Russian fishing vessel fire, 47 crew evacuated, Okhotsk sea

Fire erupted on board of fishing vessel ENIGMA ASTRALIS early in the morning Jan 21 in Okhotsk sea SE of Magadan, Russia. No information on fire cause and on fire area, where exactly did it start. Reportedly, all 47 crew went to nearby fishing vessels, there is a lot of smoke, but no visible flame. Vessel’s AIS is on, as of 0500 UTC Jan 21 she was drifting, with many vessels nearby. No injures reported.
Fishing vessel ENIGMA ASTRALIS, IMO 9217149, displacement 5333, built 2001, flag Russia, owner DPK Co., Moscow.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.