Slovakian Ship Catches Fire

Monday, December 19, 2005
Focus reported that a Slovakian ship, which caught fire near Russe, is in flames, the Regional Interior Ministry’s Department reported. Director of the Fire and Emergency Safety Service was headed for the site. The ship, which was transporting grain, was travelling in Romanian territorial waters when it caught fire. The Slokian Polana Ship sailed in the direction opposite to the course of the Danube River. The fire broke out in the engine room of the ship. There were about 40-50 tons of fuel onboard the ship, the Maritime Administration said. There is no leakage of fuel.

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