Sanibel Island (Florida), 2 people rescued:
2014-03-03 - Boat, 10 cars and storage container go up in flames while parked at storage yard in Sacramento (California):
2014-03-02 - Fishing boat bursts into flame south of Japan, 1 rescued, 3 missing, 3 killed:
Quote: "Seven crew members from Japan and Indonesia were missing Sunday after a Japanese tuna fishing boat caught fire in the Pacific, local media reported. A coastguard plane spotted the No. 8 Kaisei-maru emitting orange flames and thick black smoke some 400 kilometres south of Kochi prefecture, national broadcaster NHK said. The fate of the two Japanese and five Indonesians on board remained unknown. It was also unclear what caused the blaze. The coastguard received a report from a local fisheries radio station shortly after 6:00 am that it could not contact the 19-tonne vessel. More than four hours later, its plane found the burning ship, NHK said, showing footage of the vessel with its bridge in flames."
2014-03-02 - Boat bursts into flame at 6:53 AM while parked at home in Church Gresley (Britain):
2014-03-01 - Boat explodes into flame as man transfers fuel inside shed at marina in coastal Vancouver (Canada), 1 injured:
Quote: "At this point, it appears he was transferring fuel out of a tank and we figure there was an ignition that created a small explosion and ignited the fuel he was transferring..."
Note: Sounds like the work of the Ghostly Match. That man is lucky to be alive. A man was critically injured by an explosion and fire as he gassed up at 6:23 AM at a gas station in Danbury (Connecticut), as mentioned in the 2013-12-20 update. (He later died). A mother and her young son were incinerated at a gas station in Meho (India), as mentioned in the 2013-12-18 update. A car burst into flame as a driver gassed up at a gas station in Morristown (Tennessee), as mentioned in the 2014-02-03 update. A car burst into flame as the driver gassed up at a gas station in Srinigar (India), also mentioned in the 2014-02-03 update. And so on. Many boats have burst into flame and/or exploded while refueling too, especially in the past year. You won't see this problem coming until the fire/explosion erupts and then it's too late...
2014-02-28 - Boat bursts into flame in Hauraki Gulf near coastal Auckland (New Zealand), 2 people rescued:
Note: A 45-foot yacht recently burst into flame then burned and sank in Hauraki Gulf, as mentioned in the 2014-02-19 update...
2014-02-27 - Royal Canadian Navy warship HMCS Protecteur bursts into flame, loses power and drifts in the mid-Pacific:
2014-02-27 - Australian submarine HMAS Waller bursts into flame off the WA coast (Australia):
Note: The last submarine to catch fire before this one was waaaaay back in...the day prior, when an Indian submarine was hit by an explosion and fire which killed at least 3 people, as mentioned in the 2014-02-26 update. A British aircraft carrier also caught fire on that day, also mentioned in the 2014-02-26 update. Ironically, the carrier caught fire while Prince Charles was there, since it's going to be named after him. So in a two-day span of time, we've seen two submarines (one Indian, one Australia), one aircraft carrier (British), and one warship (Canadian) catching fire...
2014-02-26 - Indian submarine hit by explosion and fire at 6 AM near coastal Mumbai (India), explosion mentioned, 3 killed:
Quote: "The Indian navy rescued sailors from one of its Russian-built Kilo class submarines following an accident off the coast of Mumbai, a mishap that brought back memories of fire and explosions aboard a similar boat in August that killed 18 men and left no survivors."
Quote: "India Sub Crew Burned Beyond Recognition; 3 Bodies Found"
2014-02-26 - British aircraft carrier catches fire as Prince Charles visits, in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):
Quote: "Firefighters were called to Portsmouth Naval Base during Prince Charles’ visit today - after fire broke out on a section of the carrier that will be named after him."
2014-02-24 - Boat explodes and burns while docked at Barber Marina in Elberta (Alabama), 2 injured:
Quote: "The explosion of the boat docked at Barber Marina was felt by all of the surrounding vessels."
