Nur Eye 1

 

Photo: vesselfinder.com
Photo: vesselfinder.com

The 763 dwt tanker Nur Eye 1 caught fire while off Port Klang, Malaysia.  The tanker was loaded with 180 tons of fuel on board when a fire broke out in the engine room.  The blaze quickly grew and forced the 11 crew on board to abandon ship.  All 11 crewmen from the Nur Eye 1 were rescued by the water police.  Firefighting tugs were dispatched and were able to extinguish the blaze, but the tanker’s superstructure and engine room were completely burnt out. Reports state the fire did not reach the tanker’s cargo. No reports of injuries or pollution released.


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Malta Cement

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The 88 meter long, 3961 dwt cement carrier Malta Cement went aground near Stockholm, Sweden.  The Malta Cement was en route to Vasteras from Rostock with a cargo of cement when it ran aground on Kalvholmen Island.  A survey found the vessel suffered no damage. The Malta Cement was refloated on the following hide tide with the assistance of a tug. No reports of injuries or pollution released.

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Volcan de Taburiente

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The 130 meter long, 1894 dwt passenger ro-ro ferry Volcan de Taburiente caught fire while off Los Cristianos,  Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.  The ferry had departed for La Gomera with 319 passengers along with a various vehicles when a fire broke out in one of the trucks below deck.  Authorities were contacted who dispatched helicopters to the scene.  The crew used the ferry’s  fire suppression system to fight the blaze.  Using water and foam,  the system was able to extinguish the blaze.   Reports state several passengers were treated for minor injuries.  The ferry was able to proceed under its own power to Los Cristianos.  The ferry will undergo inspection for damage.

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