Fire on Russian Reefer Ship Kamchatka Harvest

by | Oct 28, 2020 | Maritime Law

A fire broke out on board the Russian reefer ship Kamchatka Harvest on October 28, 2020.  At the time, the vessel was off the east coast of South Korea.  At the time the vessel had left the Port of Tongyeong.  It is unclear what caused the fire.  It is unknown if any crew members sustained burns in the incident.  The vessel is owned by Russia’s Alfa-Leasing LLC.

Safe maritime companies must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure the safety of their crew members.  When ship operators fail to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of the equipment on their vessels, dangerous fires and explosions can result.  This not only puts the lives of hardworking seaman at risk, but can also endanger members of the public.

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