2014-02-23 - Sailboat bursts into flame while anchored near coastal Miami Beach (Florida), dog killed:
2014-02-23 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):
Quote: "A sunny South Florida morning ended in flames for two boat owners after their vessels caught fire in separate incidents in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, claiming the life of one dog in Miami Beach..."
Note: So two boats went up in flames in 'separate' incidents in coastal southern Florida. Very similar to the three boats that went up in flames in two 'separate' incidents within 3 minutes in Washington DC recently, as mentioned in the 2014-02-11 update...
2014-02-23 - Houseboat bursts into flame in Burnham (Britain):
2014-02-22 - Tour boat starts taking on water then bursts into flame near coastal Auckland (New Zealand), passengers rescued:
Quote: "The cause of the fire was unknown, but police said the Fire Service's call-out took place long after the passengers had been removed and when the vessel was safely moored."
2014-02-21 - Seven yachts and boats destroyed by fire, others damaged, at Shelter Bay Marina in La Conner (Washington):
Quote: "Harbormaster Jim Dobbs told KIRO 7 initially that four boats were burning with a handful of others threatened. Shelter Bay community manager Dave Franklin said a short time later that he believed 20 boats caught fire."
Quote: "Speculation on the number of boats involved ranges from 12 to 20."
Note: People still park their boats next to other boats?!
2014-02-20 - Yacht bursts into flame at 3:01 AM while docked in coastal Wildwood (New Jersey), nobody aboard:
2014-02-20 - Boat, Jeep and garage destroyed by fire at home in Alachua (Florida), nobody home:
2014-02-19 - Cargo ship bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast near Jubail (Saudi Arabia):
Quote: "Al-Arqubi said that Aramco officials and members of the Coast Guard went out on several boats and attempted to extinguish the fire, but the burning boat sank."
2014-02-19 - Yacht (45-footer) bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in Hauraki Gulf (New Zealand):
2014-02-19 - Boat bursts into flame while parked on trailer at home in Canton (Georgia):
2014-02-18 - Boat and three custom cars destroyed by fire in Abbottstown (Pennsylvania):
2014-02-18 - Power boat, bass boat, sailboat, ATV and garage destroyed by fire at home near coastal Bradenton (Florida):
Quote: "The shed also contained three kayaks, power boat, bass boat, sailboat, ATV, a freezer filled with meat and every tool known to mankind..."
Quote: "Losek said the cause was still under investigation, but Stephens said officials have a hunch the fire was caused by faulty wiring on the power boat."
Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper. This place is right on the coast of Florida, downwind of the Gulf of Mexico. 'Electrical fires' like this have been occurring all over: transformers exploding and burning, vehicles spontaneously igniting, underground electrical infrastructure exploding and/or burning, power poles igniting, Boeing Dreamliner fire problems, the pace car that ignited (battery pack in trunk) at the race in Daytona Beach (also Florida), and on and on. Parking vehicles near each other just magnifies the risk that they ALL burn when ANY of them spontaneously ignite, like the six city garbage trucks that just went up in flames at 12:18 AM on Hillcreek Drive in Oberlin (Ohio), as mentioned in the 2014-02-16 update...
2014-02-18 - Tourist boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near Ti Top Island in Halong Bay (Vietnam):
Note: 'If you enjoyed your tour, please tip your crew!'
2014-02-17 - Boat bursts into flame while docked on the Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma (Washington), nobody aboard:
2014-02-15 - Boat explodes at Lake Macquarie (Australia), 2 injured:
Note: Sounds like the work of the Ghostly Match...
2014-02-14 - Three boats destroyed by fire at 5:20 AM at marina in coastal Sooke on Vancouver Island (Canada):
Quote: "A fire at Park Isle Marine in Sooke, west of Victoria, has destroyed three boats and damaged a building in the boat yard. All three vessels were on land, having work done at the boat yard when flames broke out just after 5 a.m. Friday, quickly spreading to a nearby shop building."
