Crew Evacuated from Fugro Offshore Survey After Fire

Mike Schuler
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May 20, 2015

Fugro Symphony (c) Kenny

Firefighters in Scotland worked overnight to extinguish a blaze aboard a Fugro offshore survey vessel while docked at Peterhead Port, north of Aberdeen.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service says that the fire was reported at about 2:50 a.m. aboard the Fugro Symphony, a purpose built ROV intervention, light construction and survey vessel. The fire was attended by crews from Peterhead, Maud and Ellon fire stations.

BBC reports that 84 crewmembers were evacuated from the vessel. A statement from Fugro said that “as a precaution, all non-essential personnel onboard were immediately evacuated from the vessel.”

The source of the fire was found to be in the supply generator room below deck, the Fire Rescue Service said.

Station Manager Graeme Laird said: “Crews worked well with the ship’s firefighting team and showed good firefighting understanding in challenging conditions. The ship’s firefighting team provided us with the information we needed to deal with the fire appropriately.”

The fire was extinguished and fire crews left the scene within about 2 hours.

There were no injuries reported.

A Fugro team is onboard to investigate the cause of the incident

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