Engine Room Fire Breaks Out Aboard Baker Hughes Supply Vessel

Vestfonn boat fire
Vestfonn during rescue. Photo by the Indian Coast Guard.
S/V Vestfon Last Reported Position
S/V Vestfon Last Reported Position. Photo Via Marine Traffic

The Indian Coast Guard hreported that a major fire broke out on the Baker Hughes Oil Field Services (India) supply vessel Vestfonn off the coast of Mumbai India yesterday.

The Indian Coast Guard Maritime RCC at Mumbai received a distress alert from Mumbai high supply vessel Vestfonn at 2:20 pm local time. The vessel, located 108 Nautical Miles west of Mumbai, notified the Coast Guard of a growing fire in its engine room.

28 of the 33 crew members were evacuated by nearby vessels while the other five crew members stayed on board to manage the situation. Coast Guard ships ICGS Sankalp and ICGS Samudra Prahari, equipped with fire fighting capabilities, and patrol ship ICGS Achook subsequently responded to the scene.

According to the DNV Exchange the SV Vestfonn is a 3,753 GT owned and operated by Baker Hughes Oil Field Services India Pvt.Ltd.