Fire in engine room on cargo vessel Corner Brook
Location: North Atlantic Ocean.
Completed PE Summary: Corner Brook
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Gorthon International Shipping Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Hamilton|
|Classification society:||Norske Veritas|
|Date & Time||20/03/05 10:45|
|Location of incident:||Foreign high seas|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Material Damage/No Pollution|
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.