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Bitumen tanker fire in engine room, China
Team Sea and Coast | 25/06/2020

Fire erupted in a boiler room of a bitumen tanker YU SHUN 88 in the morning Jun 18, in East China sea E of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China. In the afternoon, 14 crew were evacuated by SAR ship DONG HAI JIU 115. Disabled tanker, loaded with bitum, started to drift, being under constant monitoring. Understood fire compressing system was activated, so rescuers were waiting for boiler room and hull to cool down. In the morning Jun 19, tanker was found to be safe for towing, she was towed to anchorage in Wenzhou Bay.
Bitumen tanker YU SHUN 88, MMSI 413443140, dwt 4210, flag China.

SOURCE - MARITIME BULLETIN

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