Posted on November 25, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
The Greek-flagged Bulk Carrier, ORE SUDBURY caught on fire in the late evening hours of November the 21st while anchored at the port Itaguai.
The fire erupted at approximately 21:00 LT, in close proximity to the accommodation area, located on deck 3.
It took the designated crew firefighting teams more than 4 hours to fully put out the fire, which by then had spread around crew living quarters.
In the aftermath of the event, it was discovered that the Master of the vessel had died during the incident.
The 40-year old Greek Captain had been in his quarters during the fire and is believed to have died due to smoke inhalation.
Following the event, the ship remained at the same position, some 20 nautical miles off the Guaiba Island Terminal in Porto Alegre.
According to a statement released by the ship manager, Maran Dry Management Inc., the vessel remains seaworthy and in a stable condition.
Thankfully, no further injuries have been recorded, and there have been no signs of pollution following the event.
The manager of the vessel in cooperation with local authorities will be conducting a full investigation into the incident.
Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic.