Freighter Seachampion on fire, Chief Engineer died, Japan sea

Russian media reported fire on board of Russian general cargo vessel Seachampion in Japan sea. According to media, fire started at 0420 LT (UTC +10) Aug 7 in engine room, when vessel was 7.4 nautical miles SE of Povorotny Point, Nakhodka Port area, Japan sea. At 0440 engine room was sealed and fire-smothering system activated, chief engineer died in a process, crew went on board of fishing vessel which came to assist. At 0510 tug Taifun was on the site, crew was transferred to tug. Salvage tug Lazurit was dispatched from Vladivostok, to check the condition of the vessel and tow her to Vladivostok.

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