Engineroom fire Waker

by Hans | September 7th, 2009

The Dutch Coast Guard Vessel Waker suffer a engineroom fire. The twelf men crew are evacued. The former Smit Houston is anchored five kilometers  North West of Vlieland. Salvage crews have difficulties to fight the fire.

The crew was taken over by the Ocean Going Tug Holland which was nearby at the moment the Waker catch fire. Some of the crew members has breathing problems and where transferred to the Navy vessel Mercuur. The Captain and the Chief Officer are still on board the Waker

The fire started in the engineroom. The source is not known at this moment. Action where taken to stop the fire but without succes. The Terschelling fire brigade is brought to the vessel. Further more several lifeboats, salvage vessels from privat companies and the Mercuur from the Royal Dutch Navy committed in the salvage operation. 

Foto © Stichting Zeesleepboot Holland / Tom Schoonhoff’.

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