Friday, October 31, 2014
Boat And Ship Fires - 2012-2013
2013-12-31 - Cargo ship bursts into flame in coastal Mumbai (India):
2013-12-30 - Boat bursts into flame at the Forbes Aquatic Centre in Forbes (Australia), 2 injured:
2013-12-29 - Speedboat explodes and burns in Cadell (Australia), 1 injured:
2013-12-29 - Cargo boat bursts into flame in Hulhumale Harbour in the Maldive Islands:
2013-12-28 - Fishing vessel 'Juno' bursts into flame at 1:30 AM in coastal Westport (Washington):
2013-12-28 - Mega-yacht bursts into flame at Crown Bay Marina (Virgin Islands):
Note: Not a major fire, so if you're in the market to buy a $6.5 million mega-yacht, this one's still for sale...
2013-12-27 - Boat bursts into flame near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida), 3 people rescued:
2013-12-27 - Boat explodes into flame at Lake Eppalock (Australia), 4 injured:
2013-12-26 - Floating accommodation platform erupts in flame off the coast of Brazil, 2 injured:
2013-12-26 - Boat explodes and burns inside garage as man works on it, in coastal Palm City (Florida), 1 injured:
2013-12-25 - Houseboat bursts into flame while docked at Stock Island Marina Village in coastal Key West (Florida), nobody home:
2013-12-24 - Boat bursts into flame on Sharjah Creek in coastal Sharjah (UAE):
2013-12-23 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in Taichung Harbor in coastal Taiwan, 4 crew missing:
2013-12-22 - Three boats ravaged by fire at yacht club in Strood (Britain), on the River Medway, near the coast:
Quote: "At least three boats are reported to be on fire, including a 30ft motor launch moored at a pontoon."
2013-12-19 - Tanker ship 'Golden Miller' bursts into flame in coastal Aratu (Brazil):
2013-12-18 - Two boats and boat shop destroyed by fire on Indian River Road in coastal Jonesport (Maine):
2013-12-15 - Two boats burn while docked at Fareham Creek in Hampshire (Britain):
2013-12-15 - Boat explodes and sinks on Lake Burrendong, near Wellington (Australia):
2013-12-14 - Boat explodes and burns at 12:30 AM while docked at Snook Bight Marina in coastal Fort Myers Beach (Florida):
2013-12-13 - Boat explodes and burns as woman gases up, in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida), 1 injured:
Quote: "Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews said after 2:30 p.m. the woman was on board refueling the 18-foot Sea Ray boat when it exploded."
Note: This sounds like the work of the Ghostly Match...
2013-12-12 - Large 50-foot boat 'Aqua Luna' bursts into flame just after 2 AM in coastal Marlborough Sounds (New Zealand):
2013-12-12 - Boat bursts into flame in the Florida Keys (Florida), occupants rescued:
2013-12-11 - Crab boat bursts into flame in coastal Bodega Bay (California):
Note: This is the same area where a house burned, a man escaped the fire, then dropped dead in his vehicle, as mentioned in the 2013-12-09 update. Another boat burst into flame at Spud Point Marina in Bodega Bay in late October too, mentioned in the 2013-10-25 update...
2013-12-11 - Australian Navy submarine 'HMAS Waller' hit by electrical fire, 1 injured:
2013-12-10 - Oil tanker ship ravaged by blaze near coastal Chittagong (Bangaldesh), 3 injured:
2013-12-10 - Two boats damaged by fire while docked at marina in coastal Ventura (California):
2013-12-10 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast near Fremantle (Australia), 3 people rescued:
2013-12-10 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Newport (Oregon):
2013-12-09 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home in Hialeah Gardens (Florida):
2013-12-08 - Boat and car burst into flame while parked in garage at home in Warracknabeal (Australia):
Quote: "A car and a boat caught fire inside a garage in Warracknabeal..."
Quote: "Mr Thompson said the blaze at Jeffcott-Banyenong Road, Jeffcott North started as a truck fire."
Note: The second quote refers to a separate incident from the boat/car fire, this one started by a truck fire...
2013-12-07 - Tug boat 'Lucia' bursts into flame while docked in Werkendam (Netherlands), nobody aboard:
2013-12-07 - Cruise ship 'Thomson Celebration' catches fire while docked in Hamburg (Germany):
2013-12-06 - Charter boat bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while docked at coastal Tilghman Island (Maryland):
2013-12-05 - Riverboat bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on the Moskva River in Moscow (Russia):
2013-12-04 - Indian minesweeper 'INS Konkan' bursts into flame, heavily damaged, in Vishakhapatanam (India), 20 injured:
Quote: "In recent times there have been several mishaps involving naval warships. On August 14, the INS Sindhurakshak had sunk in the Mumbai naval harbour after an explosion probably in its torpedo section killing all 18 personnel on board. Soon after that a fire took place on aircraft carrier INS Viraat off the coast of Mumbai."
2013-12-04 - Cargo ship 'Hanseatic Scout' bursts into flame while docked in coastal King's Lynn (Britain):
2013-12-04 - Cargo ship 'Corona Seaways' bursts into flame near Helsingborg (Sweden):
2013-12-04 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while anchored in Pushikan (Balochistan):
Note: Fishing boat is the official story, though some are saying it was a boat carrying smuggled oil from Iran. Either way, it was a boat, and it burst into flame, and everyone agrees on that much...
2013-12-04 - Yacht bursts into flame at 4:30 AM while docked at marina in Antalya Province (Turkey):
2013-12-04 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Texoma (Texas):
2013-12-03 - Oil ship hit by fire, evacuated, in the Central North Sea 120 miles east of Aberdeen (Scotland):
2013-12-02 - Three luxury yachts and boat destroyed by explosion and fire at 2:45 AM in coastal Sydney (Australia):
2013-12-02 - Yacht bursts into flame at Port St Charles Marina (Barbados):
2013-12-02 - Boat bursts into flame at Burchall's Cove in Hamilton Parish (Bermuda):
2013-11-30 - Cruise ship 'Ocean Countess' bursts into flame while docked at Chalcis (Greece):
2013-11-29 - Two boats heavily damaged by blaze, two more scorched, at King Harbor Marina in coastal Redondo Beach (California):
Quote: "A Harbor Patrol boat and 18 fire personnel responded to the 'I' Dock and found two vessels well involved with fire spreading to adjacent boats..."
Note: People still park their vehicles next to other vehicles?!
2013-11-28 - Boat 'Margaret Rose' bursts into flame, burns, explodes, sinks, off the coast of Littlehampton (Britain):
2013-11-27 - Tanker ship 'Theresa Bitung' bursts into flame near the Truong Sa Islands (Vietnam):
Quote: "No injures reported, it is understood that abandoned tanker is on fire and drifting."
2013-11-26 - Ship bursts into flame on the River Mersey (Britain):
Quote: "The ship was bringing people back to base from a day’s work at the wind farm site off the coast of North Wales."
2013-11-24 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Foss Harbor Marina in Tacoma (Washington), nobody home:
Quote: "The resident of the roughly 40-foot power boat was not home at the time of the blaze..."
2013-11-21 - Boat explodes and burns at 2:30 AM while moored in coastal Mackay Harbour (Australia):
2013-11-21 - Boat bursts into flame on coastal Shelter Island (New York):
Note: It's actually a retired boat that's been converted to a tiki bar...
2013-11-20 - Fishing boat 'Dadimar Dos' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in the Atlantic Ocean, 400 miles from Cape Verde:
Quote: "At 1137 LT Nov 20 13 MRCC Madrid received an emergency signal from fishing vessel Dadimar Dos, reporting fire on board and requesting assistance. Vessel was in the Atlantic, 400 miles north of Capo Verde. There was a leak, too, so 10 crew abandoned the vessel and went into life rafts."
2013-11-20 - Fishing boat 'Espemar Dos' bursts into flame shortly after 5 AM, 90 miles from Shetland (Britain), 2 injured:
2013-11-18 - Boat explodes and burns on Lake Nagambie (Australia), heroic teen saves family, 1 injured:
Quote: "I wouldn't call myself a hero, I just did what needed to be done..."
Note: Pshaw, he's too modest. He really is a hero...
2013-11-16 - Cargo ship 'Britannia Seaways' bursts into flame while hauling military vehicles, in the North Sea:
Quote: "Armed forces spokesman Ivar Moen says the ship is carrying armored vehicles and other military equipment from northern Norway to take part in an exercise in the southern part of the country."
2013-11-16 - Small military ship bursts into flame just after midnight, near coastal Portsmouth (Britain):
Quote: "The three crew contained the fire in the engine room and brought the vessel into Portsmouth Dockyard just after midnight on Saturday morning."
2013-11-16 - Boat bursts into flame on the Genesee River in Charlotte (New York), 1 injured:
2013-11-16 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked on the island of Kurendhoo (Maldive Islands), 1 injured:
2013-11-15 - Fishing trawler 'Pacific Viking' bursts into flame in the Ship Canal in coastal Seattle (Washington):
2013-11-15 - Fishing boat 'Jette Martha - ZK 48' bursts into flame near the island of Ameland (Netherlands):
Quote: "On Nov 14, 2013, at 6.30 p.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Jette Martha - ZK 48' about 2,5 kilometers north of Ameland. The crew of two closed off the engine room and raised alarm."
2013-11-14 - Large 60-foot boat bursts into flame off the coast near Point Judith (Rhode Island), 2 rescued:
2013-11-13 - Cruise ship 'Dawn Princess' bursts into flame between Wellington and Napier (New Zealand):
Quote: "Princess Cruises was tight lipped about what happened, stating only that a fire occurred in an electrical substation on deck six of the ship."
2013-11-13 - Cargo ship 'Edmy' bursts into flame en route to coastal Antwerp (Belgium):
2013-11-13 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in Bar Harbor (Maine):
2013-11-13 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Nene in Peterborough (Britain):
Quote: "It is not believed there was anyone on board, and an ambulance spokesman said they had not been called about any potential casualties."
Note: So, another non-running vehicle spontaneously igniting...
2013-11-13 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:50 AM while parked at home in Antioch (Tennessee):
Note: I don't see any motive or witnesses or any evidence at all of people being involved with starting this fire. They're probably assuming arson for no other reason than that they can't understand how a parked non-running vehicle could spontaneously ignite. That just shows they aren't paying attention to the world around them, where parked non-running vehicles of all kinds are going up in flames everywhere. 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...
2013-11-13 - Boat bursts into flame near Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire (Britain), near (or on) the River Avon:
2013-11-12 - Boat bursts into flame at Lake Arcadia in Edmond (Oklahoma):
Quote: "Capt. Richard Ragland says a man was winterizing his parent’s boat on the launch ramp with he heard a loud popping noise. That’s when the fire started. The man jumped off and pushed the boat into the water."
Note: There's that popping sound again, heard right before a great many fires in the last year or two...
2013-11-12 - Boat bursts into flame on the Regent’s Canal in Islington (Britain):
2013-11-11 - Cargo ship 'Goðafoss' bursts into flame near the Faroe Islands en route to Iceland:
2013-11-11 - Boat bursts into flame while docked near Granville Island in coastal Vancouver (Canada):
2013-11-10 - Five boats and personal watercraft destroyed by fire at 2:56 AM at marina in coastal Lynn (Massachusetts):
2013-11-10 - Fishing boat 'Tradition' bursts into flame near Hampton Bays (Virginia):
2013-11-09 - Boat explodes in Yizheng City (China), 2 killed, 2 injured:
2013-11-09 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Tyler in Smith County (Texas):
2013-11-08 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Julington Creek in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):
2013-11-07 - Boat explodes and burns near marina in coastal Pompano Beach (Florida), 1 injured:
2013-11-07 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast of Saudi Arabia, 6 sailors rescued:
2013-11-06 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in garage, fire spreads, motorcycle and garage destroyed too, in Poland (Maine):
2013-11-05 - Luxury yacht 'Kahu' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in coastal East Cowes on the Isle of Wight (Britain):
Quote: "The boat was moored up close to the Lifeboat pub and no-one was onboard, although the owner has been informed."
2013-11-04 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in Notre Dame Bay (Canada):
2013-11-04 - Large yacht bursts into flame while docked in Palma de Mallorca (Spain):
2013-11-04 - Houseboat bursts into flame, destroyed, 2 others damaged, at marina in Columbia (Kentucky):
2013-11-03 - Cargo ship 'Achilleas' disabled by explosion and fire off the Western Sahara coast:
Quote: "Greek bulk carrier Achilleas suffered an explosion and fire on board on Nov 2 13 in the vicinity of position 22 10N 017 45W, some 50 nautical miles west of Western Sahara coast. Vessel suffered damages and looks to be disabled..."
2013-11-03 - Fishing boat 'Jessa and Austin' bursts into flame in Clark's Harbour (Canada):
2013-11-03 - Boat bursts into flame while parked on trailer at home in Mechanicsville (Maryland), near the coast:
2013-11-02 - Boat 'Tropical Knut' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Miami (Florida):
2013-11-01 - Boat explodes and burns at Lake Eppalock (Australia), 3 injured (1 seriously):
2013-10-31 - Fishing boat 'Lorne & Cathy' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Glovertown (Canada):
2013-10-31 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Key Largo (Florida), man lightly injured:
2013-10-31 - Speedboat bursts into flame in water at Tarakan (Indonesia):
2013-10-30 - Cargo ship 'MV Fernanda' bursts into flame near Iceland:
2013-10-30 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at Dockside Marine in Kelowna (Canada):
2013-10-30 - Boat bursts into flame at marina near Penkridge (Britain):
2013-10-30 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near Tuncurry (Australia):
2013-10-30 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Nanny Cay (British Virgin Islands):
2013-10-29 - Raging inferno destroys 12 boats, 30 cars, numerous other vehicles and storage facility in Margaretta Township (Ohio):
Quote: "More than 30 cars were stored there, along with 12 boats, a handful of campers, and countless other vehicles, including Jet Skis, snowmobiles and four-wheelers. The facility and its contents were a total loss, Mohr said."
Note: Margaretta Township is located right on the shore of Lake Erie...
2013-10-29 - Cruise ship 'Noordam' bursts into flame at 4 AM:
2013-10-28 - Tug boat bursts into flame just before 2:30 AM while docked in coastal Port Adelaide (Australia):
2013-10-28 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Port Douglas (Australia):
2013-10-28 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in coastal Onerahi (New Zealand):
2013-10-27 - Six boats destroyed by blaze, others damaged, at storage facility in Wanaque (New Jersey):
2013-10-27 - Gas supply ship bursts into flame while docked on the island of Thilafushi, 4 injured:
2013-10-26 - Boat, and several cars destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM, RV damaged, in Saskatoon (Canada):
Quote: "Several cars, and a boat were destroyed after the garage went up in flames. An RV was also damaged."
2013-10-26 - Barge bursts into flame on the Halifax River in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida):
2013-10-26 - Boat bursts into flame while anchored off coast of Panama:
2013-10-25 - Boat bursts into flame at Spud Point Marina in coastal Bodega Bay (California):
Quote: "Fisherman Mike Wolf had come back to his boat The Disperser on the A Dock at Spud Point to check on his fishing gear when he saw a boat at C Dock burst into flames."
Quote: "'I don’t know what we would have done if the firefighters didn’t have 24 hour response,' said Anello, as the flames were finally doused. 'We’d have lost all these boats in this row,' added Ogg."
