#AceNewsReport – Oct.15: Authorities say that 32 bodies were sent straight to the morgue from the site of the blaze. Another 14 people who showed no signs of life were among 55 taken to hospital.…
#AceDailyNews says according to AP the 13-story building caught fire around 3 a.m. Thursday, fire officials in the city of Kaohsiung said…………..A fire department statement said the blaze was “extremely fierce” and destroyed many floors in a fire that leaves 46 dead, dozens injured in southern Taiwan……
In Taiwan, official confirmation of a death can only be made in the hospital.Video shown on Taiwanese television showed orange flames and smoke billowing out of the lower floors of the building as firefighters sprayed water at it from the street. One woman, who was not identified, said her 60-to-70 year old parents were inside.
#AceNewsReport – Oct.02: Firefighters put out the blaze at around 8am GMT on Friday at the Hospital for Infectious Diseases, with additional teams from other districts brought in to help extinguish the fire. All patients were safely evacuated….
#AceDailyNews says according to a report by RT Images uploaded to social media purported to show plumes of thick smoke spewing from the building, which housed 113 patients at the time, 10 of whom were in intensive care according to
A mobile triage unit has been erected nearby, and dozens of patients have so far been transferred to other hospitals.
The fire in the port city of Constanta marks Romania’s third such blaze in under a year. In January, a ward in Bucharest’s Matei Bals Hospital went up in flames, killing at least five people. The blaze in the capital prompted President Klaus Iohannis to call for urgent reform to his country’s underdeveloped healthcare infrastructure, vowing that such a tragedy must never happen again.
Last November, 10 patients died after a fire engulfed an intensive care unit for Covid cases in Piatra Neamt, in the country’s north.
Romania, which is home to some 19 million people, ranks second-lowest for vaccinations against coronavirus across the 27-member state EU bloc, with only around 28% of its population having so far been immunized.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the Eastern European nation has registered more than 1.2 million cases and 37,041 Covid-related fatalities.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.09: Law and human rights minister Yasonna Laoly said two foreigners from South Africa and Portgual, respectively, were among those killed…..
#AceDailyNews says that a fire breaks out at Indonesian prison as inmates sleep, killing 41 including two foreigners Government spokeswoman Rika Aprianti said the fire at Tangerang prison broke out just after 1:00am on Wednesday (local time)…………..The other inmates, most of whom were sleeping, were evacuated from the facility………..The situation is now under control,” Jakarta Police Chief Fadil Imran said.
At least 41 inmates were killed and 80 hospitalised, eight of them with severe burns, he said.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation,” Ms Aprianti said.
The blaze started at Block C of Tangerang prison, which is located on the outskirts of Jakarta and used for drug offenders.
Hundreds of police and soldiers were deployed to take control at prison, which was designed to house 1,225 inmates but has more than 2,000, Ms Aprianti said.
Block C was crammed full with 122 convicts when the fire occurred.
She said the fire was extinguished after a few hours and all the victims were moved to a local hospital.
There were indications an electrical fault may have caused the fire, Mr Imran said.
“Our initial assumption is that the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit,” he said.
“It lasted for approximately two hours and has now been handled by firefighters, prison officers and the police.”
Jailbreaks and riots that lead to prisoner injuries are common in Indonesia, where overcrowding has become a problem.
As of March 2020, the country had almost 270,000 inmates, more than double its total capacity of 133,000, according to Human Rights Watch.
Large numbers of people have been arrested in the nation’s war on illegal drugs but most of Indonesia’s prisons struggle with poor funding.
#AceNewsReport – Aug.27: One person remains unaccounted for at present after local businesses, homeowners and anyone in the vicinity were moved on for their safety, per a Warwickshire Police spokesperson. …..
#AceDailyNews says a huge fire sends clouds of smoke into sky over Leamington Spa as firefighters tackle the blaze as shocking pictures showed apocalyptic-like scenes as huge plumes of black smoke turned the sky black with ash and could be seen towering for miles above the Warwickshire town.
