Tanker disabled by fire taken on tow, Norwegian sea

Product tanker KEY WEST was disabled by fire on board in the evening Dec 23 E of Sandnessjoen, Norway, Norwegian sea – no many details available, though. The ship reported fire on board to MRCC and requested assistance, being disabled at roughly, 2030 UTC Dec 23. Tug BOA FRIGG (IMO 8714279) responded, towage commenced at around 0830 UTC Dec 24, port of destination Sandnessjoen. Tanker was en route from Bodo to Lysoysundet, Norway, accident occurred when tanker was half-way between Bodo and Lysoysundet. Understood fire erupted in engine room, so it’s not cargo-related major fire, or else there will be CG and Rescue ships around.
Product tanker KEY WEST, IMO 9020429, dwt 3741, built 1992, flag Gibraltar, manager SEA TANK CHARTERING AS.



My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.