Fire on Cargo Ship KELLY ALAFIA

by | Apr 24, 2022 | Maritime Law

There was a fire on board the cargo ship KELLY ALAFIA on April 22, 2022.  At the time, the ship was undergoing repairs at International Ship Repair & Marine Services in Tampa, Florida.  Work crews were performing cleaning inside one of the cargo holds on the vessel when a fire broke out.  It is believed the fire was caused by a sulfur byproduct that was transported by the vessel.  The vessel was safely evacuated and firefighting efforts successful.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  The container ship SC PHOENIX caught fire on March 25, 2022 while in the Mediterranean Sea.  The cargo ferry SAN GUILLERMO caught fire on March 26, 2022 while in the Gulf of California.  A pontoon boat exploded in LaGrange, Wisconsin on April 1, 2022.  There was a deadly recreational boating accident in North Stonington, Connecticut on April 15, 2022.  There was a fire on board the tug boat BOJOMA 2906 on April 19, 2022.  There was a collision between the container ship TROPIC FREEDOM and the cruise ship MARINER OF THE SEAS on April 20, 2022.  There was a deadly explosion on board the chemical tanker NCC SAFA on April 20, 2022.

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 fishermen at risk, but can also endanger members of the public.

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