Posted on November 21, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
A fire erupted in the engine room of the Maltese-flagged, Grimaldi-owned RoRo Cargo Ship, EUROCARGO TRIESTE during the early morning hours of November the 21st, while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Tuscany.
The incident occurred at approximately 02:30 am in the morning, shortly after the vessel had left the port of Livorno, Italy.
The fire started approximately an hour after the vessel left port; at the time the vessel had been some 3 nautical miles off the coast.
The ship was quickly brought closer to the shore, and a number of firefighting vessels rushed to aid the distressed vessel.
The firefighting tug, Fratelli Neri, the salvage tug, Tito Neri, and the tug, Toscana, alongside the patrol boat CP 867, were dispatched to the scene alongside a number of ambulances from Livorno.
The tugs took the fire-stricken vessel in tow and proceeded to cool down the ship’s bulkheads through the use of water cannons.
Over the next couple of hours, no ships were allowed in and out of the port, as the emergency teams worked on the vessel.
Thankfully no injuries were reported as a result of the fire. The fire was successfully extinguished by the morning.