Two Indian seafarers were killed and three injured after an explosion aboard product tanker Al Sadaa, off Yemen.
It might appear self-evident that using paint thinner to light a barbecue onboard a merchant vessel is a bad idea. However, it appears this is exactly what some crew have been doing resulting serious consequences with seafarers suffering second and third degree burns.
An oil tanker belonging to China Shipping Tanker Company caught fire on Monday off Shanghai waters, leaving five seafarers injured and one dead, according to local reports citing Shanghai maritime authorities.
Some 350 shipyard workers were evacuated from an oil rig at Harland and Wolff after a small fire broke out during welding operations yesterday.
IMO secretary-general Koji Sekimizu says action must be taken to improve the safety standards on passenger ferries following the fatal fire on the Norman Atlantic.
A fire onboard an Italian ferry has left one dead and more than 280 people still onboard as rescue efforts continued, reports said.
Fire that broke out on board containership Al Riffa has been extinguished but fire fighting could still be ongoing on containership San Felipe, according to a spokesman from Malaysia’s Port Klang Authority (PKA).