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