2013-10-25 - Two boats destroyed by fire at 2 AM at Fort Burt Marina (British Virgin Islands):
2013-10-24 - Three boats destroyed by fire at boat garage in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):
2013-10-24 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at boat yard in St Osyth (Britain), near the coast:
2013-10-24 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:25 AM while dry-docked at marina in coastal Thornlands (Australia):
2013-10-22 - Yacht 'Afterhours' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Keys:
Quote: "The fire was reported by a woman who received a satellite phone call from her husband, who told her the 39-foot Bertram named Afterhours was on fire and sinking, Franco said."
2013-10-22 - Ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Beirut (Lebanon):
2013-10-21 - Fishing boat 'Western Venture' bursts into flame in the Bering Sea near Alaska, crew abandons ship, rescued:
Quote: "Five crew members from a Bering Sea crab boat survived a harrowing reminder of why the reality show is called 'Deadliest Catch' when they were cast adrift in a lifeboat after their ship caught fire."
2013-10-21 - Crane ship bursts into flame in coastal Vung Tau (Vietnam):
Quote: "Wealthy Global ship, a craning ship from Vanuatu weighing 25,000 tons with a lifting capacity of 5,000 tons, caught fire on Front Beach of Vung Tau City on Sunday."
2013-10-21 - Boat bursts into flame at the Royal William Yard in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
2013-10-20 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at the Waikiki Yacht Club in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):
2013-10-19 - Dredging ship bursts into flame near coastal Beihai (China), 9 rescued, 2 missing:
2013-10-19 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near entrance to Sakonnet River in Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island):
2013-10-19 - Boat bursts into flame inside garage at home in Lake Havasu City (Arizona), fire spreads to garage, home, 2 injured:
Quote: "With a boat on fire in the RV garage, one of the occupants told fire officials there were several high-pressure cylinders in the vicinity of where the firefighters were working."
2013-10-18 - Ship 'KLM Surya Gemilang' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Semarang (Malaysia):
2013-10-18 - Boat bursts into flame at 6:30 AM while docked at Cypress Cove Marina in coastal Mandeville (Louisiana):
Note: No one was on the boat at the time. The boats on each side were damaged too. Just as with ground vehicles, you don't wanna park your boat next to other boats, else the risk is compounded...
2013-10-17 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer while being towed near coastal Newport (Oregon):
2013-10-15 - Sailing ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Tuticorin (India):
2013-10-14 - Cargo ship 'Super Sun' bursts into flame near the Yangtze River mouth (China):
2013-10-13 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer near pizza shop in coastal Dundalk (Maryland):
2013-10-12 - Oil tanker ship explodes and burns while docked in coastal Ningbo (China), at least 7 killed, 1 injured:
Quote: "At least seven people were killed and one injured when an oil tanker exploded and caught fire in the coastal city of Ningbo in east China's Zhejiang Province on Saturday morning..."
2013-10-12 - Boat bursts into flame at home in coastal Gig Harbor (Washington):
Note: This fire occurred on the 7th but this is the first I've heard of it, so here it is now...
2013-10-10 - Japanese destroyer 'Shimakaze' catches fire while docked in coastal Sasebo (Japan):
2013-10-09 - Oil tanker ship 'MV Al Fateha' bursts into flame on the Karnaphuli River in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh):
2013-10-09 - Fishing boat bursts into flame on trailer at home in coastal Oxnard (California):
2013-10-07 - Fishing boat bursts into flame just before midnight at wharf in coastal Port Hope Simpson (Canada):
2013-10-07 - Boat explodes and burns while docked at coastal Paradise Point (Australia), 1 killed, 1 injured:
2013-10-07 - Boat bursts into flame at river port in Juba (Sudan):
2013-10-06 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast of Orissa (India), 3 killed:
Quote: "Three fishermen were killed when their boat caught fire off the Orissa coast Sunday and sank, police said."
2013-10-06 - Research ship bursts into flame while docked in San Diego Bay (California):
2013-10-06 - Boat bursts into flame in the sea near coastal Teignmouth (Britain):
2013-10-05 - Fishing boat explodes and burns on the James River in James City County (Virginia), 1 injured:
2013-10-03 - Fishing boat explodes and burns, blows man into the water, in Southampton Harbour (Canada), 1 injured:
Quote: "A 47-year-old man on the boat was thrown into the Saugeen River by the force of the explosion..."
Quote: "Jeff Schnar lives nearby and says it 'Just sounded like a bomb going off. It was unbelievable, loud, rattled the windows in the house.' The force of the blast also buckled the roof of the boat, which is made from the same steel typically used in tanks."
2013-10-03 - Transit boat bursts into flame on river near Song (Malaysia):
2013-10-02 - Massive fire erupts at Clark Island Boat Works, two large fishing vessels destroyed, in coastal St. George (Maine):
Quote: "A large workshop, a smaller outbuilding and two fishing vessels, estimated to be 40 feet long, were destroyed."
2013-10-02 - Luxury superyacht 'Seafaris' bursts into flame at 6 AM, explodes and sinks, off the coast of Queensland (Australia):
Quote: "Eight passengers and eight crew were aboard the 41-metre superyacht Seafaris when it caught fire before sinking off the Daintree coast at about 6am..."
Quote: "Everyone aboard made it to the lifeboat and not long after there was an explosion and the Seafaris sank."
Quote: "Seafaris was estimated to be worth about $16 million when it was launched in 2004. Experts say you could at least double that price now. It was simply a magnificent vessel which could carry 10 guests and 10 crew. Features included a gym, guest library, cinema, helipad, hydrotherapy spa, professional diving and fishing facilities, water toys, sun lounges, outdoor teppanyaki bar, formal dining area, casual barbecue area, scenic cocktail bar and a 10-metre diesel jet boat for 'aquatic outings'. It had hosted some of the rich and famous, including in 2006 when Crown Prince Frederik and his Australian wife Princess Mary of Denmark were guests for a private cruise in Sydney. It had also hosted Giorgio Armani and Shiekh Mohammed bin Rashed at Maktoum of Dubai."
2013-10-02 - Boat explodes and burns near Stanley Bridge on Prince Edward Island (Canada):
2013-10-01 - Boat bursts into flame at waterfront in coastal Gosport (Britain):
2013-09-30 - Indian aircraft carrier bursts into flame off the coast near Mumbai (India):
Note: Not far from where the Indian submarine exploded and sank, killing everyone on board, as mentioned in the 2013-08-13 update...
2013-09-30 - Cargo ship 'CMA CGM Lilac' bursts into flame near Port of Table Bay (South Africa):
2013-09-29 - Six boats destroyed by fire before 6 AM while docked at Elm Hill Marina in Nashville (Tennessee):
2013-09-29 - Amphibious tour boat bursts into flame on the River Thames in coastal London (Britain), 30 people jump off ship:
Quote: "A woman and a child were taken to hospital with suspected smoke inhalation. Further tourists were treated for smoke inhalation at the riverside, opposite the Houses of Parliament."
2013-09-28 - Yacht 'Silver C' bursts into flame while moored on the River Ouse in York (Britain):
2013-09-28 - Boat bursts into flame near Indian Island between the mouth of the Trent River and Bay of Quinte (Canada):
2013-09-28 - Boat bursts into flame at the Boat Museum on South Pier Road in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):
2013-09-27 - Cargo ship bursts into flame near coastal London (Britain):
Quote: "The very first rail freight service has run out of London Gateway – two months before the port is due to open. DB Schenker was drafted in to run an emergency service out of the new deep sea port after a cargo ship was forced to dock for maintenance after a blaze broke out on the vessel."
2013-09-27 - Supply ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Lowestoft (Britain):
2013-09-27 - Ship 'MV Kurobe' hit by explosion in the Arabian Sea, 2 injured:
2013-09-27 - Boat 'Treasure Hunter' bursts into flame at the Boat Haven in coastal Port Townsend (Washington):
Quote: "The boat, the Treasure Hunter, was badly damaged and adjacent boats — the Alma A, Del Norte and Sea Gypsy — were damaged by the heat and flames..."
Note: Same as with ground vehicles: if you park your boat next to other boats then your boat may burn when they catch fire, or theirs may burn when yours catches fire. It's safest to park your vehicle(s) away from anything you don't want to see go up in flames. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of what's going on and they're not taking any precautions, so avoidable damage is occurring (and lives are being lost in some cases), and that will continue until people wake up and start taking the problem seriously...
2013-09-26 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at 2:16 AM near the Yangtze River (China):
Quote: "Thirteen sailors have been rescued after being trapped on a blazing fishing boat in the early hours of Thursday..."
2013-09-25 - Boat bursts into flame in Hamilton Harbour near Hamilton (Canada):
2013-09-24 - Boat bursts into flame on the Sassafras River near Galena (Maryland):
2013-09-23 - Boat bursts into flame at Wollaston Yacht Club in coastal Quincy (Massachusetts):
Note: Quincy is where a 'rotten egg' smell is rolling in off the ocean, as mentioned in the 2013-05-09 update...
2013-09-23 - Boat destroyed by explosion and fire at 1:30 AM at boat workshop in Hamworthy, Dorset (Britain):
2013-09-22 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Forked River (New Jersey):
2013-09-22 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer at property in Brainerd (Minnesota):
2013-09-22 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Havre de Grace (Maryland):
Note: Also mentioned, separate incidents, a minivan, a car and a vehicle also burning in the area...
2013-09-20 - Fishing boat 'Janice & Julie' bursts into flame at Co Op Wharf in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts):
Quote: "No one was on board at time of the fire."
2013-09-20 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Seattle (Washington):
2013-09-19 - Boat explodes and burns after refueling at the Gibraltar Boat Dock in Gibraltar (Michigan), 1 lightly injured:
2013-09-19 - In separate incidents, boat and car burst into flame in the wee hours near Stainforth (Britain):
2013-09-18 - Amphibious assault vehicle bursts into flame in Twentynine Palms (California), 1 killed, 4 injured:
Note: This is the first one of these 30-ton beasts I've seen catch fire. Also, since this vehicle is intended to convey people across water, I'm counting this as a boat, of a sort...
2013-09-17 - Large fish-processing ship bursts into flame at 3 AM at Pier 91 in coastal Seattle (Washington):
Quote: "Kyle Moore with Seattle Fire says crews were called to the 167 foot vessel around 3:00 a.m."
2013-09-17 - Fishing boat 'Spring in the 12th Association' bursts into flame off the coast near Hualien (Taiwan):
2013-09-16 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast of Yantai (China), 4 seriously injured:
2013-09-16 - Luxury yacht destroyed by fire at Bay Point Marina in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida):
2013-09-16 - Boat bursts into flame near Kampung Losong Panglima Perang (Malaysia), 1 injured:
2013-09-15 - Russian nuclear submarine bursts into flame while docked in coastal Bolshoi Kamen (Russia), 15 injured:
2013-09-15 - Ship 'Rübezahl' bursts into flame on the Dortmund-Ems-Canal in Lüdinghausen (Germany):
2013-09-15 - Boat explodes at Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri), 1 injured:
Quote: "A 2003 Regal Cruiser driven by David Thompson, 45, had just refueled at the 17 mile marker in Pogue Hollow Cove when Thompson attempted to do maintenance in the engine compartment. An unknown spark ignited the compartment causing injuries and damage."
Note: Unknown spark sounds like a 'ghostly match' igniting. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, and rusty iron/steel. But for sparking or sizzling to spontaneously happen, the air mix has to be volatile, and most of the volatility can come from ANY flammable vapor source, like gasoline. Then if there's just a bit of hydrogen sulfide in the air mix, a spark occurs near some electrified copper or rusty iron/steel, and then the air itself explodes into flame. You won't see it coming. It's as if there's am invisible ghost wandering around flicking a match here and there. This is most likely to happen during or right after refueling a vehicle, the exact time when you really don't want there to be a spark. The same problem with the 'ghostly match' will hit people siphoning gas, people making cannabis extract with butane, people making meth with flammable vapors, people applying flooring chemicals which are flammable, gas stoves if there's even the slightest leak, etc. People can take all the precautions they want - no flames in the house, burners off, whatever - and it won't matter if the 'ghostly match' ignites on them...
2013-09-15 - Boat bursts into flame in the sea near Leonardo State Marina in Middletown (New Jersey):
2013-09-15 - Boat bursts into flame in Moreton Bay (Australia):
2013-09-15 - Yacht bursts into flame in coastal Miami Beach (Florida), 2 lightly injured:
2013-09-14 - Boat 'Wild Goose' bursts into flame while docked at South Park Marina in coastal Seattle (Washington):
2013-09-14 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Yorktown (Virginia):
2013-09-14 - Boat bursts into flame in Kaneohe Bay (Hawaii):
Quote: "Black smoke could be seen from miles away in Kaneohe Bay Saturday afternoon after a boat erupted in flames. Honolulu Fire officials said the boat belonged to the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps. Fire crews got the call at 3:30 Saturday afternoon, for a boat on fire near Ahu O Laka, also known as the Kaneohe Sandbar. They said five people were on board. Those five were able to get to safety, and no one was injured."
2013-09-13 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near Ketchikan (Alaska):
2013-09-13 - Boat bursts into flame at resort on Creekside Road in Branson (Missouri):
2013-09-12 - Fishing boat 'Bad Obsession' bursts into flame just outside the Portland Harbour entrance (Britain):
2013-09-12 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast of Barbados:
2013-09-11 - Cargo ship bursts into flame at Jeddah Seaport (Saudi Arabia), on the Red Sea:
Quote: "A fire erupted in a Thai cargo vessel at the Jeddah Islamic Port Wednesday, but no injuries were reported. The blaze continued late into the night as Civil Defense firefighters attempted to douse the flames using carbon dioxide to cut off oxygen to the hull."
2013-09-10 - Amphibious assault ship bursts into flame off the coast near Gunsan (South Korea), 1 injured:
Quote: "The South Korean Navy said Wednesday it will tow a 14,000-ton amphibious assault ship whose engines were disabled by a fire to a main base in the southeastern region for repair while continuing efforts to restore the vessel."
2013-09-10 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Paralimni on the island of Cyprus:
2013-09-10 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in Erie (Pennsylvania):
2013-09-09 - Boat bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while docked in coastal Seward (Alaska), 1 injured:
2013-09-09 - Boat bursts into flame at marina on Lake Martin (Alabama):
2013-09-08 - Lobster boat bursts into flame in coastal Marshfield (Massachusetts):
2013-09-07 - Boat bursts into flame at 3 AM while parked at home in Longview (Washington), car and home scorched too:
2013-09-06 - Pump boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, while docked on the island of Borneo:
2013-09-04 - Fishing boat 'El Nene' bursts into flame off the coast near Almería (Spain), 1 killed:
2013-09-04 - Ferry boat bursts into flame while docked in harbor in coastal Jayapura (Indonesia):
2013-09-04 - Boat explodes and burns at dock in coastal Naples (Florida), 1 injured:
2013-09-04 - Boat bursts into flame while moored in Bayshore Village (Canada), near Ramara:
2013-09-02 - Boat bursts into flame on the Kemaman River (Malaysia), 1 killed:
Quote: "Hussin was trapped in the boat and killed in the fire, while the boat drifted onto a sand bar in the middle of the river."
Note: Just like all the charred corpses being found in ground vehicles, except this time it was a boat...
2013-09-02 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in driveway, fire spreads to pickup, in Forney (Texas):
Quote: "The homeowner's boat was on fire in their driveway and spread to the homeowner's truck which was parked next to it."
2013-09-02 - Boat bursts into flame in Dartmouth Harbour (Britain):
2013-09-02 - Boat bursts into flame in Oyster Bay on Lake Charlevoix (Michigan):
2013-09-01 - Boat bursts into flame in Portland Harbor near Portland (Maine):
2013-09-01 - Boat explodes and burns in Bare Point Marina (Canada), near Kenora:
2013-09-01 - Boat bursts into flame on Bull Shoals Lake (Missouri):
2013-09-01 - Boat bursts into flame on Table Rock Lake in Stone County (Missouri):
Note: Above two boat fires, both on lakes in Missouri, happened about 2 hours apart...
