Fire on Ro-Ro Cargo Ship MIDNIGHT SUN in Tacoma, Washington

by | Sep 24, 2022 | Maritime Law

There was a fire on the roll on roll off (ro ro) cargo ship MIDNIGHT SUN on September 22, 2022.  At the time, the cargo ship was docked at Tacoma, Washington.  The fire broke out on the deck of ship following an equipment malfunction.  The fire was extinguished by the vessel’s crew.  The vessel’s registered owner and operator is TOTE Maritime Alaska LLC.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a fire on board the tanker ship SEABORNE PETRO on September 15, 2022.  A worker was killed in an accident at the Port of Tampa Bay in Florida on September 16, 2022.  The general cargo ship SEA EAGLE capsized on September 17, 2022.  A small recreational boat capsized near Slidell, Louisiana on September 18, 2022.  There was a deadly boating crash during a fishing tournament on Lake Chesdin in Virginia on September 17, 2022.  There was a deadly boating accident on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana on September 22, 2022.  There was a boating accident off the coast of North Carolina on September 22, 2022.

It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously.  This is especially so when working on a large ship. Safe maritime companies must ensure that their ships do not put the lives of their crew members at risk.  Safe maritime companies must be proactive and take preventative measures, including regular maintenance and repairs, as well as ensuring its crew members are adequately trained.

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