Monday, May 1, 2017

2017 - Boat Fires

Boats And Ships Burned In 2016: 392
2017-05-17 - Ship explodes at shipyard, another explosion occurs 6 kilometers away at another shipyard, in coastal Cartagena (Colombia), 6 killed, 22 injured:

Quote: "Colombian police are investigating explosions at two shipyards in Cartagena that killed at least six people and injured 22 others. The blasts occurred within about 30 minutes of each other Wednesday, at two industrial facilities that are at least six kilometers apart."

Quote: "The first explosion was aboard a ship undergoing repairs at a facility operated by the Cotecmar firm, which is linked to Colombia's defense ministry. The second blast rocked the Astivik Shipyards, owned by a U.S. corporation; the company builds specialized barges, floating docks and tugboats for fuel transporters and commercial salvage firms."

2017-05-17 - Fishing vessel 'Lile Maurice' explodes into flame while docked in coastal Boulogne-sur-Mer (France):

Quote: "For reasons still unknown, the 'L’île Maurice - BL.663223', 20 gt, which was moored in the Loubet basin, was ravaged by a fire which broke out on May 16, 2017, at 11.45 p.m. In the morning of May 17, firefighters were still on scene and tried to prevent the boat from sinking. When the fire rescue arrived, the trawler was full alight, apparently as a result of an explosion on board."

Note: In French, even a fishing boat fire sounds like something you'd order at a fancy restaurant!

2017-05-17 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in parking lot in Atlantic (Iowa):

2017-05-16 - Tanker ship 'Oraness' erupts in flame on the Kiel Canal near coastal Holtenau (Germany):

Quote: "Enroute from Aarhus to Moerdijk the 'Oraness' caught fire after having entered the Kiel Canal westbound on May 16, 2017, at 10.50 p.m. at the height of Kiel-Suchsdorf. The canal was closed for ship traffic except vessels needed on site. At 11.35 p.m. the tug 'Stein' announced to approach the ship, followed by the 'Bülk' and 'Holtenau' at 11.38 p.m. The locks in Holtenau remained open at the seaside to let vessels involved in the fire fighting ops enter."

2017-05-16 - Boat explodes into flame, fire spreads to four boathouses, in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to a boathouse fire Tuesday evening which totally destroyed one boat and damaged four boathouses. Around 10:30 p.m., the New Orleans Fire Department was called to a blaze in the 7900 block of Breakwater Drive. A man told authorities he went to 'starts his boat and it exploded,' according to NOFD. Firefighters went into the home where the boat was housed, but the boat inside was fully engulfed in flames."

2017-05-16 - Two boats, vehicle, dock and two sheds destroyed by fire at Lake Placid (Florida):

Quote: "The fire spread through ripe vegetation and destroyed two boats, two sheds, a dock and at least one vehicle."

2017-05-16 - Boat bursts into flame at marina on the Murray River in Mildura (Australia), 2 injured:

Quote: "A boat has caught fire on the Murray River in Victoria, leaving two men with burns to their legs. The CFA says the fire broke out at the Mildura Marina on Tuesday afternoon."

2017-05-15 - Cruise ship 'Island Princess' bursts into flame off the coast of Alaska:

2017-05-15 - Restaurant ship destroyed by fire on river in Nanjing (China):

2017-05-15 - Boats, RVs, cars and moving business warehouse destroyed by massive fire along the Willamette River in Portland (Oregon):

Quote: "Portland fire officials confirmed the structure belonged to Metro Moving Company, a Portland pack-and-load moving outfit based at least partly at the location of the fire. The extent of the damage was unclear early Monday."

Quote: "Firefighters said their biggest challenge was related to the contents of the warehouse, including things like carpet pads and other synthetic products that burned easily. There were also cars, RVs and boats inside the building."

Quote: "'It's a city block that's built on pier pilings, or poles, basically. And half of it is over the water,' said Lt. Tommy Schroeder."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-05-14 - Ferry ship 'Giuseppe SA' hit by cardeck fire at 5 AM, tractor trailer burns, near coastal Sardinia (Italy):

Quote: "Fire erupted on a cargo deck of ferry GIUSEPPE SA at around 0500 LT May 14, when vessel was some 50 nm off Olbia, Sardinia, with 113 passengers and vehicles on board. One of the trucks burst into flames or suffered an explosion, details not clear."

2017-05-14 - Boat, motorcycle, RV trailer, golf cart, garage and several sheds destroyed by fire at home near Arlington (South Dakota):

Quote: "A garage and several sheds were on fire. They were a total loss. Among the items lost were a camper, boat, motorcycle and a golf cart."

2017-05-14 - Boat bursts into flame on Tims Ford Lake (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2017-05-14 - Boat bursts into flame at 6:40 AM near Preddy's Wharf in coastal Moruya (Australia):

Quote: "FRNSW attended a boat fire this morning at 6:40am adjacent to Preddy's Wharf, Moruya. The fire was fuelled by 80 litres of petrol. The fire was swiftly and effectively extinguished using foam and dry powder extinguisher. P384, 384S and SES Moruya also attended the fire and a kind member of the public assisted in towing the boat to the boat ramp."

2017-05-13 - Tanker ship 'Ebrahim 1' explodes and burns at 5:29 AM, breaks into two pieces, in coastal Sharjah (UAE), 1+ killed, 4 injured:,-two-killed

Quote: "One crew member was killed and four others suffered burns after a fire broke out on a vessel transporting a petroleum product at Al Hamriyah port on Saturday morning, Sharjah Civil Defence said. A massive explosion started the fire and the vessel broke into two."

2017-05-13 - Cargo ship hauling livestock goes up in flames in coastal Tripoli (Libya):

Quote: "The fire which expanded in Tripoli Port has erupted on a livestock boat, the NNA correspondent reported."

2017-05-13 - Tour boat bursts into flame near coastal Hurghada (Egypt):

Quote: "Egypt's naval forces rescued 23 tourists from a blaze that erupted on a boat in Hurghada on Saturday, according to a statement from the Armed Forces' official spokesperson."

2017-05-13 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina on Lake Champlain in Colchester (Vermont), nobody aboard:

2017-05-12 - Cruise ship 'Leisure World' bursts into flame near coastal George Town (Malaysia):

2017-05-12 - Boat, car and two garages destroyed by fire at 3:09 AM at home(s) in Peoria Heights (Illinois), near Peoria Lake:,+IL/@40.7465263,-89.6584457,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x880a5a42d981b5f9:0x76005af70296b15d!8m2!3d40.7472594!4d-89.5739845

Quote: "The two engulfed garages were destroyed, as were the cars inside. The three-stall garage also had a boat that was destroyed. Walters estimated the total damage was about $240,000, which includes the vehicles, structures and the damage to the other buildings that weren’t a complete loss."

2017-05-12 - Boat, car, furniture and appliances destroyed by fire outside home in Homestead (Florida), 4 miles from the ocean:

Quote: "A 7News viewer captured massive flames shooting out of some old furniture and appliances near the residence. The blaze quickly spread next to a boat and a car parked in front of the home before rescuers were able to put it out."

2017-05-11 - Fishing ship 'Jupiter' erupts in flame in coastal Nantucket Sound (Massachusetts):

2017-05-11 - Boat bursts into flame at business in coastal Milbridge (Maine):

2017-05-10 - Algerian Navy ship 'Soummam' rocked by explosion and fire in coastal Béjaïa (Algeria), 2 killed, 4 injured:

2017-05-10 - Paddlewheel river ship destroyed by fire in the wee hours while docked on the Red River in Selkirk (Canada):

Quote: "Selkirk Fire Chief Craig Fiebelkorn said the fire was suspicious and took crews two hours to put out from the safety of the shore. 'Well, at the time, there was nothing other than a malicious act could start the boat on fire. There was no electricity going to it, there was no lightning storm that night or nothing,' Fiebelkorn said. 'It's just a process of deduction, someone probably fooling around.'"

Note: Anything flammable and adsorbent on the boat? Like the wood it's made from? Anything rusty on it? I'm sure there was. Nothing wrong with deductive logic, but he's starting with assumptions that were true in the past but are no longer true, because he's unaware of what's going on with this planet now. That leads to erroneous conclusions. Maybe it WAS arson, but he hasn't eliminated accidental causes; he just THINKS he has. The fire commissioner he's called in doesn't know what's going on either, so his conclusions won't be any more reliable...

2017-05-10 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked near marina in coastal Belhaven (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2017-05-10 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer while parked at home in Sandusky (Ohio), near Lake Erie:

Quote: "A fire investigation did not reveal anything substantial. There was no noted heat or ignition source found. The boat had been stored in front of this barn for several years and was believed to have dead batteries. Bystanders did not notice anything or anyone suspicious in the area during the time period surrounding the fire. The fire is undetermined at this time."

2017-05-09 - Boat bursts into flame on the Housatonic River in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2017-05-08 - Cargo ship bursts into flame in Tamil Nadu (India):

Quote: "Fire broke out in MV Tamil Nadu during export of thermal coal from Paradip port to Ennore port in Tamil Nadu on Monday night."

2017-05-08 - Ship destroyed by fire while dry-docked near coastal Tolyatti (Russia):

2017-05-08 - Boat bursts into flame shortly after 2 AM while docked at marina in coastal Victoria (Canada):

2017-05-07 - Boat bursts into flame at 6:40 AM while parked inside building in Prince George (Canada), 2800 feet from the Fraser River:

Quote: "Prince George Fire Rescue was up early Sunday morning, putting out a fire on the 800 block of Lower Patricia Blvd around 6:40 AM. 15 firefighters from three halls arrived to heavy smoke coming from a 'mechanical bay' filled with cars and a boat. Workers rushed in to find the boat on fire, which they quickly extinguished."

2017-05-07 - Canal boat destroyed by fire on canal in Tamworth (Britain):

2017-05-06 - Boat business hit by fire, two boats and shed destroyed by fire, in Caloundra (Australia), 1600 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "A 9m x 7m shed and at least two boats have gone up in flames at a Caloundra business."

