Mechanical Failure Blamed for Fire on Fishing Vessel

About 0545 on March 18, a rigman took the helm so that the captain could rest. About a half hour later, while the vessel was proceeding at “idle speed” (about 2.5 knots), the rigman heard something that sounded like a small “boom” or “heavy thud.” The captain returned to the wheelhouse when he heard the sound and told the rigmen to pull in the nets and gear. Lighting remained on and the vessel’s main engine continued to propel the boat. However, about a minute later, the vessel started shaking. >click to read< 08:15

One Response to Mechanical Failure Blamed for Fire on Fishing Vessel

  1. Michal says:

    That’s an unfortunate situation right there. Unless anything happened to the crew or the nature, we can always work it out.

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