Fish-processing trawler North Ocean fire, North Atlantic
Fire started in engine room of fish processing trawler North Ocean on Jan 5, vessel was in position 59 57N 008 29W, some 100 nm south of Akraberg, Faroe Islands. Faroe salvage vessels Thetis and Brimil were dispatched to troubled trawler. According to Faroe media, Thetis took on board 12 North Ocean crew, 14 stayed on board and together with Faroe Coastguard salvage team managed to extinguish fire by activating flooding firefighting system. Vessel was taken on tow by Brimil and towed to Thorshavn, Faroe Islands. Photos from Faroe media.