Wednesday, May 1, 2019

2019 - Boat Fires

Boats And Ships Burned In 2018: 414

2019-05-16 - Passenger ship 'Amer Constellation' damaged by fire while docked in the Thea Foss Waterway in coastal Tacoma (Washington), 2 lightly injured:

Quote: "Two people suffered minor injuries Thursday morning after a small fire broke out on a ship in the Thea Foss Waterway, according to Tacoma Fire Department. The blaze was reported about 9 a.m. on the first level of the vessel."

2019-05-16 - Ferry ship 'Bohus' bursts into flame just before 6 AM while docked in coastal Sandefjord (Norway):

Quote: "A fire broke out in the engine room of a Ro-Pax operated by Oslo-based Color Line on the morning of Thursday, May 16. Bohus was moored in Sandefjord when the blaze erupted just before 06:00 local time. Firefighting teams and police units arrived on scene to render assistance and managed to evacuate all 31 of the vessel’s occupants."

2019-05-16 - Eight boats go up in flames at boatyard in coastal Heysham (Britain):

Quote: "When firefighters arrived at the scene they found that eight boats were on fire in a boat yard."

2019-05-15 - Car carrier ship 'Grande Europa' bursts into flame at 4 AM near coastal Mallorca (Spain):

Quote: "Car carrier GRANDE EUROPA caught fire early in the morning May 15 in Mediterranean, due south from Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain, while en route from Naples Italy to Valencia Spain."

2019-05-15 - Two boats, motorcycle, dirt bike, and barn destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Danvers (Massachusetts), some baby chickens killed:

Quote: "Hartigan said he used the barn for storage and that several items were destroyed in the fire, including a new motorcycle, two sailboats, a dirt bike, and furniture."

2019-05-15 - Houseboat destroyed by fire on the shore of coastal Yellowknife Bay (Canada):

2019-05-14 - Fuel tanker boat bursts into flame before 6 AM on river in Phnom Penh (Cambodia):

2019-05-14 - Boat, two RVs and shed go up in flames just before midnight at home in coastal Oxnard (California):

Quote: "The shed where the fire appears to have started was completely gutted by the flames. Two RV's and a boat, parked near the structure, also sustained serious damage."

2019-05-13 - Cargo ship 'Cathy Jo' disabled by fire in the Bay of Biscay near coastal Brest (France):

Quote: "May 13: General cargo ship CATHY JO, reported NUC on May 12, suffered engine failure following fire in engine room, early May 12 in Bay of Biscay. MRCC Corsen, France, was supervising salvage, and sent technicians and fire team to drifting ship by helicopter. Fire was extinguished, but ship was in need of towage."

2019-05-12 - Cargo ship 'Grampian Talisker' damaged by fire near coastal Flamborough Head (Britain):

Quote: "The 'Grampian Talisker' had a fire in the engine room, 20 miles east southeast of Flamborough head, on May 9, 2019. The fire team of the vessel investigated and put out the fire."

2019-05-12 - Lobster boat destroyed by fire at 4 AM on coastal Prince Edward Island (Canada):

Quote: "A lobster boat was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning at Sturgeon wharf in eastern P.E.I. RCMP say the boat was tied up when the fire began, and crew noticed it when they arrived at the wharf. Police were called at about 4 a.m. Nobody was injured, but police said some of the crew were treated by paramedics at the scene. Investigators believe the fire started in the boat's cabin. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but police said it is not considered suspicious."

Quote: "The spring lobster fishing season began on P.E.I. on May 3."

2019-05-12 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Siolim (India):

2019-05-11 - Yacht bursts into flame near coastal Hong Kong Island (China):

Quote: "A yacht was completely engulfed in fire after bursting into flames off the west coast of Hong Kong Island on Saturday morning, injuring two people."

2019-05-11 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Townsville (Australia):

Quote: "A sailing vessel burst into flames near the Townsville breakwall."

2019-05-10 - Ferry ship 'Bo Hai Ma Zhu' bursts into flame in the Yellow Sea near coastal Yantai (China):

Quote: "Ferry BO HAI MA ZHU reported fire on board while en route from Yantai to Dalian, China, Yellow sea, some two hours after leaving Yantai, at night May 8. Ferry turned back and reached Yantai under own power early in the morning May 9."

2019-05-09 - Boat bursts into flame on Major Bay at the island of Tortola (British Virgin Islands):

2019-05-08 - Cargo ship and 120 cars go up in flames at 6:44 AM in coastal Sharjah (UAE):

Quote: "Thirteen Indians onboard a burning cargo ship were rescued Wednesday by a team of quick-acting firefighters at Khalid Port in Sharjah. The vessel was loaded with 6,000 gallons of diesel, 120 exported vehicles, and 300 vehicle tires - all of which were gutted in the massive blaze."

2019-05-08 - Pipe-laying ship 'Israfil Huseynov' explodes into flame in the Caspian Sea near coastal Baku (Azerbaijan), 14 injured:

Quote: "Pipe layer ISRAFIL HUSEYNOV suffered fire on board, which started at around 1730 Moscow time May 8 after reportedly, an explosion, south of Baku, Azerbaijan, Caspian sea."

2019-05-08 - Boats, cars and warehouse destroyed by massive blaze in Etna (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The warehouse houses expensive vehicles and expensive boats."

Quote: "A large fire tore through a warehouse in Etna that's used for a number of purposes, including housing rare or antique vehicles possibly worth millions of dollars."

Quote: "I’m told this warehouse is used at least partially for storing cars and that it contains hundreds of classic/antique/rare cars worth close to $60 Million..."

2019-05-07 - Cargo ship 'Camaro IV' damaged by fire near coastal IJzendoorn (Netherlands):

Quote: "On May 7, 2019, at 8.15 p.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Camaro 4', 3144 ts (EU-No.: 02329331), which had sailed from Dordrecht at 3 p.m., on the Waal near IJzendoorn. The ship managed to reach an emergency pier in the port."

2019-05-07 - Fishing ship 'Tenn Ming Yang No. 268' bursts into flame at 4:30 AM in the Indian Ocean east of Durban (South Africa), crew abandons ship:

Quote: "Tuna fishing vessel TENN MING YANG NO.268 issued distress signal at around 0430 UTC May 7, reporting fire on board, 16 crew going to life rafts, and requesting immediate assistance. Vessel was in vicinity 34 54S 041 50E,Indian ocean, some 630 nm E of Durban, South Africa."

2019-05-07 - Fishing ship 'Agia Kyriaki' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Elefsina (Greece):

Quote: "In the morning hours of May 7, 2019, a fire broke out aboard the 'Agia Kyriaki' which was docked at the Elefsina fishing port. Personnel of the Port Authority and officers of the fire brigade were sent to the spot and extinguished the fire."

2019-05-07 - Superyacht 'Sea Alice' destroyed by fire at 6 AM while dry-docked at boat yard in coastal Riviera Beach (Florida):

Quote: "Massive flames and smoke could be seen shooting out of the 125-foot yacht called the Sea Alice out of Vancouver."

2019-05-07 - Boat, tractor, pickup truck and barn destroyed by fire in the Town of Hansen (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Chad and Kelly Dorshorst own the barn, according to the release, and they told officials the fire destroyed a boat, tractor, pick-up truck and tools along with the barn."

2019-05-06 - Ferry ship 'Daggri' bursts into flame in coastal Toft in the Shetland Islands (Scotland):

Quote: "Ferry srvices across the Yell Sound were suspended for a time on May 6, 2019, after an engine fire on board the 'Daggri'. Emergency services were called to the Toft ferry terminal at around midday after the ferry crew discovered the fire shortly after leaving the Toft ferry terminal at around 11.20 a.m."

2019-05-06 - At least one boat destroyed by fire on the Sacramento River in Sacramento County (California):

Quote: "The boat was in Sutter County near the Rio Ramaza Marina before it floated into Sacramento County, fire officials said. Views from LiveCopter 3 show two watercraft on fire. Officials have not yet determined if the fires were from the same boat or were two separate boats."