2013-08-31 - Two ships hit by fire while docked near coastal Pulau Lima (Malaysia):
Quote: "According to the crew, the fire started in the main engine room of MT Kit 57 before spreading to the other ship. There were nobody on the ship at the time of the fire..."
2013-08-31 - Fishing boat 'Sea Witch' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast near Ocean City (Maryland):
2013-08-31 - Scallop boat bursts into flame off the coast near Lizard Point (Britain):
2013-08-31 - Yacht bursts into flame in Waitemata Harbour near Auckland (New Zealand):
2013-08-30 - Yacht explodes and burns at Herzliya Marina (Israel), 5 lightly injured:
2013-08-29 - Cargo ship 'Maersk Kampala' hit by fire near the Suez Canal:
Note: Supposedly it was two containers that burst into flame on the ship. Gotta say, that fire looks way more serious than two containers burning...
2013-08-29 - Cargo ship bursts into flame off the coast of Djibouti:
Quote: "He said Thursday that a fire broke out on the ship several days ago while it was in waters near Djibouti and that its request to enter the port for repairs was rejected."
2013-08-29 - Fishing boat bursts into flame on St. Mary's River near Sugar Island, close to Sault Ste. Marie (Michigan):
2013-08-28 - Cargo ship 'ZIM Rotterdam' bursts into flame in the Red Sea:
Quote: "Fire occurred on board of mega-boxship ZIM Rotterdam, according to some reports it happened on Aug 23, according to other reports it happened on Aug 27, no other details available. Vessel en route from Port Klang to Felixstowe as of afternoon Aug 28 is drifting off Sokhna, some 20 nautical miles south of Suez, Red Sea."
Quote: "ZIM Rotterdam, IMO 9398450, dwt 116499, capacity 10062 TEU, built 2010, flag Liberia..."
2013-08-27 - Boat bursts into flame in Sturgeon Bay (Wisconsin), near the Bayview Bridge:
2013-08-25 - Boat bursts into flame at yacht club on East Shore Road in Huntington (New York):
2013-08-24 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Millionaire Cove in Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):
2013-08-23 - Ferry boat bursts into flame near the island of Belitung (Indonesia), at least 4 killed, 13 missing:
2013-08-23 - Boat explodes near the island of Hvar (Croatia), woman seriously injured:
2013-08-23 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Lanier (Georgia), in Forsyth County, 1 injured:
2013-08-22 - Ship 'Stiamar' bursts into flame at Burgas Port (Bulgaria):
2013-08-22 - Boat bursts into flame near the River's Edge Marina in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):
2013-08-22 - Boat and fourteen cars go up in flames in underground carpark in Canberra (Australia):
Note: This area is about one block east (downwind) of a stream and two blocks from David Street Wetland, which has a pond or lake that's fed by that stream. A separate car fire is also mentioned in the story...
2013-08-20 - Fishing boat 'Friendship' bursts into flame offshore near New Bedford (Massachusetts):
2013-08-20 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, on the River Ouse near Blacktoft (Britain), couple escapes via dinghy:
2013-08-19 - Large commercial ship 'Ramco Crusader' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast of Brazil:
Quote: "On August 12, the Ramco Crusader, a 223' OSV providing support for Petrobras drilling activities, caught fire and sank off the coast of Brazil..."
Quote: "After the crew of 15 was safely evacuated, the vessel floated adrift to about 45 km off the coast of Beberibe, where it sank at around 9 p.m., Petrobras said."
Note: Some kind of support ship for the oil industry, 223 feet long...
2013-08-18 - Cargo ship 'Estancia' bursts into flame in the Gulf of Aden, crew abandons ship:
Quote: "According to correspondent, there are no attempts to fight the fire, crew evacuated."
2013-08-18 - Boat bursts into flame on the Wando River (South Carolina), near the coast:
2013-08-18 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home on Grayson Street in Leitchfield (Kentucky):
2013-08-18 - Jet ski explodes on Lake Winnipesaukee (New Hampshire), 2 injured:
Quote: "A jet ski exploded on Sunday on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, injuring a 56-year-old man and an 8-year-old child."
2013-08-17 - Cargo ship 'RBD Borea' bursts into flame in Vietnamese waters:
2013-08-17 - Boat explodes at yacht club in coastal Essex (Maryland), 3 injured:
2013-08-16 - Seven fishing boats destroyed by fire while moored in coastal North Jakarta (Indonesia):
Quote: "He said the fire, which started at 9:30 p.m. on the Cakrawala boat, spread quickly and engulfed seven other boats moored at Muara Baru Pier."
Note: That sounds like eight boats then, but the title says seven. I'll be conservative and go with seven. Also, just like cars, if you park your boat near another boat, you've just increased the risk of your boat being destroyed by fire, because the fire might start in the other boat but still hit yours...
2013-08-16 - Boat bursts into flame at the Fisherman's Inn boat launch at Lake Zumbro (Minnesota):
2013-08-15 - Boat bursts into flame near Padangbai Harbor at the island of Bali (Indonesia), 7 tourists injured:
Quote: "The Ocean Star Express I boat, which transported people from Bali to neighboring Lombok island, was carrying 32 passengers — all of whom were foreign tourists — when the boat caught fire not far from the harbor."
2013-08-15 - Boat explodes at McCoy Branch Cove in Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri), 1 injured:
2013-08-15 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in Wherstead (Britain):
2013-08-15 - Boat bursts into flame at the Sea Travel Marina in Mill Basin in coastal Brooklyn (New York):
2013-08-14 - Boat bursts into flame at home in coastal Port Charlotte (Florida), 1 injured:
2013-08-14 - Boat bursts into flame on Devils Lake in Woodstock Township (Michigan):
2013-08-14 - Boat bursts into flame as man works on it at home in Springfield (Oregon):
2013-08-13 - Indian submarine 'INS Sindhurakshak' explodes, burns, sinks, at port in coastal Mumbai (India), crew killed:
Quote: "An Indian navy submarine with about 18 sailors on board caught fire after an explosion and sunk early Wednesday at its home port in Mumbai."
2013-08-13 - Fishing boat 'Sea Princess' bursts into flame off the coast of Oregon, 2 people and 2 cats saved:
2013-08-13 - Boat bursts into flame while anchored near Sopers Hole in the British Virgin Islands:
2013-08-12 - Destroyer USS McFaul bursts into flame in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):
2013-08-12 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near Bahar ic-Caghaq on the island of Malta:
2013-08-12 - Boat bursts into flame near Carreg yr Imbill (Britain):
2013-08-11 - Boat bursts into flame in the Mediterranean Sea near the Isla del Barón (Spain):
2013-08-11 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Brick Township (New Jersey):
Quote: "I just heard some popping and I thought it was fireworks..."
2013-08-11 - Boat bursts into flame at 3 AM at home, fire spreads to truck, garage, home, in Oroville (California):
2013-08-11 - Boat bursts into flame on Mountain Island Lake near Mount Holly (North Carolina):
2013-08-11 - Boat explodes and burns on Saguaro Lake in the Tonto National Forest (Arizona), 5 injured:
2013-08-11 - Boat bursts into flame at Cave Run Lake (Kentucky), 2 injured:
Note: Thousands of white bass were found dead at Cave Run Lake in June, as mentioned in the 2013-06-14 update...
2013-08-11 - Yacht bursts into flame in the ocean near the Isle of Wight (Britain):
2013-08-10 - Boat explodes and burns near coastal Honokohau (Hawaii):
2013-08-10 - Boat bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked at home, fire spreads, van and 2 garages destroyed too, in Winnipeg (Canada):
Quote: "He said his son spotted flames shooting up from their boat in the backyard and it spread from there to the garage."
2013-08-10 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Thames at the Caversham Lock (Britain):
2013-08-09 - Container ship 'Wilheim E' bursts into flame while docked at Penang Port in coastal George Town (Malaysia):
2013-08-09 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while moored near coastal Langkawi (Malaysia):
2013-08-09 - Houseboat explodes and burns on Chickamauga Lake in Harrison Bay State Park (Tennessee), 1 injured:
2013-08-09 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Nacimiento (California):
2013-08-08 - Fishing trawler 'Daroni' bursts into flame in the Cook Strait near Wellington (New Zealand):
2013-08-08 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near bridge in coastal Istanbul (Turkey):
2013-08-08 - Boat bursts into flame while moored in the Sechelt Inlet (Canada):
2013-08-07 - Fishing boat explodes and burns near the Bimini Islands in the Bahamas:
2013-08-06 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Thamesport Marina in coastal New London (Connecticut):
2013-08-06 - Boat bursts into flame on Foote Pond in Oscoda (Michigan):
2013-08-05 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake White in Pike County (Ohio):
2013-08-05 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in coastal Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey):
2013-08-04 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near the St. Lucie Inlet (Florida):
2013-08-04 - Boat bursts into flame in Reynolds Channel near Long Beach (New York):
2013-08-04 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at industrial yard in coastal Tweed Heads (Australia):
2013-08-03 - Boat bursts into flame at boat factory in coastal Kundapur (India), fire spreads to building, other boats:
2013-08-02 - Boat bursts into flame en route to Chub Cay, near New Providence, in the Bahamas:
2013-08-01 - Ten boats hit by fire at 2:20 AM, structures destroyed, at amusement center on shore of Conneaut Lake (Pennsylvania):
Quote: "State fire marshals are investigating the fire that leveled the Beach Club and Down Under eateries and adjoining Dockside banquet facility. It damaged 10 boats docked nearby."
2013-08-01 - Boat bursts into flame at Hayden Island (Oregon):
2013-08-01 - Boat bursts into flame in Cape Mudge (Canada), near the lighthouse:
2013-08-01 - 'Flash fire' hits boat in coastal Lee County (Florida), 2 injured:
2013-07-31 - Eight boats destroyed by blaze while docked in coastal Kuantan (Malaysia):
2013-07-30 - Sailboat bursts into flame at Island Harbor Marina in St. Clair Shores (Michigan):
Quote: "St. Clair Shores firefighters used newly purchased floating water pumps to extinguish a blaze aboard a sailboat in Island Harbor Marina. The pumps, purchased with a Department of Homeland Security grant, were placed in a well next to the boat and provided a water source to fire crews."
2013-07-30 - Boat bursts into flame in Christiansted Harbor near Saint Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands), woman burned:
2013-07-29 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Destin (Florida):
2013-07-28 - Four boats damaged by fire at marina in coastal Bellport (New York), on Long Island:
2013-07-28 - Boat bursts into flame in Kaipara Harbour, near Clarkes Bay on the North Island (New Zealand):
2013-07-28 - Boat bursts into flame, fire spreads to garage, at home in Mukilteo (Washington):
2013-07-28 - Boat explodes into flame in canal behind home in coastal Fort Myers (Florida), 2 injured:
2013-07-27 - Boat explodes into flame on Lake Tenkiller (Oklahoma), several people lightly burned:
2013-07-26 - Boat bursts into flame at 4:30 AM while parked at home in Peoria (Illinois):
2013-07-25 - Three large boats destroyed by fire at 4:40 AM at marina in coastal Edgewater (Maryland):
Quote: "Anne Arundel County firefighters battled an early morning blaze that consumed three large boats docked at Oak Grove Marina in Edgewater."
Quote: "Oak Grove mechanic George Showers said that in 20 years of working at the marina, he's never seen three boats destroyed at the same time. 'This was a freak accident, I've never seen anything like it,' he said Thursday morning as he watched firefighters put out the remaining flames."
Quote: "On Memorial Day, six children were injured when a 32-foot Wellcraft they were riding in burst into flames and exploded."
2013-07-25 - Boat bursts into flame on Church Lane in Martlesham (Britain):
2013-07-25 - Boat bursts into flame, fire spreads to apartment building, in Mountain View (Alaska):
2013-07-24 - Boat bursts into flame at 2:30 AM at marina in coastal Snead's Ferry (North Carolina):
2013-07-24 - Boat bursts into flame while docked on Lake Union in coastal Seattle (Washington):
2013-07-23 - Cargo ship bursts into flame while unloading 20,000 tons of wood at port in coastal Aqaba (Jordan):
Note: Too bad no pics, because that must be a big ship. That's forty million pounds of wood...
2013-07-23 - Barge bursts into flame on the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake (Virginia):
Quote: "Chesapeake crews put out a fire on the wooden deck of a large barge, a spokesman said."
2013-07-23 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near Stratford (Connecticut):
2013-07-22 - Five boats burn on the Yu Chaohu River near Beijing (China) after one explodes and bursts into flame:
2013-07-22 - Boat explodes and burns in coastal Valdez (Alaska), 5 injured:
2013-07-22 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Port of Airlie (Australia):
2013-07-22 - Boat bursts into flame in the ocean near Key Biscayne (Florida):
2013-07-22 - Boat bursts into flame on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Blackburn (Britain):
2013-07-21 - Boat bursts into flame at home in St. Joseph (Indiana):
2013-07-21 - Boat hit by explosion and fire in Bethel (Alaska), 3 injured:
Quote: "Garcia is one of the victims in Seattle. He said this morning from his hospital room that they had been getting fuel to go out on the river to pick berries. He doesn’t remember getting burned only waking up in the hospital."
2013-07-20 - Two boats hit by fire at boat yard in North Yunderup (Australia), near the coast:
2013-07-20 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Tillery (North Carolina):
2013-07-19 - Cargo ship 'Bo Elise' bursts into flame on the Rhine River (Europe):
2013-07-19 - Tanker ship 'Yara Gas II' bursts into flame in the Gulf of Finland near Helsinki (Finland):
2013-07-19 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near San Diego (California):
2013-07-19 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):
2013-07-19 - Boat bursts into flame while moored on the River Avon in Bath (Britain):
2013-07-19 - Boat bursts into flame at 2:30 AM at Coast Guard base in the Dominican Republic:
2013-07-17 - Boat explodes and burns at Davey Hollow Cove in Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri), 2 injured:
Note: Beautiful place to explode at...
2013-07-17 - Boat bursts into flame along the Martin County shoreline (Florida):
2013-07-17 - Boat bursts into flame as man works on it at home in Montgomery Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:
2013-07-16 - Container ship 'Hansa Brandenburg' bursts into flame in the Indian Ocean en route to Durban (South Africa):
Quote: "A fire believed to have originated in a container has left the Hansa Brandenburg containership burning and adrift in the Indian Ocean near the island of Mauritius. The fire broke out Monday (15 JULY) while underway some 200 miles from Mauritius. All 17 crew members abandoned ship and were picked up by another vessel in the area."
2013-07-16 - Two boats burst into flame while docked on Lake James in Nebo (North Carolina), fire spreads to dock:
2013-07-16 - Boat bursts into flame on Canandaigua Lake near Menteth Point off West Lake Road (New York):
2013-07-15 - Two boats burst into flame inside garage at home in Portland (Oregon), fire spreads to home:
2013-07-15 - Boat bursts into flame at 4 AM while docked at the Seaport in Launceston (Australia), on the island of Tasmania:
2013-07-15 - Houseboat bursts into flame at Jubilee Wharf in Penryn (Britain):
2013-07-14 - Cargo ship explodes and sinks in the East China Sea, some 40 nm off Namhae Island (Korea), 1 missing:
2013-07-14 - Indian tanker ship 'MT Samudera' bursts into flame off the coast of Malaysia, 1 feared dead, 22 crew rescued:
2013-07-14 - Boat bursts into flame at Harbor Recreation in Milton on Lake Koshkonong (Wisconsin):
2013-07-14 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Monroe near the Moore’s Creek boat ramp (Indiana):
2013-07-13 - Boat bursts into flame near Queen's Wharf in coastal Summerside (Canada):
2013-07-11 - Bunkering tanker ship 'Otilia' bursts into flame in the Panama Canal (Panama):
2013-07-10 - Logging ship bursts into flame at 6:15 AM while docked in coastal Nelson (New Zealand):
2013-07-10 - Ferry bursts into flame off the coast near Nain (Canada):
2013-07-10 - Large 85-foot yacht bursts into flame while docked at Roche Harbor marina on San Juan Island (Washington):
Quote: "Fire broke out and destroyed a $4.5 million, 85-foot fiberglass luxury yacht Wednesday in Roche Harbor Marina at Washington’s San Juan Island."