2017-05-06 - Boat destroyed by fire on canal near Harden Road in Bloxwich (Britain):

Quote: "A huge fire has broken out on a canal in Walsall tonight (Saturday, May 6). Firefighters rushed to the scene of the blaze which involved a boat well alight at the canal in Harden Road, Bloxwich at around 7.45pm."

2017-05-05 - Cargo ship 'Asia Prima 1' erupts in flame in coastal Surabaya (Indonesia):

Quote: "Fire erupted on board of general cargo vessel ASIA PRIMA 1 around midday May 5 at Surabaya port, near Surabaya Container Terminal. Vessel’s AIS is off during at least 4 months, from late Dec last year, so it is not clear where exactly was vessel situated, when fire erupted. Judging from photos, vessel is anchored."

2017-05-04 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Eagle Point (Oregon):

Quote: "Authorities say an apparent boat fire spread to a house in Eagle Point. The fire happened on Westminster Drive Wednesday afternoon."

2017-05-03 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked at Homer's Wharf in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts):

2017-05-03 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake St. Clair near Fair Haven (Michigan):

2017-05-02 - Five boats go up in flames at 1:39 AM while dry-docked at Otter Creek Marina in coastal Abingdon (Maryland):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-05-01 - Houseboat destroyed by fire while docked at sand pit in Salina (Kansas), nobody aboard:

2017-05-01 - Houseboat destroyed by fire on the Grand Union Canal in Harlesden area in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "Three fire engines and fire rescue unit were called to a boat alight on the Grand Union Canal, close to Acton Lane in Harlesden yesterday evening. A houseboat was gutted by the blaze."

2017-04-30 - Fishing boat goes up in flames near coastal Aceh (Indonesia):

Quote: "BANDA ACEH-a fishing boat named KM Warriors Mina Bahari 06 burn in the Eastern Sea, 140 Miles from Aceh Kuala (29/4/2017) last Saturday afternoon."

2017-04-29 - Supply ship 'Sedar 2' explodes into flame next to tanker ship 'Habas' in the Gulf of Ismit (Turkey), 3 injured:

Quote: "On Apr 29, 2017, at 4.20 p.m. a fire broke out following an explosion in the engine room of the 'Serdar II' while she was moored alongside the Turkish LPG tanker 'Habas', in the Gulf of Izmit for a transfer of staff from the tanker to shore. Three people on board of the supply boat were injured and saved themselves by jumping into the sea."

2017-04-29 - Boat goes up in flames at home in Altona North (Australia), 2 miles from the coast, 3 injured:

2017-04-28 - Boat bursts into flame in Anchor Bay near Clay Township (Michigan):

Quote: "A small boat with four passengers caught fire while in Anchor Bay on Friday, according to Clay Township police. Police said the Coast Guard along with the Clay Township Fire Department were able to rescue the four people on board, adding that none of the passengers sustained any injuries from the fire."

2017-04-27 - Tanker ship 'Rinella M' erupts in flame at port in coastal Alexandria (Egypt):

Quote: "Fire erupted on board of product tanker RINELLA M berthed at Alexandria Port, on Apr 26 or 27, during offloading operation. Vessel is offloading, or offloaded, some 9,000 tons of gasoline. Fire said to be under control, but as of 0400 UTC Apr 27 AIS is more than 9 hours late. Probably situation is worse than stated, AIS of two other tankers, berthed nearby, are also missing during last 9 and a half hours: LPG tanker TAMARA (IMO 9260366) and LPG tanker EFTYXIA GAS (IMO 8813116)."

2017-04-27 - Fishing trawler 'Abou Al Wafa' burns and sinks at port in coastal Agadir (Morocco):

2017-04-27 - Tourist speedboat 'Zevolution 9 Princessa Debble' bursts into flame near coastal Ayer Island (Indonesia), 1 injured:

Quote: "A speedboat named Zevolution 9 Princessa Debble chartered for tourists has caught fire in the waters of Ayer Island, Seribu Islands on Thursday (4/27) morning at around 08:35. The vessel is known to have transported tourists going to Resort Island of North Seribu Islands. The speedboat departed from the 17th dock of Marina Ancol. While sailing to Resort Island, the speedboat suddenly caught fire. As a result of the fire, one passenger suffered serious burns. There were no casualties, and other passengers were declared safe."

2017-04-26 - Two boats, 5 cars, 3 motorcycles, 3 golf carts and a garage go up in flames at home in coastal Chula Vista (California), nobody there:

Quote: "Among the losses -- in addition to the structure, which was burned beyond repair -- were five cars, three motorcycles, three golf carts and two motorboats that were being stored on trailers alongside the garage, Lowery said."

Quote: "Nobody was injured in the fire, and there wasn't anyone at the home when the house first caught on fire."

2017-04-25 - Billion-pound British destroyer 'HMS Dragon' erupts in flame while docked in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Boat bursts into flame on lift in coastal Biscayne Bay (Florida):

Quote: "Fire crews responded to the scene of a boat fire in Biscayne Bay, Monday. Two Miami-Dade Fire Rescue boats responded to the scene in the area of 88th Street and the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s about half a mile south of the Broad Causeway, near Indian Creek. 7’s Skyforce HD hovered over the fire as smoke filled the air. Crews worked to put out the fire by dousing it with water and foam. They got the fire under control, and the fire is now out. The boat, which is about 40 feet long, was on a lift, out of the water, when it caught fire."

2017-04-24 - Cargo ship 'Tamar' damaged by explosion and fire in the Atlantic Ocean en route to Gibraltar, 2 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that two crewmembers were killed and others were badly burned in an explosion on board a bulk carrier 1,300 miles from Cape Cod."

2017-04-24 - Yacht destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM while moored near home in coastal Miami Beach (Florida), nobody aboard:

Quote: "The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to a fire in Miami Beach at destroyed a 60-foot yacht moored behind an Indian Creek home on April 24, 2017."

2017-04-24 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Hollywell (Australia):

2017-04-23 - Boat and trailer go up in flames at 4 AM while parked at home on Ocean Street in coastal Oceano (California):

Quote: "The Five Cities Fire Authority responded to a boat and trailer fire early Sunday morning in Oceano. Officials say the fire started at 4 a.m. on the 2400 block of Ocean Street in Oceano. The fire did not spread to nearby homes. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is unknown."

2017-04-23 - Boat explodes into flame on Lake Pleasant (Arizona), 2+ injured:

Quote: "Authorities say two people have suffered burn injuries after a boat fire on Lake Pleasant. According to the Peoria Fire Department, one other person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation Sunday afternoon. Fire officials didn't immediately know how the blaze on the boat began."

2017-04-23 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:20 AM on Marsh Road in coastal Oulton Broad (Britain), two people go into cardiac arrest too:

Quote: "A marine incident in Oulton Broad saw two fire crews from Lowestoft South quickly tackle a boat blaze. They were called to Marsh Road in Oulton Broad at 1.20am following reports of a boat fire, and soon had the blaze under control with the scene cleared by 2.07am."

Quote: "Crews from Lowestoft South fire station then co-responded to two cardiac arrest incidents in quick succession at Kent Road, Lowestoft and Shaw Avenue, Carlton Colville, as the fire crew assisted the East of England Ambulance Service."

Note: Wee hours, coast, boat burning, people's hearts stopping...

2017-04-23 - Boat bursts into flame near shed at home in Bouldercombe (Australia), 18 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A boat that is 'well-involved' on a Bouldercombe property is threatening a nearby shed. Firefighters are working to extinguish the blaze that has engulfed a 'significant part' of the 5m boat before it spreads, a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said."

2017-04-22 - Ship bursts into flame at Khalid Port in coastal Sharjah (UAE), rubbernecker crashes into the ocean:

2017-04-22 - At least 20 boats go up in flames at 12:30 AM while docked at marina on Lake Guntersville (Alabama):

Quote: "The fire happened near the Pointe and the Top O' The River restaurants on Lake Guntersville. 'A lot of property and a lot of money went up in flames tonight,' said Guntersville Fire Chief Bryan Waldrop. Chief Waldrop said about 20 to 23 boats were lost in an overnight fire at Val Pointe marina."

2017-04-22 - Boat bursts into flame on canal in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):

2017-04-21 - House boat goes up in flames while docked at Hannover Quay on the River Avon in Bristol (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man has been taken to hospital after a house boat fire in Bristol. Firefighters were called to Hannover Quay shortly before 5pm on Thursday afternoon. The hull of the 60ft by 20ft house boat was on fire and three fire engines from Temple Back, Bedminster and Hick's Gate were called to the scene."

2017-04-20 - Fishing ship 'Elizabeth' bursts into flame while docked at Pier 38 in coastal Honolulu Harbor (Hawaii):

2017-04-20 - Boat explodes into flame at Solomons Yachting Center in coastal Solomons (Maryland), 1 injured:

2017-04-19 - Tanker ship 'Usichem' disabled by fire in the Mediterranean Sea near the island of Rhodes (Greece):

Quote: "Fire broke out in engine room of product tanker USICHEM in Mediterranean sea on Apr 19, some 50 nm southeast of eastern coast of Rhodes Island. Master reported to Greek CG and MRCC, that fire was extinguished, but vessel is disabled, drifting."

2017-04-19 - Large yacht goes up in flames in coastal Port Louis on the island of Mauritius:

Quote: "A ship caught fire this morning in Port Louis harbour."

2017-04-19 - Boat bursts into flame at 5:15 AM on trailer at boat ramp in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2017-04-19 - Boat goes up in flames in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 1 injured:

2017-04-19 - Boat and shop destroyed by fire in Thornapple Township (Michigan):

Quote: "A homeowner says he lost more than a work shed in a fire early Wednesday morning — he lost a side woodworking business, as well as a boat."

2017-04-19 - Airboat, tractors, RV, dump truck, farm equipment and barn destroyed by fire in Inverness (Florida):

Quote: "No injuries were reported, but a motor home, a fertilizer sprayer, various farm equipment, tractors, an airboat and a dump truck next to the burning barn were also destroyed, Blair said."

