Marine Accident Brief: Fire aboard Vehicle Carrier Courage, June 2, 2015

About 2215 local time on June 2, 2015, the US-flagged roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) vehicle carrier Courage was transiting from Bremerhaven, Germany, to Southampton, United Kingdom, when a fire broke out in its cargo hold. The accident resulted in extensive damage to the vessel’s hold as well its cargo of vehicles and household goods. As a result of the damage, estimated at $100 million total, the vessel’s owners scrapped the vessel. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the fire on the vehicle carrier Courage was electrical arcing in the automatic braking system (ABS) module of a vehicle carried on board.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01641854
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/MAB-17/24, Accident no. DCA15RM024
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2017 9:29AM