A huge fire has broken out in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
Flames have been raging since 10.30am this morning, and residents have been evacuated as firefighters attend the site – believed to be a plastic factory – on Juno Drive. pic.twitter.com/UeadBkG6d4
The Rosalind Franklin megalab based in Juno Drive, Leamington, a destination for tens of thousands of national PCR tests, has been evacuated as a precaution – as eyewitnesses report strong chemical-like smells in the area.
The blaze ripped through Leeson Polyurethanes Ltd according to Warwickshire Police, where a 70m evacuation radius has since been erected.
#AceNewsReport – Aug.19: 2021: Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) Costa Rica contacted Eleventh Coast Guard District command center watchstanders at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday relaying a report of a fire aboard the fishing boat Baula X with three people aboard.
#AceDailyNews report that the Coast Guard has rescued three from a boat fire 150 miles south of Costa Rica on Tuesday aboard fishing boat Baula X ….
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Coast Guard rescues 3 from boat fire 150 miles south of Costa Rica
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The three mariners abandoned the boat and were clinging to a buoy in the water while maintaining communication with the vessel administrator via satellite phone.
Watchstanders utilized the automated mutual-assistance vessel rescue (AMVER) system and contacted the motor vessel Avra GR crew, located approximately 58 miles from the Baula X’s last known position, who agreed to assist and proceeded toward the mariners.
The Coast Guard Cutter Northland (WMEC 904) crew dispatched their MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew at 4 a.m. Wednesday to search for the crew of the Baula X and located the mariners at their last known position.
Once on scene, the Northland launched their 26-foot Over-the-Horizon small boat crew who retrieved all three mariners at 5:40 a.m. and transferred them in good condition to the AMVER vessel Avra GR.
RCC Costa Rica is coordinating with the Avra GR crew to transfer the three mariners back to Costa Rica.
The AMVER system, sponsored by the Coast Guard, is a unique, computer-based and voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to people in distress at sea. On any day there are more than 7,000 ships available to carry out search and rescue services.
#AceNewsReport – July.19: About 800 staff had to be evacuated and firefighters worked through the night to contain the incident: It is the second fire involving robots at Ocado. Its Andover facility burned down in 2019 after an electrical fault.
#AceDailyNews says that thousands of orders have been cancelled after Ocado robot fire the online grocer said the blaze started when three of the robots that help pick its groceries collided at the Erith site
Shares in the company slipped by about 3% in early trade on Monday.
Ocado handles up to 150,000 orders a week at the Erith warehouse.
“We expect the facility to begin operating within the coming week and thank customers whose orders are affected for their patience.
“We would like to also thank the London Fire Brigade and all the other emergency services for their hard work and professionalism in dealing with this incident.”
Getty ImagesOcado was the UK’s third largest online grocer last year
It said no one had been injured in the fire and all its staff were safe. The damage is limited to a small section of its warehouse, it added, although it could not say when the site would reopen.
The retailer has contacted all affected customers, but there was a mixed reaction on social media.
One angry customer tweeted: “I’m sorry that there is a fire and glad that it appears no one is hurt, but why do I have to find out on twitter?”
She added: “This is the 3rd or 4th order in a row that has been messed up.”
Others expressed support for the firm, with one tweeting: “Whilst it may be inconvenient, some more compassion for the business and staff affected might be nice!”
Ocado’s fulfilment centres are highly automated.
At Erith, hundreds of robots zip around a grid, collecting groceries and bringing them to members of staff who will pack them into boxes, which are then loaded on to trucks for delivery.
However, a fault in a battery charging unit caused a robot to catch light at Ocado’s Andover distribution centre in 2019.
The site, which processed 30,000 orders a week at the time, burned for four days and was completely destroyed. It has since been rebuilt.Flames and smoke were seen from miles around during the fire in 2019
Ocado, which was the UK’s third biggest online grocer last year, has seen huge growth during the pandemic, with sales up 40% in the first three months of the year.
It also continues to strike technology licensing partnerships with grocery chains around the world, including Groupe Casino in France and Kroger in the US.
#AceNewsReport – July.11: The blaze began Thursday night at the five-story Hashem Foods Ltd. factory in Rupganj, just outside the capital Dhaka, sending huge clouds of black smoke billowing into the sky. Police discovered piles of bodies Friday afternoon after the fire was extinguished.