2017-04-18 - Boat destroyed by fire in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida), 1 injured:

2017-04-18 - Boat bursts into flame at 2:50 AM while docked at Portland Holiday Village in coastal Portland (Australia):

2017-04-18 - Three more boats go up in flames, at 2:25 AM, while docked in Baughers Bay at the island of Tortola:

Quote: "Some two weeks after two boats were hit by fire at Baughers Bay, on the main island of Tortola, another three boats were destroyed by fire this morning, April 18, 2017."

2017-04-17 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Nunukan (Indonesia):

2017-04-17 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Pangasinan (Philippine Islands), 6 injured:

2017-04-16 - Cargo ship 'Navios Orbiter' erupts in flame at the Immingham Docks in coastal Immingham (Britain):

Quote: "Five fire engines were called to a blaze on board a ship at Immingham Docks. Crews from stations in Grimsby, Immingham and Barton have responded to the incident after they were called at 3.29pm today (April 16). A spokesperson for Humberside Fire and Rescue said the ship was docked alongside Immingham Docks and the fire was eventually put out just before 4.45pm."

2017-04-16 - Boat damaged by explosion in coastal Destin (Florida):

2017-04-16 - Boat bursts into flame at Chatfield Reservoir near Littleton (Colorado):

2017-04-16 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:15 AM on canal, burns and sinks, near Pyes Mill Road in Loddon (Britain):

2017-04-15 - Two whale-watching boats destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Mirissa on the island of Sri Lanka:

Quote: "Two whale-watching boats ‘Speed Liner’ and ‘Deep Blue ‘anchored at the Mirissa fisheries harbour were destroyed by fire on the night of new year’s day, April 14. The fire is said to have started at about 2245 hrs on April 14 on board the two whale watching boats belonging to Ceylon Speed Liner Pvt Ltd."

2017-04-14 - Canal boat bursts into flame while docked at the Sileby Marina on the River Soar in Sileby (Britain):

2017-04-13 - Two houseboats and a fishing boat go up in flames at marina on Kerr Lake near Henderson (North Carolina):

2017-04-13 - Tourist boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Mykonos (Greece):

Quote: "A tourist boat caught fire and finally sank 100 meters from a Mykonos coast early on Thursday morning, but all 10 people on board are safe. The 'Saint' tourist boat carrying seven passengers with a crew of three was approaching the Psarrou bay of Mykonos when a fire was detected in the engine room, according to the island Port Authority."

2017-04-12 - Boat, pickup truck, two semi trailers and shed destroyed by fire in coastal Hudson (Florida):

Quote: "In her backyard alone, a massive shed that used to house a family business was charred to its core. The fire also destroyed a friend's boat, an old pickup truck and two semi-trailers in that were gutted."

2017-04-11 - Boat explodes into flame and kills man before 11:30 PM in coastal Gloucester Point (Virginia):

2017-04-11 - Boat and pickup truck destroyed by fire on Lake Mead (Nevada):

Quote: "A pickup truck and the boat it was pulling caught fire at Lake Mead National Recreation Area this afternoon and two people suffered minor injuries, according to park officials. The incident was reported at Callville Bay Resort & Marina and shut down a ramp, which is expected to reopen about 6 p.m."

Quote: "Arriving crews found a 27-foot vessel, a trailer and a Dodge pickup truck engulfed in flames on a launch ramp, the National Park Service said Tuesday."

2017-04-11 - Boat bursts into flame on Lough Derg (Scotland):

2017-04-10 - Ferry ship 'Mutiara Persada III' hit by car deck fire near coastal Jakarta (Indonesia):

Quote: "Fire erupted at around 2120 LT Apr 9, a car on cargo deck said to be the cause. At least three cars burned, passengers were mustered at upper deck, awaiting evacuation. There are 76 passengers and 37 crew on board. Officials said fire was extinguished by 0100 LT Apr 10, now rescuers are busy with cooling and extinguishing smoldering spots."

2017-04-10 - Yacht bursts into flame in the Gorge Waterway in coastal Victoria (Canada):

2017-04-10 - Yacht explodes and burns at the Hurley Lock in Hurley (Britain), 1 injured:

2017-04-09 - Ten yachts go up in flames in two separate fires while docked in coastal Sant Adrià de Besòs (Portugal):

Quote: "A fire started the morning of April 9th at the Port Forum in Barcelona. The fire sank six yachts and damaged four others, all ranging from 19 meters (62 feet) to 23 meters (75 feet) in length, according to reports."

Quote: "A significant fire this morning led to the sinking of several yachts at Port Forum in Barcelona. Just hours later, a second fire in the same area caused two more yachts to sink."

Note: So maybe more than ten yachts burned combined, from both fires, but I'll just leave it at ten to be conservative...

2017-04-09 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near the island of St. Thomas:

Quote: "A 46-foot fishing boat from Puerto Rico caught fire and sank off Bolongo Beach, St. Thomas, Sunday morning."

2017-04-08 - Three boats go up in flames before 1:30 AM while docked at Shilshole Bay Marina in coastal Seattle (Washington):

Quote: "Three boats burned in an overnight fire at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, according to the Seattle fire department. Seattle fire reported the emergency at around 1 a.m. Saturday. Two of the boats that caught fire sank, and the third was heavily damaged."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-04-08 - Boat bursts into flame on the Missouri River in Sioux City (Iowa), 1 injured:

2017-04-08 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):

Quote: "A pleasant spring weekend on the water ended abruptly for a local boater, whose cabin cruiser caught fire on Saturday morning."

2017-04-08 - Jetski bursts into flame near Maidencombe Beach in coastal Torquay (Britain):

2017-04-07 - Two boats destroyed by fire while docked in Baughers Bay on the island of Tortula (British Virgin Islands):

2017-04-06 - Mostly submerged abandoned boat erupts in flame during rain in Curtis Bay, reignites later, in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "An abandoned boat in Curtis Creek caught fire Thursday amid a rainy day in northern Anne Arundel County. County firefighters responded to the scene at about 10:55 a.m. and found a partially submerged boat on fire. About 35 firefighters, including Baltimore City and Annapolis fire boats, contained the blaze. As most of the boat was submerged and about 80 feet off shore, nearby boats and houses weren't in danger."

2017-04-06 - Boat, car and garage go up in flames at home near Gettysburg (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A boat, car and tools stored in a garage were damaged in a Thursday afternoon Carroll Valley fire."

2017-04-06 - Boat goes up in flames while docked in the Rivierenbuurt area in coastal Hague (Netherlands):

2017-04-05 - Boat bursts into flame on Stony Creek in coastal Pasadena (Maryland):

2017-04-04 - Mega boxship 'MSC Daniela' hit by major fire in the Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka:

Quote: "VLCS MSC DANIELA caught fire while en route from Singapore to Suez in Indian ocean west of Sri Lanka at night Apr 4 or early in the morning Apr 4, vessel changed course and headed for Colombo, apparently seeking assistance. In the afternoon Apr 4 vessel approached Colombo anchorage and started to drift. As of 0300 UTC Apr 5, vessel is drifting in vicinity of Colombo Anchorage, with at least four tugs and patrol ship at her side, engaged in firefighting."

2017-04-04 - Boat and building destroyed by fire at boatyard in coastal Torpoint (Britain):

Quote: "A spokesperson from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "On receipt of this call stating that a boat was on fire within the yard, appliances from Torpoint and Saltash were mobilised, on arrival the crew found one boat well alight also an outbuilding."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-04-04 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Worthing (Britain):

2017-04-03 - Tanker ship hit by fire at boatyard in coastal Varna (Bulgaria):

Quote: "Varna, on the Black Sea, April 3 (BTA) - A tanker sailing under a Russian flag has caught on fire in a ship repair yard here at 10:25 am Monday morning. The causes of the incident are still to be determined. The fire poses no environmental risk and no one was injured, said the Executive Director of the Terem EAD ship repair company, Georgi Stoykov."

2017-04-03 - Boat bursts into flame at 11 PM at home on Lake Murray near Chapin (South Carolina):

Quote: "A boat was destroyed and a garage was threatened after the boat burned late Monday night. The fire was reported around 11:00 p.m.on Hiltonview Court near the lake out Old Lexington Highway. Firefighters from the county’s Crossroads fire station were the first to be dispatched. While enroute, dispatchers advised them that the caller said that the boat was in proximity to the home and was well involved in fire."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-04-03 - Boat, around 10 tractor trailers and many other vehicles go up in flames at trucking business in Opa-Locka (Florida):

Quote: "Authorities said about 30 tractor-trailers, as well as fuel and propane tanks, burned. Several vehicles parked on the other side of a fence also caught fire."

Quote: "Among the vehicles that affected were tow trucks, box trucks, 18-wheelers and at least one boat. Officials have not specified exactly how many vehicles were affected, but according to reports, possibly two dozen cars and about 10 or 11 tractor trailers were destroyed."

Note: About 6 miles from the coast. From what I could see, the latter quote is more accurate. Not 30 big rigs, but more like 10 or so, plus a bunch of other trucks and semi trailers, plus many smaller vehicles - lots of cars, SUVs, at least one minibus. Didn't see the boat but the smoke blotted out visibility pretty quickly, so I'll take their word on that...

2017-04-02 - Boats, trucks, farm equipment and large shed destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM near Pleasant Grove (Minnesota):

Quote: "Boats, trucks and farm equipment were lost when fire destroyed a large shed on a farm in southeast Olmsted County early Sunday. Owners of the farm, in the 7100 block of Minnesota Highway 30 SE between Pleasant Grove and Chatfield, woke up at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday and saw flames coming from the large metal shed. When firefighters arrived, the 100-by-75-foot shed was '100 percent involved,' said Stewartville Fire Chief Vance Swisher. The call came in at 3:40 a.m."

2017-04-02 - Boat explodes into flame at 6:40 AM while docked in coastal East Fremantle (Australia):

2017-04-01 - Large fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Crystal River (Florida):

Quote: "A good Samaritan rescued five people after their 74-foot fishing boat caught fire 16 miles west of Crystal River on Saturday."

