Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 - Boat Fires

Boats And Ships Burned In 2020: 344

2020-03-24 - Fishing trawler bursts into flame in harbor in coastal Whitby (Britain):

Quote: "New Quay Road – 21:21 Crews from Whitby and Lythe responded to a trawler on fire in the harbour that was confined to the bridge. Crews extinguished using 2 breathing apparatus, 1 hose reel jet, lighting and a thermal imaging camera."

2020-03-23 - Tanker ship explodes into flame on the Dong Nai River (Vietnam), 2 killed, 1 missing:

Quote: "Fire engulfed a tanker carrying 700 cubic meters of oil on the Dong Nai River Monday night, fatally burning two crew members. There were three people on board at the time of the incident, and one of them is still missing by Tuesday morning. The HD06 vessel with 1,000 tons load capacity, registered in the Mekong Delta's Long An Province, was sailing near the Bien Hoa Inland Container Depot in Bien Hoa Town of Dong Nai Province as its engine exploded and started burning at around 6:30 p.m. Monday."

2020-03-23 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at development project in coastal Southwick (Britain):

2020-03-22 - Tanker ship 'Gulf Petroleum 4' disabled by explosion in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya:

Quote: "Chemical tanker GULF PETROLEUM 4 suffered explosion in engine room at around 1630 UTC Mar 22 in vicinity 32 00N 015 55E, off Libyan coast, Mediterranean. Unknown number of crew injured, understood in need of medical assistance. Tanker understood to be disabled, drifting."

2020-03-22 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at rowing club in Oxford (Britain):

2020-03-20 - Dredging ship 'DC Vlaanderen' damaged by fire while docked in coastal Breskens (Netherlands):

Quote: "Hopper dredger DC VLAANDEREN 3000, berthed at Breskens, Westerschelde mouth, Netherlands, suffered fire in engine room in the evening Mar 19."

2020-03-20 - Boat bursts into flame near Nanticoke Road in coastal Essex (Maryland):

2020-03-19 - Boat, vehicle, two motorcycles and shed destroyed by fire in Kooralbyn (Australia):

Quote: "Firefighters have extinguished a shed fire at Barker Place, Kooralbyn. A QFES spokeswoman said the shed contained a vehicle, a boat and two motorcycles as well as fuel, paint and chemicals used for printing."

2020-03-18 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at The Quay in coastal Brixham (Britain):

2020-03-16 - Cargo ship damaged by cargo hold fire while docked in port on the Yellow Sea:

Quote: "General cargo ship reported fire in cargo hold or holds in the morning Mar 16, the ship is berthed in port, Yellow sea. Chemicals mentioned as the cause of fire. Crew and portworkers who were on board evacuated, all are safe."

2020-03-15 - Boat on trailer bursts into flame at the Cochrane Bridge in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2020-03-15 - Yacht 'Minerva' bursts into flame at 6 AM while docked at marine in coastal Mallorca (Spain), nobody aboard:

Quote: "A luxury yacht has burst into flames in the exclusive Puerto Portals marina of Mallorca. Dramatic footage shows enormous plumes of black smoke billowing into the air from the 20-metre-long ‘Minerva’ boat as the blaze continued to rage on board."

2020-03-14 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Tobermory Harbour (Scotland):

2020-03-13 - Two yachts go up in flames on the Miami Rive in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "A person suffered burn-related injuries after a large fire engulfed two yachts on the Miami River in Northwest Miami-Dade. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and City of Miami Fire Rescue responded to the scene in the area of Northwest 21st Street and 34th Avenue, just before 5 p.m., Friday."

2020-03-12 - Boat, RV, several cars and shop destroyed by fire at home in Granger (Washington):

Quote: "A fire in Granger destroyed a large shop, a boat and several cars and an RV, according to Yakima County Fire District 5. Firefighters received a report of a brush fire at 331 Nelson Rd at about 2:26 p.m. The 911 caller said numerous cars were on fire and the flames were threatening a house."