#AceDailyNews says that police in Bangladesh have arrested 8-people on murder charges after a factory fire has killed at least 52-people on Thursday night according to AP report
Smoke rises from a food and beverage factory in Rupganj, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 9, 2021. At least 52 people died in a huge blaze that engulfed a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh’s capital, fire officials said Friday, in the latest industrial disaster to hit the South Asian nation. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
“We have arrested them for murder charges,” Jayedul Alam, police superintendent for Narayanganj district, told The Associated Press by phone. “They are in our custody now.”
Home Minister Asaduzzman Khan said that among those detained is the managing director of Sajeeb Group, which owns the factory.
The minister did not provide further details, but said those responsible would be punished.
“It’s a murder,” Khan told reporters as he visited the factory site Saturday.
By Saturday evening, a court in Dhaka allowed all eight suspects to remain in police custody for four days for interrogation.
Bangladesh has a tragic history of industrial disasters, including factories catching fire with workers locked inside. Big international brands, which employ tens of thousands of low-paid workers in Bangladesh, have come under heavy pressure to improve factory conditions.
In similar cases, factory owners have faced culpable homicide charges for negligence, and it’s illegal for a factory to lock its exits when workers are inside during production hours.
The main exit of the factory that caught fire Thursday was locked from the inside, a Fire Service and Civil Defense official said, and many of those who died were trapped.
One of them was 23-year-old Rima Akter, who made desperate calls to her family as the fire engulfed the factory.
On Saturday, her mother and other family members struggled to identify the young woman’s remains in the morgue at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
“We have checked 36 body bags, but it is very difficult to identify her,” her brother-in-law Arafat Rahman said.
Her mother, Josna Begum, cried as officials tried to reassure several families waiting outside the hospital that their loved ones’ bodies would be returned once DNA tests were completed. Forensic experts worked to identify the dead, taking DNA samples from victims’ family members, and by late Saturday afternoon samples from 33 of the deceased had been collected, officials at the hospital said.
“My daughter worked to provide for her educational expenses. She was attending online classes and exams. I have no one else in the world … what is there left for me to do now?” Josna Begum said.
Prova Barman, father of Kompa Rani Barman, who died in the fire, spoke to reporters in front of the factory Saturday.
“My daughter’s body was found over here. She was on the third floor. The supervisor locked in many girls there, including my daughter, during the fire. Many girls could not escape after the gate was locked,” he said.
Other workers jumped from the upper floors, and at least 26 suffered injuries, the United News of Bangladesh agency reported Friday.
The factory is a subsidiary of Sajeeb Group, a Bangladeshi company that produces juice under Pakistan’s Lahore-based Shezan International Ltd. According to the group’s website, the company exports its products to a number of countries including Australia, the United States, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Bhutan, Nepal and nations in the Middle East and Africa.
Despite the South Asian nation’s rapid economic growth, corruption and lax enforcement have resulted in many deaths over the years.
In 2012, about 117 workers died when they were trapped behind locked exits in a garment factory in Dhaka.
The following year, more than 1,100 people were killed when a building that housed five garment factories collapsed, becoming the country’s worst industrial disaster.
Investigators initially said those accused of wrongdoing would be charged with culpable homicide, which carries a maximum punishment of seven years in jail. They later changed the charges to murder due to the gravity of the disaster.
However, powerful factory owners often take advantage of the slow pace of the legal system, dragging out the process for years. The murder cases in the 2013 factory collapse are still ongoing.
The tragedy did spark tougher safety rules for the garment industry, but many other sectors fail to maintain safety standards and disasters have continued.
In February 2019, a blaze ripped through a 400-year-old area cramped with apartments, shops and warehouses in the oldest part of Dhaka, killing at least 67 people.
#AceNewsReport – July.10: The explosion unleashed a shock wave through the skyscraper-studded city of Dubai, causing walls and windows to shake in neighbourhoods as far as 25 kilometres away.
#AceDailyNews – DUBAI: Explosion on container ship felt by residents 25 kilometres away as the blaze sent up giant orange flames on a vessel at the crucial Jebel Ali Port, which is the busiest port in the Middle East and sits on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula.