2017-03-31 - Luxury yacht 'Blue Marlin' goes up in flames, burns and sinks, near coastal La Vila Joiosa (Spain):

Quote: "The 'Salvamar Mirfak' went to assist the 20-m-luxury yacht 'Blue Marlin' on March 29 at noon which had caught fire two miles off La Villa Joyosa (Alicante) between La Vila and El Campello. The Dutch crew of three was saved by the 'Salvamar Mirfak'. The three men, aged 23, 55 and 89, were treated for slight smoke inhalation. Two were treated on scene at the Yacht Club Nautico, the eldest was taken by ambulance to the district hospital of the Baixa Marina. The crew of the 'Salvamento Mirfak' tried in vain to douse the flames along with the Civil Guard and the police of Benidorm. The gutted yacht sank on a water depth of 38 meters."

2017-03-31 - Boat bursts into flame at home in Miami Gardens (Florida), near the coast, man burned:

2017-03-31 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Belawan (Indonesia):

2017-03-30 - Boat erupts in flame at terminal in coastal Ciudad Madero (Mexico), 17 injured:

Quote: "A flamazo and fire of a boat type chalán within the Maritime Terminal Pemex, in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, left as a result 17 of the workers were injured, four of them, suffered the more severe wounds."

2017-03-29 - Boat and RV trailer destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM while parked at home in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2017-03-28 - Fishing ship goes up in flames near coastal Dubai (UAE), 3 aboard rescued, all have problems breathing, one goes into cardiac arrest:

Quote: "Three people were rescued off the coast of Dubai after a fire broke out on their vessel. A Dubai Police helicopter rescue team was sent in response to a mayday call from the freighter on Tuesday night."

Quote: "All three men on board had trouble breathing after the ship lost power at sea..."

Quote: "He said one of the crew went into cardiac arrest."

2017-03-28 - Boat bursts into flame on Castle Street in coastal Riverton (New Zealand), 2 lightly injured:

Quote: "Two men received burns after working on a boat on Castle St, Riverton on Tuesday night. Emergency services were called about 10.20pm. A spokesperson said two men had minor burns as a result of the fire."

2017-03-28 - Boat bursts into flame while dry docked at boat yard on Main Gate Road on the River Medway in Chatham (Britain):

2017-03-27 - Boat and tanker truck destroyed by fire at marina in coastal Zamboanga City (Philippine Islands), 5 killed, 4 injured:

Quote: "Five people were killed while four others survived after a wooden-hulled vessel and a fuel tanker caught fire late Monday at a private wharf in this city."

2017-03-26 - Container ship 'Alianca Santon' erupts in flame while docked in the coastal Port of Salvador (Brazil):

2017-03-26 - Boat, motorcycle and RV trailer go up in flames at 12:44 AM at home in Bedford Township (Michigan):

2017-03-25 - Powerboat 'Serenity Now' bursts into flame in coastal Kaneohe Bay (Hawaii):

2017-03-25 - Two boats go up in flames at marina in Lincoln (Britain):

Quote: "Two boats and two diesel pumps burst into flames on a marina in Lincoln. Firefighters from Lincoln, Saxilby, Sleaford and Scunthorpe attended the fires at Burton Waters Marina. Leisure boats were alight along with two diesel pumps just after 12.30pm on Saturday, March 25."

2017-03-25 - Boat explodes into flame at Green Island in coastal Moruca (Guyana):

Quote: "A small fuel boat  was destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon at Moruca, North West District, police said. No one was injured in the incident that occurred at about 4 PM at Green Island, Moruca. The captain of the vessel, Mr. Lindo told investigators that he was offloading fuel containers when he heard an explosion and then saw the vessel engulfed in flames."

2017-03-24 - Container ship 'CMA CGM Fidelio' damaged by fire near coastal Ibiza (Spain):

Quote: "Container ship CMA CGM FIDELIO reported fire in superstructure early in the morning Mar 24 sailing north of Ibiza, Balearic Islands, en route from Valencia Spain to Malta."

2017-03-23 - Boat and garage go up in flames at home on Henley Beach Road in coastal Fulham (Australia):

2017-03-23 - Six boats go up in flames at 4:30 AM while docked along the Spree River in Berlin (Germany):

Quote: "Police are still investigating what caused half a dozen boats on the eastern Rummelsburger Bay of the Spree River to catch fire early Thursday morning, according to Tagesspiegel. Emergency services were alerted to the fire at about 4.30am and were able to ultimately put out the flames. Among the boats were two recreational vessels and one house boat."

2017-03-22 - Boat bursts into flame near home in coastal Lighthouse Point (Florida):

Quote: "A boat went up in flames, Tuesday, in Broward County. A 7News viewer took video of thick smoke shooting into the sky after the fire broke out behind a home in Lighthouse Point, near Northeast 37th Street and 23rd Avenue. According to fire rescue crews, the blaze took about 30 minutes to put out."

2017-03-21 - Yacht goes up in flames while docked in coastal Gothenburg (Sweden), nobody aboard:

Quote: "A 30 metre long vessel is on fire in central Gothenburg, with 20 firefighters battling to put it out. Emergency services have sent a number of vehicles to the ship moored next to the Gullbergs strandgata street, newspaper Göteborgs Posten (GP) reports. The blaze is producing a large amount of smoke. Emergency services had been informed that there is a person who usually lives on board the boat, but they have now managed to locate him and he was not on board the vessel."

2017-03-20 - Tanker ship 'Xing Long Zhou 569' damaged by explosion and fire in the Yellow Sea near coastal Qingdao (China), 3 missing:

Quote: "The tanker Xing Long Zhou 569 suffered explosion, which lead to major fire on board, on some 115 nautical miles east off Qingdao, China. The crew of board of the tanker sent distress signal and requested assistance by the local authorities. The fire extended to the whole super structure and was spreading to the cargo deck."

2017-03-20 - Boat explodes into flame on the River Murray in Wellington (Australia), 2 injured:

2017-03-19 - Ferry ship damaged by fire at 11:27 PM on coastal Staten Island (New York):

2017-03-19 - Boat, two cars, two motorcycles and storage building destroyed by fire, pickup damaged, in Pocahontas (Illinois):

Quote: "He reported two cars, two motorcycles and a boat in the building burned. A pickup truck parked outside of the structure was also damaged."

2017-03-19 - Boat bursts into flame near Worthing Pier in coastal Shoreham (Britain):

Quote: "Shoreham's RNLI were called to reports of a boat fire near to Worthing Pier. The all weather lifeboat was then launched to a Fairline motor vessel, at 3.25pm on Friday (March 17th). The fire on the 10.5m vessel with two people on board was out but it had disabled the engine."

2017-03-19 - Three fishing boats go up in flames before 6:30 AM at Benoa Harbor on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

2017-03-18 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Alameda (California), dog killed:

Quote: "The Alameda Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire at a Grand Street marina that damaged three boats and killed a dog on Saturday. Firefighters were called to respond to the blaze at Grand Marina at 2099 Grand St. just before 11:30 a.m. and found a docked, approximately 35-foot motorized boat in flames. The boat was destroyed and a dog aboard it died. The fire also caused minor damage to two neighboring boats at the dock."

2017-03-17 - Ferry boat bursts into flame in coastal Kyaukpyu (Myanmar), 6 killed:

Quote: "Six people including two missing children died after a ferry boat caught on fire at 1:30 pm on Friday (17 March) in Kyaukphyu Township, Arakan State."

2017-03-17 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida), 2 injured:

2017-03-16 - Ferry ship 'Reina Hosanna' bursts into flame near coastal Matoco Point (Philippine Islands), 8 injured:

2017-03-16 - Boat, tractor, hay, straw and barn go up in flames in Chard (Britain):

Quote: "On arrival crews confirmed that the barn contained hay and straw, a boat and a tractor, fire crews got to work using two breathing apparatus and a compressed air foam jet."

2017-03-15 - Fishing trawler 'Gurudev' explodes into flame at 5 AM near coastal Karwar (India), 1 injured:

Quote: "Udupi, Mar 16: After an explosion was experienced at around 5 am on Wednesday March 15 in the engine section of Malpe-based 'Gurudev' trawler boat, the boat caught fire. The boat was engaged in deep sea fishing near Karwar when the incident happened. Boat driver, Anthon D'Costa (46), who suffered burn injuries, as well as the boat he was driving were rescued by Coastal Security Force personnel with the assistance of another boat. Anthon D'Costa had become very sick due to thick smoke which emanated from the engine, in addition to suffering burn injuries to his hand."

2017-03-15 - Fishing boat 'O Busi' goes up in flames near coastal Cedeira (Spain):

Quote: "The MRCC in A Coruña and Finisterre coordinated the rescue of the eight crew members of the 'O Busi' in the afternoon of March 14, 2017. The ship had caught fire 12 miles northwest of Cedeira where it had its base."

2017-03-15 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Middle River (Maryland):

Quote: "Emergency crews are on the scene of a Wednesday boat fire in Middle River. At about noon, crews from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company responded to the 1400 block of Shore Road in the Wilson Point area."

2017-03-14 - Two boats and building destroyed by fire, four boats damaged, along the Seybold Canal in coastal Miami (Florida):

2017-03-14 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:15 AM while parked at business in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2017-03-14 - Boat goes up in flames at 2:52 AM in coastal Queenstown (Maryland):

2017-03-14 - Boat bursts into flame on Lough Ree (Ireland), 4 injured:

Quote: "Four fishermen have been hospitalised after their boat engine caught fire on Lough Ree last night. The alarm was raised at around 7pm by a person on shore near Ballykeeran and the Coosan based RNLI lifeboat was tasked to the scene."

2017-03-13 - Boat destroyed by fire near Lake of the Ozarks in Sunrise Beach (Missouri):

Quote: "'There was only one resident present in the immediate area who reported they had no knowledge of how the fire started, or who owns the boat,' Karl said.  The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation by the fire marshal."

