Oceanic trawler fire, Argentina VIDEO

Fire erupted in fore section of an oceanic trawler URABAIN at around 1430 LT Sep 7 in Puerto Mardin port, Patagonia, Argentina. Vessel was about to leave port and go fishing, waiting for tide, when fire broke out in compartment which looks like cargo hold, in front of superstructure. Fire went on with a lot of smoke, firefighters had to use breath apparatuses to evacuate the crew from superstructure and fight the fire. Reportedly, fire was put under control after several hours of intensive firefighting, extra powerful engine from Naval base had to be deployed. One crew was hospitalized.
Reefer trawler URABAIN, IMO 7388243, dwt 1731, built 1976, flag Argentina.



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