Iranian cargo ship fire, Russia

Fire erupted in superstructure of Iranian general cargo ship VAFA 2, berthed at Astrakhan Port, Russia, Caspian sea, at 1120 Moscow time Dec 2. The ship was loaded with sawn timber, but fire was restricted by cabin or cabins, and didn’t spread further. By 1230 Moscow time fire was extinguished by join efforts of port and city fire fighters. Some 20 sq meters of cabin or cabins were damaged by fire.
General cargo ship VAFA 2, IMO 8869919, dwt 2755, built 1988, flag Iran, manager MOJE SEPIDE ATLAS CO.



Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.