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Accident Report Detail

Engine Room Fire on Board Commercial Fishing Vessel Miss Eva, with Subsequent Sinking

Executive Summary

About 0708 local time on December 1, 2014, a fire broke out in the engine room of the commercial fishing vessel Miss Eva. The master and three crewmembers abandoned ship and were rescued by the offshore supply vessel Dustin Danos. Two US Coast Guard helicopters transported the crewmembers ashore for medical treatment. The vessel and the 35,000 pounds of shrimp it was transporting were considered a total loss. At the time of the accident, the Miss Eva had an estimated 3,200 gallons of marine diesel fuel and 100 gallons of hydraulic oil on board. No sheen was reported.

Probable Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident involving the commercial fishing vessel Miss Eva was an engine room fire that began from an undetermined source followed by downflooding and the eventual sinking of the vessel.

Accident Location:   , LA   Gulf of Mexico, Ship Shoal Block 154, about 35 miles southwest of Grand Isle
Accident Date: 12/1/2014
Accident ID: DCA15LM005

Date Adopted: 1/14/2016
NTSB Number: MAB-16-01
NTIS Number:  

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