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Offshore Vessel ‘Skandi Buzios’ Suffers Major Fire at Brazil’s Açu Port

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Offshore Vessel ‘Skandi Buzios’ Suffers Major Fire at Brazil’s Açu Port

Mike Schuler
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June 2, 2023

A high-tech offshore vessel suffered a major fire Friday morning while docked Brazil’s Açu port complex.

Norwegian offshore specialist DOF Group confirmed the incident on board the vessel Skandi Buzios, an a subsea construction and pipe-laying vessel.

“On Friday morning, June 2, a fire occurred onboard Skandi Buzios while the vessel was alongside Porto do Açu in Brazil,” the company said in its statement.

Video shows flames and thick smoke billowing from the deck of the vessel.

All personnel are reported safe and there are no serious injuries.

The fire has since been brought under control after efforts by the crew and local authorities.

Skandi Buzios is owned and operated by TechDOF, a joint venture between TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea.

“TechDOF is cooperating in the investigation of the fire and its cause,” DOF said.

Skandi Buzios was built in 2016 and is designed for subsea construction and pipe laying, IRM, and ROV services in water depths up to 3,000 meters.

Brazil’s Port of Açu opened in 2014 as Latin America’s largest private deep-water industrial port complex. It is located in Rio de Janeiro state.

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