Dubai Harmony engine room fire causes terminal evacuation

Dubai Harmony engine room fire causes terminal evacuation
Published: 15 September 2019 - 12:06 p.m.
By: Logistics Middle East Staff

A fire in the engine room of aframax tanker Dubai Harmony prompted the evacuation of Equinor’s Sture terminal on Friday, reports Splash 24/7.

The terminal, in Øygarden municipality, 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Bergen, Norway, had a total of 102 people working on it when a fire was reported on the vessel which was moored at the quay.

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All 23 crew on the ship were accounted for, and personnel at the terminal were evacuated as a precautionary measure leaving 22 people with emergency preparedness duties at the terminal, according to officials.

Equinor said that the fire on the vessel was extinguished within the hour and that production at the Sture terminal was not affected by the incident.

Dubai Harmony is owned by United Arab Emirates-headquartered owner Dubai Navigation and managed by Hong Kong’s Wallem.

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When contacted by Splash, Dubai Navigation CEO Lars Juul Jorgensen said he was onboard the vessel to closely follow the progress made by the crew and ship manager.

Local authorities have started an investigation into the incident. The root cause of the fire and full extent of the damage is not yet known.

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