Fire on Cargo Ship AAL DALIAN in Houston, Texas

by | Dec 8, 2021 | Maritime Law

Reports indicate a fire broke out on the general cargo ship AAL DALIAN on December 8, 2021.  The vessel has been berthed at a terminal in Houston, Texas for the past two days.  It is unclear what caused the fire to break out, but a fireboat is reportedly nearby to assist in efforts to extinguish the blaze.  It is unknown at this time if anyone has been injured in the fire.

The vessel is operated by AAL Shipping, and its registered owner is AAL Dalian Navigation Co Ltd.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A recreational boat capsized in Port Isabel, Texas on November 24, 2021.  There was a vessel collision between the product tanker ATLANTIC GRACE and the bulk carrier AVIATOR on November 26, 2021.  There was a boating accident on the Pearl River near Bogalusa, Louisiana on November 29, 2021.  A fire broke out on the bulk carrier ALMIRANTE STORNI on December 4, 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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