Coast Guard Rushes to Save Containership from Engine Fire in CA

Photo Courtesy of GCaptain and the U.S. Coast Guard

On May 14th, 2021 the containership NYK Delphinus was traveling from the Fraser River in Canada at the Port of Vancouver to Oakland, California. This monster ship, measuring at 295 meters in length and 32 meters wide, was built in 2007 as a registered Liberian vessel. At 4:54 A.M. the containership contacted the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco about an engine fire aboard the ship.

In response, the U.S. Coast Guard, the State of California, and the commercial salvage company Resolve Marine were sent out to assist the containership. The fire occurred about 50 miles west of Monterey, California. At the time of the event, 24 people were onboard, but thankfully no injuries have been reported since the incident. The Coast Guard has sent out a patrol boat, two helicopter crews, and Air Station personnel were also providing assistance. The Resolve Marine company sent out five tugboats in an effort to assist.

Engine room fires or any maritime accident could result in serious life-changing injuries. In some cases, those who suffer from these incidents face extensive medial costs for the rest of their lives. Thankfully, you have options if you’ve been injured in a maritime accident. You can always contact BoatLaw, LLP, who have a combined 40 years of experience with maritime law. We can develop a plan to help you finally recover from such a traumatic event.

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