2020-03-11 - Ferry boat bursts into flame off coastal Sarikei (Malaysia):

2020-03-11 - Several boats and 200+ cars destroyed by fire near police college in coastal Nassau (Bahamas):

Quote: "Over 200 cars and several boats were caught in a blaze that erupted near the Royal Bahamas Police Force Training College off University Drive yesterday, fire chief Walter Evans said."

2020-03-10 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer while parked near business in Riverside (California):

2020-03-10 - Boat bursts into flame at storage facility near Lake Walter E. Long in Travis County (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "One person was hurt after a boat caught fire at an east Travis County storage facility on Tuesday, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. The fire happened at 5900 Blue Bluff Drive, which is south of Lake Walter E. Long."

2020-03-08 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer on the Pacific Highway at Lake Macquarie (Australia):

2020-03-06 - Boat bursts into flame off coastal Perth Amboy (New Jersey):

2020-03-05 - Boat bursts into flame while parked along the Susquehanna River in Susquehanna Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-03-04 - Two fire boats, two trucks and fire station destroyed by fire in Webber Falls (Oklahoma):

Quote: "The department's tanker, pumper and rescue trucks were not inside the building that caught fire, but, 2 boats, 2 trucks used to fight grass fires and most of the equipment and gear the 16 volunteer firefighters use to keep them safe when fighting fires was destroyed."

2020-03-04 - Fishing ship destroyed by fire at 3:18 AM near coastal Jeju Island (South Carolina), 5 sailors missing:

Quote: "Five Vietnamese sailors are missing after a fishing boat caught fire in waters off Jeju Island of the Republic of Korea on Wednesday. The 29-tonne ship burst into flames at about 3.18am (local time) in waters about 74km southeast of Udo Island near Jeju, Yonhap News reported."

2020-03-03 - Yacht 'Black Eyes1' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Silivri (Turkey), 2 killed:

2020-03-03 - Two boats destroyed by fire at pier in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

2020-03-03 - Boat bursts into flame at boathouse on lake called Windermere (Britain):

Quote: "A boat in a private boathouse, which is not part of the marina, had set on fire as its owner attempted to start it."

2020-03-02 - Ferry ship 'Karamürsel' damaged by fire at shipyard in coastal Yalova (Turkey):

Quote: "In the night of March 1, 2020, a fire broke out aboard the 'Karamürsel' which which operates on the Eskihisar-Topçular route and was currently under maintainance and repairs at the shipyard area of Yalova's Altinova region. The passenger section and living area of the vessel was damaged. The Altinova firefighters were able to put out the fire in about 45 minutes."

2020-03-01 - Cargo ship 'Al Hani' damaged by explosion while anchored in the Kerch Strait, 1 injured:

Quote: "General cargo ship AL HANI in the morning Feb 28 suffered an explosion in engine room while at anchor in Kerch Strait, Black sea, or probably, anchored after accident. Second Engineer was exposed to boiling water and suffered burns, he was taken to hospital in Kerch."

2020-03-01 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Cape Coral (Florida), 1 injured:

2020-02-28 - Superyacht 'Pamela IV' bursts into flame in coastal Sanremo (Italy):

2020-02-27 - Patrol boat 'Monitor' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Boothbay Harbor (Maine), nobody aboard:

Quote: "The 35-foot patrol vessel Monitor caught fire Monday morning, Feb. 24 while at the dock at Department of Marine Resources’ Boothbay Harbor facility, DMR spokesman Jeff Nichols said Thursday, Feb. 27. No one was on board at the time, Nichols said in an email response."

2020-02-27 - Yacht bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while docked in coastal Sai Kung, Hong Kong (China):

Quote: "27th February 2020 – (Hong Kong) At around 2.30am today, a 25-metre yacht caught fire in the sea opposite Che Keng Tuk Road in Sai Kung. No one was injured in the incident and firemen are investigating the cause of fire."

