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American Shipper : 30th May 2019

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, says carriers need to be proactive in preventing ship fires. One container, one mis-declared or one improperly secured cargo can lead to the loss of an entire vessel.

Irish Examiner : 29th May 2019

Families of Stardust fire meet with Taoiseach to garner inquest support.

Splash247 : 28th May 2019

More than 1,000 people demand compensation from boxship fire at Laem Chabang port. The fire, resulting from highly flammable toxic chemicals carried by the ship, led to noxious smoke and acidic ash raining down on nearby villages.

Manchester Evening News : 28th May 2019

Fire Chiefs warn consumers not to leave batteries charging and electrical household appliances switched on and unattended after bank holiday fires.

Seatrade Maritime News : 27th May 2019

Mis-declared chemical cargoes of calcium hypochlorite and chlorinated paraffin wax are believed to have caused a blast and fire onboard a KMTC containership at port in Thailand that resulted in 130 people being taken to hospital.

Express & Star : 21st May 2019

A cannabis farm was unearthed after a fire ripped through a Black Country factory.

Ships and Ports : 19th May 2019

Italian shipping company, the Grimaldi Group, is calling for more stringent controls and regulations following a spate of recent incidents in which cargo caught fire.

NFCC : 18th May 2019

National Fire Chiefs Council calls for changes to sprinkler regulations.