August 19, 2011 Leave a Comment
The 80 meter long tanker PIZ Shkhara suffered an engine room fire while on the Rhine River near Kaiserswerth, Germany with a cargo of edible oils. The fire started when an oil hose broke on the hot exhaust allowing oil to spill out. There was some damage and the engine is not in operation. The owners will tow the vessel to Mainz. No one was injured and no reports of pollution being released.