2019-05-06 - Boat bursts into flame at 12:30 AM, burns and sinks, on the River Medina in coastal Cowes on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2019-05-05 - Water taxi boat explodes and burns in coastal Belize City (Belize), 2 killed, several injured:

Quote: "When the boat captain attempted to start the boat engine, an explosion onboard hurled passengers several feet from where they were seated, killing two of Mr Interiano’s daughters, ages eight and ten, and injuring him and his wife and others on board."

2019-05-04 - Ship hit by fire, 7,000 tons of scrap metal burn, in coastal Southampton (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters from across Hampshire were called to a large ship fire at Southampton Docks last night. The incident involved a ship carrying around 7,000 tonnes of scrap metal."

2019-05-04 - Recreational fishing boat disabled by fire near coastal Ponce Inlet (Florida):

2019-05-04 - Boat bursts into flame at marina on Lake of the Ozarks in Gravois Mills (Missouri):

Quote: "Firefighters in Gravois Mills said a boat is a total loss after it caught fire while docked at Millstone Marina off Highway O just before 10 p.m. Saturday."

2019-05-03 - Fishing trawler 'Barranco' bursts into flame near coastal Cerbère (France), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2019-05-03 - Yacht destroyed by fire shortly after 5 AM while docked at marina on the Multnomah Channel near Scappoose (Oregon), nobody aboard:

2019-05-02 - Fishing boat 'Lynoma' bursts into flame near coastal Bandon (Oregon):

Note: Also see the RV trailer that was destroyed by fire at an RV park in Bandon on this day...

2019-05-02 - Fishing trawler bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Arklow (Ireland):

Quote: "Three fishermen have been rescued after their trawler caught fire off the Co. Wicklow coast today. Their 14m trawler caught fire 30 miles east of Arklow and subsequently sank. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboats at 3.46pm following a Mayday relay broadcast."

2019-05-01 - Container ship 'Cap San Diego' hit by container fire in Hamburg (Germany):

Quote: "In the evening of April 30, 2019, at 7 p.m. a container on the upper deck of the 'Cap San Diego' at the Overseas Bridge in Hamburg caught fire."

2019-05-01 - Fishing boat 'Peace N Plenty' bursts into flame near coastal Salcombe (Britain):

Quote: "The skipper of the 'Peace N Plenty' has been rescued after his fishing boat caught fire off Devon on April 30, 2019, at 6 p.m. He reported to the Falmouth Coastguard it was on fire about six miles off Salcombe before abandoning ship to a life raft with a radio."

2019-04-30 - Aircraft carrier 'TCG Anadolu', Turkey's first aircraft carrier, damaged by fire at shipyard in coastal Tuzla, Istanbul (Turkey):

Quote: "Fire erupted on board of Turkish first aircraft carrier TCG ANADOLU (L-408), which is under construction in dry dock at Sedef Shipyard, Tuzla, Turkey, late at night Apr 29 or early in the morning Apr 30. Fire said to occur inside ship’s bow compartments. As of morning Apr 30, firefighting was still continuing."

2019-04-30 - Two boats go up in flames while parked at property on Settlers Path in coastal Sandwich (Massachusetts):

2019-04-30 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, crew abandons ship, near coastal Yilan County (Taiwan):

Quote: "Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Six crewmen aboard a fishing boat based out of Yilan County were rescued at sea after they were forced to abandon ship when it caught on fire Tuesday, according to a statement issued later that day by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA)."

2019-04-29 - Ferry ship 'Pont Aven' bursts into flame at 3 AM in the Bay of Biscay near France:

Quote: "Ferry PONT AVEN of Brittany Ferries alerted MRCC Etel France at 0300 UTC Apr 29, reporting fire in engine room, 77 nm south of Pointe de Penmarch, Finistere, in Bay of Biscay."

2019-04-29 - Boat, RV, several cars and car dealership destroyed by fire in coastal Bradenton (Florida), 2 injured:

Quote: "The fire also destroying at least one boat and several cars that were inside the building, and an RV parked next to the garage. Two people were injured. One of them was taken to the hospital to be treated for burns."

2019-04-29 - Boat, car, four quad bikes and home destroyed by fire in coastal Dampier (Australia):

Quote: "The home was completely gutted in the huge blaze that started in the early hours of this morning and spread to destroy a car, boat and four quad bikes."

2019-04-28 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at home on the Intracoastal Waterway in coastal Hallandale Beach (Florida):

2019-04-27 - Container ship 'MSC Samantha' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Gioia Tauro (Italy):

2019-04-27 - Boat and dock destroyed by fire at home on Garner Lake (Tennessee):

2019-04-27 - Yacht bursts into flame near Grass Island in coastal Hong Kong (China):

2019-04-26 - 'INS Vikramaditya', India's only aircraft carrier, damaged by deadly fire near coastal Karwar (India), 1 killed:

Quote: "A lieutenant commander lost his life while attempting to snuff out an accidental fire that broke out on India's only aircraft carrier INS VIKRAMADITYA near the INS Kadamba Naval Base in Karwar on Apr 26."

2019-04-25 - Yacht bursts into flame just after midnight, burns and sinks, on waterfront home on Lake Washington in Bellevue (Washington), nobody aboard:

2019-04-24 - Ferry ship bursts into flame on the Euphrates River in Buqrus (Syria):

Quote: "A ferry carrying fuel caught on fire while traveling down the Euphrates River this afternoon, a source told Al-Masdar News."

2019-04-24 - Boat bursts into flame on the Shropshire Union Canal in Chester (Britain):

2019-04-23 - Fishing ship 'Saint Jean Pierre' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Boulogne-sur-Mer (France):

Quote: "On April 22, 2019, around 10:30 p.m. the CROSS Gris-Nez was alerted after a fire broke out aboard the 'Saint Jean Pierre' - BL.589306, 10 gt, in the Traffic Separation Zone of Pas de Calais 26 miles off Boulogne-sur-Mer."

2019-04-23 - Boat bursts into flame near marina on the Delaware River in Ridley Park (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-22 - Commercial fishing boat 'Mary Ann L' destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM while docked in coastal Westport (Washington):

2019-04-22 - Boat, RV trailer and shed go up in flames at 1:10 AM on River Drive in coastal Naples (Florida), nobody there:

Quote: "The trailer, shed and a boat on the property were destroyed by the fire, all belonging to the same homeowner."

2019-04-21 - Boat bursts into flame at home in Briceville (Tennessee):

2019-04-21 - Boat destroyed by fire in coastal Pattaya Bay (Thailand):

2019-04-20 - Eight tourist fishing boats destroyed by fire in coastal Pak Bara (Thailand):

Quote: "A fire destroyed eight tourist fishing boats in Satun province early on Saturday, police said."

2019-04-19 - Houseboat destroyed by fire on Lake Apopka (Florida):

2019-04-19 - Boats, cars and trucking business go up in flames at 3 AM in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "The intense fire severely damaged and destroyed the cars and boats inside the Leonard Bros. Trucking building, at 2160 NW 26th Avenue."

2019-04-18 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked in harbor in coastal Scarborough (Britain):

Quote: "Scarborough TOC: 16:29 Crew were mobilised to a report of a yacht on fire docked in the harbour. Fire was extinguished by occupier prior to fire service arrival, believed to have been due to electrical fault."

2019-04-17 - Cargo ship 'Great Aspiration' rocked by explosion and fire near coastal Lizard Point (Britain), 3 injured:

Quote: "Three crew members were rescued from a cargo ship after suffering 'significant' burns in an on-board explosion. The coastguard was called to Hong Kong-registered Great Aspiration, off Lizard Point, Cornwall, at 15:15 BST on Wednesday."

2019-04-17 - Cargo ship 'Sormovskiy 118' bursts into flame while dry-docked at shipyard in coastal Tuzla, Istanbul (Turkey):

Quote: "General cargo ship SORMOVSKIY 118, dry docked at Astas Shipyard, Tuzla, Turkey, suffered fire in superstructure on Apr 17. Several fire engines responded, fire understood to be extinguished, no injures reported."

