A boat that is specifically equipped for fire emergencies arising on ships and on ports is known as a fireboat.Their function is not just restricted to extinguishing and solving potential fire problems, but includes a number of other roles as discussed in this article.
After a month of the devastating Beirut blast, a huge ball of smoke and flame re-erupted in the port’s duty-free zone.
A triggered explosion broke out aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard on Sunday, 12th July 2020 in San Diego causing injuries to 17 sailors and 4 civilians. The ship, docked for routine maintenance between deployments, at the base in San Diego escalated to a three-alarm fire
Mis-declared cargo in a container that was susceptible to spontaneous combustion and should have been declared as a dangerous cargo leads to fire on a container ship.
Leaky paints and thinner cans lead to fire on board oil tanker in dry dock. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
Earth fault starts fire on ship, igniting chair and other objects. Read more about the incident inside the article.
Damaged heating element, which is coiled around the drain pipe, was touching nearby boxed stores in the freezer of a ship; which eventually lead to fire.
An engineer of the watch lost his life while carrying out repair work after his clothes, soaked in fuel, caught fire in the engine room. Learn more about this unfortunate event inside the article.
Cargo fires occur so infrequently that awareness of the risk can slip under the radar. Yet such an incident on board a vessel can have disastrous consequences.