2020-02-26 - Tugboat bursts into flame while drydocked on Hardwood Lane near Chickasaw Creek in Chickasaw (Alabama):

2020-02-26 - Cargo ship 'New Wind' damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Hai Phong (Vietnam):

2020-02-26 - Four boats go up in flames at 1:32 AM while docked at Teddington Lock on the River Thames near coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "Four boats were badly damaged by fire on Teddington Lock. A passer-by called 999 after seeing a number of boats alight."

2020-02-26 - Boatstaurant goes up in flames on the River Medway in Maidstone (Britain):

2020-02-25 - Cargo ship bursts into flame at 11 PM in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

2020-02-25 - Boat destroyed by fire, home damaged, on the Colorado River near Yuma (Arizona):

Quote: "Residents of the Hidden Shores Resort are being allowed to return to their homes after a brush fire threatened their properties. Hidden Shores is just north of Yuma Proving Ground. The fire was burning in the toolies along the Colorado River. It damaged one home and destroyed one boat."

2020-02-25 - Boat bursts into flame at 11:40 PM on the River Thames in Purley-on-Thames (Britain):

2020-02-24 - Boat bursts into flame at Swoope Boat Ramp in coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2020-02-23 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home, fire spreads to home, on Church Street in coastal Mattapoisett (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Nobody was hurt Sunday evening when a boat stored in a Mattapoisett driveway caught fire and the flames spread to the side of a nearby home."

2020-02-23 - Boat and home go up in flames on coastal Cudjoe Key (Florida):

2020-02-22 - Cargo ship 'Volcan de Teneguia' bursts into flame near the island of Tenerife (Spain):

Quote: "Ro-ro cargo ship VOLCAN DE TENEGUIA reported fire on board shortly after leaving Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, in the afternoon Feb 22. The ship with vehicles and other cargo on board was bound for Cadiz Spain. SAR tug PUNTA SALINAS (IMO 7931894) responed with firefighters team, fire was taken under control by 2100 UTC, disabled ship was taken on tow and towed back to Santa Cruz, berthed at around 0100 UTC Feb 23."

2020-02-22 - Cargo ship bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on the Mittelland Canal between Berlin and Peine (Germany):

Quote: "On Feb 22, 2020, at 4.30 a.m. the 'Hanna', 844 ts (EU-No.: 05109340) caught fire in the engine room enroute from Berlin to Peine with a cargo of scrap while transiting the Mittelland Canal."

2020-02-22 - Tanker ship 'Epic Burano' bursts into flame in the Mediterranean Sea near Greece:

Quote: "LPG tanker EPIC BURANO suffered fire in engine room in the evening Feb 19 in Mediterranean sea S of Peloponnese Greece, sailing in eastern direction after leaving Malta anchorage, port of destination unknown. Tanker was disabled, adrift for about 24 hours, resumed sailing in the afternoon Feb 20, fire extinguished by crew."

2020-02-22 - Boat bursts into flame at 12:15 AM while docked in the Eastport area in coastal Annapolis (Maryland):

Quote: "City of Annapolis Firefighters along with crews from Anne Arundel County and the United States Naval Academy Fire Department's battled a boat fire along Back Creek in the 700 block of Chester Ave. in Eastport. The fire happened around 12:15am Saturday morning two adjacent boats were also damaged."

Note: A Naval Academy football player, man, 22, just lost consciousness and died in Annapolis too, mentioned in the 2020-02-20 update...

2020-02-21 - Boat bursts into flame on canal, burns and sinks, in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

Quote: "A boat has sunk after it caught fire on a Fort Lauderdale canal. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene near Southwest Fifth Court and 14th Avenue just before noon, Friday."

