Completed PE Summary: Corner Brook
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
||Merchant Vessel/Accident Details
||Gorthon International Shipping Ltd
|Port of Registry
|Location of Incident
||Foreign high seas
As a result of the failure of a main engine fuel pump inlet pipe fitting, this palletised cargo vessel suffered a major engine room fire about 700 miles west of the UK. A Mayday was broadcast over the VHF and via satellite phone to Stavanger MRCC. The fire was extinguished by ships staff, using a combination of CO2 flooding and traditional fire fighting techniques. The vessel was towed to Tilbury, arriving 30/03/05.
The MAIB presented their findings to the Bermudan Maritime Administration who made recommendations to the company regarding supervision of maintenance and the use of DSC in emergencies.
Published 23 January 2015