Marine Accident Brief: Fire aboard Dive Support Vessel Iron Maiden, April 16, 2020

On April 16, 2020, about 0110 local time, a fire on board the dive support vessel Iron Maiden occurred while the vessel was docked at the Allied Shipyard in Larose, Louisiana. Local firefighters extinguished the fire at 0225. No one was aboard the vessel at the time of the fire. No pollution or injuries were reported. Damage to the vessel was estimated at greater than $900,000. ​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the fire aboard the dive support vessel Iron Maiden was an electrical short from an unidentified source located on the forward bulkhead within the generator room. Contributing to the undetected propagation of the fire was the lack of continuous monitoring of the vessel while it was docked at the shipyard.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01771669
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/MAB-21/11, Accident ID: DCA20FM016
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 2021 10:54AM