Panicked residents filmed from their high-rises as a fiery ball illuminated the night sky.
The blast was powerful enough to be seen from space by satellite.
There were no immediate reports of casualties at the port.
Dubai’s civil defence teams said they had brought the fire under control and started the “cooling process” roughly two-and-a-half hours after the blast.
Authorities posted to social media video of firefighters dousing giant shipping containers.
The glow of the blaze remained visible in the background as civil defence crews worked to contain the fire.
The extent of damage caused to the sprawling port and surrounding cargo was not immediately clear.
Footage shared on social media in the aftermath showed charred containers, ashes and littered debris.
Dubai authorities told the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV the crew had evacuated in time and the fire appeared to have started in one of the containers holding “flammable material”.
Seeking to downplay the explosion, Mona al-Marri, director-general of the Dubai Media Office, told Al-Arabiya the incident could have happened “anywhere in the world” and authorities were investigating the cause.
The Jebel Ali Port, at the northern end of Dubai, is the largest man-made deep-water harbour in the world and it serves cargo from the Indian subcontinent, Africa and Asia.
The port is not only a critical global cargo hub, but a lifeline for Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, serving as the point of entry for essential imports.
Dubai authorities did not identify the stricken ship beyond saying it was a small vessel with a capacity of 130 containers.
Ship tracker MarineTraffic showed a fleet of small support vessels surrounding a docked container ship called the Ocean Trader flagged in Comoros.
Footage from the scene rebroadcast by the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency showed firefighters hosing down a vessel bearing paint and a logo that corresponds to the Ocean Trader, which is operated by the Dubai-based Inzu Ship Charter.
The Ocean Trader docked at Jebel Ali Port at midday on Wednesday.
Ship-tracking data showed the vessel had been sailing up and down the coast of the UAE since April.
The United Nations ship database identified the vessel’s owners as Sash Shipping corporation.
Sash and Inzu Ship Charter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
#AceNewsReport – June.28: London Fire Brigade (LFB) said three commercial units were alight along with four cars and a telephone box.
London Fire Brigade. At ‘Elephant & Castle Fire: Huge blaze at railway arches and about 70 firefighters are battling the blaze at some railway arches near Elephant and Castle station according to BBC News
@stevendicostaA huge plume of smoke is visible above south London
We can confirm we treated six people at the scene in #ElephantandCastle and took one of them to hospital.
#AceNewsReport – June.09: Fire engines rushed to the spot as smoke billowed from the compound – firemen had to break walls on either side to rescue people: The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, officials told BBC Marathi:
INDIA: Eighteen dead in India chemical plant fire and some 37 other workers were trapped inside the building when the blaze started around 15:45 local time (10:15 GMT) on Monday.
#AceNewsReport – May.31: Authorities said there were 181 people on board, including 22 crew, when the ship caught fire early this morning.Passengers were evacuated and taken to a nearby village:
INDONESIA: ‘Hundreds of passengers evacuated from burning passenger ship in east with media posts include dramatic vision of the ship alight and covered in thick black smoke with footage showed many of those on board in life jackets jumping into lifeboats’
Posted Yesterday at 12:58pm
All were rescued and taken to a nearby village. There were no early reports of injuries.
Initial reports suggest the fire may have begun in the engine room.
The ship was sailing from Ternate in North Maluku province to Sanana in the Sula Islands.
#AceNewsReport – May.25: The fire service said the roof and first floor had been completely destroyed and the ground floor suffered “significant damage”.
DORSET: Thatched cottage destroyed by fire: The blaze broke out in the detached property in Cowgrove Road, Pamphill, near Wimborne, at about 14:00 BST on Sunday’ More than 60 firefighters from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service worked to bring the fire under control.
Crews remain at the scene dampening down.
No casualties have been reported and the cause of the fire is not yet known.
Anthony OliverFirefighters stripped thatch from the roof to stop the spread of the flames
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HEYSHAM: Child dies and four adults injured in Lancashire explosion: Firefighters, police and ambulances were sent to Mallowdale Avenue in the town in the early hours of Sunday’
7 minutes ago Firefightets are still searching the scene
Two houses collapsed and serious damage was done to a third property, Lancashire Police said.
