138 Workers Evacuated from Burning Tanker


On September 9, 138 workers were rescued from a tanker which reportedly caught fire due a fault in the engine room.

What happened?

The tanker ‘Randgrid’ caught a fire which erupted from the tanker’s engine room. The tanker was stationed at Mekjarvik in Stavanger when the incident occurred.

Fire brought under control:

The port officials alerted the fire-fighters who quickly extinguished the fire and rescued nearly 138 workers who were present onboard the vessel.

20 people remained on the vessel to help the firefighters. Subsequently, the vessel ventilated at night and monitored for any signs.

Seven people have been treated or treated by healthcare professionals after being exposed to smoke.

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Source: Sysla


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