Offshore support ship NOR DA VINCI reported fire in engine room at 1316 LT July 31, shortly after leaving Blyth, UK, North Sea. Tynemouth RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was launched, windfarm support vessel nearby also responded, ready to assist. UK Coast Guard was coordinating the response. NOR DA VINCI crew extinguished fire by own means, no assistance necessary. According to News Guardian news outlet, two out of total seven engines on board were shut down, the ship could maintain moving, and was brought to anchor, under own power. Tynemouth lifeboat was nearby, ready to render assistance. As of 0500 UTC Aug 1, NOR DA VINCI was still at anchor east of Tynemouth.
Offshore support vessel NOR DA VINCI, IMO 9441233, GT 8691, built 2011, flag Marshall Islands, manager Anglo-Eastern (UK) Ltd.