2017-03-13 - Boat bursts into flame on Lena Point Loop Road in coastal Juneau (Alaska):

Quote: "On Friday, Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to five EMS calls and one medical transport in the area throughout the day. At 9:24 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a boat fire on Lena Point Loop Road, which had been extinguished on arrival."

2017-03-13 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, on the Broadwater near coastal Gold Coast (Australia), nobody aboard:

Quote: "Police and firefighters have responded to a sinking yacht on fire in the Broadwater this morning. Crews were called to the Runaway Bay end of Marine Pde to reports of smoke about 8.20am."

Quote: "It is believed the elderly owner, who lives on the boat, is in hospital after a heart attack."

Note: Boats burning, people having heart attacks, on the coast...

2017-03-12 - Cargo ship erupts in flame near Jumeirah Beach near coastal Dubai (UAE):

2017-03-11 - Boat bursts into flame at Lake Eppalock (Australia):

Quote: "Emergency services are responding to reports of a boat on fire at Lake Eppalock. The alarm was raised at midday today and two tankers from Mosquito Creek fire brigade are attending the scene."

2017-03-10 - Tanker ship 'Izmail 2' erupts in flame near coastal Hereke (Turkey):

Quote: "On March 7, 2017 at 8:48 p.m. the 'Izmail 2' caught fire on the Hereke Demir anchorage. The Izmit Gemi Traffic Service immediately informed the lifeboat 'Kiyem 2' and the tug 'Söndüren 7', The fire could be brought under control. The 'Söndüren 7' was cooling the hull. After the fire was out, the tanker was anchored northwest of Hereke anchorage on March 8 at 12:25 a.m. The crew of three was evacuated from the ship."

2017-03-09 - Boat, car and ATV go up in flames at 5:30 AM in driveway at home in Crainville (Illinois):

Quote: "A large boat and some type of ATV were also in the driveway. They were both damaged."

2017-03-08 - Numerous boats and jet skis go up in flames at boatyard in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "Crews responded to a large fire at a boat yard in southwest Miami-Dade Wednesday. The fire was reported in the area of 175th Street and Southwest 163rd Avenue. Footage showed black smoke rising from the scene as multiple small boats and jet skis were on fire."

2017-03-07 - Fishing boat destroyed by fire near coastal Tuticorin (India):

2017-03-07 - Houseboat bursts into flame on Vembanadu Lake in coastal Alappuzha (India), 1 lightly injured:

2017-03-06 - Ferry ship 'Giovanni Bellini' erupts in flame near coastal Piombino (Italy):

Quote: "Fire erupted in engine room of a ferry GIOVANNI BELLINI in the morning Mar 6 off Piombino, Italy. Fire was extinguished by sealing engine room and activating firefighting system, but vessel with 75 passengers on board was disabled and had to anchor off Palmaiola island, roughly halfway between Piombino and Elba. She had to wait for a tug to be towed back to Piombino. Ferry, which is serving Piombino – Elba line, was towed to Piombino and berthed by midday."

2017-03-06 - Superyacht 'da Bubba' or 'Limitless' goes up in flames near coastal Virgin Gorda (Virgin Islands):

Quote: "Da Bubba launched in 2005. She was built for entertaining, with a country kitchen-style galley, a Crestron entertainment system and four guest staterooms that have proved popular on the charter market. The master, Morgenstein says, is particularly impressive for a yacht of Da Bubba’s size. 'The master is huge,' he told me. 'There’s a his-and-her head with a Jacuzzi tub plus a separate shower. That’s a nice feature.'"

2017-03-06 - Tour ship bursts into flame at midnight while docked in coastal Ha Long Bay (Vietnam):

Quote: "A tour ship went on fire on Monday night in Vietnam’s scenic Ha Long Bay, forcing two guards to leave the ship but they were safe. The fire broke out in the cabin at midnight when the wooden boat was docking at the Tuan Chau International Port, but the two crew members managed to escape."

Quote: "The fire extends a series of similar incidents in the bay in the past year."

Quote: "This is the third fire on wooden boats since the beginning of this year and the 14th boat fire in almost seven years on Ha Long Bay."

Note: So 11 boats went up in flames in the 7 years prior to 2017, but now 3 boats have gone up in flames since the beginning of 2017. That's serious escalation, so both buses AND boats are increasingly going up in flames in Vietnam. That's true of other places too, of course, since this is a planetary extinction event, not a regional problem...

2017-03-06 - Boat bursts into flame while docked along Water Street in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut):

Quote: "9:58pm–#Norwalk Connecticut– Today’s vehicle fire is a boat docked at 144 Water Street according to radio reports.  Firefighters on the way."

2017-03-06 - Two boats and two cars go up in flames in coastal Pacific Haven (Australia):

Quote: "Firies were called to a property on Pacific Haven Circuit where two boats and two cars were engulfed by flames."

2017-03-05 - Boat and generator go up in flames while docked in coastal Oakley (California), nobody there:

2017-03-05 - Boat bursts into flame at 4:43 AM while drydocked on Thilafushi Island (Maldives):

Quote: "A fire incident occurred early Sunday morning on a boat laid up in Thilafushi boatyard. Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said the incident was reported at around 4:43 a.m. and that the institution’s fire and rescue services team was dispatched to the area immediately. The fire was put out at around 6:30 a.m."

2017-03-04 - Two boats destroyed by fire just after midnight, another damaged, while docked near Mariners Cove in coastal Mandurah (Australia):

2017-03-03 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Biscayne Bay (Florida):

2017-03-02 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Clearwater (Florida), dog killed, second boat damaged too:

2017-03-02 - Boat bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked at home in coastal Perth (Australia):

Quote: "Police will investigate a fire that destroyed a boat in North Perth this morning. Passersby alerted firefighters to the blaze in a laneway near a church on Charles Street at about 5am this morning. The burning boat was on the back of a trailer parked in the laneway. The fire did $40,000 damage and was started in the boat’s motor."

2017-03-02 - Boat, RV, vehicle and RV trailer destroyed by fire just after 5 AM at storage compound in Rosser (Canada):

Quote: "A fire at a storage compound just outside Winnipeg tore through a trailer and spread to a motorhome, a fifth-wheel camper, a boat and a vehicle. 'There's probably going to be a substantial loss,' said Mike Palmer, chief of the fire department in the rural municipality of Rosser, just north of Winnipeg city limits."

2017-03-01 - Fishing trawler 'Carolinas 33' bursts into flame in the Sea of Okhotsk near Magadan (Russia):

2017-03-01 - Barge bursts into flame on canal in Rode Heath (Britain):

2017-02-28 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Fort Walton Beach (Florida):

2017-02-28 - Boat, car and garage destroyed by fire at 4 AM at home, home damaged, in Rocklin (California), near Folsom Lake:

Quote: "Everyone inside the home got out safely, firefighters say, including a mother and her two children. Several fire crews responded and battled the flames. A boat and car inside the garage were destroyed, firefighters say."

2017-02-27 - Cargo ship 'Jobst Oldendorff' hit by fire in coastal Port Arthur (Texas):

2017-02-27 - Houseboat destroyed by fire at 1 AM, 3 more boats damaged, while docked on the Mississippi River in Portage Des Sioux (Missouri):

2017-02-27 - Boat, RV trailer and two vehicles go up in flames at home in Amarillo (Texas):

2017-02-27 - Boat, car and shed go up in flames in the wee hours in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "A boat and car inside the shed were damaged but no one was injured. The damage bill was estimated at $300,000 and the cause traced to an overheating electrical item in the boat."

Note: So the URL was misleading and the boat fire wasn't arson. The other fire, a burning minibus, might not have been arson either for that matter, since I highly doubt they eliminated accidental causes like hydrogen sulfide's reactivity with copper, especially electrified copper. Wee hours, coastal city, vehicles going up in flames...

2017-02-26 - Two boats destroyed by fire after 5 AM while docked on coastal Wilmington Island (Georgia), nobody aboard:

Quote: "Charles and Ceryle Stewart own the Lee Shore Marina as well as their beloved two boats. Both the 'Sassafras' and 'Little Emma' were destroyed in a fire that began on Sunday morning after 5 a.m. "

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-02-26 - Cruise ship 'Costa Magica' erupts in flame at 1:30 AM in the Caribbean Sea near the island of Antigua:

Quote: "Cruislawnews on Feb 25 reported to have received a message from a passenger aboard the 'Costa Magica'. The passenger indicated that a fire broke out on the cruise ship on Feb 24, while the cruise ship was heading toward Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe which is in the eastern Caribbean between St. Kitts and Antigua & Barbuda to the north and Dominica to the south. He indicated that the fire started around 1:30 a.m. apparently in the engine room. It lasted at least 90 minutes."

2017-02-25 - Tour ship bursts into flame near coastal Pattaya (Thailand):

Quote: "February 25,2017 [PattayaDailyNews]; at 19.00pm Pol Col Chatchapol Pattarasiriporn, chief of investigation affair of Pattaya police, was notified that a boat was on fire and there were passengers on board. Immediately,the officers and rescuers were sent to the scene. At the location, the officers found the blaze broke out from the engine room and there were around 130 passengers on board; therefore, the officers extinguished the fire for 13 minutes. Luckily, no one was injured. Mr Itsara Muensaen, 48 year-old captain, told the officers that he carried Russian tourists from Koh Sak island and he was docking at Bali Hai pier then the blaze broke out at engine room."

2017-02-25 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Charles Point (Australia):

2017-02-24 - US car-carrier ship 'Honor' erupts in flame just before 4 AM in the English Channel near coastal Cherbourg (France):

Quote: "A fire has broken out aboard the U.S. car carrier Honor in the English Channel while the vessel was en route to Baltimore from Southampton on February 24."

Quote: "While the Honor's 21 crew member were safe and well, a number of the cars being transported by the vessel were involved in the blaze according to the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service."

