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SHIP NAME: Patriot KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
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Had fire in 27 00 N 78 23 W 22 Jul 2002 Fire contained and engine-room closed off Towed into Charleston abt 25 Jul Sailed 23 Nov in tow and arrived Mumbai 18 Feb 2003 for scrapping.


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Fire/explosion, Straits of Florida, 27.00N, 78.23W


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Patriot en route to Texas from New York, sustained a fire in the engine room while off the east coast of Florida. After sealing off all vents, the crew activated the vesse's fixed CO2 system. Owners then contacted Titan to respond over the water with a salvage team and specialized equipment to access the ER space, ensure that the fire was extinguished, and prepare the vessel for tow. The Patriot was safely delivered to Charleston, three days later.


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This casualty demonstrates another problem with single screw: to activate the ER fire fighting system, you must immobilize the ship.