f/v Bagration fire, Pacifc ocean
Corrugated packaging caught fire in the morning Sep 21 on board of fishing vessel Bagration with 51 crew on board some 40 nm southeast of Shikotan island, Kuril Archipelago, Pacific ocean. Fish factory Kapitan Efremov (IMO 8897588, gt 8289) moored the distressed vessel and helped the crew in fighting fire, which was put under control at around 0900 LT Sep 22. Bagration sailed under own power to Yuzhno-Kurilsk road, Kunashir Island. At 0600 UTC Sep 23 vessel was in the same position. Reportedly vessel is to sail under own power to Nakhodka, Japan sea, for repairs.
Fishing vessel Bagration, IMO 8842911, displacement 2829 tons, built 1991, flag Russia.