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Engine Room Fires : Who’s next?

warning-iconIt’s often said that bad things happen in groups of three.  And seafarers are nothing if not superstitious.  There have been two disabling engine room fires in the past month.  The first was MV Alliance St. Louis, a RO-RO in the Gulf of Mexico and the most recent was MV Thorco Crown, a multi-purpose vessel, off Newfoundland.  Both incidents resulted in the vessels being disabled, requiring commercial towing assistance to reach port.

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