Fire erupted on board of Russian trawler SVEABORG at Las Palmas, Canary Islands, in the afternoon Dec 24, during maintenance works. Trawler is docked since Dec 18. Fire is said to be restricted by compartment or compartments, and didn’t spread further, 5 Las Palmas firefighting engines were deployed. Firefighting is restricted by very high temperature inside affected compartments. Three of the crew went missing and later were found dead. Four crew suffered smoke inhalation, two of them had to be taken to hospital.
CORRECTION: SVEABORG reportedly is presently Georgia flagged, she’s ex- King Dory (since 2000); Plunge.
Reefer trawler SVEABORG, IMO 7610414, GT 5925, built 1979, flag Cameroon, owner Camel-Ford Ltd.