Trawler Norma Mary fire, Barents Sea
Fire erupted on board of trawler Norma Mary at around 2300 LT on Oct 11, in fish processing facility. Vessel was in Barents sea some 250 nm of northern Norway coast. MRCC Norway sent helicopters and patrol ship Sortland, asking nearest two Russian trawlers, Vega and LL Tezey, to assist if possible. Russian trawlers quit fishing and steamed to Norma Mary, reaching her first. 19 crew of Norma Mary managed to extinguish fire. Fish processing facility was totally destroyed, Norma Mary under own power proceeded to Iceland for repairs.