2014-02-14 - Two boats burn at Levington Marina in coastal Ipswich (Britain):
2014-02-14 - Boat bursts into flame while moored on the Grand Union Canal in Bletchley (Britain):
2014-02-13 - Yacht explodes and burns at marina in coastal Cairns (Australia), 1 injured:
2014-02-12 - Lobster boat 'Fiddler' bursts into flame at 1 AM on the Navesink River in Red Bank (New Jersey):
Quote: "The Fiddler was destroyed in an early morning blaze of unknown origin Wednesday morning."
2014-02-11 - Large dive boat 'MV Bunmee' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast of Ko Lanta District (Thailand):
Quote: "The Phuket News has learned that 15 French tourists were rescued after the dive boat they were on caught fire and sank around 60km southwest of Koh Lanta on February 1 – the third dive boat to sink in the past three weeks."
Quote: "The sinking has been kept very quiet until now, with rumours but no facts circulating in dive industry circles."
Note: Interesting, and some rare decent journalism here. Sounds like 'someone' doesn't want people to realize how many boats are burning up nowadays. Might hurt tourism and all that. Of course, the fires themselves may hurt or kill actual TOURISTS, but that may be secondary to some people...
2014-02-11 - In two 'separate' incidents, within 3 minutes, three boats burn while docked in Washington DC:
Quote: "No injuries are being reported in a pair of apparently unrelated fires involving three boats on the DC waterfront. Fire officials say the first fire happened just after 2:35 this afternoon next to the DC Yacht Club on Water Street, Southwest. The other fire was reported three minutes later and about two miles away next to the Washington Navy Yard on Water Street, Southeast. Two boats caught fire in the second incident."
2014-02-11 - Boat explodes and burns in Rakaia Gorge (New Zealand), 1 lightly injured:
2014-02-11 - Two fishing boats destroyed by fire at 1:50 AM while docked on the island of Vypeen (India):
2014-02-10 - Cruise ship cabin bursts into flame on cruise ship docked on the island of St. Thomas:
2014-02-09 - Large 90-foot dive ship 'MV Blue Star' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in waters off Burma:
Quote: "Details are sketchy but it has been confirmed that the MV Blue Star, belonging to Chalong Sea Sports, caught fire and sank in Burmese waters while on a week-long dive trip. All 20 or so people on board are safe, though they lost their belongings, and a great deal of expensive dive gear is understood to have gone down with the boat."
2014-02-08 - Ship bursts into flame near coastal Sabah (Malaysia):
2014-02-07 - Fuel boat bursts into flame at the Port of Juba (Sudan):
2014-02-07 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast of Japan, at least 6 killed, 2 injured:
Quote: "A Chinese fishing boat caught fire off the Japanese coast on Friday, leaving six people dead and one badly injured, one slightly injured..."
2014-02-06 - Cargo ship 'Amur-2537' bursts into flame while docked in the Kaliningrad Region (Russia):
2014-02-05 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked in Fish Harbour in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):
2014-02-04 - Yacht bursts into flame off the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico):
2014-02-03 - Passenger boat hit by fire on the Surma River (Bangladesh), burns and sinks, at least 11 killed:
Quote: "Around 40-45 passengers managed to swim to safety but more than 50 others are still missing, rescue operators and locals say. Doyarabazar Police's Sub-inspector Harun said they apprehend the death toll could rise."
2014-02-03 - Boat bursts into flame at shipyard in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):
2014-02-03 - Fishing trawler 'Kariena Marjanne' bursts into flame at Loublet Wharf in coastal Boulogne-sur-Mer (France):
Note: Second link is the translated page in English...
2014-02-02 - Yacht bursts into flame just before 6:30 AM at Double Bay Marina in coastal Sydney (Australia):
2014-02-02 - Boat bursts into flame on the Murray River near Horseshoe Bend (Australia), 1 injured:
2014-01-31 - Boat bursts into flame at boatyard in coastal Brightlingsea (Britain), woman killed:
2014-01-31 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Galveston Bay (Texas):
2014-01-31 - Boat bursts into flame near Miami Beach Marina and Fisher Island in coastal Miami (Florida):
2014-01-31 - Shrimp boat damaged by fire in coastal Intracoastal City (Louisiana):
2014-01-28 - Three luxury yachts destroyed by blaze at 2 AM at Palazzo Versace marina in coastal Main Beach (Australia):
Quote: "The damage to the four affected yachts is estimated to be about $5 million. The three destroyed yachts are between 50 and 56ft and privately owned. Nobody was aboard any of them at the time of the fire."