2013-07-10 - Large 76-foot yacht bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in Swartz Bay near Coal Island (Canada):
2013-07-10 - Million-dollar yacht bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in Yeomans Bay (Australia):
Note: I don't know anything about the meek inheriting the Earth (though being one of the meek, that sounds alright), but one thing I know for sure: the meek don't have to worry about their yachts burning and sinking! Not knocking the yacht folks, just pointing out that there is a benefit to the yacht-free lifestyle too...
2013-07-10 - Boat bursts into flame at Bowbridge Marina in Wateringbury (Britain), 1 injured:
2013-07-10 - Boat that was once a car bursts into flame in the Fox River in Green Bay (Wisconsin):
Quote: "A car that had been converted into a boat caught fire Wednesday on the Fox River in Green Bay."
2013-07-09 - Fishing trawler bursts into flame while docked in coastal Scheveningen (Netherlands):
2013-07-09 - Boat bursts into flame in cove in Osage Beach (Missouri), at Lake of the Ozarks:
2013-07-08 - Fuel tanker ship bursts into flame at Bandar Abbas Port (Iran):
2013-07-08 - Boat bursts into flame inside warehouse in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):
2013-07-07 - Boat bursts into flame at boat repair shop in coastal Congers (New York):
Note: Why was it in the boat shop? Because it had caught fire a few days prior at the Tappan Zee Marina in Piermont!
2013-07-07 - Boat bursts into flame on the Maumee River near Toledo (Ohio):
2013-07-07 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Gaston (North Carolina):
2013-07-06 - Major fire erupts on the derelict MV 'Mol Comfort' cargo ship in the Arabian Sea en route to Mumbai (India):
Note: This is the ship that cracked in half in June and briefly caught fire then, as mentioned in the 2013-06-18 update. It's being towed to coastal Mumbai (India) now, so Indian Coast Guard went out to work on putting out this fire. There are no people aboard since it cracked in half, so no lives are at risk in this fire...
2013-07-06 - Fishing boat bursts into flame outside Norwalk Harbor (Connecticut):
2013-07-06 - Boat bursts into flame near the Margate Bridge in Margate (New Jersey):
2013-07-06 - Speedboat bursts into flame off the coast of Sanur (Bali), 5 injured:
2013-07-06 - Boat bursts into flame while man works on it, in the Mallard Point area of Lake Norfork (Tennessee), 1 injured:
2013-07-06 - Flash fire erupts on boat at Essex Marina on Wallasea Island (Britain), 1 injured:
2013-07-05 - Boat explodes and burns at boat launch in coastal Portland (Maine), 1 injured:
2013-07-05 - Boat explodes and burns on the Kennebec River near Pittston (Maine), 2 injured:
2013-07-04 - Fishing boat bursts into flame before 6 AM while moored in coastal Egegik (Alaska), 1 killed, 2 injured:
2013-07-04 - Boat bursts into flame while being towed, on the A48 near Cross Hands (Britain):
Quote: "The night before, firefighters tackled a van fire between Llanddarog and Carmarthen."
2013-07-03 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Shippan (Connecticut):
2013-07-03 - Boat bursts into flame at apartment complex in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), fire spreads to nearby car:
2013-07-02 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Aqualand Marina in Flowery Branch (Georgia), dock damaged too:
2013-07-02 - Boat bursts into flame at pier in Syracuse (Indiana), on Lake Wawasee:
2013-07-01 - Boat explodes into flame on the Angelina River near Jasper (Texas), 2 injured:
2013-06-30 - Boat bursts into flame near All Seasons Marina at Ocean City (New Jersey), 3 injured:
2013-06-30 - Boat bursts into flame at 6:30 AM while parked at home in coastal Key Largo (Florida):
2013-06-29 - Boat bursts into flame at April Plaza Marina on Lake Conroe in Montgomery (Texas):
2013-06-28 - Sport fishing boat bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Aransas (Texas):
2013-06-28 - Boat bursts into flame at home on Prince Albert Road in Chatham (Canada):
2013-06-26 - Fuel tanker ship explodes and burns at 1 AM near Atlas Jetty Cove close to coastal Lagos (Nigeria):
2013-06-26 - Yacht bursts into flame, burns, sinks, on the River Yealm (Britain):
2013-06-26 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Temburong (Brunei), 1 injured:
2013-06-25 - Cruise ship 'Zenith' bursts into flame in the Mediterranean Sea near Venice (Italy):
2013-06-25 - Petroleum delivery ship bursts into flame at 4:30 AM in harbor in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):
2013-06-25 - Large 80-foot yacht 'Different Drummer II' bursts into flame in Delaware Bay near Cape May (New Jersey):
2013-06-23 - Boat bursts into flame, fire spreads, 6 boats destroyed, 2 damaged, in coastal Des Moines (Washington), 2 injured:
2013-06-23 - Boat bursts into flame near the Aegean Sea island of Crete (Greece), 8 injured:
2013-06-23 - Boat damaged by explosion at Foxhaven Marina in Port Clinton (Ohio), 1 injured:
2013-06-22 - Sailboat bursts into flame in Belmont Harbor at Chicago (Illinois):
2013-06-22 - Two boats burst into flame in St Andrews Harbour near Fife (Scotland):
2013-06-22 - Jet ski explodes on Lake Eppalock (Australia), 1 injured:
2013-06-21 - Boat bursts into flame outside home in the Indian Creek section of Bristol Township (Pennsylvania):
2013-06-20 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina on the Navesink River in coastal Red Bank (New Jersey):
2013-06-20 - Boat bursts into flame at Patsy's Bay Marina in coastal Stony Point (New York):
2013-06-19 - Mega-box ship 'Eugen Maersk' bursts into flame in the Gulf of Aden:
Note: It was actually some containers on the ship that burst into flame. I'm curious what was in those containers, but they didn't specify. Another huge container ship cracked in half and burst into flame the day prior, near Yemen, as mentioned in the 2013-06-18 update...
2013-06-19 - Boat bursts into flame in Poole Harbour (Britain):
2013-06-18 - Cargo ship 'MOL Comfort' cracks in half, bursts into flame, in the ocean near Yemen, crew abandons ship:
Note: Debated about whether to put this in the accidents section or here. I guess it doesn't matter that much, so here it is. Check the pics out. This was one of those HUGE container ships...
2013-06-18 - Mining ship 'Grand Banks' bursts into flame off the coast of Namibia:
2013-06-18 - Boat bursts into flame on Dahme Lake near Aberdeen (South Dakota):
2013-06-17 - Boat bursts into flame in Chesapeake Bay near Havre de Grace (Maryland):
2013-06-16 - Boat explodes and burns on Lake Lanier near Buford Dam Park (Florida), 3 injured:
2013-06-15 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast near Su-ao (Taiwan):
2013-06-15 - Canal barge bursts into flame in Winsford (Britain):
2013-06-14 - Tour boat carrying more than 150 people bursts into flame off the coast near Seattle (Washington):
Quote: "A fire on board a Victoria Clipper forced more than 150 passengers to the top deck of the ship around 7 p.m. Friday."
2013-06-14 - Greek ferry boat bursts into flame in the Aegean Sea:
Quote: "...four women and one man who needed treatment for smoke inhalation were given first aid by doctors on the ship, and then taken to Samos by coast guard launch."
2013-06-14 - Two-level party boat bursts into flame on Lake Travis (Texas):
2013-06-14 - Large 80-foot luxury yacht bursts into flame in Prickly Bay at the island nation of Grenada:
Quote: "The yacht is believed to be the S/V 'Uisge Beatha'..."
2013-06-14 - Boat bursts into flame south of the Rickenbacker Causeway near Key Biscayn (Florida):
2013-06-13 - Yacht bursts into flame, completely destroyed, off the coast near Dalkeith (Australia):
2013-06-12 - USS Nimitz aircraft carrier bursts into flame in the Indian Ocean:
2013-06-11 - Massive fire destroys boat warehouse in coastal Helsinki (Finland):
2013-06-11 - Tanker ship catches fire off the coast near Scarborough (Britain), 1 injured:
2013-06-09 - Fishing boat explodes and burns in the Inner Harbor at coastal Macau (China):
2013-06-09 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Portsmouth (Rhode Island):
2013-06-08 - Boat bursts into flame at boat-making company in coastal Beaufort (North Carolina), 1000 feet from coastal waters:
2013-06-08 - Speedboat bursts into flame in Balluta Bay at the island of Malta:
2013-06-08 - Barge bursts into flame while moored in the canal near the Brookfoot Mills in Brighouse (Britain):
2013-06-08 - Boat bursts into flame for third time in coastal Nelson (New Zealand):
2013-06-08 - Boat bursts into flame near Blake Island (Washington):
2013-06-08 - Boat bursts into flame in the Strait of Georgia near Vancouver Island (Canada):
2013-06-08 - Boat bursts into flame in Yarmouth Harbour (Britain):
2013-06-07 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Port Angeles (Washington):
2013-06-07 - Boat bursts into flame in Bailey Cove on Shasta Lake (California), 1 injured:
2013-06-06 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at the harbor in Kenora, Ontario (Canada):
2013-06-05 - Boat explodes and burns while moored on river near Staines (Britain):
2013-06-05 - Boat explodes and burns on the Intercoastal Waterway near Wrightsville Beach (North Carolina), man jumps overboard:
2013-06-04 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near South Venice (Florida):
2013-06-03 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near Felixstowe (Britain):
Note: Light fixtures caught fire. Copper wiring? Lights themselves may ignite passing methane and/or hydrogen sulfide plumes too, with their heat...
2013-06-02 - Boat bursts into flame at 3:15 AM on the River Ouse in York (Britain), man and boy jump overboard to escape:
Quote: "The drama unfolded at about 3.15am on Saturday at Acaster Malbis marina, near York. Firefighters said the blaze started on the vessel, called The Mojo, and spread to the wooden decked jetty that ran alongside the boat below the river bank."
2013-06-02 - Boat bursts into flame at property on Launceston Close in Runcorn (Britain):
2013-06-01 - In separate events, two boats burst into flame in waters around St. Clair Shores (Michigan), 6 boaters rescued:
Quote: "Coast Guard boatcrews rescued six boaters and assisted three during two separate boat fires Friday night."
2013-06-01 - In separate events, boat and car burst into flame in Pellon (Britain):
Quote: "The skip was full of wood, shower trays and other plastics as firefighters spent an hour and a half extinguishing the blaze. It is not known how the fire started."
Quote: "A minute later the second engine from Halifax was called to a car fire Sandhall Lane, Pellon. It is believed an electrical fault started the blaze and even though the car was in the driveway close to the house, there was no damage caused to the property..."
Note: Also mentioned, a vacant home burning. And all these 'electrical faults' causing fires in non-running vehicles - hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like battery cables and other wiring in vehicles, and electrical cables and wires in underground electrical facilities. It's the same cause behind all the vehicle fires and all the underground electrical fires and explosions...
2013-05-31 - Japanese fishing ship 'Kenyo Maru 18' bursts into flame at port in coastal Lima (Peru):
2013-05-31 - Boat bursts into flame at dock at Cedar Beach Marina in coastal Babylon (New York), on Long Island:
2013-05-29 - Sailing yacht bursts into flame before 5:45 AM at yacht club in coastal Esperance (Australia):
2013-05-27 - Boat explodes off the coast near Edgewater (Maryland), 6 to 9 injured:
2013-05-27 - Fire erupts on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Grandeur of the Seas', cruise cancelled, ship stranded in the Bahamas:
Quote: "...the lifeboats at muster stations were lowered and opened as passengers had to stand in place wearing life jackets for over four hours."
Quote: "Photos show fire damage extending across at least four decks."
Quote: "The fire is the latest in a series of serious incidents on cruise ships that have shaken the industry, and it comes just four months after a fire left a Carnival ship dead in the water in the Gulf of Mexico."
2013-05-26 - Boat bursts into flame on the Northeast River south of North East (Maryland):
Note: An RV recently burst into flame while parked on Theodore Road near North East too, as mentioned in the 2013-05-19 update...
2013-05-26 - Duck boat bursts into flame on the Charles River in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):
2013-05-26 - Boat catches fire at 1 AM while bring towed on I-190 in Niagara Falls (New York):
2013-05-24 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in Catawba Island Township (Ohio):
2013-05-24 - Boat explodes and burns at Lost Bridge North Marina on Beaver Lake (Arkansas), 1 killed:
2013-05-22 - Boat bursts into flame near Anclote Key, near Tarpon Springs (Florida):
Note: A shrimp boat also recently burst into flame, burned and sank, in Tarpon Springs, as mentioned in the 2013-05-14 update...
2013-05-22 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Newport (Rhode Island):
2013-05-22 - Boat bursts into flame as man works on it in Newton Falls (Ohio):
2013-05-22 - Driftwood pirate ship bursts into flame at beach in Merseyside (Britain):
Quote: "...it appears the ship came under attack - apparently from arsonists."
Note: I suspect this was some hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean, finding some rusty iron or steel nails in the wood holding that ship together, generating a spark which landed on the driftwood which was itself contaminated with one or both gases, and whoosh, fire broke out. In other words, I suspect this was no different than all the pallets and porches and decks bursting into flame lately. They are assuming arson, of course, as usual, because they are ignorant of the problem we face...
2013-05-21 - Cargo ship bursts into flame off the coast near Dubai (UAE):
2013-05-20 - Huge fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast of Washington State, 120 crew evacuated:
Note: It's a 314-foot vessel named 'Arctic Storm', and it was the engine room that caught fire...
2013-05-20 - Taiwanese fishing boat bursts into flame near the island nation of Mauritius, 11 rescued, 2 missing:
2013-05-19 - Boat bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near Egmont Key (Florida), 4 aboard rescued:
2013-05-19 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in carport at home in Albury (Australia):
2013-05-18 - Dredging barge bursts into flame in canal in coastal Bay Shore (New York):
2013-05-18 - Boat explodes at Roy's Boat Harbor in Harrison Township (Michigan), 2 injured:
2013-05-18 - Boat bursts into flame, completely incinerated, at Toorbul Point (Australia):
2013-05-18 - Timber-framed boat bursts into flame on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Sulhamstead (Britain):
2013-05-17 - Water taxi explodes in coastal South Kalimantan (Indonesia), 6 killed, 5 injured:
2013-05-16 - Cargo ship 'Taigan' bursts into flame at port on the island of Hokkaido (Japan), 6 killed, 3 injured:
2013-05-16 - Large boat bursts into flame while moored in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):
Quote: "The involved boat was a fiberglass hull, twin-engine sports fisherman boat that is approximately 42 foot in length, with a fly bridge and fishing tower."