2017-02-23 - Yacht bursts into flame at Kangaroo Point in coastal Brisbane (Australia):

2017-02-23 - Boat, brand new truck and outbuilding destroyed by fire at home in Spokane Valley (Washington), nobody there:

Quote: "No one was inside the outbuilding at the time of the fire, however the loss is substantial. On top of the building, the couple had a lifetime collection of tools, a brand new truck and a boat inside. Firefighters say those are all destroyed."

Note: These are the 147th and 148th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-22 - Two boats, motorcycle and home go up in flames at 3:30 AM near the beach on Reeds-Beach Road in coastal Goshen, Middle Township (New Jersey):

Quote: "Goshen Fire Chief Joseph Stackhouse reported the structure was fully involved upon his arrival. He also reported that there was a shed, a motorcycle, and two boats on fire."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-02-22 - Boat bursts into flame on the Brisbane River near coastal Brisbane (Australia), 1 lightly injured:

2017-02-22 - Boats go up in flames at sailing club in Beeston (Britain):

Quote: "Crews from three fire stations were called out to tackle boats on fire in Beeston. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the incident today, February 22, at Beeston Sailing Club, with crews from West Bridgford, Highfields and Stockhill fire stations attending. A spokeswoman for the service said that the fire was on dry land in an area of approximately 10 metres by 10 metres. She added: "A call was received at 5.08pm to boats on fire at Beeston Sailing Club at Trentside chalets."

2017-02-20 - Boat and boathouse destroyed by fire along Logan Martin Lake in Pell City (Alabama):

Quote: "No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a boathouse and pontoon boat Sunday in the Pine Harbor community of Pell City."

2017-02-19 - Ferry ship 'SNAV Toscana' erupts in flame near coastal Palermo (Italy):

2017-02-19 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in boat business, fire spreads to business, in Richland Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

Quote: "He said fire investigators so far have theorized the fire started around the steering console in the middle of the boat. 'It was a brand new boat,' Wimmer said of the watercraft that was destroyed. 'I don't know what could have started it up [on fire].'"

2017-02-19 - Sport fishing boat bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near coastal Surfside (Texas):

Quote: "The U.S. Coast Guard had a busy Sunday when it rescued four people from a burning boat and responded to an overturned boat with two aboard, officials said. Officials said the first incident was reported at 1:03 p.m. when four people aboard a Viking sport fishing boat were rescued from an uncontrollable boat fire near Surfside."

2017-02-19 - Boat, semi tractor, tractor and barn destroyed by fire in Henrietta Township (Michigan), nobody there:

Quote: "A fire destroyed a steel pole barn and its contents Sunday on Dunn Road in Henrietta Township. Inside the barn, measuring about 40 by 60 feet, was the tractor of a semitrailer, a boat, tools, a smaller tractor, and other items, township fire Chief Richard Wetmore said."

2017-02-19 - Two boats go up in flames in yard in the Cayman Islands:

Quote: "After the units arrived on the scene at 1:43 p.m., they discovered that two boats were on fire close to a shed. By 1:54 p.m. the fire was under control and by 2:05 p.m. it was fully extinguished."

2017-02-19 - Boats, marine equipment and shed destroyed by explosion and fire at home in Glenwood, north of Gympie (Australia):

2017-02-18 - Three ships hit by explosion and fire on the Yangtze River in Nanjing (China), 4 killed:

Quote: "Three vessels were engulfed in flames after an explosion on the Yangtze River in the night of Feb 17, 2017, at 11.20 p.m. near the Jiangxinzhou Islet off Nanjing. 12 people were thrown into the water by an explosion, four of them died. The biggest vessel among the three was the "Chuqi 18", at least one other is a tanker, too. The fire was extinguished after several hours of firefighting on Feb 18 at 1:30 a.m."

2017-02-18 - Tanker ship damaged by explosion and fire on the Kirtonkhola River in Barisal (Bangladesh), 5 injured:

Quote: "Five crews of an oil tanker sustained burn injuries after a blast at the engine room of the vessel while unloading fuel at Jamuna Oil depot on the bank of Kirtankhola river in Barisal."

2017-02-18 - Fishing ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

Quote: "A fire that broke out on a fishing ship in the Cape Town harbour is under control, fire services spokesperson Liezl Moodie said on Saturday. But firefighters, assisted by Transnet, would remain on scene in Dock Road at the harbour, she said. The fire started in the early hours of the morning."

2017-02-18 - Yacht bursts into flame in the Houston Ship Channel near coastal Galveston (Texas):

2017-02-17 - Fishing ship explodes and burns near coastal Vung Tàu (Vietnam), 11 injured, 1 missing, and 3 more fishing ships burn at 3 AM too:

Quote: "On the same day, a fire destroyed three fishing ships in My Thanh Commune, Phu My District, in the southern province of Ben Tre. The fishing ship had a capacity of 460CV-480CV. The fire led to a loss of VND30 billion (US$1.3 million). The fire started at about 3am in one fishing ship, which was at a wharf at Dam Thuy Marsh."

2017-02-17 - Yacht bursts into flame at business in coastal Beaufort (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2017-02-16 - Tanker ship 'Navigator Leo' erupts in flame in the Gulf of Finland:

Quote: "On Feb 15, 2017, a fire broke out aboard the 'Navigator Leo' in the Gulf of Finland, which took place on Feb 15. MRCC received distress message at 4.06 p.m. reporting a fire in a provisions store in the superstructure."

2017-02-16 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked in coastal Anacortes (Washington), nobody aboard:

2017-02-16 - Boat and garage go up in flames at 11:38 PM at home on Mill Point Road in Hayes (Virginia):

Quote: "Crews with Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to a call at 11:38 p.m. about a structure fire on Mill Point Road. Units arrived to find a burned up garage. A boat parked in the driveway was also heavily damaged and the fire melted the siding off the home."

2017-02-15 - Whale-watching ship 'Hafsúlan' goes up in flames off the coast of Iceland:

Quote: "According to the local news site Vísir 64 passengers were on-board the whale watching vessel Hafsúlan when the fire came up. Crew members had helped all the passengers evacuate the ship, moving them to another vessel before the Coast Guard was notified of the fire. None of the passengers were hurt, and they completed their tour on this second vessel. Two crew members remained on-board to extinguish the fire. The boat was about ten nautical miles north-west of Reykjavík when the incidence took place."

2017-02-15 - Cargo ship 'Iris Express' erupts in flame while docked in coastal Hai Phong (Vietnam):

2017-02-14 - At least twelve boats destroyed by fire while dry-docked at the Seaport Inlet Marina in coastal Belmar (New Jersey):

Quote: "A raging fire engulfed a marina in Belmar on Tuesday, and at least a dozen boats burned in the blaze, authorities said."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-02-14 - Boat damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Wrightsville Beach (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2017-02-14 - Boat destroyed by fire just after 1:30 AM in coastal Rathmines (Australia):

2017-02-14 - Boats and apartment building destroyed by massive explosion and fire along the River Thames in Oxford (Britain):

2017-02-13 - Two boats, two planes, two cars, RV trailer and hangar damaged or destroyed by explosion and fire near Paulding (Ohio):

Quote: "Weidenhamer said the contents probably will be a total loss. Two airplanes, two boats, two cars and a camper were damaged or destroyed by fire, heat or smoke. The hangar, although damaged, remains standing."

2017-02-13 - Cargo ship 'APL Austria' erupts in flame near coastal Cape St Francis (South Africa):

2017-02-13 - Tour boat bursts into flame while docked at coastal Ha Long Bay (Vietnam):

Quote: "According to local authorities, the fire broke out at around 3 pm on a Bhaya Cruises Company vessel while it was anchored at Cua Van Floating Village on Ha Long Bay."

2017-02-13 - Police boat explodes and burns in coastal Manjung District (Malaysia), 8 injured:

2017-02-13 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Bainbridge Island (Washington):

2017-02-13 - Boat bursts into flame on the Patuxent River in Aquasco (Maryland):

Quote: "Crews from Calvert and Prince George's counties were dispatched shortly after 3 p.m. to a boat fire in Aquasco in the area of Patuxent Boulevard on the Patuxent River. Reports from the scene indicated the fire was throughout the vessel."

2017-02-12 - Ship bursts into flame and explodes in French Harbor in coastal La Punta (Honduras), 6 injured:

Quote: "A large boat caught fire before exploding in French Harbor, Honduras; six people suffered burn injuries, according to local reports."

2017-02-12 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in the English Navy Cove near coastal Gulf Breeze (Florida):

2017-02-11 - Boat bursts into flame in harbor near the Floating Bridge in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2017-02-10 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in Dong Hoi (Vietnam):

2017-02-09 - Boat bursts into flame while docked on Clear Lake near Clear Lake Shores (Texas):

2017-02-08 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Severna Park (Maryland), nobody aboard:

2017-02-07 - Cargo ship 'Thorco Crown' disabled by fire near coastal Port aux Basques (Canada):

2017-02-07 - Fishing boat 'Sea Puppy' bursts into flame near coastal St. Catherines Island (Georgia):

2017-02-07 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at property on Staples Street in coastal Corpus, Corpus Christi (Texas):

2017-02-06 - Dredging ship 'Eisvogel' damaged by fire while docked on the Danube River in Vienna (Austria):

Quote: "On Feb 6, 2017, a smouldering fire broke out aboard the 'Eisvogel' in a lower deck at the berth in Vienna. The fire was remarked at 8 a.m. during a routine control and caused strong smoke development which affected the crew cabins, the galley and saloon."

2017-02-05 - Boat and garage destroyed by fire at home in Hammond (Indiana), another home burns too:

Quote: "Firefighters responded to two blazes within an hour apart Saturday. Hammond Fire Department Chief Jeff Smith said crews responded about 6:30 p.m. to a garage fire in the 4200 block of Columbia Avenue. The fire is under investigation, but Smith said the garage is considered total loss, as is the boat that was inside the garage at the time."

2017-02-04 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal St. Augustine (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man suffered minor burns Saturday when his 40-foot boat burst into flames at a marina on Nix Boat Yard Road, the St. Johns County Fire Rescue said. The fire started onboard the boat at 8:15 a.m. at the Cat’s Paw Marina, where many people dock their boats and live onboard, officials said."