2020-02-20 - Cargo ship 'Hak' bursts into flame at 2 AM in the Dardanelles near Turkey:

Quote: "On Feb 20, 2020, at 7 a.m. a fire broke out in the engine room boiler of the 'Hak' during the transit of the Dardanelles in western direction. Coastal safety tugs immediately attended the ship. The vessel was moored north of Gelibolu anchorage under supervision of the tugs at 11 a.m. The fire was extinguished by the crew."

2020-02-20 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Coronado (California):

Quote: "A woman was treated for smoke inhalation Wednesday night after a boat caught fire near Coronado."

2020-02-19 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Knight's Key (Florida):

Quote: "Two people and their dog escaped from a catamaran that ended up sinking after the vessel caught fire in the Florida Keys. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said the vessel caught fire near the Seven Mile Bridge, Wednesday."

2020-02-18 - Boat, vehicle, RV trailer and garage destroyed by fire at home in Ogallala (Nebraska):

Quote: "The list of damages include: one vehicle, one bumper pull camper, one boat, a utility trailer, a garage destroyed, a garden shed damaged, garage and house siding damaged, and electric lines damaged."

2020-02-17 - Two houseboats and hut destroyed by fire on Dal Lake (India):

Quote: "Fire broke out at Konakhan area of famous Dal Lake, in the afternoon when the families living in a hutment, and two houseboats had gone out for some work. 'Within no time, two houseboats and a residential hutment was razed to ground due to deadly fire,' General Secretary House Boat Owners Association (HBOA), Abdur Rashid Kaloo told."

2020-02-16 - Cargo ship 'Suzzy' damaged by fire while docked in coastal Tuzla (Turkey):

Quote: "Fire erupted in Master’s cabin of general cargo ship SUZZY, dry-docked at Tuzla, on Feb 16. Not clear if fire was restricted by cabin only, or started somewhere else in superstructure, and spread to Master’s cabin. Fire was extinguished by firefighting teams, 15 crew were evacuated, no one was injured. The ship sustained some unspecified damages."

2020-02-15 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Marina del Ray (California):

Quote: "This is the third fire in Marina del Ray in months. Last week, a 30-foot boat caught fire and sank as a result of the damage. There were no injuries reported. In Dec. 2019, a 35-foot boat caught fire in the seaside community. That fire was quickly contained."

2020-02-15 - Boat bursts into flame in the Trinity Inlet near coastal Portsmith (Australia):

2020-02-14 - Four boats and boat shop destroyed by fire at 3:23 AM on East End Road in coastal Homer (Alaska):

Quote: "Boats were being worked on in each of the bays and all were totally destroyed."

2020-02-13 - Two yachts destroyed by fire while docked at marina on the River Soar in Thurmaston (Britain):

Quote: "Two boats are well alight at a marina to the north of the city. Fire crews were called to Leicester Marina in Thurmaston at around 12.15pm today."

2020-02-12 - Tanker ship bursts into flame in the Sea of Japan:

Quote: "Fire erupted on board of product tanker in the morning Feb 12, in southern Japan sea. Tanker is in full load, crew reported safe, firefighting under way."

2020-02-12 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked near East Las Olas Boulevard and Venice Drive in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2020-02-12 - Boat, vehicles and machine shop destroyed by fire on East Miami River Road in Miami Township (Ohio):

Quote: "The fire chief said there was a lot of items inside that building, including a boat and vehicles."

2020-02-11 - Dive tour boat 'MV Moana' destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM while docked in coastal Phang Nga (Thailand):

Quote: "A liveaboard dive tour boat valued at about B10 million was destroyed by fire while moored just offshore from the Royal Thai Navy base near Thap Lamu in Thai Muang, Phang Nga, early yesterday morning (Feb 11)."

2020-02-10 - Four fishing boats destroyed by fire in coastal Hub (Pakistan):

2020-02-10 - Yacht 'Kiva' bursts into flame off coastal Isla Mujeres (Mexico):

Quote: "A boat that caught fire over the weekend was reduced to ashes in the Bay of Isla Mujeres. The burning boat Kiva was reported to authorities Sunday around 11:20 a.m. which triggered elements of Armada de México and personnel from Protección Civil to the scene. According to preliminary reports, boat personnel requested the intervention of authorities to control the flames to prevent nearby vessels from also catching fire."