2013-05-16 - Boat bursts into flame at Loch Leven Fisheries in Kinross (Scotland):
2013-05-16 - Houseboat bursts into flame at St. Mary's Marina in Rufford (Britain):
2013-05-15 - Cargo ship bursts into flame off the coast near Sharjah (UAE):
2013-05-15 - Lobster boat bursts into flame off the coast near Wells (Maine):
2013-05-14 - Shrimp boat bursts into flame in coastal Tarpon Springs (Florida), burns and sinks:
Quote: "At about 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Skye Marie, an 85-foot shrimp boat moored at the fueling station on the Anclote River's south bank, caught fire."
Quote: "Longtime residents said that it was one of the worst fires ever seen in the area."
Quote: "A witness, 53-year-old Bill Gresko, saw 5-foot-high flames sprint across the river and ignite a dock on the opposite shore. 'It was almost in an instant,' said Gresko, who has worked as a sponge diver for 30 years and said he had had never seen anything like it. 'For almost half an hour the river was on fire.'"
Quote: "Boat owner Billy Harris of Port Richey told the Times he had just put $18,000 worth of fuel into the boat. He says he has no idea what started the fire. 'There was no power to it,' he said. 'An act of God, I guess.' Harris said he has no insurance for the boat, which is named after his granddaughter."
2013-05-14 - Boat bursts into flame at home in coastal Toms River (New Jersey), fire damages home too:
2013-05-13 - Fishing trawler bursts into flame near Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast (Australia), 2 aboard flee in dinghy:
2013-05-12 - Saudi ship 'Asir' bursts into flame in the Red Sea, 4 injured:
2013-05-11 - Norwegian cargo ship 'Siem Sailor' bursts into flame near Stavanger (Norway):
2013-05-11 - Boat bursts into flame, eventually explodes, near Bay Harbor Island (Florida), family escapes in dinghy:
2013-05-11 - Boat bursts into flame at Wickford Cove Marina in North Kingstown (Rhode Island):
2013-05-10 - Tug boat bursts into flame in St. John's Harbour (Canada):
2013-05-10 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in Vietnam, fire spreads to adjacent vessel:
2013-05-08 - Boat bursts into flame at repair shop in Aberdeen (South Dakota):
2013-05-07 - Speedboat bursts into flame in garage, fire spreads to garage then home, in coastal Indianola (Washington), 1 injured:
Quote: "Total damage estimates were not known early Wednesday morning, but the garage was destroyed along with a truck parked in the garage, the boat and about half of the home."
Note: It's a big risk parking any kind of vehicle inside an attached garage now. You could easily lose everything, including your life...
2013-05-07 - Boat bursts into flame at 5 AM in field near Palm Beach Boulevard in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):
2013-05-07 - Boat bursts into flame near Okanagan Lake Marina in Penticton (Canada):
Note: Penticton is sandwiched between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake...
2013-05-07 - Boat explodes at Sharpness Marina (Britain), explosion blows roof off, 1 injured:
2013-05-06 - NOAA ship bursts into flame on Lake Washington (Washington):
Quote: "He says the fire is in a storage compartment below the main deck that holds netting and other materials."
Note: Netting is another flammable absorbent material...
2013-05-06 - Large boat bursts into flame while parked in canal in coastal Lighthouse Point (Florida):
2013-05-06 - Boat bursts into flame at 2:30 AM outside home in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida), fire damages home too:
2013-05-06 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in coastal Anacortes (Washington), fire damages nearby van too:
2013-05-06 - Boat hit by explosion and fire at Ala Wai Harbor in coastal Honolulu (Hawaiia), 1 seriously injured:
2013-05-06 - Boat bursts into flame on Winterton Way at Lyme Green Business Park in Macclesfield (Britain):
2013-05-06 - Small boat (skip) bursts into flame at Parkgate Court in Chester (Britain):
2013-05-05 - Tour boat bursts into flame in San Francisco Bay (California):
Note: Not that far from where the limousine burst into flame and burned 5 women alive the previous evening, as mentioned in the 2013-05-04 update...
2013-05-05 - Powerboat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Marathon (Florida), fire spreads, destroys adjacent boat too:
Note: And five lobster boats were incinerated while docked in Canada the day prior, as mentioned in the 2013-05-04 update. And the day before that a boat burst into flame, started itself, and created havoc in a harbor in Australia, as mentioned in the 2013-05-03 update...
2013-05-04 - Five lobster boats incinerated by fierce blaze at dock in Tabusintac, New Brunswick (Canada), on Miramichi Bay:
2013-05-03 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, starts itself, smashes into other vessels, in coastal Coffs Harbour (Australia):
Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like battery cables on vehicles of all kinds. This is now the 5th event that I know of involving a motor or vehicle starting itself. This may be because a fire involving hydrogen sulfide's reactivity with copper might melt away insulation on wiring and the vehicle then basically 'hot-wires' itself and starts its own engine. And then you end up with a 'ghost vehicle' starting itself and moving around on its own, quite possibly while it's burning, as in this case...
2013-05-02 - Transport ship bursts into flame, 12 cars aboard destroyed too, while berthed at Hansa Hafen, Hamburg (Germany):
Quote: "Fire broke out on board of container / ro-ro vessel Atlantic Cartier, berthed in Hansa Hafen, Hamburg, at night May 1 13. Fire spread to car deck with some 70 cars already loaded for transportation to USA."
Note: Second link shows some info about the ship itself, named 'Atlantic Cartier'. Latter two links are in German...
2013-05-02 - Fire breaks out on Princess Cruises' Coral Princess cruise ship near the island of Aruba:
2013-05-02 - Speedboat bursts into flame near the Marina Club in coastal Manama (Bahrain):
2013-05-01 - Fuel barge explodes at port in Sangatta, East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo, 4 killed, 5 injured:
Note: Say, didn't we just have some fuel barges explode recently? Ah yes, two fuel barges exploded in the Mobile River near coastal Mobile (Alabama), as mentioned in the 2013-04-24 update...
2013-05-01 - Boat and section of dock destroyed by fire at Windsor Beach State Park in Lake Havasu City (Arizona):
2013-04-29 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near Sea Isle City (New Jersey):
2013-04-29 - Houseboat bursts into flame at the Hartlepool Marina in coastal Hartlepool (Britain), 1 injured:
Quote: "The incident happened around 3.30am on Monday..."
Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating above closer to the ground, making, fires, explosions and death from hydrogen sulfide poisoning more common during those hours...
2013-04-27 - Junked boat bursts into flame in Sahuarita (Arizona):
2013-04-27 - Lobster boat bursts into flame off coast near Rockport (Massachusetts), 2 rescued:
2013-04-27 - Boat bursts into flame in San Francisco Bay (California), 4 aboard rescued:
2013-04-26 - Sailboat bursts into flame at West Bay Marina in coastal Olympia (Washington):
2013-04-26 - Yacht bursts into flame while anchored at Considine Beach, North Keppel Island (Australia):
2013-04-25 - Small fire erupts on the deck of nuclear submarine in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
2013-04-25 - Boat bursts into flame at home in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida), fire spreads, damages home:
Quote: "Since the boat was so close to the home, the fire moved into the attic."
Note: I guess they didn't hear me mention that it might not be wise to park your vehicle(s) next to your home...
2013-04-24 - Two fuel barges explode and burn in the Mobile River near coastal Mobile (Alabama), 3 injured:
Quote: "The initial blast took place in a ship channel near the George C. Wallace Tunnel — which carries traffic from Interstate 10 under the Mobile River, Vega said. The river runs south past Mobile and into Mobile Bay, which in turn flows into the Gulf of Mexico."
Quote: "A crew that was cleaning fuel barges in Mobile Bay likely caused a spark the triggered an explosion and critically burned three workers."
Note: When was the last time a spark from a cleaning crew caused two fuel barges to explode? Oh right, NEVER. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like that in machinery that might be used by a cleaning crew. So, some hydrogen sulfide hits some electrified copper, a spark is generated, which ignites whatever hydrogen sulfide and/or methane is blowing around, and that causes a fire, and that ends up resulting in both barges exploding and burning. So, they're probably telling the truth, in a sense, but not ALL of the truth. That's the best way to perpetrate a lie, by the way - mix in enough truth to sell the story, so you can slide the deception right on by beneath whatever element of truth you throw in as a coating...
2013-04-24 - Cruise ship bursts into flame on the Nile River near Aswan (Egypt):
2013-04-24 - Boat bursts into flame, explodes, in coastal Ft. Lauderdale (Florida), fire spreads to second boat, 1 injured:
2013-04-24 - Boat bursts into flame in the Grand Union Canal in Hemel Hempstead (Britain):
2013-04-23 - Boat explodes and burns at yacht club in coastal Stony Point (New York):
2013-04-22 - Large ship catches fire on waterway in Lithuania:
Quote: "The extent of the damage to goods and vehicles on the car deck, where the fire broke out, cannot be assessed until the ship is in port in Klaipe.da. No other area on the ship other than the main deck, which is a closed vehicle deck, was affected by the fire."
Note: I'd bet one of the vehicles on that deck burst into flame and that was the originating point of this fire...
2013-04-21 - Boat explodes at Lake Apache near Apache Junction (Arizona), two children injured:
2013-04-21 - Boat bursts into flame in the Solent near coastal Portsmouth (Britain):
Note: The Solent is the waterway that separates the Isle of Wight from mainland Britain...
2013-04-20 - Large leisure boat bursts into flame on waterway in Wuhan (China):
2013-04-19 - Boat bursts into flame at Galloway Creek Marina in coastal Middle River (Maryland), second boat damaged too:
2013-04-19 - Boat bursts into flame in backyard at home in Seacow Pond on coastal Price Edward Island (Canada):
Quote: "The cause of the fire wasn’t determined, but there was some speculation it might have been related to the boat’s battery. Dorgan had only put the battery back in the boat on Thursday and he was waiting until Friday to start it up for the first time before getting the boat hauled to the harbor."
Note: As mentioned, hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper. Putting the battery back into the boat electrified the copper wiring in his boat...
2013-04-19 - Canal boat bursts into flame on the Stafford Union Canal in Wheaton Aston (Britain):
Note: 'Battery problem' again...
2013-04-18 - Boat bursts into flame at Golden Beach (Australia):
2013-04-17 - Fishing ship bursts into flame off the coast of Antarctica, 97 crew rescued:
2013-04-16 - Cabin cruiser boat bursts into flame at Mayfair Boat Yard and Marina on Kelleys Pond in South Dennis (Massachusetts):
Quote: "A fire at a dock at Mayfair Boat Yard and Marina at 4:15 this morning on Kelleys Pond destroyed a 37-foot cabin cruiser..."
Note: Wee hours again. That's when the atmosphere cools and contracts and will push any methane or hydrogen sulfide floating above closer to the ground. That doesn't mean you're immune during other parts of the day; it just means that this is the most dangerous time of the day in terms of being hit by fires, explosions and poisonous hydrogen sulfide...
2013-04-16 - Recreational fishing boat bursts into flame while dry-docked in Freeport (Texas):
Quote: "50-foot recreational fishing boat is considered total loss."
2013-04-15 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Conroe in Conroe (Texas):
2013-04-13 - Fire breaks out on new littoral combat ship Coronado in the Gulf of Mexico:
Note: A fishing boat just burst into flame in the Gulf of Mexico, near Galveston, the day prior, as mentioned in the 2013-04-12 update...
2013-04-13 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in the ocean near Taiwan:
2013-04-12 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston (Texas):
2013-04-12 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast near Knights Point (New Zealand):
2013-04-11 - Boat explodes and burns at Hague Marina in the Socastee community on the Intracoastal Water (South Carolina):
Quote: "Police and bomb experts are expected to return to the scene of a boat explosion and fire on Friday to investigate what caused the incident Thursday at Hague Marina on the Intracoastal Waterway, where four other boats have burned in recent months."
2013-04-09 - Fishing boat explodes, burns, fire spreads, five boats destroyed, at port in Ras al-Khaimah (UAE), 1 killed, 6 injured:
2013-04-08 - Sailboat bursts into flame off coast near Jacksonville (Florida):
2013-04-05 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, on the Bosque River in Waco (Texas):
2013-04-03 - Transport ship bursts into flame off the coast of Istanbul (Turkey):
2013-04-03 - In separate incidents, boat and pickup truck burst into flame, two homes apart, in Madison County (Kentucky):
Quote: "Arson investigators have taken on the case and say they believe the two fires are connected."
Note: They were definitely connected in at least one way: by the atmosphere. And that's what you might expect to see as a flammable hydrogen sulfide and/or methane plume blows through an area...
2013-04-02 - Explosion and fire destroys two boats, damages two more, at marina in Harrison Bay State Park near Chattanooga (Tennessee):
Quote: "According to a boat owner from Dock F, there was a loud explosion before the fire."
2013-04-02 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Haven in Boston (Britain):
2013-04-01 - Large boat bursts into flame at boatyard in coastal Port Angeles (Washington):
2013-04-01 - Boat destroyed by fire, three more damaged, at boatyard in coastal Adelaide (Australia):
Note: The last link mentions another fire nearby which destroyed a car and a shed about 10 minutes after the boats burned. That's a sign of a flammable gas plume, hydrogen sulfide or methane or both, blowing through the area and igniting things here and there...
2013-03-31 - Cargo ship explodes and burns off the coast of Denmark, near Lyo Island, injuries reported:
2013-03-31 - Cargo ship bursts into flame in the Gulf of Aden:
2013-03-29 - Boat and three yachts damaged by fire at quayside in coastal Wells-next-the-Sea (Britain):
Quote: "They were three of the biggest and most expensive yachts that Wells harbour has. There's nothing left of two of them."
2013-03-29 - Boat explodes and burns off coast near Camarines Sur in the Philippine Islands, 2 injured:
Note: This boat was owned by Ariel Aquino Muhlach, aka Aga Muhlach, two-time Gawad Urian and FAMAS award-winning Filipino actor and product endorser, but he wasn't on it at the time it exploded and burned...
2013-03-29 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand):
2013-03-29 - Yacht bursts into flame in Allan Rice Court near the Port River in Largs North (Australia):
Quote: "A separate fire overnight caused $100,000 damage to a house in Port Pirie."
2013-03-28 - Three boats burst into flame at marina in coastal Pompano Beach (Florida):
Note: Another boat burst into flame in Pompano Beach recently too, as mentioned in the 2013-01-12 update. Florida is downwind of the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, which are surely pluming highly flammable (and deadly) hydrogen suldide now. Lots of mysterious deaths all across Florida this past year too...
2013-03-28 - Boat bursts into flame at Chebogue River Aquatic Club in coastal Yarmouth (Canada):
Quote: "Staff-Sgt. Lacroix said police suspect a connection between the boat fire and two grass fires they responded to late Tuesday night. All three calls came within a span of about 45 minutes..."
Note: Hmmm, what could possibly connect these three fires, in the same general area and the same general timeframe? Ah yes, the atmosphere...
2013-03-26 - Tugboat explodes and burns at shipyard in coastal Singapore, fire spreads to 3 more tugboats, 4 injured:
Quote: "There were four vessels berthed alongside one another at the Tanoto Shipyard at Jalan Samulun when the fire broke out at around 9pm last night, with workers reporting a deafening explosion. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that all four vessels were on fire when they arrived on the scene. One of the vessels sank."
2013-03-26 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast of Ohka (India), boat sinks, crew rescued:
2013-03-24 - Boat bursts into flame in Mission Bay near coastal San Diego (California):
2013-03-24 - Boat bursts into flame behind Maddigan’s Waterfront Grill in Occoquan (Virginia):
Note: They say 'electrical fire'. Well, seeing as hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, a whole lot of fires are ostensibly going to be 'electrical fires', in the sense that the fires will break out near electrified copper, such as that near batteries in vehicles...
