SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
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Two Captains recognized with IMO bravery award

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Pilots Captain Michael G. McGee and Captain Michael C. Phillips, from Houston were recognized for their role in averting a tragedy in September 2016, when the tanker they were piloting broke down in the Houston Ship Channel in the middle of the night and burst into flames, after colliding with mooring dolphins.

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Two injured after fire on Shell’s oil platform

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USCG received a report on Wednesday that Shell Enchilada platform was on fire, approximately 112 nautical miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. At the time of the incident, there were 46 crew members reported aboard the platform, who were evacuated to a lifeboat and transferred to a nearby platform, Salsa.

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Two missing after barge explosion off Aransas

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In the early hours of Friday, US Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a mayday from the captain of the tug vessel 'Buster Bouchard' over Channel 16, who reported that the barge B255 attached to his tug was on fire and two crew members were unaccounted for.

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Swedish Club launches guide on cargo fires

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When a fire breaks out on board a vessel there is no fire service ready to assist in extinguishing it – it is up to the crew themselves. The Swedish P&I Club issued a new guide for quick reference to the causes and prevention of cargo fires and explosion onboard.

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Lone working in engine room can be hazardous

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In its latest edition of Safety Digest report, the UK MAIB describes a fire incident in the engine room of a UK registered vessel, that resulted in the death of an engineer officer, and provides important lessons learned to prevent similar accidents from occurring again.

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