Fishing vessel MAR DA GALEGA, fire in engine room

Fishing vessel MAR DA GALEGA issued distress signal at 0843 LT Nov 30, reporting to MRCC Lisbon fire in engine room. Vessel with 6 crew was off Penuche, Portugal. Two fishing vessels, a tug and a life boat from rescue station took part in rescue and salvage. Engine room was sealed and presumably fire fighting system was switched on, but fire wasn’t extinguished. 4 crew were transferred to rescue vessels, 2 remained on board. MAR DA GALEGA was taken on tow to be towed to Peniche port.
Fishing vessel MAR DA GALEGA, IMO 9139098, GT 191, built 1996, flag Portugal.

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