Norman Atlantic in Fire North of Kerkyra, Greece

A fire broke out onboard the Ro-Ro passenger ship Norman Atlantic during early morning hours (0400-0600 Greece local time), while the vessel was north of Kerkyra, Greece close to Othonoi island. Onboard the vessel there are approximately 480 passengers. The vessel had departed from Igoumenista, Greece and was heading to Ancona, Italy.

2014.12.28 - Norman Atlantic in Fire North of Kerkyra, Greece Figure 01

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Flammable Mists from Accidental Hydrocarbon Releases Offshore

Offshore oil and gas installations store and process very large inventories of different hydrocarbon mixtures. The crude oil/natural gas is pumped from the seabed and separated by distillation at different pressures and temperatures. Therefore the installations need to heat and pressurise the crude, which requires further non-process hydrocarbons for fuel and to act as lubrication and heat transfer fluids.

2014.04.09 - Flammable Mists from Accidental Hydrocarbon Releases Offshore

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The Importance of Regular Realistic Fire and Abandon Ship Drills on Passenger Ships

Preliminary results from the Harmonized Verification Programme (HAVEP) on passenger ships, carried out between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2013 in the Paris MoU region highlight the importance of regular realistic fire and abandon ship drills on passenger ships.

2014.03.27 - The Importance of Regular Realistic Fire and Abandon Ship Drills on Passenger Ships

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Engine Room Fire Onboard Asphalt Tanker – Investigation Report

At about 1230 local time on 9 January 2009, a fire accident happened onboard the Hong Kong registered asphalt tanker “An Tai Jiang” when she was en route from Ulsan to Ningbo. The fire started inside the engine room and spread into accommodation spaces. The accident resulted in the deaths of the Third Engineer and a motorman inside the engine room, and another motorman lost at sea after falling into water. The engine room and crew accommodation sustained serious damage. There was no oil pollution to marine environment.

2014.03.24 - Engine Room Fire Onboard Oil Tanker - Investigation Report Figure 1

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Ship Systems and Equipment IMO Sub-Committee 10 to 14 March 2014

The IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment held its 1st session from Monday 10 through Friday 14 March 2014 under the chairmanship of Dr S Ota (JAPAN) and his Vice-Chair, Mr K Hunter (UK) both were subsequently re-elected for 2015.

2014.03.17 - Ship Systems and Equipment IMO Sub-Committee 10 to 14 March 2014

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Paris MoU Detention Report for Bulk Carrier MV EEC Atlantic

M/V EEC Atlantic arrived at Hamburg on 27.11.2008 to discharge bulk cargo. On the same day a PSC-inspection has been carried out. The ship’s statutory certificates were expired since June 2011. The inspection revealed 43 deficiencies of which 9 were considered as ground for detention.

2013.11.13 - Paris MoU Detention Report for Bulk Carrier MV EEC Atlantic Figure 1

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Paris MoU Detention Report for MV Sunlight-Bey

MV SUNLIGHT-BEY was a ro-ro cargo vessel converted into a 6056 GT livestock carrier, flying the flag of Lebanon. The vessel called at Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Spain) port on May 28th 2008. She had been reported by the pilot due to problems with the propeller. After the PSC carried out on the same day, she was detained with 25 deficiencies, out of which 6 were considered as detainable deficiencies.

2013.10.30 - Paris MoU Detention Report for MV Sunlight-Bey Figure 1

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Paris MoU Detention Report for MV CARIB VISION

In the morning of October 8, 2008 the Liberian tank ship “CARIB VISION”, a former oil tanker and now a miscellaneous tanker carrying molasses, was boarded in Three-Rivers Canada, to perform a Port State Control inspection. The ship hadn’t been inspected under Paris MOU within the past 7 years and was not a regular trader to Canada. She was on her first of two scheduled voyages between Puerto Rico and Three-Rivers. During the first part of the inspection in the master’s office, only minor non-conformities were noted but the master showed evident signs of agitation. As the inspection progressed, tension was building to a point that the attending PSCO requested assistance from the district office. The inspection started out as an initial inspection but ended up in a detention as major deficiencies were revealed.

2013.10.24 - Paris MoU Detention Report for MV CARIB VISION Figure 1

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Incident Information Regarding Fire in Engine Room

This incident refers to a fire that started in the main engine room of a merchant vessel when at sea. Both main engines were stopped by the crew. The ship had full electrical power supply during the whole event due to separate auxiliary engine room. The crew used CO2 and water to put out the fire, which was finally extinguished after approximately four hours.

2013.08.23 - Incident Information Regarding Fire in Engine Room Figure 1

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Fire on Offshore Platform Caused by HVAC Unit – Investigation Report

This investigation report refers to the fire that broke out on Songa Dee on 4 December 2007. At 13.52 hours on 4 December 2007, the fire alarm sounded on the Songa Dee. The living quarters and important rooms such as the radio room, control room and emergency preparedness center were efficiently evacuated during the course of a few minutes. The fire was located in HVAC Unit No.2 and large parts of the living quarters were filled with thick smoke from the cooling and filter unit in the HVAC system. No one was injured during the incident, but the rapid, intense spread of smoke means that the incident is classified as a potential major accident.

2013.08.05 - Fire on Offshore Platform Caused by HVAC Unit - Investigation Report

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