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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.

A fire broke out on a 84,000-dwt LPG carrier at Okpo Shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) on Monday morning, killing two yard workers and leaving seven injured, reports said.

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.

Olive producers from Greece’s Peloponnese region have in recent months found a lucrative new market across the Adriatic Sea ferrying truck loads of olives to cover the needs of the Italian market.

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.

Ten people have died in the Norman Atlantic ferry fire accident on Sunday and it remains unclear if others are still missing, despite the rescue of more than 400 people, reports said.

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).

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