A young child died in the blast, which happened at 02:40 BST, and the force said two men and two women had been taken to hospital with injuries.
“We can now confirm that sadly a young child has died as a result of the incident. The family have been informed and our thoughts remain with them at this distressing time,” the force said.Firefighters and ambulances were sent to the scene in the early hours
Two of the people hurt had serious injuries, assistant chief constable Jo Edwards said at a press conference at the scene earlier.
The other two are being assessed in hospital.
She said the search and rescue operation is still ongoing but “we believe we have got everybody out”.
Lancashire Fire said a major incident was declared after it was reported that there has been an explosion at a property on Mallowdale Avenue.One house had collapsed and nearby houses had roof damage
About 30-40 people were evacuated from their homes. Most went to stay with friends and family but the Salt Ayre Leisure Centre is welcoming anyone needing support.
Lancaster City Council leader Erica Lewis said councils would give housing support to those affected and had opened a helpline.
She said it was “important we understand how this happened” and the investigation “runs its course”.
One neighbour said it “sounded like a bomb going off”.
“It literally shook the whole bed. We felt like we were going through the floor.
“We jumped out of bed and we just ran to see what was going on. It’s just awful,” she said.
Dave GuestNeighbours said the explosion “sounded like a bomb going off”
Susan Faulkner, 74, who lives further down the avenue, said she was still “shaken” by the incident.
“I woke up with this huge bang and I thought someone was breaking into my house… I’m still quite shaken by it. I’ve never experienced that before.
Ms Faulkner said that her own property and others close by had been damaged.
“It was quite a blast, I live quite way down there and part of my side door was blown in, my next door neighbour’s plates were smashed,” she said.
“I’ve been very lucky. When I see what those poor souls have had happen to them, it’s devastating. I’m really sad for those people, it’s such a sad thing to happen to them.”Cars and houses were damaged by bricks and debris from the blast
Dan Knowles, who lives four streets away from the explosion, said he thought there had been an earthquake.
“We immediately checked on our kids and got back in bed. We then heard sirens and my wife checked Facebook.
“We stayed indoors and switched everything off at the source and then sat up all night worrying.”
Another neighbour said he had been helping out “making brews” since being woken by the blast.
Matt House, from North West Ambulance Service, said he had not seen an explosion like this in the UK during his 20 years of service.
Ben Norman, assistant chief fire officer, said there would be “untold” impact on fire officers working at the scene.
He said at its peak, 80 fire officers were at the scene with two engines pulled in from Cumbria and emergency service workers “took great risks”.
He added: “Some of those are staff that respond from home or a workplace. They’re on-call firefighters so they go back into this community.
“They live within it, they work within it, their families are within it.”
Local MP David Morris, who represents Morecambe and Lunesdale, thanked the emergency services on Twitter and said: “My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families on Mallowdale Avenue”.
Police said they were working with gas service engineers to make the area safe and they advised people to stay away.
Electricity North West, which supplies electricity across the north west of England, said on Twitter that engineers were removing supplies for safety.
The company could not confirm how many properties would be affected, or for how long.
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#AceNewsReport – May.04: A devastating fire at a historic boatyard has destroyed a yacht that was used to rescue troops from Dunkirk during the Second World War:
Historic ship used to save people from Dunkirk in WW2 destroyed in boatyard fire: ‘The Lady Gay was lost in the blaze on Platts Eyot in Hampton, south west London, on Monday, according to the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships’
#AceNewsReport – May.04: Emergency services freed ‘a number of people’ who were trapped, while witnesses said a ‘hero’ pulled neighbours from the wreckage of the terraced home in Mill View:
Two casualties after huge explosion rips through houses trapping people inside: ‘Residents reported hearing an explosion that shook their houses in the street in Willesborough, Ashford, shortly before 8am on Tuesday morning according to MetroUK today’
#AceNewsReport – Mar.30: At 4:16 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received notification from dispatchers at Valley Communications Center that two 40-foot yachts were on fire at the end of the marina’s south pier and local fire department personnel were on scene.