2020-02-10 - Boats, tractors, RV trailers and barn destroyed by fire in the Town of Hounsfield (New York):

Quote: "When fire swept through a large barn in the town of Hounsfield over the weekend, it also destroyed boats, campers, tractors and trailers."

2020-02-09 - At least 8 boats go up in flames at boat storage facility in Milford (Iowa), near Lower Gar Lake:

Quote: "This was a boat storage facility, then? Yep, there was boats in there, probably 8, 10, 12 boats in there."

2020-02-07 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Cape Coral (Florida):

Quote: "Charlotte County Fire & EMS responded to a boat fire in the water and rescued two stranded boaters without injuries Friday. According to the Charlotte County Fire & EMS Facebook post, a call came in at around 5:44 p.m. about a possible boat fire. Marine units rescued a man and woman who had jumped over board and were in the water wearing life jackets after the boat caught fire."

2020-02-06 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Marina del Rey (California):

2020-02-06 - Boat bursts into flame near restaurant, burns and sinks, on Lake Marble Falls (Texas):

Quote: "'The boat caught fire and sank behind Chili's over the weekend,' Marble Falls Police Capt. Trisha Ratliff said."

2020-02-05 - Tugboat 'Yorksyme' bursts into flame while anchored off coastal Auckland (New Zealand), nobody aboard:

2020-02-03 - Boat bursts into flame on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Seend (Britain):

2020-02-02 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked on Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):

2020-02-02 - Houseboat bursts into flame at 11:22 PM in coastal Shoreham (Britain):

2020-02-02 - Boat bursts into flame on the Grand Union Canal off Main Street in Foxton (Britain):

2020-02-01 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Havasu (Arizona):

Quote: "The model of the boat was not immediately available, but a sheriff's spokesman identified it as a new recreational speedboat. The boat was a total loss, with damages estimated to be more than $100,000. It was the family's first time out on the water with it, the spokesman said."

2020-02-01 - Yacht bursts into flame off coastal Santa Maria del Mar (Peru):

2020-01-31 - Ferry ship 'Betsy Ross' bursts into flame off coastal Staten Island (New York):

Quote: "The FDNY responded to a fire on a New York Waterway ferryboat in the vicinity of the Stapleton Homeport on Friday morning."

2020-01-30 - Fishing ship 'Newfoundland Lynx' bursts into flame off the coast of Labrador (Canada):

Quote: "On Jan 29, 2020, a fire broke out aboard the 'Newfoundland Lynx' off Labrador. Fire and emergency personnel on board the ship acted quickly to extinguish it, and it could be contained in the afternoon, with all crew members being safe and accounted for."

2020-01-30 - Boat bursts into flame on East Main Street in coastal Mims (Florida):

2020-01-29 - Tanker ship 'Zoya 1' erupts in flame in the Persian Gulf near coastal Sharjah (UAE):

Quote: "A crude oil supertanker caught fire in the Persian Gulf, west of the Strait of Hormuz, prompting a warning from naval authorities in the U.K. for ships in the region to exercise extreme caution. The U.K.’s Maritime Trade Operations said the fire started northwest of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Dispatches in the area said the ship was ablaze about 20 miles off the coast of Sharjah. The cause of the fire was unknown."

2020-01-29 - Boat bursts into flame in boatyard off Camley Street in King’s Cross area in coastal London (Britain):

2020-01-28 - Large boat 'Sea Hunter' bursts into flame at 11:46 PM while docked on Richmond Terrace on coastal Staten Island (New York), nobody aboard:

Quote: "The second and third decks sustained damage on the 'Sea Hunter,' an offshore supply boat that is registered as a recreational vessel, according to the Coast Guard spokesman."