2017-02-04 - Boat bursts into flame in the Intracoastal Waterway in coastal Palm Valley (Florida):

Quote: "Fire crews with St. Johns Fire Rescue put out a fire on a dock and boat Saturday afternoon at Roscoe Boulevard in Palm Valley. Upon arrival fire personnel say the dock was in flames and the burning boat was on fire and floating down the intracoastal. Crews were able to control the fires after 20 minutes. The homeowners were out of town."

Note: These two boat fires were around 20 miles from each other, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Here's a Google Maps link that shows both areas...

2017-02-03 - Two houseboats and tug boat destroyed by fire at 5:15 AM, 2 more boats damaged, on Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch (Georgia):

Quote: "Hall County Fire Services were called to the Aqualand Marina on Dock Q in Flowery Branch around 5:15 a.m. Two houseboats and a tug boat were engulfed in flames when the first crews arrived. Two additional boats were damaged during the fire."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-02-03 - Boat and home go up in flames in Topeka (Kansas):

Quote: "Topeka Fire Department shift commander Todd Williams said at the scene that crews arriving there found the back of the house engulfed in flames. A boat and porch in the backyard also had caught fire, and the blaze had begun to extend into the house, he said."

2017-02-02 - Yacht 'Calypso Gypsy' destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Key Largo (Florida):

Quote: "An 80-foot sailboat caught fire Thursday morning in the Florida Keys. The boat caught fire early Thursday while it was docked in Key Largo. Monroe County spokeswoman Cammy Clark said the boat, which is named 'Calypso Gypsy,' was fully engulfed when firefighters extinguished the flames. Nobody was injured in the fire, but the boat was destroyed."

2017-02-02 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Dinner Key (Florida):

2017-02-02 - Boat bursts into flame at coastal Hoya Quay (Cayman Islands):

2017-02-01 - Indian Navy anti-submarine ship 'Kamorta' hit by fire off the coast of India:

Note: One big fire and it'll BE a submarine!

2017-02-01 - Tug boat bursts into flame in coastal Tromsø (Norway):

Quote: "The 'Kvitnos' attended a tug which had caught fire in Rystraumen in Tromsø.in the night of Feb 1, 2017. The tug operator had issued an emergency call at 9.20 p.m., reporting a fire in the engine room. The MRCC sent the lifeboat 'Rescue Gideon' and contacted the Fire and Rescue Coordination Centre in Tromsø. While rescue boats were heading towards the vessel, the man grounded it at Larseng and saved himself onto the shore."

2017-02-01 - Boat, truck and garage destroyed by fire at 4:20 AM at home in Boise (Idaho):

Quote: "The fire, reported at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 7200 block of Muirwood Avenue, destroyed the two-car detached garage as well as the boat and truck parked inside, Boise Fire Department spokeswoman Tammy Barry said."

2017-02-01 - Houseboat destroyed by fire in coastal Ladysmith Harbour (Canada):

2017-02-01 - Yacht destroyed by inferno in coastal Sydney Harbour (Australia):

2017-02-01 - Houseboat bursts into flame on the Regents Canal in coastal London (Britain), nobody aboard:

2017-01-31 - Three boats destroyed by fire at 6 AM while docked in coastal Santa Cruz (California):

Quote: "A fire broke out at 6 a.m. Tuesday in the upper Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Three 30-foot-long sailboats were engulfed in flames near the U Dock."

2017-01-31 - Yacht destroyed by fire at 1:40 AM in boatyard in coastal Ventura (California):

Quote: "At 1:40 am Tuesday morning, the Ventura City Fire Department responded to a reported boat fire in the 1400 block of Spinnaker Dr. Firefighters arriving located a 50 foot vessel, fully involved in the boat yard.  It took crews almost an hour to call a knockdown on the blaze and no injuries were reported."

2017-01-30 - Cargo ship 'Yeruslan' damaged by fire in coastal Vladivostok (Russia):

2017-01-29 - Boat and warehouse go up in flames on the waterfront in coastal Hampton (Virginia):

2017-01-28 - Boat bursts into flame at boat ramp on Lake Maraboon in Gindie (Australia), 2 injured:

2017-01-28 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Marbella (Spain):

2017-01-27 - Boat bursts into flame while dry-docked at Loggerhead Marina in coastal Jupiter (Florida):

Quote: "Palm Beach County Fire Rescue is investigating a commercial structure fire involving a boat at Loggerhead Marina. The call came in just before 2 p.m. Friday. Fire rescue says a boat caught on fire in the dry storage area at the Marina."

2017-01-27 - Boats go up in flames at auto and boat business in Richmond (Kentucky):

Quote: "Fire crews responded to a massive fire at Journey Auto and Boat Sales in Richmond on Automotive Lane on Friday. The smoke was visible from the bypass which was shut down in both directions. Police say it has since reopened. The Vice President of Journey Auto and Boat Sales told LEX 18 her husband and daughter heard an explosion and the fire started quickly."

Quote: "The fire destroyed several boats, but did not injure anyone."

Note: Several is more than two, so I'll just call it three to be conservative...

2017-01-27 - Boat bursts into flame at Little Lake Boort (Australia):

2017-01-26 - Boat, classic cars, motorcycles and storage garage destroyed by huge fire in Brookston (Indiana):

Quote: "Brookston resident Marvin Astheimer said the building is used as a storage garage and there are many vehicles inside, including various classic cars, motorcycles and even a boat."

2017-01-26 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Marigot on the island of St. Maarten, 1 injured:

2017-01-25 - Ferry ship destroyed by fire near coastal Cancun (Mexico):

Quote: "An Ultramar ferry passenger ship that crosses the sea from Cancun to Isla Mujeres caught fire on Wednesday, reducing the upper portion of the water vessel to complete ashes."

2017-01-25 - Barge bursts into flame in coastal Chatham (Britain):

Quote: "Three men have put out a fire in Chatham after a barge caught alight this morning (January 26). Fire crews were called to a boatyard in Main Gate Road at around 11.32am after receiving reports of a fire on a 100-foot barge. When they arrived, the on-board crew of three men had extinguished the fire but were suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke."

2017-01-24 - Yacht bursts into flame, again, in the wee hours in coastal Hillarys (Australia):

Quote: "In a bizarre chain of events, the same boat which went up in flames yesterday at Mindarie has caught fire again this morning at Hillarys."

Quote: "Police in Perth are trying to determine how a $250,000 boat has burst into flames twice in two days — once in a marina and again while it was dry-docked."

2017-01-23 - Yacht bursts into flame just after 6 AM while docked at the Mindarie Marina in coastal Mindarie (Australia):

2017-01-23 - Boat, RV trailer and shed destroyed by fire at home in coastal Henley Beach (Australia):

Quote: "A young family has escaped a fire at their Henley Beach home that destroyed their shed containing a boat and camper trailer. Neighbours on Stewart St noticed the orange flames and black plumes of smoke about 8.30pm on Monday."

2017-01-22 - Tour boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in the Andaman Sea near coastal Koh Rok Island (Thailand):

Quote: "All 21 foreign tourists and crew were brought safely to shore after a tour boat heading for Koh Rok caught fire and sank in the Andaman Sea on Monday afternoon."

2017-01-21 - Cargo ship 'Reyva' bursts into flame near the Maldive Islands:

Quote: "A cargo boat named 'Reyva', carrying waste from Halaveli Resort to Thilafushi, catches fire and sustains damages. Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said the incident was reported at 09:00 a.m. Saturday and that they dispatched the Coast Guard launch ‘Velana’ with firemen to the area."

2017-01-20 - Cargo ship 'Manhattan Bridge' damaged by explosion at 11:10 PM in coastal Felixstowe (Britain), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "One crew member of the 'Manhattan Bridge' died and one has been seriously injured, suffering severe burns, when the vessel sustained a violent engine room explosion during berthing operations at the Port of Felixstowe's Trinity Terminal on Jan 19. 2017, at 11.10 p.m."

2017-01-20 - Boat explodes while docked in coastal Phuket (Thailand), 2 injured:

2017-01-19 - Ferry ship 'St Faith' erupts in flame near the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "The Wightlink ferry St Faith caught fire while crossing the Solent en route from Portsmouth to Fishbourne. The bridge was engulfed by flames and fire apread on the bridge wing at port side. All the passengers were transferred to the aft part of the vessel and the accident was reported to the local authorities and Coast Guard. The crew started firefighting and proceeded to Fishbourne, where docked alongside. At the pier were waiting two fire trucks and firemen, who started immediately firefighting. The fire has been extinguished and all passengers have been evacuated from the vessel, without reported injuries."

2017-01-19 - Tanker ship 'Mars' damaged by fire near coastal Wieringerwerf (Netherlands):

Quote: "In the afternoon of Jan 19, 2017, the 'Mars' caught fire on the Ijssel Sea at the height of the Oude Zeug port in Wieringerwerf. The crew was unable to extinguish the fire in the engine. The situation was dangerous, as the tanker was not degassed. Sveral lifeguards and the fire brigade were alerted. several KNRM boats headed for the tanker and the fire department in Enkhuizen was on spot too."

2017-01-19 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Selangor (Malaysia):

Quote: "The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) rescued four Indonesian crewmen and a skipper who were afloat in the sea about an hour after their fishing boat caught fire about 20 nautical miles southwest of Tanjung Sauh in Selangor waters yesterday."

2017-01-19 - Yacht bursts into flame at 4:54 AM near coastal Point Plomer (Australia):

2017-01-18 - Fishing boat destroyed by fire in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

Quote: "New Orleans firefighters boarded a fireboat Wednesday (Jan. 18) to help drown out flames consuming the dry portions of a commercial fishing boat, which was partially sunken into the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, fire officials said. Shortly after 11 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard requested help from the New Orleans Fire Department in battling the blaze."