Note: People still park their luxury yachts next to other luxury yachts?! Well, I guess three fewer people do so now...
2014-01-28 - Tanker ship damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Zhoushan (China), 7 killed:
2014-01-27 - Fishing boat 'Replenish' bursts into flame off the coast near Tynemouth (Britain):
2014-01-27 - Canal boat bursts into flame on the Grand Union Canal in Hatton Locks (Britain):
2014-01-27 - Boat bursts into flame in Hauraki Gulf near Auckland (New Zealand), people rescued:
2014-01-27 - Houseboat bursts into flame at midnight in Marthandam (India):
2014-01-26 - Boat and garage damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Leamington, Ontario (Canada):
Note: Leamington is located on the shore of Lake Erie...
2014-01-25 - Two boats damaged by fire at marina in Hixson (Tennessee), on Harrison Bay:
2014-01-24 - Israeli Navy patrol boat bursts into flame along the Gaza Coast (Israel), 15 injured:
2014-01-23 - Tanker ship 'Liselotte Essberger' bursts into flame, disabled, in the Kiel Canal near Brunsbüttel (Germany):
2014-01-23 - Two boats damaged by blaze while docked at marina in coastal Eastport (Maryland):
2014-01-23 - Boat bursts into flame at Hawaii Kai Marina in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):
2014-01-22 - Ship bursts into flame at 5:44 AM while docked in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):
2014-01-22 - Cargo ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Beirut (Lebanon):
2014-01-22 - Boat bursts into flame on Windermere near Bowness-On-Windermere (Britain):
2014-01-22 - Yacht bursts into flame off the coast near Plymouth (Britain):
2014-01-22 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast near Port aux Basques (Canada):
2014-01-21 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Hejamadi (India):
2014-01-20 - Tanker ship 'Tibil' damaged by explosion and fire along the Marmara coast near Istanbul (Turkey), 1 killed, 4 injured:
2014-01-20 - Support ship 'Norfolk Tern' bursts into flame off the coast of Great Yarmouth (Britain), 1 injured:
2014-01-20 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast near Trevose Head (Britain):
2014-01-20 - Hydrofoil bursts into flame on the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), 80+ passengers abandon ship:
2014-01-20 - Boat bursts into flame while docked on Lake Barkley near Cadiz (Kentucky):
2014-01-19 - Oil and chemical tanker ship 'Algonova' bursts into flame off the coast near Gaspe, Ontario (Canada):
2014-01-19 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Bayou La Batre (Alabama):
2014-01-19 - Large 50-foot boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Wilmington (North Carolina), nobody aboard:
2014-01-19 - Boat bursts into flame on the Murray River near Torrumbarry (Australia):
2014-01-18 - Three yachts destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Rapallo (Italy):
Quote: "Not much hard information at the moment save the fact that three significant yachts berthed stern to and alongside each other have been lost to a fire in the Italian port of Rapello."
Note: It's actually 'Rapallo'. People still park their yachts next to other yachts?!
2014-01-18 - Cargo ship 'Leda Trader' bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near Key Largo (Florida), requests help:
Quote: "A cargo ship off the Coast of South Florida has requested assistance from the Coast Guard, after reporting a fire below deck in one of their cargo holds."
Quote: "The ship is reportedly carrying cars and flammable liquids, according to the source. The Coast Guard said they could not confirm what was onboard. The Leda Trader is a 656-foot-long container ship built in 2000 that has a gross weight of 33,917 tons."
Note: Plenty of car-hauler TRUCKS have burst into flame, so why not a car-hauler ship...
