4 seafarers were caught in a fire in an offshore ship near Mumbai and 3 of them have died a brutal death in the process.
A vessel had just left dry dock and was underway to another port for bunkering. Later in the afternoon, a fire broke out on the poop deck in the area used for garbage collection.
The tasks of extinguishing the fire that occurred on board the Baffin Bay, docked at the Bouzas Repair Pier, extended throughout the entire day on December 3rd and well into the morning of the next day.
X-press Godavari, the 155-meter long vessel carrying 15 crew members including four Indians and 506 containers caught fire.
A fire broke out on a Togolese-registered Ro-Ro ship, on the 27th of September around 3:00 pm, at Hakozaki Pier in Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka.
One died and four crew members went missing after a cargo ship KM Yuliner caught fire off the coast off South Buton Regency in Southeast Sulawesi in Indonesia.
The Sri Lankan Navy reported that international experts and salvage team arrived at the fire stricken oil tanker MT New Diamond on Thursday to inspect the ship and start salvage operations.
Sri Lankan authority and Indian Coast guard are continuously performing boundary cooling in response to the fire, which had re-ignited on September 7, rising up to 60 meters high from the main weather deck of the ship.
As per the reports of the VLCC ship New Diamond fire, the Indian and Srilankan authorities are conducting a joint operation to eliminate the fire that erupted on the vessel on 3rd September.