Fire on Container Ship LUEBECK

by | Sep 17, 2021 | Maritime Law

A fire broke out on the container ship LUEBECK on September 16, 2021.  At the time, the vessel was in port in Sicily, Italy.  Reports indicate that a container with cargo of yellow phosphate caught on fire.  Firefighters and coast guard vessels assisted with extinguishing the fire.  It is unclear if the fire spread to additional containers, or if anyone was injured or burned in the incident.

The vessel is operated by MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, and the registered owner is Percy Shipping.  The shipmanager is Costamare Shipping Co SA.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  During Hurricane Ida, Noble failed to evacuate crew members from the Noble Globetrotter II.  There was a fire on the general cargo ship LOA FORTUNE on September 10, 2021.  There was a fire on the vessel SETIA ABADI 2 on September 8, 2021.  There was a deadly  incident on the crude oil tanker ARAFURA on September 11, 2021. There was a fire on the product tanker SAMUS SWAN on September 11, 2021.  There was a deadly boating accident in Lee County, Alabama on September 13, 2021.

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 incidents can result.  This not only puts the lives of hardworking seamen at risk, but can also endanger members of the public.

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