British Capesize bulk carrier on fire in Gulf of Aden UPDATE

UPDATE 1900 UTC Jan 24: Understood crew managed to restart engine, bulk carrier resumed sailing at a reduced speed.

UPDATE: Fire according to owner, erupted in engine room and was extinguished by crew in some 3.5 hours. As of 0800 UTC Jan 24, bulk carrier was disabled, drifting, probably towage required.

UK-flagged Capesize bulk carrier BW ACORN is reported on fire, ship is disabled, drifting since around 2300 UTC Jan 23 in Gulf of Aden. BW ACORN is en route from Singapore to Suez. AIS still on as of 0330 UTC Jan 24. Awaiting more details and development.

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