2020-01-27 - 35 houseboats destroyed by massive inferno at 12:30 AM on the Tennessee River in Scottsboro (Alabama), 8+ killed, 7 injured:

Quote: "The fire chief in Scottsboro, Alabama, said at least eight people were killed in an explosive fire fueled by gasoline and propane tanks that consumed some 35 vessels along the Tennessee River. Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus said all eight people known to be missing have been confirmed dead, and 'that number could go up, because we don't know how many were on boats' that sank."

2020-01-27 - Boat bursts into flame on boat lift along Marlin Drive in coastal New Port Richey (Florida), 1 injured:

2020-01-27 - Boat, vehicle and home destroyed by fire in West Richland (Washington):

Quote: "A large fire destroyed a West Richland home, boat and vehicle Monday morning, according to Benton County Fire District 4."

2020-01-27 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off coastal Isla Abel (Chile):

2020-01-26 - Boat bursts into flame on coastal Goat Island in Isle of Palms (South Carolina):

2020-01-26 - Four cargo/fishing ships destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Bandar-e-Jask (Iran):

Quote: "A fire broke out aboard several cargo vessels and fishing boats in the port city of Bandar-e-Jask, Hormozgan Province, Sunday. No casualties have been reported so far while the cause of the incident is unknown. The fire reportedly started on a fibreglass fishing boat, while strong winds created ideal conditions for the flames to spread to the other three vessels."

2020-01-25 - Boat bursts into flame in shallow water near the Weedon Island Preserve in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

2020-01-25 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at boatyard in coastal Campbell River (Canada):

2020-01-25 - Boat bursts into flame at boating club in coastal Kawhia (New Zealand):

2020-01-24 - Two boats and a dock go up in flames on Lake Lanier in Hall County (Georgia):

Quote: "Two boats and a dock were severely burned after catching fire in Hall County Friday morning."

2020-01-24 - Boats, RVs, cars, vehicles and buildings go up in flames at 1 AM at storage facility in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "The fire tore through multiple buildings that house vehicles, boats and RVs."

2020-01-24 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked at the Dubai Marina in coastal Dubai (UAE):

Quote: "It is noteworthy that this is the second accident in a week, as last Friday’s civil defence teams extinguished a fire in a yacht near Madinat Jumeirah and the accident did not cause any losses or injuries."

2020-01-23 - Cargo ship 'BW Acorn' disabled by fire in the Gulf of Aden:

Quote: "UK-flagged Capesize bulk carrier BW ACORN is reported on fire, ship is disabled, drifting since around 2300 UTC Jan 23 in Gulf of Aden."

2020-01-23 - Houseboat bursts into flame in coastal Alappuzha (India):

2020-01-22 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in the wee hours, burns and sinks, near coastal Gujarat (India):

Quote: "A fisherman went missing, while six others were rescued after their boat caught fire and sank mid-sea off the Porbandar coast in Gujarat in the wee hours of Wednesday, an association said."

2020-01-21 - Update on boat and barn fire in Hamilton (Canada), 44+ boats destroyed:

Quote: "Between 44 and 55 boats were destroyed in a Hamilton barn fire on Sunday, Jan. 19, according to local media. The late-afternoon blaze ultimately spread through two barns at 2275 Golf Club Rd. where the boats were stored, Hamilton Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief John Verbeek told The Hamilton Spectator. The approximately 200-by-60-foot, single-storey barn was fully ablaze when crews called just before 4 p.m. arrived, he said."

Note: I only counted it as 3 at the time, so this is at least 41 more boats burned in this fire...

2020-01-20 - Cargo ship 'Vyborg' bursts into flame in coastal Arkhangelsk (Russia):

Quote: "In the morning of Jan 20, 2020. a fire broke out in the engine foom of the 'Vyborg' in Arkhangelsk. The vessel, which was docked in the dry dock at Solombal, caught fire at 09.50 a.m."

