Firefighters Extinguish Tanker Blaze

Monday, October 30, 2000
Firefighters extinguished a fire which broke out on the Panamanian-registered tanker Sea Wolf 1 off the Greek port of Piraeus on Monday, injuring one crew member, the Merchant Marine Ministry said. "The fire broke out in the engine room for unknown reasons," the ministry said. A ministry spokesman said the Egyptian crewman had suffered minor burns and had been taken to hospital. The nine other crew members, two Greeks and seven Egyptians, were unhurt. Two fire-fighting vessels put out the blaze while three coastguard boats, six tugs and other ships went to the scene.

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