Tanker again disabled by fire, New York

US Coast Guard New York is coordinating the response to a disabled asphalt tanker AMBER BAY that suffered an engine room fire as it began to depart the New York Harbor area, Dec 19 night. Tanker with 22 crew aboard had a fire ignite in the engine room shortly before 8:00 p.m. LT. The crew was able to quickly extinguish the fire using their installed fire suppression system. At 8:05 p.m., the crew alerted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York about the engine room fire and that the vessel was now disabled approximately three miles south of Breezy Point.
As of 0600 UTC Dec 20, tanker was located south of Breezy Point, not under way, with CG boat and tug nearby.
AMBER BAY already had exactly the same accident in early October https://maritimebulletin.net/2018/10/09/tanker-disabled-by-fire-towed-to-new-york/ also in New York area.
Asphalt tanker AMBER BAY, IMO 9764520, dwt 12799, built 2016, flag HK, manager VALT BV Netherlands (EQUASIS).



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