2013-03-23 - Boat explodes and burns inside storage building at marina in Spring Lake (Michigan), 2 other boats damaged too:
2013-03-22 - Boat bursts into flame on Squaw Lake near Yuma (Arizona):
2013-03-21 - Six boats destroyed or damaged by fire in suburb of coastal Mandurah (Australia):
2013-03-21 - Two boats burst into flame in the Coventry Canal near Foleshill (Britain):
2013-03-21 - Boat bursts into flame outside home in coastal Spring Hill (Florida), fire spreads, home destroyed too:
2013-03-20 - Blaze destroys or damages nearly a dozen boats at business in coastal Dartmouth (Canada):
2013-03-20 - Tugboat bursts into flame near coastal Alameda (California), 3 injured:
2013-03-20 - Boat bursts into flame at the Gangplank Marina in coastal Washington DC:
2013-03-19 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):
2013-03-18 - USS Miami nuclear sub catches fire in the sonar room, at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in coastal Kittery (Maine):
2013-03-17 - Boat bursts into flame in Fremantle Harbour (Australia):
2013-03-16 - Boat explodes at marina on Saguaro Lake in Mesa (Arizona), 2 seriously burned:
2013-03-14 - Tanker ship bursts into flame in the Yellow Sea near Buan (South Korea):
2013-03-14 - Seven trailered boats burst into flame in coastal Mandurah (Australia):
2013-03-12 - Sailboat bursts into flame while docked at boatyard in Allen (Maryland):
2013-03-10 - Boat bursts into flame at dock in coastal Dania Beach (Florida), 2 injured:
Quote: "He was just fueling then out of no where the boat just bursts into flames and he was on fire. Him and his son were on the boat, and jumped into the water, luckily they jumped in and were able to put themselves out."
2013-03-09 - Several boats burn while docked at Dubai Festival City in coastal Dubai (UAE):
2013-03-09 - Boat explodes and burns near Plash Island, close to coastal Gulf Shores (Alabama), 2 injured:
2013-03-09 - Boat bursts into flame at the Sea Landing in the Santa Barbara Harbor in coastal Santa Barbara (California):
2013-03-08 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast near Gunsan (South Korea), 9 killed, 1 missing:
2013-03-07 - Coal ship bursts into flame at coastal Immingham Dock (Britain):
2013-03-07 - Boat bursts into flame outside home in coastal Antioch (California), fire spreads, home damaged too:
2013-03-06 - Luxury cruise ship bursts into flame while moored in coastal Munster (Australia), passengers evacuated:
2013-03-06 - Cruise ship under construction bursts into flame at shipyard in Papenburg (Germany):
Note: Papenburg sits along the River Ems and is known for its large shipyard, the Meyer-Werft, which specializes in building cruise liners.
2013-03-05 - Yacht explodes and burns at dock in coastal Hillsboro Beach (Florida), 1 injured:
Quote: "It was quite an explosion that blew a hole in the hull..."
2013-03-05 - Boat bursts into flame on the Sacramento River in Sacramento (California):
2013-03-04 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway at home in Prospect (Australia):
2013-03-03 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at dock in harbor in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):
2013-03-03 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at Rassada Port in coastal Phuket (Thailand):
2013-03-03 - Boat bursts into flame at coastal Orange Beach (Alabama):
2013-03-01 - Explosion aboard boat in coastal Jensen Beach (Florida), 1 seriously burned:
2013-03-01 - Boat bursts into flame in storage facility in Moses Lake (Washington), fire spreads, other boats and vehicles damaged too:
Quote: "The boat sustained extensive damage. Numerous boats, as well as an RV and other vehicles, were damaged in the fire."
2013-02-28 - Coast Guard Cutter 'Bear' bursts into flame while moored in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):
2013-02-28 - Fire rips through 6 boats, 5 destroyed, 1 damaged, at marina in coastal Long Branch (New Jersey):
Quote: "Five boats were destroyed and another heavily damaged in a fire early Thursday morning at a city marina, state police said. A large portion of Dock A at the Marina Bay boatyard, 580 Patten Ave., was also damaged..."
2013-02-28 - In two incidents, 11 boats and 2 cars incinerated at Port du Beal in Cannes (France) on the French Riviera:
2013-02-28 - Boat bursts into flame at Rangitane Wharf in the Kerikeri Inlet (New Zealand):
2013-02-26 - Fishing boat explodes near Thanh Hoa Province (Vietnam), 2 killed, 2 missing:
2013-02-26 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway of home in Falcon (Australia):
2013-02-24 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Avon at Birlingham (Britain):
2013-02-23 - Boat explodes and burns in coastal Picton (New Zealand), 2 injured:
Quote: "There was quite a large fire ball which caused two people to be seriously injured."
2013-02-22 - Boat bursts into flame at dock in coastal Dania Beach (Florida):
2013-02-21 - Boat bursts into flame at Village West Marina in Stockton (California):
2013-02-18 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer near warehouse in Medley (Florida), about 7 miles from the coast:
2013-02-18 - Boat bursts into flame outside home in Centereach (New York), 5 miles from the coast:
2013-02-18 - Boat bursts into flame outside home in Craigshill (Scotland), 5 miles from the coast, fire spreads to second boat:
2013-02-17 - Three yachts destroyed by fire at marina at Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club in coastal Weehawken (New Jersey):
2013-02-16 - Cargo ship bursts into flame while docked in northern Turkey in the Sea of Marmara:
2013-02-16 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near Liguanea Island, about 50kms southwest of Port Lincoln (Australia):
2013-02-15 - Yacht bursts into flame at Conch House Marina in coastal St. Augustine (Florida):
2013-02-15 - Sailboat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in Coral Bay in the Virgin Islands:
2013-02-15 - Boat bursts into flame at storage facility in coastal San Leandro (California):
Note: A boat burst into flame while on a trailer parked behind a business in Ventura (California) recently too, as mentioned in the 2013-02-13 update...
2013-02-15 - Houseboat bursts into flame on the Grand Union Canal in Paddington (Britain):
2013-02-14 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Belton near Morgan's Point (Texas):
2013-02-13 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast of Thailand, 4 injured:
2013-02-13 - Boat bursts into flame while parked behind business on Channel Drive in coastal Ventura (California):
2013-02-12 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Thames near coastal London (Britain):
2013-02-11 - Boat bursts into flame in Statue Bay in Queensland (Australia):
2013-02-11 - Boat bursts into flame at wharf in coastal Port Saunders (Canada):
2013-02-10 - Cruise ship bursts into flame in the Caribbean, power and running water go out, ship disabled:
2013-02-10 - Boat bursts into flame inside mansion in Dallas Bay (Tennessee), fire spreads, 3 cars, 2 boats and mansion destroyed:
Quote: "Mr. Anderson went to find the source of smoke and found a boat on fire."
2013-02-09 - Boat bursts into flame at sea near coastal Fremantle (Australia), 3 people burned:
2013-02-09 - Luxury speedboat explodes into flame in coastal Moreton Bay (Australia), near Brisbane:
2013-02-07 - Boat explodes and burns at Grand Marina in coastal Alameda (California), 1 injured:
2013-02-06 - Ship bursts into flame while moored at harbor in Lowestoft (Britain):
2013-02-05 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Captain's Cove Marina on Lake Ray Hubbard (Texas):
2013-02-04 - Oil tanker ship explodes and burns on the Hlaing River in Yangon (Myanmar), at least 1 killed:
2013-02-04 - Fishing vessel bursts into flame off the East Coast near Nantucket (Massachusetts), 8 aboard rescued:
2013-02-04 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway at home in coastal Papamoa Beach (New Zealand):
2013-02-02 - Sailboat bursts into flame at dock in coastal Shelter Island (California):
2013-01-31 - Lobster boat bursts into flame in Scituate Harbor near Scituate (Massachusetts), totally destroyed:
2013-01-31 - Boat bursts into flame at Beeston Marina in Beeston (Britain), 1 injured:
2013-01-29 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off Saltfleet Haven in Lincolnshire (Britain):
2013-01-27 - Boat explodes near Myrtleford (Australia), and boat bursts into flame at Lake Mulwala (Australia), 4 injured total:
2013-01-27 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal St. Augustine (Florida):
2013-01-26 - Boat bursts into flame at dock on Ferry Boulevard in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):
2013-01-23 - Chemical tanker ship catches fire in the Sabine-Neches Waterway (Louisiana):
2013-01-23 - Luxury yacht bursts into flame at dock in coastal Istanbul (Turkey), 2 killed:
2013-01-23 - Boat bursts into flame at home on Shore Drive in coastal Joppatowne (Maryland), fire spreads to home:
2013-01-23 - Boat bursts into flame at dock in coastal Miami (Florida), fire spreads to second boat:
2013-01-22 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer in coastal Mayo (Maryland):
2013-01-22 - Boat bursts into flame inside garage at home in Lake Havasu City (Arizona), garage damaged too:
2013-01-22 - Boat bursts into flame, fire spreads to second boat, in coastal Key Largo (Florida):
2013-01-20 - Five boats burn at Gator Creek Marine in coastal Punta Gorda (Florida):
2013-01-19 - Explosions and fire severely damage seven boats at Whitman Hollow Boat Dock on Norris Lake in LaFollette (Tennessee):
Quote: "Witnesses told firefighters they heard explosions coming from the dock before seeing flames shooting from the roof."
Note: This is the same lake and the same town where 58+ boats were incinerated in a massive blaze, as mentioned in the 2012-09-10 update. That is still the record for most vehicles of any type to burn in one fire...
2013-01-19 - Boat bursts into flame at dock in Port Credit, Ontario (Canada), on the shore of Lake Ontario:
Note: The owner was away, nobody aboard, so that means engine not running. But these vehicular fires do not require the engine to be running because hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper and rusty iron/steel, among other things, which surely explains why so many non-running unattended vehicles are bursting into flame, in carparks and parking garages, in driveways and garages, parking lots, at docks and marinas, etc.
2013-01-18 - Cargo ship bursts into flame off coast of Japan near Kobe:
Quote: "The cargo ship, carrying 948 tons of iron scrap, was sailing from Chiba Port in eastern Japan to China."
Note: Hydrogen sulfide can ignite in the presence of rusty iron, no flame needed...
2013-01-17 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near Uotsuri Island, 3 killed:
2013-01-17 - Boat bursts into flame at property in Esk (Australia):
2013-01-16 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde (Scotland):
2013-01-13 - Ship bursts into flame at shipyard in coastal Alang (India):
2013-01-11 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Eppalock (Australia), 1 injured:
2013-01-11 - Boat bursts into flame at the Amble Boat Company in coastal Amble (Britain):
2013-01-10 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast (Australia):
2013-01-09 - Oil tanker ship explodes and burns at Tin Can Island port in Apapa area of coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 4 injured:
Note: And the day prior, a huge fire tore through a waterfront slum area in Lagos, as mentioned in the 2013-01-08 update. And not long before that a fireworks factory exploded and devastated a neighborhood in Lagos, as mentioned in the 2012-12-30 update...
2013-01-09 - Boat explodes in coastal Palm Beach Gardens (Florida), 1 injured:
2013-01-08 - Boat bursts into flame on the Little Ouse River in Norfolk (Britain):
2013-01-07 - Boat bursts into flame near Thacher Island off the coast of Massachusetts:
2013-01-06 - Explosion and fire destroys two boats docked at Snug Harbor Marina in Croydon (Pennsylvania):
2013-01-06 - Boat bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near Sarasota County (Florida), 3 injured:
2013-01-03 - Boat explodes on Lake Eildon (Australia), 3 children burned:
Quote: "It comes just two days after a 24-year-old man suffered serious burns to 30 per cent of his body during a houseboat fire on Lake Eildon."
2013-01-03 - Cargo ship bursts into flame in channel off coast of Japan:
Note: The Cambodian-flagged 1,496-tonne freighter was carrying a load of scrap iron. As mentioned, hydrogen sulfide can ignite in the presence of rusty iron, and this fire did indeed erupt in the cargo hold...
2013-01-02 - Houseboat bursts into flame in canal in Saul (Britain):
2013-01-02 - Houseboat hit by 'flash fire' at Lake Eildon (Australia), man critically injured:
2013-01-02 - Boat bursts into flame at Atkinson's Dam (Australia), mother and baby rescued:
2013-01-01 - Boat bursts into flame at berth on the island of Barbados, not running, nobody aboard:
2012-12-31 - Boat, two pickup trucks and snowmobile destroyed by fire inside auto shop garage in Syracuse (New York):
2012-12-29 - Boat bursts into flame on lake in Canterbury (New Zealand):
2012-12-27 - Two boats burst into flame in field near coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):
2012-12-27 - Boat bursts into flame at Goose Bayou Bridge marina in Lafitte (Louisiana), 2 injured:
2012-12-26 - Yacht bursts into flame near Kawau Island (New Zealand), 1 lightly injured:
2012-12-23 - Large fishing vessel 'Okhotnik' bursts into flame at port in Vladivostok (Russia):
2012-12-23 - Boat bursts into flame in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Waccamaw Bridge in Georgetown (South Carolina):
2012-12-22 - Cargo ship bursts into flame at dockyard in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh):
Quote: "Frightened by fire, workers ran helter-skelter for safety."
2012-12-22 - Car bursts into flame in Shaftesbury (Britain):
2012-12-20 - Four boats destroyed by fire at dockyard in coastal Stonington (Connecticut):
Note: And the day prior, 3 boats were destroyed, and 4 more damaged, at a major fire at a marina in coastal Marshfield (Massachusetts), as mentioned in the 2012-12-19 update...
2012-12-19 - Cargo ship bursts into flame near the island of Bozcaada in the Aegean Sea near Turkey:
2012-12-19 - Three boats destroyed by fire, four more damaged, at marina in coastal Marshfield (Massachusetts):
2012-12-18 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near Beachy Head (Britain):
2012-12-17 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near Kaohsiung (Taiwan), all 5 aboard abandon ship, rescued:
2012-12-16 - Boat bursts into flame in Sheepshead Bay (New York):
Note: Sorry 'bout the facebook link. Couldn't find any other link to this story...
2012-12-14 - Cargo ship bursts into flame at port in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh):
2012-12-14 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in Newlyn Harbour (Britain):
2012-12-13 - Cargo ship bursts into flame at port in Ipswich (Britain):
2012-12-13 - Cargo ship bursts into flame at port in Haydarpasa (Turkey):
2012-12-13 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer at marine shop in coastal Invercargill (New Zealand):
2012-12-09 - Massive fire destroys at least 20 boats at marina on Pimpama Island, east of Beenleigh (Australia):
2012-12-07 - Tugboat bursts into flame near Georges Island in Boston Harbor (Massachusetts):
2012-12-06 - Tugboat bursts into flame near Maui (Hawaii):
2012-12-06 - Boat bursts into flame in garage at home on Gulfport Court in coastal Marco Island (Florida), 1 injured:
2012-12-05 - Houseboat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Tall Timbers (Maryland):
2012-12-03 - Boat bursts into flame in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1 injured:
2012-11-29 - Yacht explodes and burns at marina on the Ohio River in Prospect (Kentucky), 1 injured:
2012-11-26 - Houseboat bursts into flame near Ash Island (Britain), fire spreads to second houseboat, both destroyed:
2012-11-25 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, burns, sinks, off coast near County Waterford (Ireland):
2012-11-24 - Large 80-foot yacht bursts into flame off coast near Miami (Florida), completely incinerated:
Note: The three people on board abandoned ship and were rescued...