2019-04-17 - Yacht bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Islamorada (Florida):

2019-04-17 - Tugboat bursts into flame while docked at Cap Sante Marina in coastal Anacortes (Washington):

2019-04-16 - Tanker ship 'Charlois' bursts into flame near coastal Krimpen (Netherlands):

Quote: "In the engine room of the 'Charlois', 4293 ts (EU-No.: 02333461), a fire broke out while the ship was underway on the New Maas on April 16, 2019, at 5.05 p.m. It was quickly berthed at a pier in Krimpen upon Ijssel so that the alerted fire rescue could quickly get access. Also patrols of Rijkswaterstaat and tugs of the Port of Rotterdam attended and secured the site. The fire was successfully put out, no one was injured."

2019-04-16 - Ship bursts into flame in coastal Port Fourchon (Louisiana):

Quote: "Firefighters battled a boat fire in Lafourche Parish this afternoon, authorities said. About 1:39 p.m. Lafourche Parish Fire District 3 responded to a vessel fire in the Port Fourchon area in Lafourche Parish, fire officials said. Fire crews arrived on the scene to find smoke billowing out of the engine room in a 280-foot vessel, authorities said. Firefighters contacted the boat’s captain, who called a fire team into the area to deploy water mist and secure doors to the surrounding areas. Firefighters stretched a hose into the engine room to extinguish the blaze, fire officials said. Fire crews remained on the scene for a few hours to ventilate toxic gases and smoke and ensure no hot spots remained on the vessel."

2019-04-16 - Boat and lawn mower go up in flames, fire spreads to woods, on Boiling Springs Road near Licking (Missouri):

Quote: "A fire just before 4 p.m. Tuesday sent firemen to Boiling Springs Road southwest of Licking. The Roby Fire Department responded to the call that reported a lawn mower and boat fire had reached into woods."

2019-04-16 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Ta' Xbiex on the island of Malta:

2019-04-15 - Tanker ship 'Maharaja Agrasen' damaged by deadly fire in coastal Mumbai (India), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "Fire erupted in superstructure of Suezmax tanker MAHARAJA AGRASEN at night Apr 13 in Mumbai, India, shortly after arrival from Saudi Arabia with cargo of crude oil. Chief Engineer died in fire, Second Engineer and motorman suffered burns and were taken to hospital."

2019-04-15 - Boat bursts into flame before 3:30 AM, burns and sinks, near coastal Gordon, Tasmania (Australia):

Quote: "A man has escaped a fire that sank his catamaran in southern Tasmania by rowing a dinghy to safety."

2019-04-14 - Cargo ship 'Albany Sound' damaged by fire while docked in coastal Morehead City (North Carolina):

2019-04-12 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near Cape Burney (Australia):

2019-04-11 - Tug boat bursts into flame near coastal St. George’s Harbour (Bermuda):

2019-04-11 - Two yachts destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Dordrecht (Netherlands):

2019-04-11 - Yacht bursts into flame just after 5:30 AM near coastal Moreton Island (Australia):

2019-04-10 - Boat, trike, trailer and garage destroyed by fire at home in St. Cloud (Minnesota):

Quote: "The garage and its contents, including a boat, trike motorcycle, trailer and snowblower, were a total loss."

2019-04-09 - Shrimp boat bursts into flame at Pitalo’s Marine in coastal Gautier (Mississippi):

2019-04-08 - Cargo ship 'Al Fayrouz' goes up in flames in the Red Sea near coastal Farasan Island (Saudi Arabia), crew evacuated:

Quote: "Rescue teams from the Saudi Border Guard successfully evacuated 31 crewmembers from a Panama-flagged ship that caught fire off the Farasan Island in the Red Sea. The Border Guard took over the rescue mission in accordance with the commitments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the 1979 International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) and in continuation to the humanitarian tasks being carried out by the Saudi force."

2019-04-08 - Two boats, lawn mower and shed destroyed by fire on Golden Grove Circle in Piedmont (South Carolina):

Quote: "Two boats and the lawn mower were destroyed."

2019-04-07 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at 4:20 AM, burns and sinks, near coastal Port Douglas (Australia):

Quote: "Port Douglas: A fishing boat caught fire yesterday morning on Dickson Inlet. The blaze continued for five hours before the vessel sunk."

2019-04-07 - Boat and warehouse destroyed by fire in Canaan (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Jones said the fire destroyed their warehouse containing books she distributes for publishers and her husband’s boat stock and some parts."

2019-04-07 - Boat bursts into flame while men work on it, in Strawberry Plains (Tennessee):

Quote: "Afternoon boat fire close to a garage extinguished by the first and second arriving crews with no damage to the garage but the boat was destroyed. "

2019-04-06 - Submarine under construction rocked by battery explosion near coastal Bandar Abbas (Iran), 3 killed:

Quote: "An explosion took place at a shipbuilding plant which is located 37 kilometers west of the port of Bandar Abbas near the Strait of Hormuz. Citing local media, Sputnik International reported that at least three staff in the Iranian defense industries were killed in the blast that occurred in an under construction submarine in Southern Iran. A local website reported that the blast happened after three batteries on the vessel exploded."

2019-04-06 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked in coastal Key West (Florida):

2019-04-05 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Calder in Wakefield (Britain):

2019-04-04 - Ferry ship 'Fitzroy Flyer' bursts into flame near coastal Cairns (Australia):

2019-04-03 - Tour boat bursts into flame near coastal Manampili Island (Malaysia), several injured:

2019-04-03 - Boat bursts into flame while parked along Greenwood Road in College Grove (Tennessee):

2019-04-02 - Yacht explodes into flame at marina in coastal Kalkara on the island of Malta:

2019-04-01 - Cargo ship 'Shengtai' damaged by deadly fire in coastal Zhejiang (China), 2 killed:

Quote: "According to the center, the ship had 17 crew members on board. During the incident, two of them lost consciousness while the rest were evacuated to the main deck. In the engine room anti-fire measures were initiated, including releasing carbon dioxide. The firefighting was still ongoing by the afternoon. The two crew members who lost consciousness were confirmed dead, while the rest were moved onto a rescue ship."

2019-04-01 - Fishing ship 'Belle Carnell' bursts into flame in coastal St. John's (Canada):

2019-03-31 - Ferry ship 'European Causeway' bursts into flame in coastal Larne (Ireland):

Quote: "Fire crews arrived at Larne harbour to a ship fire on board the P&O European Causeway ferry. Three crews from Larne, Belfast and Ballyclare were in attendance. A spokesperson for NI Fire and Rescue said that it started in the engine room."

2019-03-31 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home in Rochester (New York):

Quote: "Firefighters responded to a home on Sixth Street this afternoon for a report of a boat on fire. The boat was parked in a driveway, next to a garage. When fire crews arrived it was heavily involved."

2019-03-30 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Lanier near marina in Hall County (Georgia):

2019-03-29 - Boat, pickup truck and shop go up in flames in Bowie (Texas):

Quote: "The pickup, boat and building were heavily damaged."

2019-03-29 - Boat and pallets go up in flames near homes in Ross-on-Wye (Britain):

2019-03-28 - Nearly 30 boats destroyed by fire at boatyard in Hal Farrug on the island of Malta, 1 injured:

Quote: "The fire is understood to have destroyed almost 30 boats, with damages running into thousands of euros."

2019-03-27 - Boat, car and 5 homes destroyed by fire at 11:49 PM in Thermal (California):

Quote: "The fire — which spread to both sides of Avenue 70 — destroyed five homes, a boat and a car, according to the Riverside County Fire Department."

2019-03-37 - Boat, four-wheeler and shed destroyed by fire in St. Amant (Louisiana), nobody there:

Quote: "A backyard workshop containing a fueled-up boat and four-wheeler and numerous bottles of flammable gas used for welding caught fire and was destroyed Wednesday night in southeastern Ascension Parish, firefighters said Thursday."

2019-03-27 - Tour boat bursts into flame on the Arakawa River in coastal Tokyo (Japan):

Quote: "A 'yakatabune' entertainment tour houseboat was gutted by fire on a Tokyo river Wednesday while it was not in business, police and firefighters said, adding none of the crew sustained serious injuries."

2019-03-26 - Cargo ship 'Burns Harbor' bursts into flame on Lake Michigan near Sturgeon Bay (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A ship that was headed out from the Sturgeon Bay canal Tuesday morning was towed back to Bay Shipbuilding after a fire broke out on the bow. The Burns Harbor, a 1000-foot freighter that was built in 1980 at Bay Shipbuilding, returned to the yard’s docks about 12:30 Tuesday afternoon after the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department and the United States Coast Guard assisted the ship’s crew in putting out the fire."

