National Geographic Channel Seconds From Disaster

Season 1 Episode 4

Fire On The Star

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jul 27, 2004 on National Geographic
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Fire On The Star
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The Scandinavian Star was a 9 deck shipping vessel, it was built to ferry passengers, cars and trailers. On April 6, 1990, the vessel left Oslo, Norway for a 13 hr trip to Denmark. Hours later, a fire broke out on the 3rd deck; it quickly engulfed the ship and led to the deaths of 158 people on-board. With data from expert investigators, and with the aid of computer simulations, the cause and the chain of events leading to the tragedy is presented. The episode also looks at the possibility that the blaze may have been a result of arson.moreless

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