2020-01-20 - Fishing trawler 'Enigma Astralis' bursts into flame in the Sea of Okhotsk near coastal Magadan (Russia):

Quote: "A fishing trawler under the name 'Enigma Astralis' carrying 47 people caught fire in the Sea of Okhotsk, not far from Russia's Magadan, a representative for the regional rescue coordination centre reported on Tuesday."

2020-01-20 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, on Lake Borgne (Louisiana):

2020-01-20 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Schooner Cove Marina in coastal Nanoose Bay (Canada):

2020-01-19 - Container ship 'Em Oinousses' bursts into flame off the coast of Mozambique:

Quote: "Container ship EM OINOUSSES while en route from Maputo Mozambique to Mombasa Kenya suffered fire in engine room in the afternoon Jan 19, sailing abeam of Nacala, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel."

2020-01-19 - Boats and barn destroyed by massive fire on Golf Club Road in Hamilton (Canada):

Quote: "Firefighters are battling a massive blaze in Hamilton this afternoon. At 4:15 p.m., the Hamilton Fire Department reported a fully involved barn fire on Golf Club Road. The barn is reported to have a number of boats stored inside."

2020-01-18 - Around 99 boats and boat dealership building destroyed by mammoth fire at Marina Fortin in Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix (Canada):

Quote: "The building was completely destroyed and housed upward of 100 boats at the time the fire broke out."

Quote: "According to the marina's website, it sells and stores medium-sized boats to yachts. Just last week, it was named a top boat dealership to work for in North America, according to a press release from the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas."

2020-01-17 - Yacht bursts into flame off coastal Dubai (UAE):

2020-01-16 - Tugboat 'Norsul Vitoria' bursts into flame in coastal Sao Francisco do Sul (Brazil):

Quote: "Fire reportedly erupted on board of tug NORSUL VITORIA at port of Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil, understood at night Jan 16."

2020-01-15 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Dauphin Island (Alabama):

2020-01-14 - Cargo ship 'Kasra-1' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Makhachkala (Russia):
Quote: "On Jan 14, 2020, the captain’s cabin of the 'Kasra-1' caught fire at berth No. 1 in the Makhachkala port, Dagestan. The fire spread over five by seven meters."

2020-01-13 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Hawea (New Zealand):

2020-01-12 - Two houseboats destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Sandys (Bermuda):

Quote: "The BFRS said, 'At 6:27pm the BFRS received a call reporting a house boat on fire at the Dockyard in Sandys. The BFRS responded with 6 appliances and a total of 14 firefighters. On arrivals firefighters found two vessels approximately 50’ in length completely involved in flames.'"

Quote: "The Bermuda Police Service said the it was believed the fire started on one of the boats and spread to the second, which was moored next to it."

2020-01-12 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer while parked on coastal Hout Bay (South Africa):

2020-01-11 - Boat bursts into flame next to shed in coastal Wolphaartsdijk (Netherlands):

2020-01-10 - Four boats go up in flames while parked at business in Lawrenceville (Georgia):

Quote: "Authorities said the fire originated from one of the boats in the lot and spread to the other three that were located in close proximity. The damaged boats were all customer-owned and were reportedly at the shop for repairs."

2020-01-10 - Three boats and netting business go up in flames just before 12:30 AM in coastal Fernandina Beach (Florida):

Quote: "It’s interesting because a year ago there was a fire across the street at the other marina, so I don’t know what’s happening up here with these marinas..."

2020-01-10 - Boat starts taking on water then bursts into flame near coastal Little Barrier Island (New Zealand):

Quote: "Two adults and one young adult were on board the boat when it started taking on water near Little Barrier Island about 6pm on Friday, Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trusts spokesman Lincoln Davies said. Those on board were wearing lifejackets and managed to swim to another vessel nearby. The sinking boat then caught fire and was 'fully engulfed in flames' when the ARHT crew arrived, he said."