2019-03-26 - Yacht busts into flame at marina in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2019-03-25 - Ferry ship 'KM Awu' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Semarang (Indonesia), nobody aboard:

Quote: "The KM 'Awu' caught fire in the evening of March 25, 2019, at the Janata Marina Indah (JMI) Shipyard Unit 1 in the Tanjung Emas Port Area, Semarang. There were no people on board at the time the fire started and no works under way. The ship was unlit. The fire suddenly emerged from the captain's cabin on the sixth deck, spread around and engulfed the bridge."

2019-03-25 - Cargo ship 'Mystic' damaged by fire at 4 AM off the coast of Malaysia:

Quote: "On March 24, 2019, at 4 a.m. a fire broke out in the accommodation area of the 'Mystic' while proceeding off Malaysia in position 03 04 N, 105 02 E. Around 6 a.m. the master of the vessel reported to the Singapore MRCC that the fire had been extinguished and the bulkcarrier would continue its voyage in due course."

2019-03-25 - Boat, pickup truck and shed destroyed by fire at home in coastal Mt. Pleasant (South Carolina), nobody there:

Quote: "Officials stated that the structure fire involved a shed, boat, and a car."

2019-03-25 - Yacht bursts into flame in the water just after 4 AM in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services were called early this this morning to Ferry Road in Portsmouth. The early morning call was over seen by the UK coastguard after a 25 foot yacht burst into flame and turned into a fireball whilst afloat in the water. Fire crews stationed at Southsea from Hampshire fire and rescue, Portsmouth RNLI lifeboat and the Portsmouth coastguard team were all scrambled to the incident just after 4am on Monday morning."

2019-03-24 - Ship operators raise alarms over spate of ship fires:

Quote: "The international shipping industry is wrestling with a spate of fires aboard vessels at sea in recent months that have crippled several big cargo ships, killed a number of seafarers and cost companies and their customers hundreds of millions of dollars in damages."

2019-03-24 - Fishing boat explodes into flame near coastal Barat Muka Head (Malaysia), 1 killed:

Quote: "An Indonesian fisherman was killed, while two of his compatriots were rescued after an engine room explosion occurred about 7 nautical miles from Barat Muka Head, near here on Sunday (March 24)."

2019-03-24 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, on Dogwood Lake at Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area (Indiana):

Quote: "At 2:22 p.m., Friday Daviess County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to a call from a man who said he had a fire on his boat and it had sunk at Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area. The two men on the boat managed to swim to a wooden boat dock in the middle of the lake close to the main boat dock."

2018-03-24 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Fremantle (Australia):

2019-03-23 - Boat bursts into flame off coastal Moturekareka Island (New Zealand):

2019-03-22 - Boat bursts into flame at wharf in coastal Portland (Maine), 2 dogs killed:

2019-03-21 - Yacht bursts into flame in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2019-03-20 - Tanker ship 'Taehwa 1HO' damaged by deadly fire at 5:40 AM off the coast of South Korea, 2 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Two sailors were killed and another injured after a fire broke out on an oil tanker off the southern coast of South Korea on Wednesday, rescue officials said. The 494-ton ship caught fire at about 5:40 a.m. in the waters about 5 kilometers off Odong islet in South Jeolla Province, some 322 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the Coast Guard."

2019-03-19 - Mini-submarine hit by fire, fills with smoke, makes emergency ascent, in the Indian Ocean off Aldabra Island (Seychelles):

Quote: "The Nekton Mission said it was looking into the cause of an electrical fire but the team was expected to be back in the water on Wednesday."

Quote: "The British scientist and American pilot on board were safely rescued from the vessel and are recovering on its mother ship off the Seychelles, where they are investigating climate change."

2019-03-19 - Tanker ship 'NS Point' explodes into flame shortly after 5 AM near the coast of Latvia:

Quote: "On March 19, 2019, short past 5 a.m. a fire broke out aboard the 'NS Point' following an explosion in the engine room. The tanker was enroute from Primorsk to Vysotsk."

2019-03-19 - Fishing ship 'Scan Tank' damaged by fire in coastal Rørvik (Norway):

Quote: "The 'Scan Tank' caught fire with a crew of four on board at the Marøy Marina in Rørvik, Trøndelag, on March 19, 2019, at 5.50 p.m. The ship was in for maintenance. The fire was quickly put under control. Everyone was safe and checked by health authorities."

2019-03-18 - Fishing ship 'Lubbetje' bursts into flame while docked at terminal in coastal Port Elizabeth (South Africa):

Quote: "There were dramatic scenes in the Port Elizabeth harbour on Sunday morning when a fire broke out aboard a large fishing vessel berthed near the bulk manganese ore terminal, opposite a massive fuel tank farm in the harbour precinct. The interior of the 39m green-and-white South African-flagged Lubbetje, which is classed as an offshore support vessel, caught fire shortly before 10am in the western corner of the harbour."

2019-03-18 - Boat, tractor (bulldozer) and barn destroyed by fire in Queensbury (New York):

Quote: "No injuries were reported, but Dave Matteson, a friend of the property’s owner, said the barn on Hudson View Lane contained an antique car as well as a boat, bulldozer, appliances and construction materials that included flooring, lights and lumber."

2019-03-17 - Three boats and 10 storage units destroyed by fire at marina on the Little River in Cedar Bluff (Alabama):

Quote: "Several storage units at the Little River Marina Boat Storage facility in Cedar Bluff were damaged by fire overnight on Saturday. We spoke to Little River Marina Owner Bill Hamlin on Sunday morning and he told us that there were a total of 10 units, 3 boats and numerous items of personal property that was destroyed in the fire. Hamlin said that it appears a boat caught on fire, which started the blaze."

2019-03-16 - Fishing ship 'Challenger' bursts into flame while docked in Squalicum Harbor in coastal Bellingham (Washington):

2019-03-16 - Boat bursts into flame on the Hastings River near coastal Port Macquarie (Australia):

Quote: "A boat on fire in the Hastings River and a sinking boat off Plomer kept volunteers with Marine Rescue Port Macquarie very busy on March 16. Around 8 am on Saturday, an emergency call was placed to the first responders on the water to help a boat on the Hastings River which was on fire. As two Marine Rescue vessels were dealing with that situation a second emergency call out was received from a boat which was sinking off Plomer, said unit commander, Greg Davies."

2019-03-15 - Research ship 'Sagar Sampada' bursts into flame in the Arabian Sea off the coast of India:

Quote: "Indian research vessel SAGAR SAMPADA, engaged in research works, caught fire at night Mar 15 off Mangalore, Western India, Arabian sea, with 36 crew and 16 scientists on board. Two ships of Indian Coast Guard , SUJAY and VIKRAM, were deployed, and reportedly, fire was extinguished. It was said, that vessel was to be towed to Mangalore, and crew and scientists were safe."

2019-03-15 - Ship 'Sea Queen' bursts into flame near the island of Kulhudhuffushi (Maldive Islands):

Quote: "A fire incident has taken place on board the vessel Sea Queen operated out of Haa Dhaalu Kulhudhuffushi. Information Officer of MNDF, Ibrahim Azim, said that the fire on board the vessel was reported around 12:28 p.m."

2019-03-14 - US Navy minesweeper ship 'USS Devastator' bursts into flame while docked at base in coastal Bahrain:

Quote: "Last night, a fire broke out aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator while the ship was pierside at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. The fire broke out at about 2000 hours, and sailors aboard the Devastator, USS Sentry, USS Gladiator, USS Dextrous, and USS Whirlwind, as well as the NSA Bahrain Fire Department, responded to the scene. The ship declared the fire out at approximately 2100 hours, and sailors continued to cool hot spots to prevent a reflash."

2019-03-14 - Pipe-laying ship 'Ocean Constructor' bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico:

Quote: "Pipe laying ship OCEAN CONSTRUCTOR suffered fire in engine room in the morning Mar 13 in Gulf of Mexico, while laying pipe line at Ku-Maloob-Zaap oil field, Mexico. There were 181 people on board, including construction personnel and 25 crew. All personnel was evacuated in some 4 hours, no casualties, no injures reported."