2017-01-18 - Tour boat bursts into flame on the Nile River in Aswan (Egypt):

2017-01-17 - Fishing ship 'MV Virginia' goes up in flames at 2:45 AM near coastal Corregidor Island (Philippine Islands), 1 killed, 5 missing:

Quote: "A crew member died and five more went missing after a fishing boat caught fire and sank in waters between Corregidor Island in Cavite and Mariveles, Bataan early Tuesday. Lt. Carlos Victor Carlos, commander of the Philippine Coast Guard station in Bataan, identified the crew member who died as Sonny Ruado, 50. Carlos said they received a distress call from MV Virginia I while it was in the vicinity of La Monja Island in Cavite at around 2:45 a.m."

2017-01-16 - Car-carrier ship 'Alliance St. Louis' disabled by fire at 3:28 AM in the Gulf of Mexico:

Quote: "USCG was alerted at 0328 CT Jan 16, receiving report of electric fire in engine room of the US-flagged car carrier ALLIANCE ST. LOUIS. Fire was extinguished by crew, but vessel was disabled, drifting in vicinity 26 47N 089 44W, some 130 nm southwest of southern tip of Mississippi Delta."

2017-01-16 - Fishing trawler 'Ossora' damaged by fire at 11 PM while docked in coastal Vladivostok (Russia):

Quote: "Vladivostok firefighters were alerted at around 2300 LT Jan 16 by report of fire on board of trawler OSSORA docked at Ship Repair Yard Dalzavod. Six fire engines were deployed, fire was extinguished by 0300 LT Jan 17. Bridge was on fire, nobody was injured, bridge understood to burn out."

2017-01-15 - Boat destroyed by fire while docked on Christian Island near Beausoleil First Nation (Canada):

Quote: "Firefighters from Beausoleil Fire Rescue responded to a vessel fire at the Christian Island dock late Saturday afternoon, Deputy Chief Dereck Manitowabi said in a 5:06 p.m. Tweet."

2017-01-15 - Boat and RV destroyed by fire at home in Washington Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A fire destroyed a motor home and an 18-foot boat Saturday at 4934 Route 1830 in Washington Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police."

2017-01-14 - Fishing trawler 'Cape Blanco' bursts into flame while docked in coastal San Pedro (California):

2017-01-12 - Ferry ship 'Akademik Zarifa Aliyeva' bursts into flame in the Caspian Sea en route to Azerbaijan:

Quote: "an 12 1300 UTC: Fire erupted in engine room of a railway ferry AKADEMIK ZARIFA ALIYEVA on Jan 12, near Haare Zirya island, south of Baku, Azerbaijan, Caspian Sea. Ferry is deployed on Turkmenistan – Kazakhstan – Azerbaijan service, at the time of an accident she was en route to Azerbaijan."

2017-01-12 - Rescue boat, fire truck, SUV, pickup and fire station go up in flames at 3:30 AM in Buena Park (California), near the coast, nobody there:

Quote: "Flames poured from the windows of a fire station on a rainy Southern California morning, the raging blaze destroying firefighting vehicles and ravaging the building while a crew was out on a call Thursday. No one was injured in the fire that broke out around 3:30 a.m. at Station 61 in the city of Buena Park near the Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz said. Another crew housed in the station escaped safely. The blaze destroyed a 100-foot-long aerial ladder truck, a battalion chief command SUV, a pickup truck and a swift-water rescue boat. In all, about $1.5 million in firefighting equipment was lost, Kurtz said."

2017-01-12 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Medway near St. Mary's Island in coastal Chatham (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man in his 50’s has been taken to hospital believed to be suffering with flash burns and hypothermia, following a boat fire off St Mary’s Island, Chatham Maritime, on the South East coast of England."

2017-01-11 - Offshore drilling ship 'Deepsea Atlantic' hit by fire just before 6 AM in the North Sea near coastal Stavanger (Norway):

Quote: "A fire broke out on the 'Deepsea Atlantic' which was working for Statoil at the Johan Sverdrup field around 140 kilometers west of Stavanger on Jan 4, 2017, just before 6 a.m."

2017-01-11 - Barge damaged by fire near coastal Whyalla (Australia):

2017-01-11 - Fishing boat 'Marco Polo 2' bursts into flame near the Maldive Islands, crew abandons ship, rescued:

2017-01-11 - Fishing trawler 'Bahu Bali' goes up in flames at 1:30 AM off the coast of Gujarat (India), 3 killed, 3 missing:

2017-01-10 - Tour boat goes up in flames at 6:30 AM in coastal Ha Long Bay (Vietnam):

2017-01-10 - Fishing ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis (Scotland), nobody aboard:

2017-01-10 - Boat bursts into flame just after 2 AM while docked on the Ashton Canal in Droylsden (Britain), home burns separately:

Quote: "No sooner than fire crews were leaving the house fire than another fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday morning this time on a boat moored on the Ashton Canal, Droylsden,just after 2.00am."

2017-01-09 - Tanker ship 'Rain' erupts in flame again at breaking yard in coastal Gadani (Pakistan), 5 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "At least five workers were killed and multiple were missing after the 'Rain', beached at at the Ship-Breakers Association Deewan Rizwan in Gadani at Plot 60, caught fire on Jan 8, 2017, for the second time in less than a month."

2017-01-09 - Fishing ship 'Vesturland' destroyed by fire near the Faroe Islands (Denmark):

Quote: "The 'Vesturland' caught fire on Jan 7, 2017, about 80 miles southwest of the Faroes islands. The crew of 10 was evacuated by a helicopter of Atlantic Airways. The patrol boats 'Brimil' and 'Vædderen' were deployed to the blazing ships. The 'Vædderen' arrived on scene at 5.30 p.m., but due to the severe weather and the immense heat of the fire she could not intervene. At 10.30 p,m. the 'Brimil' started fighting the fire but to no avail."

2017-01-09 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Maunalua Bay (Hawaii):

Quote: "Fifteen people were rescued without injuries Sunday night after jumping off a burning boat in Maunalua Bay."

2017-01-09 - Boat bursts into flame while dry-docked at Standard Quay in Faversham (Britain):

2017-01-09 - Houseboat bursts into flame at 11:45 PM on the River Don in Rotherham (Britain):

2017-01-08 - Cargo ship 'Aries' bursts into flame in coastal Terneuzen (Netherlands):

Quote: "On Jan 8, 2016, around midday a fire broke out aboard the 'Aries' which was underway from Hansweert to Ghent with two barges in the East lock of Terneuzen. Two fire engines responded to the fire in the engine room of the vessel. The crew tried to extinguish it first and then called for assistance from the fire brigade."

2017-01-08 - Boat bursts into flame on the Murray River in Gol Gol (Australia):

Quote: "Police have revealed a family escaped a fire on a boat at Gol Gol. Flames erupted on the vessel last Wednesday afternoon near the boat ramp. The blaze is believed to have started in the electrical systems on the boat."

2017-01-07 - Boat bursts into flame at the Bradley Creek Marina in coastal Wilmington (North Carolina):

2017-01-06 - Cargo ship 'YM Utopia' damaged by cargo hold container fire near coastal Shanghai (China):

Quote: "Containers on upper deck in first hold area of Yang Ming’s post-panamax boxship YM UTOPIA went on fire at around midday Beijing time Jan 6, vessel was anchored in Yangshan deepwater Port area, Shanghai. According to AIS track, vessel was taken to outer anchorage."

2017-01-06 - Boat bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked on Balmain Street in Varsity Lakes (Australia), near the coast:

2017-01-06 - Boat destroyed by fire at dock in coastal Bahrain:

2017-01-06 - Fishing ship under construction destroyed by fire in coastal Saint-Cyprien, Pyrénées-Orientales (France):

Quote: "The shipyard has been working on the boat since last spring, and the launch was planned for April. The consequences are dire: 2 million euros and probably unemployment for 15 to 20 people."

2017-01-05 - Fishing ship 'Arvorig' damaged by fire while docked in coastal Lorient (France):

Quote: "In the morning of Jan 5, 2017, a fire broke out aboard the 'Arvorig' on a slipway at the fishing port of Lorient. The fire started aboard the trawler being under repair at Piriou. Five workers were aboard the Bigouden trawler, when the fire broke out at the level of the fresh water tank in the engine room."

2017-01-05 - Retired minesweeper and two boats go up in flames at 11:09 PM on Deptford Creek in Deptford area in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "The Minesweeper, which has been converted into a print studio, gallery and events venue by a group of artists, was engulfed by flames which rapidly spread to two other boats."

2017-01-04 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Shoreline (Washington):

2017-01-04 - Boat, truck and trailer go up in flames at 3:45 AM at home in Youngstown (Florida), nobody there:

Quote: "Firefighters are investigating a trailer fire in Youngstown. Bay County Fire received the call around 3:45 this morning to Oakenshaw Drive where a trailer, boat, and truck were up in flames. When crews arrived, the fire was threatening a second structure behind the mobile home. Crews worked quickly to put out the flames and that second structure received no fire damage. No one was inside at the time of the fire."

2017-01-03 - Boat, home and mobile home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Sequim (Washington):

Quote: "The fire did spread to a nearby boat, but didn’t spread any farther, he said."

2017-01-02 - Cargo ship 'Annette' hit by fire in the Strait of Bosphorus near coastal Haydarpasa, Istanbul (Turkey):

Quote: "General cargo vessel ANNETTE was disabled while transiting Bosphorus on Jan 1 off Haydarpasa, en route from Constanta Romania to Rotterdam Netherlands, understood due to fire."

2017-01-01 - Ferry ship 'Zahro Express' bursts into flame near coastal North Jakarta (Indonesia), 23+ killed, 17+ injured:

Quote: "Twenty three people were killed and dozens injured on Sunday after a fire ripped through a boat carrying nearly 250 people to islands north of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, the city's search and rescue agency said. The Zahro Express caught fire shortly after leaving Muara Angke port in North Jakarta."

2017-01-01 - Two yachts destroyed by fire while docked at marina in coastal New Rochelle (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "A New Year's Day fire at the New Rochelle marina destroyed two boats and left one person injured."

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