Fire Damages & Disables Freighter


General cargo ship suffered fire in the engine room in Bay of Biscay, north of Ferrol, Spain, reports Maritime Bulletin.

What happened?

General cargo ship TEJO ALGES reported fire in engine room at around 1030 UTC Sep 1 in Bay of Biscay, north of Ferrol, Spain. At the time of the incident, she was  en route from Ferrol to Greenore, Ireland. 

Fire extinguished

Thought fire was extinguished by crew, fire had damaged and disabled TEJO ALGES. 

Contact towage

As per reports, the owner is planning to contract towage, to tow the ship back to Ferrol. As of 0530 UTC Sep 2, she was still adrift.

About the vessel

General cargo ship TEJO ALGES, IMO 9240251, dwt 4200, built 2001, flag Portugal, manager ARKON SHIPPING GMBH & CO KG.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin


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