2012-11-24 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Annapolis (Maryland), fire spreads to two more boats:
2012-11-23 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in Fortune Bay near Garnish (Canada):
2012-11-23 - Boat bursts into flame at Quissett Harbor Boatyard in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts):
2012-11-22 - Boat bursts into flame at boatyard in coastal Babylon Village (New York), fire spreads to 2 more boats, 1 injured:
2012-11-21 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in Riverhead, on Long Island (New York):
2012-11-20 - Boat bursts into flame at Shilshole Marina in coastal Seattle (Washington):
Note: Small fire, owner put it out. Just noting as part of the overall trend...
2012-11-19 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in Egmont Bay near Prince Edward Island (Canada):
2012-11-19 - Boat bursts into flame in garage at home in Dunn Township (Wisconsin), fire spreads to garage, home:
2012-11-18 - Boat explodes on trailer at marina in Middlefield (Connecticut):
Quote: "The explosion was heard all the way to Durham and Middletown, police said."
2012-11-17 - Boat bursts into flame in canal near the Peartree Roundabout in Wolvercote (Britain):
2012-11-16 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at Fisherman's Terminal in coastal Seattle (Washington):
2012-11-16 - Boat and two RV trailers burst into flame at self-storage facility in Forks Township (Pennsylvania):
Note: Forks Township is in the Lehigh Valley, between Bushkill Creek and the Delaware River...
2012-11-15 - Boat bursts into flame in Whittier Small Boat Harbor in Whittier (Alaska), nice pic:
2012-11-13 - Yacht bursts into flame off the Currituck Outer Banks near coastal Corolla (North Carolina):
2012-11-12 - Cargo ship explodes and burns 12 miles off the coast of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates):
2012-11-12 - Five houseboats go up in flames this year in Kerala (India):
Quote: "Some people have alleged that boat owners were purposefully setting houseboats afire to pocket the insurance money. But that's completely wrong. The five boats that were gutted this year did not have any insurance coverage..."
2012-11-11 - Boat bursts into flame, completely destroyed, near Malletts Bay on Lake Champlain (Vermont):
2012-11-11 - Houseboat bursts into flame at a jetty in Pallathuruthy (India):
2012-11-05 - Boat bursts into flame on Coniston Water (Britain):
Note: There was an explosion too, which blew the driver off the boat. They say split fuel line. Could they even find the fuel line after that fire and explosion? View the video; looks like a fierce fire to me. And even if so, how do they know the explosion and fire isn't what caused the damage? They don't. They're making an assumption...
2012-11-08 - Sailboat bursts into flame at Skipper Bud's Marina in Bay City (Michigan):
2012-11-08 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Humber Yacht Club in Toronto (Canada):
2012-11-07 - Boat hit by explosion and fire off the coast near Ferryland (Canada), 1 injured:
2012-11-04 - Boat bursts into flame at Lake Eppalock near Bendigo (Australia):
2012-11-03 - Cruise boat bursts into flame on the Nile River in southern Egypt, 77 tourists evacuated:
2012-11-02 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in waters 90 kilometers south of St. Anthony (Canada):
2012-11-01 - Boat destroyed by explosion and fire at Biloxi Boardwalk Marina in Biloxi (Mississippi):
Quote: "Eye witnesses said their was an explosion when the boat caught fire."
2012-10-30 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, at Shark Bay Ponui Island (New Zealand):
2012-10-30 - Boat bursts into flame in Melvindale (Michigan), near the Rouge River:
Note: Also mentioned, two garages and a trash container burning, all in the same block...
2012-10-30 - Boat bursts into flame in Bal Harbour (Florida):
2012-10-28 - Houseboat bursts into flame on the River Pampa in Nedumudy (India), occupants abandon ship, nice pic:
2012-10-27 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer on Highway 14 in Newhall (California), nice pics:
2012-10-26 - Houseboat bursts into flame, completely destroyed, at Wahweap Marina in Glen Canyon (Arizona):
2012-10-26 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Champlain near Colchester (Vermont):
2012-10-21 - Boat bursts into flame, fire spreads to cars, 5 cars destroyed, in Pomona (California):
Quote: "Residents say at one carport, the fire started with a boat, then spread down the line of cars. Every time it hit one of the gas tanks, explosions were heard..."
Note: Fires broke out all over the place, boat, cars, dumpster, and more. This is what one would expect of a good-sized and fairly concentrated flammable gas plume moving through an area. Pomona is about 25 miles from the west coast...
2012-10-21 - Cargo ship bursts into flame off the coast of Okinawa (Japan), 3 lightly injured:
2012-10-21 - Boat bursts into flame in Marblehead Harbor (Massachusetts):
2012-10-21 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer in Torbay (Britain) at Tapper's Cove:
2012-10-21 - Boat bursts into flame at property in the Cayman Islands:
2012-10-21 - Boat bursts into flame near marina in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):
2012-10-17 - Two boats burst into flame at Pirate Cove Marine in coastal Portsmouth (Rhode Island):
2012-10-17 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Erie off the shore of West Harbor (Ohio):
2012-10-17 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway in coastal Crisfield (Maryland):
2012-10-16 - Boat bursts into flame at Clarence Boatyard in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight (Britain):
2012-10-15 - Boat bursts into flame at Penton Hook Marina (Britain), fire spreads and damages second boat:
2012-10-13 - Boat bursts into flame at Fisherman's Service and Sales in Bay Minette (Alabama), nice pic:
2012-10-13 - Houseboat bursts into flame, burns, sinks, while docked at canal in Dobbs Weir (Britain):
2012-10-12 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off coast near Cannon Beach (Oregon), nice pic:
2012-10-12 - Boat bursts into flame offshore near the Port of Los Angeles (California), 1 injured:
2012-10-08 - Boat bursts into flame in Stansbury Park (Utah), near the Great Salt Lake, 2 injured:
2012-10-08 - Boat explodes and burns at Namosain Port in Kupang (Indonesia), 1 injured:
2012-10-06 - Boat bursts into flame at storage facility in coastal St. Augustine (Florida):
Quote: "We’ve been here 15 years and nothing like this has ever happened..."
2012-10-05 - Cargo ship bursts into flame between the islands of Honshu and Kyushu (Japan):
2012-10-05 - Boat bursts into flame on boat lift near the Severn River Bridge near Annapolis (Maryland):
2012-10-05 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer in coastal Lonsdale (Australia), 1 injured:
2012-10-04 - Ship bursts into flame near coastal Xiamen (China), fire spreads to three more ships, nice pic:
2012-10-04 - Boat bursts into flame off Little River (South Carolina):
2012-10-02 - Ferry bursts into flame near Labuan (Malaysia):
2012-10-02 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in Riverdale (Illinois), fire spreads to second boat, 1 injured:
2012-10-01 - Missile boat destroyed by fire at Banyuwangi Naval Base (Indonesia):
2012-10-01 - Large fishing vessel bursts into flame at Union Wharf in Fairhaven (Massachusetts):
2012-10-01 - Boat bursts into flame on the Great Salt Lake (Utah), 2 injured:
2012-09-30 - Yacht bursts into flame near Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale (Florida):
2012-09-28 - Large 1999-tonne cargo vessel bursts into flame in Japanese bay near Osaka (Japan):
2012-09-28 - Houseboat bursts into flame at Moccasin Point Marina in Tuolumne County (California):
2012-09-27 - Boat explodes and burns at home in Las Vegas (Nevada), fire spreads to home, father and son killed:
2012-09-27 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer on Highway 101 in Baxter County (Arkansas):
2012-09-27 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway of home in Rockhampton (Australia):
2012-09-27 - Boat bursts into flame at home in Torquay (Britain):
2012-09-26 - Barge bursts into flame in Barataria Bay (Louisiana):
2012-09-26 - Yacht bursts into flame at marina in San Diego (California), nice pic:
2012-09-23 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in Lenoir City (Tennessee), fire spreads and destroys second boat too:
2012-09-22 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast near Cork (Ireland):
2012-09-22 - Boat bursts into flame at Morro Bay Yacht Club in Morro Bay (California):
2012-09-20 - Boat bursts into flame outside home in Hampton (Virginia):
2012-09-20 - Boat bursts into flame at home in Ponca City (Oklahoma):
2012-09-17 - Vacant shrimp boat bursts into flame in Savannah (Georgia):
2012-09-16 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Havasu (Arizona), near Windsor Beach, burns and sinks:
2012-09-16 - Boat explodes and burns on Lake Pleasant near Peoria (Arizona), 3 people burned:
2012-09-15 - Unoccupied boat explodes and burns on the Sacramento River in West Sacramento (California):
2012-09-15 - Boat explodes and burns at Shelter Island (California), 1 injured:
2012-09-14 - Boat bursts into flame, twice, in driveway of home on Peppers Drive in Paris (Tennessee):
2012-09-14 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Medway in Allington (Britain):
2012-09-13 - Tug boat bursts into flame at Hickman Harbor in Hickman (Kentucky):
2012-09-13 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway at home in East Lake (Florida):
2012-09-13 - Boat bursts into flame in Southold Bay (New York):
2012-09-12 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off coast of New Zealand, 39 people abandon ship and are rescued:
2012-09-10 - Massive fire erupts at marina on Norris Lake in Lafollette (Tennessee), 58 boats destroyed by fire:
Note: This is a new record for most vehicles burning in one fire, eclipsing the previous record of 50...
2012-09-09 - Jet ski explodes at Long Lake Marina in Naples (Maine), man launched 20 feet into the air, 1 injured:
2012-09-07 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Wylie near Lake Club Marina and Ebenezer Park (South Carolina):
2012-09-05 - Three boats erupt in flame outside repair shop in McAllen (Texas):
2012-09-04 - Sailboat explodes and burns in Branford Harbor near Branford (Connecticut):
2012-09-02 - Boat bursts into flame, burns, sinks, in channel near Lake Winnebago (Wisconsin):
2012-09-02 - Boat bursts into flame at home in Kaukauna (Wisconsin), fire spreads to nearby car and garage:
2012-09-02 - Boat bursts into flame near Lamma Island in Chinese waters, 1 missing, 1 critically injured:
2012-09-01 - Boat bursts into flame in Puget Sound near Bellingham (Washington), 7 people jump overboard:
2012-09-01 - Boat explodes and burns near Grandpappy Point Marina on Lake Texoma near Denison (Texas), 3 injured:
2012-08-29 - Ship bursts into flame, massive fire, in Lyttleton Harbour in Christchurch (New Zealand):
2012-08-29 - Boat bursts into flame in canal in Birmingham (Britain):
2012-08-26 - Boat bursts into flame in waters near New Bern (North Carolina):
2012-08-26 - Boat bursts into flame at the Barry Old Harbour in South Wales (Britain):
2012-08-26 - Boat bursts into flame at the Neshaminy State Park marina in Bristol Township (Pennsylvania):
2012-08-25 - Pier 56 erupts in flame on the coast in Seattle (Washington):
2012-08-25 - Boat engine explodes and burns on Lake Wentworth near Wolfeboro (New Hampshire):
2012-08-24 - Boat explodes and catches fire in Manchester Harbor off Crocker’s Boatyard (Britain):
2012-08-24 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Mendota near Madison (Wisconsin):
2012-08-23 - Two boats destroyed by fire, third boat and pier damaged, at South River Marina in Edgewater (Maryland):
2012-08-23 - Boat bursts into flame in the Connecticut River near South Hadley (Massachusetts):
2012-08-22 - Boat bursts into flame at the Crows Nest in Sharpsburg (Pennsylvania):
2012-08-21 - Vacant house boat bursts into flame near Blawnox (Pennsylvania):
2012-08-21 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway of Riverside home in East Providence (Rhode Island):
2012-08-18 - Boat bursts into flame in Crab Marsh, Wisbech (Britain):
2012-08-18 - Boat bursts into flame, twice, at the Boston Waterfront Marina in Boston (Massachusetts):
2012-08-18 - Fire erupts at the South Jersey Marina in Cape May (New Jersey):
2012-08-17 - Boat bursts into flame while being towed, at Williams Lake Road in Waterford Township (Michigan):
2012-08-15 - Boat bursts into flame at Anchorage Marina in Baltimore (Maryland):
2012-08-15 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway in Logan (Utah):
2012-08-14 - Yacht Haven Marina stockroom destroyed by fire at resort on the island of Phuket:
Quote: "Apart from the stockroom, which was totally destroyed, losses included sailing equipment, boat maintenance equipment, and golf carts."
2012-08-14 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake of the Ozarks at Sunrise Beach (Missouri):
2012-08-14 - Boat bursts into flame at St. Marys Boat Yard in St. Mary's (Georgia), charred body found:
2012-08-14 - Boat bursts into flame at wharf in Burnie (Australia):
2012-08-12 - Superyacht bursts into flame while under construction inside warehouse in Auckland (New Zealand):
2012-08-12 - Small boat bursts into flame at Brixham Lifeboat Station in coastal town of Brixham (Britain):
2012-08-12 - Cruise boat bursts into flame at Navy Pier in Chicago (Illinois):
Note: Twitter showed people saying they were on the boat who saw flames. Interesting that they would try to hide that. But I guess cruise boats won't get much business once people realize boats are bursting into flame at an increasing rate...
2012-08-12 - Boat explodes and burns at marina on Wheeler Lake in Decatur (Alabama), 2 blown off boat, 1 injured:
2012-08-12 - Boat bursts into flame off coast of Bird Island, near St. John's on the island of Antigua:
2012-08-11 - Pirate boat bursts into flame on the Newport River at event in Carteret County (North Carolina):
2012-08-11 - Tow boat bursts into flame on the Stono River near North Charleston (South Carolina):
2012-08-10 - Water taxi boat bursts into flame near Seattle (Washington):
2012-08-10 - Boat bursts into flame in Bedford (Britain):
2012-08-10 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Lanier in Gainesville (Georgia), 1 injured:
2012-08-09 - Iranian boat bursts into flame in the Gulf of Oman, 10 people rescued by U.S. Navy vessel:
Note: Nice to see that. If we'd put more energy and resources into saving each other and less into killing each other, more people would survive this extinction event...
2012-08-09 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near Jonesport (Maine), 48-foot vessel completely destroyed:
2012-08-08 - Major fire erupts at Shelter Bay Marina on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna (Canada), fire damages 2 boats too:
2012-08-08 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in Arklow on the east coast of Ireland:
2012-08-06 - Barge burns after transformer on it explodes and catches fire off coast of Brooklyn (New York):
2012-08-06 - Boat bursts into flame off the Maldive islands:
2012-08-05 - Boat bursts into flame in Greedwood Lake (New York):
2012-08-04 - Unmanned fishing boat bursts into flame off Borneo Island, completely destroyed:
2012-08-03 - Boat bursts into flame off Long Beach Island (New Jersey):
2012-08-02 - Boat bursts into flame at Prince William Marina outside Occoquan (Virginia), 1 injured:
2012-07-31 - Unoccuped houseboat explodes and burns on Barren River Lake near Mason Island (Connecticut):
2012-07-31 - Crane ship bursts into flame at Ocean Quay Marina in Southampton (Britain):
2012-07-30 - Ship bursts into flame at the Cammell Laird shipyard in the coastal city of Birkenhead (Britain):
Note: The ship was the RFA Diligence, docked and undergoing renovation. The fire was in the engine room...
