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Italian tanker fire, probably major, Egypt

April 27, 2017 at 07:57 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

UPDATE: Fire was, or is, on cargo deck, understood in one of the tanks. Towage mentioned, meaning tanker was towed, or is to be towed, out of port. Officials said that fire is under control.
Fire erupted on board of product tanker RINELLA M berthed at Alexandria Port, on Apr 26 or 17, during offloading operation. Vessel is offloading, or offloaded, some 9,000 tons of gasoline. Fire said to be under control, but as of 0400 UTC Apr 27 AIS is more than 9 hours late. Probably situation is worse than stated, AIS of two other tankers, berthed nearby, are also missing during last 9 and a half hours: LPG tanker TAMARA (IMO 9260366) and LPG tanker EFTYXIA GAS (IMO 8813116).

Italian tanker fire, probably major, Egypt

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