2014-01-17 - Oyster boat 'Vigilant' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut):
2014-01-16 - Boat bursts into flame, major fire, near coastal Warneet (Australia):
Quote: "THE CFA has advised residents in Casey’s coastal villages that smoke in the area is coming from a large boat fire in Warneet, which was not threatening the community. A fire broke out on a large boat between Warneet Jetty and Quail Island this afternoon."
2014-01-16 - Dredge ship bursts into flame in harbor in coastal Santa Cruz (California):
2014-01-14 - Refugee boat bursts into flame, sinks, off the coast of Sudan, at least 200 killed:
Quote: "A fire broke out aboard the boat which was trying to smuggle people to Saudi Arabia..."
2014-01-14 - Boat 'ECC Topaz' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast near Lowestoft (Britain), 3 crew rescued:
Quote: "The fire was quite severe and the crew had no option but to abandon the vessel."
2014-01-14 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at 2:42 AM while parked in junkyard near coastal Port Hedland (Australia):
2014-01-13 - British patrol ship 'HMS Tyne' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Falmouth (Britain):
2014-01-13 - Boat bursts into flame at 12:40 AM while parked at home in coastal Rosebud (Australia):
2014-01-12 - Fishing boat 'Atlantic Navigator' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Harbour Grace (Canada):
Quote: "It had just received a new paint job and was expected to be released to the owner this coming Tuesday..."
2014-01-10 - Fishing boat 'Hsin Yu Feng No. 26' bursts into flame off the coast of Taiwan, 7 crew abandon ship, rescued:
Quote: "The CGA's Hsinchu squadron said it sent five patrol vessels on a rescue mission immediately after being tipped off about the fire on the Keelung-registered Hsin Yu Feng No. 26, which broke out for unknown reasons around 5 p.m. about 0.5 nautical miles off the coast. The seven crewmembers included a captain and fisherman from Taiwan and five Indonesian hands. They had abandoned the boat and jumped into the sea before being rescued by another fishing boat operating nearby."
2014-01-09 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at 6:45 AM in Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg (North Carolina), nobody aboard:
Quote: "Fire Chief Steve Orsi said fire investigators could find no explanation for the blaze, which started on or near a bench in the cabin and wiped out all the radio equipment."
Quote: "'We were out there for a while. We just could not find a good source of heat' that would have sparked flames."
Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper. All the electronics on this ship were incinerated. So, some hydrogen sulfide probably got in this boat, possibly mixed with methane, some sparking or sizzling occured near some electrified copper, some sparks landed on the bench and tada, fire. The owner of this boat might still have a boat if he'd disconnected his battery before he left...
2014-01-08 - Shrimp boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Galveston (Texas), nobody aboard:
2014-01-07 - Houseboat bursts into flame while docked at Hoo Ness Yacht Club in Hoo (Britain):
2014-01-07 - Boat and 3 RV trailers destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM, in the Cypress Point area of Lake Erling (Arkansas):
2014-01-06 - Boat bursts into flame off the Pauanui coastline near Coromandel (New Zealand):
2014-01-05 - Boat bursts into flame while parked outside pub on High Street in Earls Colne (Britain):
2014-01-04 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near Okinawa (Japan), 4 people missing, 1 rescued but shark-bitten:
Quote: "An Indonesian sailor has been rescued despite suffering a shark attack but four other crewmen are missing after their Taiwanese fishing boat apparently caught fire in the East China Sea..."
2014-01-04 - Boat bursts into flame at dockyard on the island of Bermuda:
2014-01-03 - Twelve boats go up in flames at River Heights Marina in Inver Grove Heights (Minnesota):
Quote: "Firefighters spent several hours Friday afternoon battling a fire at an Inver Grove Heights marina along the Mississippi River. The fire damaged about a dozen boats, which were out of the water and in storage..."
2014-01-03 - Boat bursts into flame at the Anacapa Marina in coastal Oxnard (California), 2 injured:
Note: This sounds like the work of the Ghostly Match...
2014-01-03 - Boat bursts into flame while docked on Clear Lake (Texas):
2014-01-01 - British frigate 'HMS Northumberland' bursts into flame near coastal Devonport (Britain):