Russian trawler on fire, Las Palmas

Fire erupted on board of Russian oceanic trawler FIN WHALE in the morning Aug 13 at Puerto de la Luz, Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Las Palmas fire engines were deployed, fire was taken under control but not yet extinguished. Corrugated package stored in a reefer hold inflamed, even after fire is extinguished, such package is known to be smoldering for quite some time, emitting a lot of smoke. Vessel is docked at Puerto de la Luz since last year, under repairs or in a lay-up. No injures, no pollution reported. See all photos full-scale at

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