Bulk carrier FORTUNE HARMONY fire. Disabled, aground?
Bulk carrier FORTUNE HARMONY issued distress signal at around 0300 LT Sep 23, reporting fire on board. Vessel was anchored on Piriapolis anchorage, Uruguay, Rio de La Plata, en route from Halida India to Recalada Argentina. Details unclear, understood 24 crew managed to extinguish fire themselves. Present condition of the vessel unknown, some reports say vessel grounded. According to available information, vessel is disabled and is to be towed somewhere for probably, repairs, and survey. On Uruguay Navy patrol plane photo troubled FORTUNE HARMONY. No AIS signal since Sep 23.