Coast Guard, partners respond to boat fire, pollution incident on Vashon Island, WA at approximately 4:30 a.m., a Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew responded and an Air Station Port Angeles aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter diverted from routine operations at King County International Airport.
U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/29/2021 06:30 PM EDTNews Release
Coast Guard, partners respond to boat fire, pollution incident on Vashon Island, WA
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Once on scene, the Coast Guard Station Seattle boatcrew began enforcing a 500-yard safety zone, while a Vashon Island Fire Department and Tacoma Fire Department boat crews extinguished the flames. The helicopter aircrew provided aerial support and information regarding observable pollution in the water.
At 7:30 a.m., the Vashon Island Fire Chief reported that no one was aboard either vessel, both of which sank at the pier. The helicopter aircrew reported a 60-foot by 120-foot visible sheen in and around the marina.
At 8 a.m. Coast Guard pollution responders from Sector Puget Sound were en route to the scene. Containment and cleanup operations are ongoing, and the safety zone is no longer being enforced.
“The Coast Guard and our port partners are working with the vessel owners to mitigate impact on the environment and to remove pollutants and the vessels from the waterway,” said Lt. Cmdr. Brett Ettinger, chief of incident management at Sector Puget Sound.
An estimated maximum potential for pollution is 600 gallons of gasoline.
Responding agencies/units: – U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle (45-foot response boat-medium) – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles (MH-65 Dolphin helicopter) – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division (pollution response team) – Tacoma Fire Department Marine Unit – Vashon Island Fire Department – Washington State Department of Ecology – Washington State Department of Natural Resources
#AceNewsReport – Mar.19: A Florida man was charged with federal hate crime in Ocala for setting fire to a church: According to the indictment, Shields intentionally set fire to the Queen of Peace Catholic Church on July 11, 2020. The indictment alleges that he was motivated to set this fire due to the religious character of the church. Shields is charged with one count of intentional damage to religious property, a hate crime charge that falls under the Church Arson Prevention Act, and one count of using fire to commit a felony:
Florida Man Charged with Federal Hate Crime: ‘Steven Shields, 24, of Dunnellon, was charged with setting fire to and damaging the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala by a federal grand jury in Orlando, who returned an indictment against him’
If convicted, Shields faces a maximum term of 20 years imprisonment for intentionally damaging religious property. Shields faces an additional mandatory minimum of 10 years for using fire to commit a felony. He also faces up to three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and restitution.
The FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Florida State Fire Marshal, the Florida Bureau of Fire and Arson Explosives Investigations, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion County Fire and Rescue Department and the Ocala Police Department conducted the investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert E. Bodnar Jr. of the Middle District of Florida and Trial Attorney Maura White of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division are prosecuting the case.
An indictment is merely an accusation and Shields is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.18: The owner of the vessel is taking responsibility to contain and remove the resulting diesel spill. A commercial salvage crew deployed boom Wednesday to contain a visible light sheen. The La Dolce Vita was reportedly carrying nearly 4,500 gallons maximum capacity of diesel, but it is unknown how much of the product was discharged:
Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after vessel fire the captain radioed Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders reporting the fire on Ch. 16. All six people aboard safely evacuated using the vessel’s small boat and were escorted to shore by a Station Key West rescue crew: The fire reportedly started on the starboard generator
U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/18/2021 11:21 AM EDTNews Release
Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after vessel fire
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The cause of the fire is under investigation.
“Right now, the Coast Guard’s main concern is the environmental threat,” said Chief Petty Officer Thomas Goggans, Coast Guard Sector Key West incident management supervisor. “The location of the fuel spill is within a National Marine Sanctuary and a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge.”
It is believed dry branches caught fire and the blaze subsequently spread to a nearby fuel tank, which then exploded. “At least 27 people were killed … and at least 30 people are being treated for burns,” the news agency stated, citing a doctor at the scene.
The fire occurred at the Maysalun clinic in the city of Qamishli, which is located on the border with Turkey.
#AceWorldNews – LONDON:Jan.02: A passenger plane operated by Blue Island Airways, with 28 passengers and three crew members aboard, has landed safely in London after transmitting a signal that one of its engines had caught fire.
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