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Engine failure leads to fire on board towing vessel

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NTSB issued an accident report, concerning a fire in the engine room on board the uninspected towing vessel Jaxon Aaron, while it was pushing a flotilla of 16 barges upbound on the Lower Mississippi River, Tennessee. The fire spread from the engine room into the accommodation area and wheelhouse, causing an estimated $10.2 million in damage to the interior spaces.

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How to prevent fuel spray fire onboard

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The United States Coast Guard issued a safety alert, in order to inform about a fuel spray fire onboard a commercial vessel. These types of incidents, involving fuel leakages contacting hot surfaces and igniting, happen too frequently and have been a focus of various marine safety organizations, such as the IMO, for many years.

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Crewmembers trapped after fire breaks out on cruise ship

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The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued the investigation report into the forward engine room fire which occurred on the 22nd October 2015 onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Splendour of the Seas'. A total of 12 crewmembers were trapped in three workshops on deck 0 in the forward engine room during the course of the incident.

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Fire caused while welding on board cargo vessel

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The Swedish P&I Club has issued its Monthly Safety Scenario for June, regarding an incident of fire on board a general cargo vessel. The fire was emitted during welding operations, a common practice when carrying cargo, in order to secure it. By presenting this case, the Club urges operators to think of possible actions if something similar occurred in their vessels.

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Fuel valve explosion causes serious injury onboard

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The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a safety alert, informing about an accident that happened on board a general cargo vessel, aiming to highlight the lessons learnt and to increase awareness, which may help avoid similar incidents occurring in the future. In this particular case, a third engineer was severely injured, after explosion of the vessel's auxiliary boiler.

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Lessons learned from explosion onboard carrier laden with coal

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RMI has issued an advisory to inform that the registry is currently conducting a very serious marine casualty investigation into a multi-seafarer occupational fatality, that recently occurred on board an RMI-flagged vessel. The Ship Registry shares some preliminary findings that could be helpful in identifying potential risks and preventing similar casualties.

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