2019-03-14 - Fishing ship 'He Jhen Hi' bursts into flame at 2:30 AM in coastal Port-Louis (France), crew abandons ship:

Quote: "On March 14, 2019, the 'He Jhen Hi' caught fire at quay 3 in Port-Louis. 50 tons fuel oil were pumped from the ship after the fire broke out around 2.30 a.m. The operation continued to remove 30 tons of fuel remaining, the vessel having been refueled before its scheduled departure this day. The tugs of the Mauritius Port Authority then pulled it to Bain des Dames at Sable Noir, where it was still burning. The decision was made to allow the fire to burn out. The 13 crew members were able to leave the ship in time and were safe and sound."

2019-03-13 - Boat bursts into flame while parked on trailer at home on Millstone Road in coastal Brewster (Massachusetts):

2019-03-13 - Boat bursts into flame in canal in coastal Englewood (Florida):

2019-03-12 - Yacht 'The Last Hurrah' bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while docked on coastal Shelter Island in San Diego (California), nobody aboard:

Quote: "Firefighters quickly knocked down a blaze aboard a boat near the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island Tuesday.  The fire sparked on the empty 50- to 60-foot vessel called 'The Last Hurrah' docked in the Kona Marina for unknown reasons at about 3:30 a.m., fire officials said."

2019-03-11 - Container ship 'Grande America' bursts into flame southwest of coastal Pointe de Penmarc'h (France), crew evacuated, ships capsizes and sinks:

Quote: "Twenty-seven people have been evacuated from a fire-stricken Italy-flagged roll-on/roll-off container (ConRo) vessel in the Bay of Biscay off the French coast, Maritime Prefecture of Atlantic said. The 56,642 gross ton Grande America caught fire some 263 kilometers southwest of the Pointe de Penmarc’h, south Finistère, on March 10, 2019."

Quote: "Starboard list was steadily growing, exact cause yet unknown – salvors were trying to dose fire with a lot of water, but yet, hardly enough to capsize the ship. Most probably, water ingress developed, through burned through platings, or damaged valves."

Quote: "There have been a number of major container fires in the past year, including the 15,262 teu Maersk Honam on 6 March last year, the 7,500 teu Yantian Express on 10 January this year and the 9,200 teu APL Vancouver on 31 January."

2019-03-11 - Work boats, semi tractor, semi trailers and building destroyed by fire at floating dock business in Clark Township (Michigan):

Quote: "Honilla said there were stacks of lumber, wood decking, a semi tractor, trailers, work boats and tools inside the building at the time of the fire."

2019-03-11 - Fishing ship 'KM Riki Baru' bursts into flame near coastal Peniki Island (Indonesia), 3+ killed:

Quote: "The Search and Rescue Team found three dead bodies on boat. They are still searching for one crew member who is still missing."

2019-03-11 - Fishing ship bursts into flame in coastal Muara Angke (Indonesia):

2019-03-10 - Boat bursts into flame near the mouth of the Waini River off the coast of Guyana, 2 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Hours after a boat with 20 persons aboard caught afire off the mouth of the Waini River, the body of a Venezuelan man washed up on Shell Beach, sources said. The man’s name has been given as Antonio Ramon Wells. Police have already confirmed that a woman, with second degree burns, was rushed to the Mabaruma Hospital. She was due to be the air-dashed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for specialised treatment and care at the Burns Unit. The Guyana Police Force’s Interior Commander, Kevin Adonis earlier Sunday said police were responding to reports that flames engulfed a passenger boat about 10 miles from the mouth of the Waini River. The boat was ferrying passengers from Venezuela to Pomeroon in Guyana when the craft caught afire."

Quote: "Reports indicate that the elderly, Mrs. Archer lives in Venezuela and was travelling with her husband, Carl Archer, who is blind, when the mishap occurred. She has reportedly said she was holding onto her husband, but was forced to release him. Her last sight of her spouse was seeing 'his head on fire.'"

2019-03-10 - Boat bursts into flame while docked near Shelter Island in coastal San Diego (California), nobody aboard:

2019-03-10 - Boat, vehicles and 3 RV trailers destroyed by fire at 11:17 PM on the shore of Lake Blackshear (Georgia):

Quote: "The fire quickly spread to two adjacent trailers but was contained before spreading to others nearby. Two vehicles and a boat were also destroyed in the blaze."

2019-03-09 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked at Discovery Harbour Marina in coastal Campbells River (Canada):

2019-03-09 - Boat bursts into flame at Blowering Dam (Australia), 3 injured:

Quote: "Three young people have been burned, two of them seriously, after a boat fire at Blowering Dam on Saturday."

2019-03-09 - Canal barge bursts into flame at Pitstone Marina on the Grand Union Canal in Pitstone (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 9 March, 4.34pm Fire in canal barge, Pitstone Marina, Cheddington Road, Pitstone. Two appliances and crews from Aylesbury, the Water Rescue Unit from Newport Pagnell and an officer attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, two sets of breathing apparatus, a toolkit and a thermal imaging camera."

2019-03-08 - Barge bursts into flame near coastal Mayport (Florida):

2019-03-08 - Boat and barn destroyed by fire in Woodbury (Minnesota):

Quote: "A barn that caught fire Friday morning in Woodbury is a total loss, Police Commander John Altman said. The cause of the fire is unknown and no one was hurt. A boat parked near the barn was also a total loss."

2019-03-07 - Boatstaurant destroyed by fire on the Nile River in Cairo (Egypt):

Quote: "An ambulance is seen near the scene of a cruise fire on the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt, March 7, 2019. A massive fire engulfed a cruising restaurant overlooking the Nile River on Thursday evening in Maadi district in the Egyptian capital Cairo..."

2019-03-07 - Several boats destroyed by fire at the Grand Mariner Marina in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

Quote: "Three or four boats caught fire and at least one houseboat was a total loss, according to Firefighters."

2019-03-07 - Boats, classic cars, pickup trucks, excavation business and classic car business go up in flames in Poughkeepsie (New York):

Quote: "In addition to the excavating company, the building also housed a small auto-repair business and was being used for boat storage."

Quote: "In the building, there was a '55 Chevy, '56 Chevy, '58 Chevy and a couple old Chevy trucks along with a lot of parts."

2019-03-06 - Survey ship 'Lia' bursts into flame near coastal Filey Brigg (Britain):

Quote: "The Filey RNLI and a rescue helicopter have responded to a mayday call from the 'Lia' on March 5, 2019, just before 7 p.m. about two miles north of Filey Brigg. The survey vessel had to declare a major emergency after an engine room fire. Within a short time, the ALB had arrived, and it was decided that five people from the survey team should be evacuated from the ship to the lifeboat whilst two crew members should remain on board."

2019-03-05 - Tanker ship 'Seacod' damaged by fire near coastal Antwerp (Belgium):

Quote: The 'Seacod', coming from Ust-Luga, suffered a small fire in the engine room on March 4, 2019, at 6 p.m. The tanker was assisted by two tugs for entering the Zandvliet lock in Antwerp at 6.30 p.m. The ship berthed in the Canal Dock B3 at 9 p.m."

2019-03-05 - Boat, five cars and home destroyed by fire at Cedar Creek in Logan (Australia):

Quote: "A massive fire has destroyed a house, five cars and a boat at Cedar Creek in Logan this afternoon."

2019-03-04 - Cargo ship 'Nova' bursts into flame while drydocked in coastal Meppel (Netherlands):

Quote: "In the afternoon of March 1, 2019, the fire brigade of Meppel was alerted after a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Nova', 1267 ts (EU-No.: 02322631), which was drydocked at a local shipyard. The fire brigade extinguished the fire, which had caused a considerable smoke development. The cause of the fire was unknown and no information was available about the extent of the damage."

2019-03-04 - Boat bursts into flame while moored in Moscow (Russia):

Quote: "The moored boat caught fire in the south of Moscow, the press service of the capital board of the Emergencies Ministry reports."

2019-03-03 - Boat, truck, excavating equipment and barn destroyed by huge fire at 12:30 AM on Ridge Road in Cazenovia (New York), goats killed:

Quote: "The fire also burned Doug’s truck, and his large boat-as well as his equipment for his excavating business."

