Fire Breaks Out on Moored Tanker at Sture Oil Terminal in Norway

sture terminal tanker fire
Photo courtesy Redningsselskapet

A fire broke out in the engine room of a tanker docked at Equinor’s Sture Oil in Norway, leading to an evacuation of the terminal, the company confirmed in a statement.

Equinor says its emergency response center received reports of a fire in the engine room of the moored tanker Dubai Harmony.

The ship’s captain has reported that all the 23 people aboard the ship have been accounted for.

There were 102 people at the Sture terminal when the incident occurred. Eqinor reports that personnel not assigned to emergency duties have been evacuated from the terminal as a precautionary measure.

Twenty-two people are now at the terminal responding to the emergency, according to Equinor.

“The emergency response organisation in Equinor will maintain continuous contact with the public rescue service and other relevant authorities, and we refer to the local Police for further information,” Equinor said in a statement.

The Sture terminal, located in the Municipality of Øygarden in Hordaland, Norway, is a major tanker port for crude oil. The plant has two jetty facilities which can accommodate oil tankers up to 300,000 dwt. The facility welcomes some 120 oil and LPG tankers annually.