Bunkering Vessel Evacuated After Fire in Dalian Bay

By Aiswarya Lakshmi
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Bunker. Image: Skuld

 The bunkering vessel "Bo Feng You 10" reported a fire on board in the morning of Mar 7, 2016, says Dalian Maritime Safety Administration.

 
The vessel was  was anchored near Dalian’s Mianhua Dao port area with 600 tons of diesel oil on board. 
 
The five crew onboard the vessel closed all valves before abandoning the ship. The fire had started in one of the cabins and spread around in the superstructure, so that the master requested an evacuation.
 
Salvage vessels and fire fighting tugs were sent to assist, and the crew was evacuated. The fire was extinguished within several hours. 
 
Extent of damages unknown, but it is understood, that cargo tanks and cargo remained intact.
 
The vessel is owned and operated by Shanghai Bofeng Petrochemicals.
 

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