2019-03-02 - Boat and boathouse destroyed by fire at Cedar Grove Marina in coastal North Saanich (Canada):

2019-03-01 - Boat bursts into flame at 2:13 AM on South 5th Street in Springfield (Illinois):

2019-02-28 - Icebreaker ship 'Polar Star' damaged by fire north of Antarctica:

2019-02-28 - Boats, food truck, RV, cars, snowmobiles and business destroyed by fire at midnight in Marquette (Michigan):

Quote: "A major fire burned through the night. Marquette city firefighters say they were called to the corner of Presque Isle Avenue and Hawley Street around midnight, for the report of a vehicle on fire in a garage. No one was injured but the fire destroyed a small business and more. The buildings held things like vintage cars, snowmobiles, boats, an RV, and Marquette’s Superior Mobile Koney food truck."

2019-02-27 - Cargo ship 'Hala B' heavily damaged by fire in coastal Chioggia (Italy):

Quote: "Fire erupted in engine room of cargo ship HALA B, anchored at Chioggia anchorage, Italy, Adriatic sea, in the evening Feb 26. Firefighters boarded the ship but couldn’t do much, because of faulty ship’s firefighting equipment. Fire spread around and judging from photos, engulfed superstructure, so it was decided to evacuate all 18 crew."

2019-02-26 - Yacht bursts into flame at 6 AM at the Cape Charles Marina in coastal Cape Charles (Virginia):

2019-02-25 - Ferry ship 'Dragon Star 1' destroyed by fire in the Malacca Strait near coastal Langkawi Island (Malaysia):

Quote: "Fire erupted in engine room of DRAGON STAR 1 ferry in the afternoon Feb 25, when ferry with 52 passengers on board was en route from Kuah Terminal, Langkawi Island to Kuala Perlis, northwest Malaysia, Malacca Strait, Malaysia-Thailand boarder. Fire engulfed aft superstructure, passengers were gather in the fore section, and evacuated to vessels and boats nearby, which rushed to rescue. Two people sustained injures, ferry looks like she’s to be a total loss."

2019-02-25 - Cargo ship 'Partizan' damaged by explosion and fire in the Sea of Japan:

Quote: "General cargo ship PARTIZAN suffered explosion in forecastle area, followed by fire, on Feb 25, while en route from Nakhodka Russia to Pohang, Korea, with cargo of scrap, in Japan sea."

2019-02-25 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Chesapeake Bay near Lexington Park (Maryland):

Quote: "According to emergency services communications, the boat had caught fire but was extinguished by the owner."

Note: About 56 miles as the gas blows from the docked yacht that burst into flame at 3:50 AM with nobody aboard the day prior in coastal Pasadena (Maryland), mentioned in the 2019-02-24 update

2019-02-24 - Yacht bursts into flame at 3:50 AM while docked in coastal Pasadena (Maryland):

2019-02-24 - Boat, car and home destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM on Sunset Bay in Irving (New York):

Quote: "A car parked in the driveway of the residence on Erie Street was also destroyed in the fire."

Quote: "A boat parked beneath the awning has also been made inoperative. The rear of the boat sustained heavy damage, completely ruining the outboard motor, and melting nearly the entire stern."

2019-02-23 - At least 35 fishing boats destroyed by fire, fire burns for a day, at Muara Baru Port in coastal Jakarta (Indonesia):

Quote: "Fire started in the afternoon Feb 23 on one of dozens of local fishing vessels and boats, berthed in harbor, and quickly spread to other, mainly wooden, vessels. As of afternoon Feb 24, firefighters were still dousing fire, which destroyed at least 35 vessels."

2019-02-21 - Navy ship bursts into flame while docking in coastal Kyunsu Township (Myanmar):

2019-02-20 - Boat, vehicles, camper and barn destroyed by fire on Marsh Road in Cottrellville Township (Michigan):

Quote: "He said the building, as well as vehicles, a boat and a camper were destroyed in the blaze."

2019-02-19 - Three boats go up in flames at 5:26 AM while parked at business in coastal Saltash (Britain):

2019-02-18 - Cargo boat destroyed by fire at 4:45 AM near coastal Filitheyo Island (Maldive Islands), 1 killed:

Quote: "A cargo vessel travelling near Filitheyo island in Faafu atoll has been razed, resulting in the death of one individual on board. The incident was reported at 4:45am on Monday, and the fire was controlled within hours. The Maldives National Defence Force says conditions on the vessel did not present a direct fatal risk to those on board, and that they believe the individual died from ‘shock’."

2019-02-17 - Boat bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while parked at home on Shelduck Court in Lara (Australia), 3 miles from the coast:

2019-02-16 - Container ship 'Stadt Dresden' bursts into flame in coastal Venice (Italy):

Quote: "Fire erupted in engine room of container ship STADT DRESDEN, berthed at Container Terminal in Venice, Italy, in the afternoon Feb 16. engine room was sealed and filled with CO2, fire engines were called, more than 30 firefighters were engaged in extinguishing fire and eliminating the consequences."

2019-02-16 - Military frigate 'Bayern' damaged by fire in coastal Kiel (Germany):

2019-02-16 - Cargo ship 'Saint Claire' bursts into flame while docked on Lake Erie in Oregon (Ohio), nobody aboard:

Quote: "Crews are battling a ship fire on Bay Shore Road in Oregon at the CSX Toledo Docks. Crews on scene say the ship Saint Claire is unoccupied as Oregon and Jerusalem Fire Departments are fighting the flames."

Quote: "At this point it’s unclear how the blaze started, but the ship was unoccupied and no injuries were reported."

2019-02-16 - Boat bursts into flame and burns man to death while docked in Seward Boat Harbor in coastal Seward (Alaska):

2019-02-16 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal East Fremantle (Australia):

2019-02-15 - Boat bursts into flame at 6:51 AM, burns and sinks, in Copano Bay near coastal Rockport (Texas), nobody aboard:

2019-02-15 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Thandwe (Myanmar):

2019-02-14 - Fishing ship 'Nauticus' bursts into flame in coastal Durban Harbour (South Africa), 6 killed, several injured:

2019-02-14 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Cape Foulwind (New Zealand):

Quote: "A distress beacon may have saved the life of a lone fishermen whose boat caught fire off Westport today. The Rescue Coordination Centre NZ plucked the man from a liferaft off Cape Foulwind, and says if he hadn't had his distress beacon he may still be out at sea. It says he's lucky to be alive. RCCNZ received an alert from the distress beacon at 11am from the vessel located 12 miles west off Cape Foulwind."

2019-02-13 - Boat and RV trailer destroyed by fire while parked at home in Beech Grove, near Jasper (Texas):

Quote: "A late Wednesday afternoon fire destroyed a travel trailer and a boat in the Beech Grove Community."

2019-02-12 - Cargo ship 'Sequana' bursts into flame on the Rhine River in Duisburg (Germany):

Quote: "The 'Sequana', 1880 ts (EU-No.: 02319546), caught fire on the Rhine in Duisburg at the Hocheld Railway Bridge on Feb 12, 2019, at 10.15 a.m. It broke out in the engine room and spread to the accomodation area which was well alight."

2019-02-11 - Fishing trawler 'Venture Again' bursts into flame shortly before 7 AM near coastal Maughold (Isle of Man):

2019-02-11 - Fishing ship 'Variant' bursts into flame in the Barents Sea near coastal Murmansk (Russia):

Quote: "The 'Variant', which had sailed from Kirkenes on Feb 1, 2019 for fishing, suffered a fire during operations in the Barents Sea on Feb 10."

2019-02-11 - Fishing ship 'Jung Ron' bursts into flame near the Falkland Islands:

Quote: "The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has confirmed that a Taiwanese jigger by the name of Jung Ron has caught fire approximately 60 nautical miles north of Stanley."

Quote: "The Taiwanese longliner 'Jung Ron' caught fire approximately 60 miles north of Stanley on Feb 12, 2019, and was now drifting to a position 110 nautical miles NE of Stanley and continued to head away from the Falkland Islands coastline. The 64 crew members were rescued by the 'Lian Rong' and were due to arrive in Montevideo on Feb 15."