2020-01-09 - Boat bursts into flame off coastal Warrnambool (Australia):

2020-01-08 - Three boats destroyed by fire while docked at marina on Lake Texoma in Denison (Texas):

Quote: "Three boats were destroyed and a storage slip was heavily damaged after a fire broke out at Grand Pappy Point Marina in Denison Wednesday afternoon."

2020-01-08 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Havelock (New Zealand):

2020-01-08 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Phuket (Thailand), 1 injured:

Quote: "One crewman is in hospital recovering from extensive burns to his body from a fire that broke out on a fishing boat he was working on south of Phuket yesterday (Jan 8)."

2020-01-07 - Oil rig bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico in the Sound of Campeche (Mexico), 3 injured:

Quote: "Three people were injured in a fire on a platform run by Mexican state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) on Tuesday, the company said, briefly leading to the evacuation of the rig. The fire broke out on the Akal-C6 platform in the Sound of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico, Pemex said. 'The incident was confined to the first level on the western side of the platform,' Pemex said on Twitter."

2020-01-07 - Container ship 'Cosco Pacific' hit by container fire off the coast of India:

Quote: "Container ship COSCO PACIFIC while en route from Port Klang Malaysia to Ngava Sheva western India reported fire in container or containers, in cargo hold on Jan 4, being under way in Arabian sea off southwest Indian coast. The ship interrupted scheduled voyage and headed for Colombo, arriving there in the morning Jan 6. She was berthed, containers on fire are to be offloaded, ship’s to be under constant monitoring until completing inspection."

2020-01-06 - Two boats go up in flames near coastal Scarborough (Australia):

Quote: "A Queensland Police spokeswoman said they were called out to a report of two small boats on fire about 3km north of Scarborough, Redcliffe around 9.50am today."

2020-01-06 - Yacht 'Verita' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in the Maldive Islands:

Quote: "Maldives National Defense Force's firefighters at the location of an Australian yacht that caught fire in the Maldives on January 6, 2020. The yacht eventually sank after sustaining damage from the fire."

2020-01-05 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked at the Port of Los Angeles in coastal San Pedro (California), nobody aboard:

2020-01-04 - Yacht bursts into flame near coastal Panama City (Panama):

Quote: "Panama’s Naval Air Service (SENAN) rescued 15 people from a blazing pleasure cruise on Saturday morning, January 4, in the area near Flamenco Island, on the Amador Causeway. A column of smoke from the fire could be seen in Panama City."

2020-01-04 - Boat bursts into flame near the island of Tortola (British Virgin Islands), 1 injured:

Quote: "A prominent land and sea tour operator on Anegada, Kelly Faulkner, suffered serious burns to his body when a fire broke out on a vessel he was operating on Saturday, January 4, 2020, according to reports reaching our news desk."

2020-01-03 - Boat bursts into flame at dock in coastal Geelong (Australia):

2020-01-03 - Houseboat bursts into flame in coastal Coodanup (Australia):

2020-01-02 - Boat bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico southeast of Corpus Christi (Texas):

Quote: "Once on scene, the LPG tanker Sahara Gas reported two people aboard a 37-foot sailing vessel disabled after an engine room fire."

2020-01-02 - Boat destroyed by fire at 6:50 AM, three vehicles damaged, while parked at storage lot in Rancho San Diego (California):

Quote: "A fire at a vehicle storage lot in the Rancho San Diego neighborhood destroyed a roughly 15-foot-long motor boat and damaged three vehicles early Thursday morning, a fire official said."

2020-01-01 - Yacht 'Don Pepe' destroyed by fire off coastal Baja California Sur (Mexico):

Quote: "Members of the Navy of Mexico report the rescue of 12 from a burning yacht off the coast of Baja California Sur. The rescue took place New Year’s day in waters between Isla San Francisquito and Isla Espíritu Santo of Baja California Sur by members of the navy who responded to the report of a boat fire on the Don Pepe."

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