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General: Fire onboard Northern Seeker

Posted on 18.11.2004 - 15:32 EST in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

Esbjerg, Nov 16 - At 1724, Nov 14, offshore safety Northern Seeker (1378 gt, built 1975), LLKQ, Yumiden for "the German Sector", with oil rig equipment, experienced a fire onboard, in lat 55 47.5N, long 03 59.50E. A Mayday relay was sent by a German oil rig platform asking for assistance. Fishery Protection Vestkysten departed Thyboron and headed for the incident location. The fire was extinguished by Northern Seeker's crew and no-one was injuired in the incident. The standby safety vessel Esvagt Omega escorted Northern Seeker to Esbjerg, due to manouvering problems onboard Northern Seeker. Local fire brigade boarded the vessel at 1850 hrs, to make sure fire was extinguished. The extent of damage is unknown so far.

17 November 2004


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