2012-07-30 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off coast of China, 1 seriously injured:
2012-07-30 - Boat bursts into flame at Watergate Marina in Clear Lake Shores (Texas):
2012-07-30 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Pleasant in Arizona, 1 critically burned:
2012-07-29 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway in Ft. Lauderdale (Florida), damages adjacent home:
2012-07-29 - Boat explodes and bursts into flame on Shawnigan Lake (Canada), 4 injured:
2012-07-29 - Boat bursts into flame at East Cowes Marina on the Isle of Wight (Britain):
2012-07-28 - Boat bursts into flame on the Ohio River near Cincinnati (Ohio):
2012-07-27 - Boat explodes and burns in the Columbia River near Hayden Island (Oregon):
2012-07-27 - Boat bursts into flame at Massey's Landing in Delaware:
2012-07-27 - Boat bursts into flame at mouth of the South River near Annapolis (Maryland):
2012-07-27 - Massive fire engulfs Marietta Shipyard Warehouse in Point Pleasant (West Virginia):
2012-07-27 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in Oceanside, Long Island (New York):
2012-07-26 - House boat bursts into flame and explodes at Antelope Marina on Lake Powell (Utah):
2012-07-26 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer in driveway in Elyria (Ohio):
2012-07-25 - Tanker ship bursts into flame off Borneo Island (Malaysia), 5 people missing:
2012-07-25 - Canal boat bursts into flame while moored at Botany Bay in Chorley (Britain):
2012-07-25 - Boat bursts into flame at Village Street Pier in Marblehead (Massachusetts):
2012-07-24 - Boat bursts into flame near Spieden Island off the coast of Washington:
2012-07-23 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off coast of Troon (Scotland), pilot rescued:
2012-07-23 - Boat bursts into flame at Four Corners area at Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):
2012-07-22 - Shrimp boat bursts into flame at Carolina Beach (North Carolina):
2012-07-22 - Commercial boat bursts into flame at port in coastal city of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), 2 injured:
2012-07-22 - Boat bursts into flame off coast at West Lakes, near Adelaide (Australia):
2012-07-22 - Boat bursts into flame at Capitol Beach in Lincoln (Nebraska):
2012-07-21 - Power boat explodes at marina in Oakville (Canada), 3 seriously injured:
2012-07-21 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast of Hampton (Virginia):
2012-07-21 - Boat bursts into flame at Cobbs Quay Marina in Poole Harbour (Britain), 1 injured:
2012-07-21 - Sailboat bursts into flame at Port Huron Yacht Club in Port Huron (Michigan):
2012-07-20 - Boat explodes and burns at Port Harcourt in Nigeria, 2 nearby ferries burn too, 30 feared dead:
2012-07-20 - Boat bursts into flame in Chesapeake Bay near Hampton (Virginia), 2 aboard rescued:
2012-07-20 - Boat repair shop catches fire at marina in northern Sydney (Australia):
2012-07-20 - RV, boat and tent burn in Freshwater Creek in Victoria (Australia):
2012-07-19 - Yacht bursts into flame at Cabral's Marina in Provincetown (Massachusetts):
2012-07-19 - Boat bursts into flame on the Essequibo River in Guyana, 2 injured:
2012-07-18 - Commercial fishing boat bursts into flame at dock in Cape May (New Jersey):
2012-07-18 - Boat explodes and burns at Barto Landing in Spring Valley (Illinois):
2012-07-18 - Boat bursts into flame at Fox's Marina in March, Cambridgeshire (Britain):
2012-07-18 - Boat bursts into flame at Morris Yacht and Beach Club on City Island (New York):
2012-07-18 - Boat house destroyed by fire, and boat damaged, at Lake Hopatcong (New Jersey):
2012-07-17 - Boat bursts into flame on Pelican Lake (Minnesota):
2012-07-17 - Small fire breaks out in cabin on the cruise ship Crown Princess in the Mediterranean:
2012-07-16 - Fishing vessel bursts into flame off Jacksonville (Florida), 4 aboard rescued:
2012-07-15 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Michigan near Burnham Harbor in Chicago (Illinois):
2012-07-15 - Boat bursts into flame inside garage in North Miami Beach (Florida), garage destroyed too:
2012-07-14 - Boat bursts into flame off coast of Port Aransas (Texas), burns and sinks within minutes:
2012-07-13 - Boat bursts into flame in Carlisle (Pennsylvania):
2012-07-13 - Boat bursts into flame on Oneida Lake (New York):
2012-07-13 - Boat bursts into flame on Millbrook Oak Drive in Lakeland (Florida), 1 injured:
2012-07-13 - Jet ski explodes, throws rider high into the air, at Lake Wylie (South Carolina), 1 injured:
2012-07-12 - Boat bursts into flame at Holly Bay Marina in Laurel County (Kentucky):
2012-07-11 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer in the Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle (Washington):
2012-07-10 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near the Orkney Islands (Scotland):
2012-07-09 - Boat explodes and burns at Sea Isle City Marina in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:
2012-07-09 - Boat bursts into flame and is destroyed by fire at Sunrise Marina in Barrachois (Canada):
2012-07-08 - Boat bursts into flame on Conesus Lake in western New York:
2012-07-08 - Boat bursts into flame at dock in a Dania Beach canal in Florida:
2012-07-08 - Boat bursts into flame on High Rock Lake in North Carolina:
2012-07-08 - Boat bursts into flame off Windansea Beach near La Jolla (California):
2012-07-07 - Boat bursts into flame on the James River near Chester (Virginia), 4 injured:
2012-07-07 - Boat bursts into flame at Brewer's Marina in Stratford (Connecticut):
2012-07-05 - Boat bursts into flame in Honda Bay near the Philippine Islands:
2012-07-05 - Boat bursts into flame at Point Lookout Marina in Ridge (Maryland):
2012-07-04 - Boat bursts into flame on Percy Priest Lake at marina in Nashville (Tennessee):
2012-07-04 - Boat explodes and bursts into flame at Honokohau Harbor (Hawaii):
2012-07-04 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in Danbury Township (Ohio):
2012-07-03 - Shrimping boat bursts into flame near Mobile Bay (Alabama):
2012-07-03 - Boat bursts into flame at Dartside Boat Park in Galmpton, Brixham (Britain):
2012-07-03 - Boat bursts into flame on the Illinois River near Peoria (Illinois):
2012-07-02 - Superyacht Eos bursts into flame off the coast of Oslo (Norway):
Quote: "Eos, the third largest sailing yacht in the world..."
2012-07-02 - Boat bursts into flame at Avalon Point Marina in New Jersey:
2012-07-02 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Missaukee in Lake City (Michigan):
2012-07-02 - Boat bursts into flame in Regina (Canada):
Quote: "...All I have is a piece of charcoal where I used to have a boat..."
2012-07-02 - Boat bursts into flame at Semiahmoo Marina in Washington, quickly extinguished, 1 lightly injured:
2012-06-30 - Geico Grand Prix racing boat bursts into flame off the coast of Lido Beach (Florida):
Note: Well, I'm sure they were fully insured...
2012-06-30 - Boat bursts into flame in Naples (Florida), 2 seriously burned:
Quote: "Head to toe. All of his hair was gone, his skin was hanging off on his arms and his legs, partially his face. His clothes were all burnt too - he was burnt really bad..."
2012-06-29 - Boat bursts into flame at Barton Marina on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Britain):
2012-06-29 - Dock and ski business burn at Port of Kimberling Marina on Table Rock Lake (Missouri):
2012-06-28 - Boat bursts into flame at Merritt Island in Brevard County (Florida):
2012-06-28 - Fire destroys boat and damages dock at Sundown Marina on Lake Wappapello (Missouri):
2012-06-28 - Boat engine explodes on a lake in the town of Brazeau (Wisconsin), 1 injured:
2012-06-27 - Boat bursts into flame in Coal Harbor near Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada):
2012-06-26 - Skip bursts into flame at the Boat Museum in Ellesmere Port (Britain):
2012-06-25 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in Cambridge (Massachusetts):
2012-06-25 - Boat bursts into flame at Anchorage Marina in Baltimore's inner harbor in Maryland:
2012-06-25 - Boat house and boat incinerated at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia:
2012-06-24 - Boat bursts into flame and sinks off coast of Forest Park beach in Lake Forest (Illinois):
2012-06-24 - Boat bursts into flame in Lake Havasu near Lake Havasu City (Arizona):
2012-06-24 - Boat bursts into flame near Sharm Yanbu (Saudi Arabia), 1 killed, several injured:
Quote: "An elderly member of the family died after she went into cardiac arrest."
2012-06-23 - Boat explodes and burns on Lake Houston in Texas, all four aboard burned:
2012-06-23 - Jet ski explodes at Columbia Island Marina on the Potomac River near Washington DC, 1 injured:
2012-06-22 - Boat, 52-footer, bursts into flame, burns and sinks near Grays Harbor (Washington):
Note: Three occupants safe after rescue by nearby fishing vessel.
2012-06-22 - Boat, 40-footer, bursts into flame at Torquay Marina in Britain:
2012-06-22 - Lobster boat and boathouse destroyed by fire in Waldoboro (Maine):
2012-06-21 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the Washington coast, smoke seen for miles:
2012-06-21 - Delta Queen Riverboat catches fire in Chattanooga (Tennessee), fire put out quickly:
2012-06-20 - Boat bursts into flame at the mouth of the Grand River near Fairport (Ohio), 3 aboard rescued:
2012-06-20 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Mendota near Madison (Wisconsin):
2012-06-19 - Vacant passenger boat bursts into flame in Selkirk, Manitoba (Canada):
Quote: "Built in 1969 in Selkirk, Man., the 176-foot steel passenger vessel has been owned by various companies and individuals over the years until 2010, when it was slated to be taken apart for scrap."
2012-06-19 - Boat explodes into flame off the coast of California, near Antioch, also starts shoreline fire:
2012-06-19 - Boat bursts into flame while undergoing repair at Neponset Valley Yacht Club (Massachusetts):
2012-06-19 - Boat bursts into flame at the Port of Everett South Marina in Everett (Washington):
2012-06-16 - Boat bursts into flame at Jones Beach in New York, all aboard rescued:
Note: Nice pics in that second link.
2012-06-15 - Boat bursts into flame in the Maldive islands:
2012-06-15 - Fire breaks out at Five Star Boat Rental at marina on Fox Lake (Illinois):
2012-06-13 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway in Wading River (New York):
2012-06-13 - Fire hits Grass Lake Marina in Illinois, 3 mobile homes, a boat and several residences destroyed:
2012-06-12 - Five boats burn at Lake Fenton Marina in Fenton (Michigan):
2012-06-11 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway in Virginia Beach (Virginia):
2012-06-11 - Boat and apartment destroyed by fire at Holmes Beach (Florida):
2012-06-10 - Boat bursts into flame at Lake Palestine in Bullard (Texas):
2012-06-10 - Boat bursts into flame at storage facility in Cleveland (Ohio), 1 injured:
2012-06-10 - Boat bursts into flame at Marley Creek in Maryland:
2012-06-10 - Speedboat bursts into flame in North Wildwood (New Jersey):
2012-06-09 - Boat bursts into flame in East Liverpool (Ohio), damages two nearby homes:
2012-06-09 - Ferry boat bursts into flame in Tawi-Tawi in the Philippine Islands, 6 injured:
2012-06-08 - Boat explodes and burns off coast of Pascagoula (Mississippi), 3 injured:
2012-06-05 - Boat bursts into flame at Newport Harbour on the Isle of Wight:
2012-06-05 - Dry-docked boat bursts into flame on farm in Tiverton (Rhode Island):
2012-06-04 - Boat explodes at Titusville municpal marina in Florida, 2 injured:
2012-06-04 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in Virginia Beach (Virginia), 3 injured:
2012-06-02 - Boat bursts into flame at Lake Union near Seattle (Washington):
2012-06-01 - Garage full of race cars and boats burns down in Kelseyville (California):
2012-06-01 - Powerboat bursts into flame at Leeward Bay Marina near Los Angeles (California):
2012-05-30 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Allatoona in Georgia:
2012-05-30 - Shrimp boat catches fire in Mobile Bay (Alabama):
2012-05-29 - Boat bursts into flame on Chautauqua Lake in Lakewood (New York), 1 lightly injured:
2012-05-29 - Boat explodes, burns and sinks at New Meadows Marina in Brunswick (Maine), 2 injured:
2012-05-29 - Jet ski explodes at Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri), 2 injured:
2012-05-29 - Jet ski explodes at Lake Hartwell (South Carolina), 1 injured:
2012-05-29 - Huge fire breaks out at storage building at Paugus Marina in Laconia (New Hampshire):
Quote: "Investigators said the fire sparked while crews were at the scene of another suspicious fire just a few miles away. Officials said they believe the fires are connected."
Note: Connected by our increasingly flammable atmosphere, yes.
2012-05-28 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in Brunswick (Maine), 1 injured:
2012-05-28 - Boat bursts into flame while docked near restaurant in Mississippi:
2012-05-27 - Boat bursts into flame in Moss Lake (North Carolina):
2012-05-27 - Boat bursts into flame and explodes on Mississippi River in Missouri, 1 injured:
2012-05-27 - Boat engine explodes and sets sailboat on fire at Hacks Point (Maryland), occupants escape:
2012-05-27 - Three boats destroyed by fire in Fish Springs Marina at Watauga Lake (Tennessee):
2012-05-27 - Boat catches fire in Gladstone, Queensland (Australia):
2012-05-27 - Boat catches fire in Lake Norfork (Arkansas), 1 lightly injured, Facebook link (sorry):
2012-05-26 - Boat bursts into flame in driveway in Twin Lakes (Wisconsin):
2012-05-26 - Canal boat bursts into flame in the Bridgewater Canal in Lymm (Britain):
2012-05-25 - Boat, 30-footer, bursts into flame, burns and sinks at Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):
2012-05-25 - Shuttle boat bursts into flame at Saen Saeb canal in Bangkok:
2012-05-23 - Two homes, six cars and a boat destroyed by fire on Bethel Island (California):
2012-05-22 - Boat engine bursts into flame and injures man in Cecil County (Maryland):
2012-05-21 - Sailboat bursts into flame near the Dockside Lounge in Marathon (Florida):
Quote: "Just last week, there was another boat fire in nearby Tavernier."
2012-05-16 - Boat bursts into flame in Mangrove Marina in Tavernier (Florida):
2012-05-15 - Boat bursts into flame inside storage building in Boulder County (Wisconsin):
2012-05-14 - Unoccupied boat bursts into flame at the New Rochelle Boat Marina in New York:
2012-05-14 - Boat catches fire at marina at Richland Yacht Club in Washington, 2 women burned:
2012-05-10 - Boat catches fire off Bainbridge Island (Washington), dog killed, boat total loss:
2012-05-08 - Violent explosion and fire on Danish tugboat near Qatar kills 7 people:
2012-05-06 - Boat catches fire at Lake Pleasant (Arizona), 2 injured:
2012-04-28 - Massive fire destroys cargo boat parked at Dubai Creek (Dubai):
2012-04-19 - Fire breaks out at Great Bay Marina in Tuckerton (New Jersey), 2 injured, 3 boats damaged:
2012-04-14 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Avon in Britain, 1 killed, 1 injured:
2012-04-10 - Fire breaks out at Anacortes Marina in Washington, two boats sink:
Note: What are marinas but RV parks on the water? Pilot lights, stoves, spark plugs, etc.
2012-04-04 - Big 65-foot sailboat anchored off Malibu (California) catches fire, one aboard escapes:
2012-03-31 - Fire burns several boats at the BayView Marina on Lake Ray Hubbard (Texas). 2 injured:
2012-03-14 - Docked boat catches fire at marina in Palm Harbor (Florida):
2012-03-12 - Boat catches fire at marina in Harwich (Britain):
2012-03-05 - South Korean fishing boat catches fire in Uruguay, 2 dead, 10 injured:
2012-03-03 - Boat docked at marina in Penarth (Britain) badly damaged after catching fire:
2012-02-23 - Huge fire at Lacey Marina destroys multiple docked boats in New Jersey:
2012-02-18 - Massive fire at Dubai Creek guts two cargo boats docked at the shoreline: