The "Pebble Beach" ran aground on Aug 26, 2015 while entering Lago Guaiba. the bulkcarrier got stuck in position 30 22 S 051 04 W, while en route from Rio Grande to Porto Alegre. On Aug 28 the vessel was still aground.
On Aug 27, 2015, at 4.30 p.m. a fire broke out in a fish processing workshop aboard the "Mys Elizavety" in Sovetskaya Gavan Port. As the fire spread, the fish factory was towed from the port to the Byaude Bay about a mile from port for safety reasons. Two firefighting boats, a tug and a helicopter were engaged in fire fighting. On Aug 28 at 6 a.m. the fire seemed to be under control.
Explosion at Petrobras Bunker Fuel Plant Kills Two
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 26 (Reuters) – A heating unit at a Petrobras depot in Brazil used to treat fuel for ocean-going ships exploded on Wednesday, killing two workers, the state-run oil company said in a statement.
The blast and resulting fire broke out about 10 a.m. (1300 GMT) while workers were doing planned maintenance on the heating unit, said the press office of BR Distribuidora SA, the fuels distribution unit of Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as Petrobras is formally known.
The heating unit is used to raise the temperature and reduce the viscosity of bunker fuel, a heavy, sludgy refined petroleum product similar to heating oil. Heating the fuel makes it easier to load aboard ships.
The fire at the naval-fuels depot at the Port of Tubarão near Vitória, Brazil, was brought under control by on-site firefighters and presents no immediate risk to anyone in the vicinity, BR Distribuidora said in a statement. The names of the dead workers were not immediately available, it said.
The fire is the third fatal accident this year at facilities owned by or operated on behalf of Petrobras in Brazil’s Espirito Santo state, the country’s second-highest oil and natural gas producer after neighbor Rio de Janeiro. Combined, the accidents have killed 13 and injured at least 26. gcaptain.com/expl...
The fire at the Daewoo Shipbuilding Yardon Aug 24, 2015, damaged sufficiently two tankers, but the value of the loses was to be estimated at later stage. The local authorities started investigating the accident and checkinh the safety rules and procedures in the shipyard. The ships under construction were with length of 226.00 m, beam of 36.60 m and deadweight of 86,000 DWT. The vessels were with estimated delivery date in second half of 2016 with total value of the project 1.44 billion USD. The accident in Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s yard definitely will burden the bad financial situation of the South Korean shipbuilding industry.
Two dockworkers died and seven others were injured after large fire erupted in Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s yard in Okpo, South Korea. The situation was classified as serious according to the local authorities and forced evacuation of all workers and engaged several shore firefighting brigades. The accident happened during welder working at VLGC under construction, which caused explosion of gases in the inner compartment and fire in the vessel. The fire spread rapidly to the whole dock and even caught another VLGC under construction, sending huge flames and smoke in the air. The local fire department spent most of the day tackling the blaze and after almost 24 hours succeeded to get control of the fire.
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