Freighter Seachampion towed to Vladivostok after fire
General cargo vessel Seachampion arrived to Vladivostok port on tow of salvage tug Lazurit and was anchored on inner road early in the morning Aug 8.
Freighter Seachampion on fire, Chief Engineer died, Japan sea
August 6, 2014
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 (IMO 8027183) was on the site, crew was transferred to tug. Salvage tug Lazurit (IMO 8832590) was dispatched from Vladivostok, to check the condition of the vessel and tow her to Vladivostok.