Product tanker Alia fire in engine room, North Sea

Product tanker Alia at 1840 EU time Oct 20 reported on VHF fire in engine room in position 55 56N 006 14E, North Sea. Russian-speaking officer said engine room was sealed, CO2 fire fighting system switched on. By 2000 two fishing vessels closed tanker and started to pour water on hull in engine room area, to cool the compartment. SAR Esvagt Omega came to distressed tanker at 2300. Vessel disabled and adrift.

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