Fire in engine room of hopper dredger, Netherlands

Hopper dredger DC VLAANDEREN 3000, berthed at Breskens, Westerschelde mouth, Netherlands, suffered fire in engine room in the evening Mar 19. Crew activated firefighting CO2 system, and extinguished fire, leaving engine room sealed. In the morning Mar 20 Breskens firefighters team boarded the ship and opened engine room in a safe manner.
Hopper dredger DC VLAANDEREN 3000, IMO 9250373, dwt 4300, built 2002, flag Netherlands, manager DC RIVER BV.



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