2019-02-10 - Boat bursts into flame at Haulover Park in coastal Miami (Florida), nobody aboard:

2019-02-10 - Two boats go up in flames at 1:45 AM at marina in coastal Greenock (Scotland):

Quote: "Police Scotland said: 'Around 1.50am on Sunday 10 February 2019, police were called to a report of two boats on fire at Kip Marina, Inverkip. Emergency services attended and two boats were found to be significantly damaged, with further damage to a third boat.'"

2019-02-10 - In separate incidents, two fishing boats burst into flame within 24 hours, near coastal Veraval and coastal Jafrabad (India):

2019-02-09 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Sidney (Canada), nobody aboard:

2019-02-09 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Wenzhou (China):

2019-02-08 - Boat, cars and home destroyed by garage fire on Westwood Cove along Lake Windermere in Memphis (Tennessee):

Quote: "The damage to the home, cars and a boat is estimated at more than $227,000."

2019-02-07 - Ferry ship 'BSP 1' bursts into flame in the Sunda Strait near coastal Merak Besar Island (Indonesia):

Quote: "Fire erupted on board of ferry BSP 1 at around 1845 WIB time (UTC +7) Feb 7, when the ship on Bakauheni – Merak service (Sunda Strait, Sumatra – Java) was approaching Merak, being some 3 nm off Merak Besar island. There were 196 passengers and 26 crew on board. Fire said to start in engine room, with smoke billowing from engine room and frightening passengers."

2019-02-07 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked near golf club in coastal Aventura (Florida):

2019-02-07 - 46 boats and boat factory destroyed by fire in Cuncolim (India):

Quote: "Around forty fibre boats kept outside the premises were reduced to ash. Besides, two newly manufactured fibre boats and four fibre boats which were in manufacturing process were also got burnt."

2019-02-06 - Cargo ship 'African Robin' damaged by fire at 2:40 AM while docked in coastal Kaliningrad (Russia):

Quote: "On Feb 6, 2019, at 2.40 a.m. a fire boke out on board of the 'African Robin' in Kaliningrad port. The fire was extinguished in about 30 minutes by the crew, the port's own fire brigade did not have to attend. Some navigational equipment on the bridge seemed to have been damaged or destroyed as the ship's AIS signal went off during the fire."

2019-02-05 - Three houseboats go up in flames on the Multnomah Channel near Scappoose (Oregon):

Quote: "We’re in Scappoose where a house boat on the Multnomah Channel caught fire. That fire spread to two other houseboats."

2019-02-05 - Boat bursts into flame at 4:50 AM while parked at property on Hoopers Island Road in coastal Fishing Creek (Maryland), 100 feet from the ocean:$40-000-in-Damages

2019-02-04 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked in coastal Latchi on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2019-02-03 - Cargo ship 'Amicitia' bursts into flame while docked at port in coastal Dordrecht (Netherlands), nobody aboard:

Quote: "On Feb 2, 2019, at 3 p.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the Amicitia, 1789 ts (EU-No.: 02321851), in the lime port in Dordrecht at the Keizershof. No one was aboard at that time. "

2019-02-03 - Cargo boat 'ML NS Express' destroyed by fire at dock in coastal Zamboanga City (Philippine Islands), 2 injured:

2019-02-03 - Boat bursts into flame, fire spreads, destroys most of seaside village on the Surin Islands (Thailand):

Quote: "A village of Moken people, known as sea gypsies, on the Surin islands in Khura Buri district caught fire Sunday night, leaving many villagers homeless. The fire started in the village near Ao Bon Bay at about 7.30pm when a local resident started the engine of a boat and caused an explosion. Strong wind sent flames to thatched houses and burnt down about 65 of them. Only about 15 houses survived the inferno."

2019-02-02 - Boat explodes into flame on the Murray River near Echuca (Australia):

2019-02-01 - Container ship 'Olga Maersk' damaged by fire off the coast of Panama:

Quote: "The 'Olga Maersk' suffered a fire in the engine room on Jan 29, 2019, around noon while the vessel was on route from Panama to Cartagena, 120 miles NE of Colon, Panama. The crew, being safe and accounted for, managed to extinguish the fire, but the ship started moving only on Jan 30, and turned back to Colon and berthed in Cristobal on Jan 31 at 5.45 p.m. No injuries were reported."

2019-01-31 - Container ship 'APL Vancouver' hit by container fire near coastal Vung Ro Bay (Vietnam):

Quote: "Container ship APL VANCOUVER has fire on board, in containers on cargo deck, fire started on Jan 31 or earlier. The ship en route from Shenzhen to Singapore had to interrupt voyage and head to Vietnam waters, sailing to small Vung Ro Bay in Phu Yen Province."

2019-01-31 - Cargo ship 'Xin Hua Sheng' bursts into flame at 6:45 AM near coastal Yancheng (China):

Quote: "The entire crew of 11 onboard a cargo ship that caught fire Thursday morning in sea waters off the coast of east China's Jiangsu Province have been rescued. The fire broke out around 6:45 a.m. when the cargo ship was 100 nautical miles off the east shore of Dafeng District in the city of Yancheng, according to the Maritime Search and Rescue Center of the neighboring city of Lianyungang."

2019-01-30 - Ferry ship 'Lady Anne' damaged by fire while dry-docked at shipyard in coastal Dordrecht (Netherlands):

Quote: "On Jan 29, 2019 at 2.30 p.m. a fire broke out aboard the 'Lady Anne' in a dry dock of the shipyard De Staart in Dordrecht during works on the ship. The fire rescue was alerted and the ship's own fire extinguishing system triggered. The fire could be extinguished soon after. Several workers were checked for smoke inhalation by an ambulance."

2019-01-29 - Fishing vessel bursts into flame near coastal Oxnard (California):

Quote: "A commercial fishing vessel went up in flames Tuesday afternoon in the ocean off Oxnard."

2019-01-28 - Tanker ship 'LR2 Poseidon' damaged by deadly explosion and fire at shipyard in coastal Istanbul (Turkey), 2 killed, 8 injured:

Quote: "Fire erupted in boiler room of Aframax tanker LR2 POSEIDON on Jan 28 in Tuzla Ship Repair Yard, where tanker was undergoing maintenance repairs. Fire was preceded by an explosion which injured 8 workers, and killed 2."

2019-01-28 - Yacht bursts into flame on the Krishna River in Guntur (India):

2019-01-27 - Tanker ship bursts into flame at 6 AM at dock in coastal Halifax (Canada):

Quote: "News outlets reported fire on board of a ship docked at Imperial Oil Datrmouth Terminal, Halifax, in the morning Jan 27, ship wasn’t identified."

2019-01-27 - Houseboat bursts into flame off the Memorial Causeway in coastal Clearwater (Florida):

2019-01-25 - Cargo ship bursts into flame at port on the Mediterranean Sea:

Quote: "Fire erupted on board of ro-ro cargo ship docked in Mediterranean port, in the morning Jan 25. City engines took fire under control in some 2 hours, understood fire was in engine room with thick smoke billowing from funnel and vent ducts."

2019-01-24 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Eppalock (Australia), 4 injured:

2019-01-22 - Boat explodes and burns at the North Shore in coastal Castlecrag, Sydney (Australia), 1 injured:

2019-01-21 - Two tanker ships go up in flames in the Kerch Strait near the border between Crimea and Russia, 14 killed, 5 missing:

Quote: "Fourteen crew members have died after two commercial vessels caught fire while anchored near the Kerch Strait, close to the Crimea-Russia border, according to the Russian Transport Ministry. Five more sailors are missing."

2019-01-20 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Strahan (Australia):

2019-01-20 - Yacht bursts into flame outside the Rosslyn Bay Harbour near coastal Yeppoon (Australia):

2019-01-19 - Airboat bursts into flame in the Florida Everglades in Broward County (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-01-19 - Boat bursts into flame in the Ohau Channel near Rotorua (New Zealand):

2019-01-18 - Houseboat destroyed by fire just before 7 AM in coastal Bokeelia (Florida):

2019-01-18 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Cypremort Point (Louisiana), 1 lightly injured:

2019-01-18 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Long Beach (California):

2019-01-18 - Boat bursts into flame just after midnight at Burton Waters marina near Lincoln (Britain):

2019-01-18 - Boat bursts into flame near the island of Lombok (Indonesia):

2019-01-17 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near the island of Narodo (South Korea), 1 injured, 1 killed, 1 missing:

Quote: "A Vietnamese sailor was found dead by the local coast guard in a bathroom at the stern of a South Korean fishing boat that caught fire. The 23-year-old went missing on Thursday morning, along with a Chinese sailor, after the boat caught fire at around 8:26 a.m. while out at sea. The 29-year-old Chinese, who jumped off the boat to escape the fire, has not been found."

2019-01-17 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home in San Carlos Park (Florida):

Quote: "Firefighters arrived on scene after 6:39 p.m. to find a 23-foot boat on fire in the backyard of a home off E. Carnegie Circe in San Carlos Park Thursday."

2019-01-16 - Ferry ship 'Apollo' bursts into flame near coastal Blanc-Sablon, Quebec (Canada):

Quote: "The 'Apollo' suffered a fire on the starboard main engine, one mile southeast off Blanc-Sablon, Quebec, in position 51 25 16.8 N, 57 08 43.6 W, on Jan 15, 2019, at 09.30 a.m. The fire was subsequently extinguished, and the vessel resumed its voyage with the port engine."

2019-01-16 - Houseboat bursts into flame on the River Medway near Knight Road in Rochester (Britain):

2019-01-15 - Boat bursts into flame at boat manufacturing business in Abilene (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "Two people were flown to a burn unit in Plano after a boat fire in Abilene. The fire started around 10:20 p.m. Monday at Tige Boats on Hwy 36. When firefighters arrived, an employee had already pulled the boat out of the building using a forklift."

2019-01-14 - Cargo ship Isabel' damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Dordrecht (Netherlands):

Quote: "An explosion took place on the 'Isabel', 1455 ts (EU-No.: 2311082), in Dordrecht in the morning of Jan 14, 2019. Employees of Rijkswaterstaat were just on board the ship for an inspection when an explosion occurred in a technical space of the ship, after which a fire started. "

2019-01-14 - Yacht bursts into flame in Watson's Bay in coastal Sydney (Australia), shark almost has a big lunch:

Quote: "A 'very large shark' was spotted circling a group of four people as they tried to escape a boat that had just burst into flames in Sydney. The group saw smoke coming from the engine room of the of the 34-foot Luxury Mariner as it floated outside the heads near Watson's Bay about 1pm today."

2019-01-14 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Cowes on the Isle of Wight (Britain), 1 injured:

2019-01-13 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Guryongpo (South Korea), 2 killed:

Quote: "Two people who were rescued after a boat caught fire have died in hospital. The pair were unconscious when rescue teams found them after noon, hours later the fishing boat caught fire. Three people that had been aboard were rescued by a nearby boat. The boat, which caught fire earlier that day 80 kilometers off the coast of Guryongpo, Pohang, eventually sank."

2019-01-13 - Three boats go up in flames while docked at marina in coastal Seattle (Washington):

Quote: "Three boats burned and a man was taken to Harborview Medical Center with minor injuries after a fire broke out Sunday night on the north side of Lakewood Morrage, located in the 4400 block of Lake Washington Boulevard South, according to the Seattle Fire Department."

2019-01-13 - Boat, camper, semi trailer and barn destroyed by fire in Osage County (Kansas):

Quote: "Reporting units found a barn on fire along with a semi tractor-trailer, camper, boat, mower and other items inside."

2019-01-12 - Boat bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to shed, on Carmen Hill Road in New Milford (Connecticut):

2019-01-11 - Boat destroyed by fire while docked at marina in coastal Edgewater (Maryland):

Quote: "The 67-year-old owner of the boat was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in good condition with a non-related medical emergency."

2019-01-11 - Barge bursts into flame on the Shropshire Union Canal in Stoak (Britain):

2019-01-10 - Tanker ship 'Antigoon' bursts into flame on river in Hofstade (Belgium):

Quote: "Along the Tragel in Hofstade a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Antigoon', 447 ts (EU-No.: 06503006), a ship that usually transports bio-ethanol for the Tereos Syral Company, in the night of Jan 9, 2019."

2019-01-09 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in Seward Boat Harbor in coastal Seward (Alaska), nobody aboard:

2019-01-08 - Ferry ship 'Qezban' bursts into flame in the Dardanelles near Turkey:

Quote: "Ro-ro ship QEZBAN reported fire in engine room while transiting Dardanelles in eastern direction at 2230 LT (UTC +3) Jan 8, in Suluca – Lapseki area."

Note: A ship's master was just found dead in his cabin on another ship in the Dardanelles too, mentioned in the 2019-01-06 update...

2019-01-08 - Three boats go up in flames at 11:45 PM while docked at marina in coastal Charlestown (Massachusetts):

2019-01-07 - Tanker ship 'Aulac Fortune' rocked by explosion and fire near coastal Hong Kong (China), 1+ killed, 3 missing:

Quote: "Residents of the nearby island of Lantau said they heard a big blast which rattled doors and windows."

2019-01-07 - Boat bursts into flame on Great Neck Creek in coastal Copiague (New York):

2019-01-07 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Milford Haven (Britain):

2019-01-06 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at condo complex on the Chicago River in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "The Chicago Fire Department responded to a call of a boat on fire on the Chicago River near a condominium complex in the South Loop on Sunday evening. Firefighters were called to the scene just after 8 p.m. in the 800 block of South Wells, officials said. The boat fire occurred on a dock underneath the River City Condominiums building, and firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the blaze."

2019-01-06 - Houseboat bursts into flame on river, burns and sinks, in Marthandam (India):

2019-01-06 - Boat bursts into flame on Griffin Lane in Thorpe Saint Andrew, Norwich (Britain), 1 injured:

2019-01-05 - At least 20 boats destroyed by fire shortly after 11 PM while docked in coastal Marseille (France):

Quote: "Twenty boats moored in the small port of Goudes in Marseille were hit by a violent fire Saturday night, we learned from firefighters."

2019-01-05 - Boat, two cars and building destroyed by fire at home in coastal Glenelg (Australia):

Quote: "Fire broke out in a 15m x 6m shed in the couple’s backyard just after 11am, incinerating the structure as well as two BMWs, a boat, fridge, washing machine, dryer and tools that were inside."

2019-01-04 - Pipe-laying platform 'Castoro Sei' damaged by fire near coastal Limassol on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

Quote: "Fire erupted in engine compartment of a pipe layer platform CASTORO SEI, docked at Limassol, Cyprus, at around noon Jan 4. All personnel were evacuated as a precaution, fire understood to be extinguished, extent of damages yet unknown."

2019-01-04 - Cargo ship 'Mark' bursts into flame at 6:20 AM in the Marmara Sea near coastal Istanbul (Turkey):

2019-01-04 - Boat destroyed by fire near the island of Lanzarote (Spain), man feared dead:

Quote: "A British man is missing feared dead after a fire on a motor boat he was on off the coast of Lanzarote. The emergency services found the vessel empty after launching a rescue operation this morning when it went up in flames. They discovered the unnamed man’s wallet in the sea near the boat - and subsequently spoke to his partner who confirmed he had left the upmarket Marina Rubicon port in Playa Blanca on Lanzarote’s southern coast alone around 7.30am."

2019-01-03 - Container ship 'Yantian Express' hit by container fire in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of Canada:

Quote: "On Jan 3, 2019, a fire broke out on the North Atlantic in one container on deck of the 'Yantian Express' which was enroute from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Halifax, in the vicinity of pos. 35 48N 50 03W."

2019-01-03 - Tour boat bursts into flame on river in coastal Bangkok (Thailand), 2 injured:

2019-01-02 - Boat, RV, five cars, motorcycle and storage building destroyed by fire at home in Indianapolis (Indiana):

Quote: "Unfortunately, the 60 x 100 foot metal structure was a complete loss. Contents included a boat, an RV, a Harley Davidson bike, five cars and a 'New Look Hair Design' salon, according to IFD. Battalion Chief Rob Aldrich says the fire caused an estimated $1 million in damage."

2019-01-01 - Boat explodes in coastal Karuah (Australia), 1 injured:

1 comment:

  1. One thing about boats - they're really expensive to own, maintain and insure.